Friday, August 15, 2014

Road Reconstruction Between Elm Street and Harlem Avenue On-Going

This past week, Arrow Road, the paving sub-contractor completed installing the 2nd of 3 layers of asphalt pavement from Shermer Road to Elm Street. The final layer of asphalt pavement will not be completed for a few weeks when the project is nearly completed.

DiMeo Brothers continued to excavate the existing roadway and install new aggregate base course from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue.

Next  week, DiMeo Brothers will complete the roadway excavation, installation of aggregate base, and grading of the base materials in preparation for asphalt paving from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue.

It is anticipated Arrow Road will begin paving the asphalt binder layer from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue later in the week, likely Thursday or Friday depending on work progress and weather conditions. Once this is completed, the entire roadway will have at least one layer of asphalt pavement installed and the dust should be dramatically reduced and roadway smooth for driving. 

Following asphalt pavement, the contractor will continue to perform various tasks prior to installing the final asphalt surface layer. Some of the work to be completed includes adjusting manhole frames, internal lining of the sanitary sewer manholes, landscape grading, and general site clean-up. The installation of sod is not anticipated to begin until after the Labor Weekend when the growing conditions are more favorable.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during the construction progress. If all goes well, the entire roadway will be paved with at least one layer of asphalt by the end of the week.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Paving Between Shermer Road and Elm Street Started

This past week, DiMeo Brothers continued to excavate the existing roadway in preparation for the new asphalt pavement from Montgomery Lane to Elm Street. The roadway excavation did not progress as far as the previous week because the contractor concentrated on getting Colfax Avenue from Shermer Road to Elm Street prepared for asphalt pavement.

The first of 3 layers of asphalt pavement was installed between Shermer Road and Elm Street. This is a large milestone in the project because it will eliminate much of the dust and create a smoother driving surface along this portion of Colfax Avenue.

Next  week, the asphalt paving contractor, Arrow Road, will install the 2nd of 3 layers of asphalt pavement between Shermer Road and Elm Street. Once this 2nd layer of asphalt paving is completed, the final surface layer of asphalt will not be installed until the project is nearly completed. Work to be completed prior to the asphalt surface layer being installed includes landscape restoration, adjusting manholes, completion of miscellaneous repairs. We will also wait until Nicor Gas completes the installation of a new gas main and services before paving the final surface layer of asphalt.

Next week, the contractor will continue to excavate the existing roadway from Elm Street to the east. During the roadway excavation process, we ask that you do not park on the street or in your driveways in the areas they are working. We are currently evaluating options to make the construction progress move faster. If any of the options decided on will affect access to your driveways more than anticipated, we will be sure to notify you of any access restrictions. Again, the goal is to get the asphalt pavement installed as quickly as possible to eliminate the dusty conditions and provide a smoother driving surface.

With the asphalt paving of the westerly portion of the project, a majority of the dust and dirt will be eliminated and we are getting to the end of the project. We are just as committed to ensuring the easterly portion of the project is completed as quickly as possible. We understand it has been a long spring and summer of construction for all residents within the area and hope the asphalt paving is a welcome sign that the end is near. We thank you again for your patience and understanding.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Road Reconstruction Started

This past week, DiMeo Brothers began excavating the existing roadway pavement and soils under the existing roadway prior installing a new aggregate base course. The contractor started at Shermer Road and worked east to Montgomery Lane. The progress has been a little slower than anticipated due to the poor soils under the existing roadway.

Next week, the contractor will continue to excavate the existing roadway from Montgomery Lane to the east. During the roadway excavation process, we ask that you do not park on the street or in your driveways in the areas they are working. Access to your driveways will be provided at the end of each working day.

We currently do not have a schedule for installing the new asphalt pavement. We want to pave as soon as possible to eliminate some of the dust currently being generated during construction operations and as cars drive through the street.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives and dusty conditions along the street.  The Village is committed to minimizing these inconveniences to the greatest extent possible. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Road Reconstruction to Begin

This past week, the contractor performed work in preparation for roadway reconstruction. Work included manhole replacements, manhole adjustments, landscape grading, topsoil installation, and other miscellaneous tasks.

The contractor will be working this Saturday, July 26th, starting at 8:00 AM. Work to be performed includes removing the existing asphalt surface over the existing concrete.

Next week, the contractor will begin excavation to construct the new roadway . The work anticipated to be completed includes milling off the existing asphalt pavement where it still is present, removing the existing concrete pavement under the asphalt pavement, and excavating the existing soils to a depth of 12-inches.  As the existing pavement and soils are removed to the required depth, the soils will be evaluated for potential areas of weakness. Those areas will be further removed and replaced to produce a stable base.  A few layer of aggregate base will be installed on the soils prior to asphalt pavement being installed.

Residents will be notified prior to this work beginning and the restrictions it will have on access to your driveways. There will be no long-term closures as with the concrete work, just during working hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives.  The Village is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the project goes as smoothly as possible and completed in a timely manner. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Concrete Work 95% Completed

This past week, the contractor completed the concrete sidewalks, driveways, and curb & gutter from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue.

A majority of all the concrete work is now completed along the entire project site.

The contractor also performed some manhole replacements, structure adjustments, landscape grading, and topsoil installation along the project site.

Next week, the contractor anticipates performing work in preparation for roadway excavation. The work will include adjusting the existing structures within the pavement, removing excess materials and equipment from job site that are no longer needed, mobilizing roadway excavation and grading equipment, grading and installing topsoil behind the concrete curb & gutter and/or sidewalk, and other miscellaneous tasks.

It is anticipated the removal of the existing pavement and grading for aggregate base material will begin the week of July 28st. Residents will be notified prior to this work beginning and the restrictions it will have on access to your driveways. There will be no long-term closures as with the concrete work, just during working hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Concrete Work Continues Next Week

This past week, the roadway improvements work moved between the  Elm Street and Harlem Avenue.  The work completed included removal of existing concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways;  installing and grading aggregate base materials under the concrete curb & gutter; adjusting manholes and catch basins; and installation of the concrete curb & gutter.

A 95% of all the concrete curb & gutter along the entire roadway is now installed.

Next week, the contractors will continue to install the concrete driveways and sidewalks between Elm Street and Harlem Avenue. It is anticipated that a majority of the concrete work will be completed by the end of next week.

The contractor will continue to grade the landscape behind the curb & gutter and/or walks as well as install topsoil along the project.

It is anticipated the removal of the existing pavement and grading for aggregate base material will begin the week of July 21st. Residents will be notified prior to this work beginning and the restrictions it will have on access to your driveways. There will be no long-term closures as with the concrete work, just during working hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives.  Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Concrete Replacement Moves East to Elm and Harlem

This past week, Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, completed installing the concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalks from Shermer Road to Elm Street. A few areas of sidewalk were skipped due to the future gas main replacement project by Nicor.

DiMeo Brothers was on-site performing work in preparation for the concrete work. The contractor also began grading the lawns behind the concrete sidewalks and/or curb & gutter.

The internal lining contractor, Hoerr Construction, completed the lining of the existing storms sewers along the entire project site last week.

The contractor is not anticipating to work over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

Next week, the contractors are moving to the blocks between Elm Street and Harlem Avenue to begin the roadway reconstruction. Work to be completed or started next week in this area includes:
·         Removal of existing concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways.
·         Installation and grading of aggregate base materials under the concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways
·         Installing new concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways.
The contractor will strive to complete as much of this work as possible during the next week; however, it is likely that some of the work will continue through the following week of July 17th.

Residents will be notified regarding restrictions for accessing their driveways during concrete construction.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives.

Have a Happy and Safe July 4th Holiday.