Sunday, October 26, 2014

Project Completed

Last week, the final stage of construction was completed, asphalt surface paving. Arrow Road Construction completed the asphalt surface paving of Colfax Avenue from Harlem Avenue to Shermer Road on Thursday, October 23rd.

The work associated with the Village of Glenview project is now completed, with a few minor repairs to be completed.

As mentioned previously, the landscape restoration will be reviewed in the spring of 2015 to ensure a healthy stand of grass is established and to identify any areas of settlement within the parkways or lawns.

Residents adjacent to the project site will be receiving a project evaluation form to be filled out and returned to the Village with any comments you may have regarding the construction process. The Village values your opinions and comments.  We appreciated your time in filling out these evaluations.

This will be the final blog post for this project. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the project manager, Robert Steele at 847-904-4423.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding through the long construction season.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Preparing for Asphalt Surface

Last week, DiMeo Brothers made the connection between the existing water main and the newly installed water main at the intersection of Colfax and Parkview. The contractor also performed the concrete sidewalk and curb & gutter restoration in this area. It is also anticipated the asphalt patch will be completed in preparation for asphalt surface paving.

This week the contractor will perform the final steps in preparation for asphalt surface paving. Work will include sawing and trimming new joints and ensuring the proper thickness of asphalt is allotted for along the curb & gutter.

Asphalt paving is currently scheduled for the middle of this week. Once the asphalt surface is paved, the project will be completed with the exception of a few minor outstanding items.

With the significant rainfall last week, the landscape contractor did not perform additional watering. Due to the current weather conditions and timing of the year, it is not anticipated additional watering of the sod will be required. All landscape restoration will be evaluated next spring to ensure the sod is healthy and no additional settlement occurred within the parkways and lawns.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout the project. If all goes as planned, the project will be completed by the end of this week. This will be the end of a long construction season for you all. Thank you again!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Water Main to be Completed Next Week. Asphalt Surface Paving in 2 Weeks.

Last week, DiMeo Brothers completed the water main installation at the intersection of Parkview Road and Colfax Avenue. During a final walk-through the water main was determined to be leaking. It was decided to repair the water main prior to the final asphalt surface being installed. Thank you for your understanding as this additional work was performed.

The contractor also began performing the required testing of the newly installed water main. We are anticipating have the needed approvals by the beginning of next week. Once the necessary approvals are received, the contractor will perform the final connection to the existing water main and install new water services within this stretch of water main. This work is anticipated to be completed Monday or Tuesday next week.

The landscape contractor is responsible for continual watering of the sod until a healthy stand of grass is established. The contractor will continue to be on-site for the next several weeks watering the sod.

We are currently anticipating the final asphalt surface layer to be installed the week of October 20th.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding as this additional work was performed.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Water Main Replacement at Colfax and Parkview Next Week.

Last week, the landscape contractor, ILT Vignocchi, completed the installation and grading of topsoil and installation of sod along the entire project site.

The landscape contractor is responsible for continual watering of the sod until a healthy stand of grass is established. The contractor will continue to be on-site for the next several weeks watering the sod.

During the final walk-through of the project, a water main leak in the existing water main that crosses Colfax Avenue at Parkview Road was located. The Village has decided to replace the existing water main through the intersection prior to the final surface being installed. Currently the water main is scheduled to be replaced next week.

Once the water main replacement is completed, the final asphalt surface paving will be scheduled and completed.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout the entire construction season.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sod Restoration to Begin

Last week, the manhole lining contractor completed installing the 3rd, and final, application of the lining process.

The landscape contractor, ILT Vignocchi, was on-site spraying for weeds in preparation for sod installation this week.

The concrete contractor was on-site performing concrete repairs and completing some previously skipped areas.  

Sod restoration is anticipated to begin this week and completed in 1-2 weeks.

Following sod restoration, the asphalt surface layer will be installed.

We appreciate your patience as you have dealt with lawns without grass throughout the spring and summer.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Restoration Work to Begin

Last week, limited work was performed on-site. The manhole lining contractor began installing the 3rd, and final, application of the lining process. The contractor began spraying the inside of the manholes with the epoxy material. This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of next week.

The contractor is also planning to be on-site on Saturday to complete some minor repairs and remaining work associated with the underground utility improvements. No roadways are anticipated to be dug up.

The Village worked diligently to determine a schedule from Nicor Gas to complete the gas main and service replacement project. Unfortunately, Nicor was not responsive the Village’s request. Therefore, the Village has decide to move forward with the completion and restoration of the project. Nicor Gas will now be responsible for restoring anything they damage during their construction.

The following is the anticipated schedule to complete the project:
Next week: Landscaper to spray weeds that have grown through the topsoil.
Week of September 22nd: Final grading of topsoil and installation of sod.
Early October: Asphalt surface paving.

You likely have noticed crews from National Power Rodding on-site cleaning and televising the sanitary sewers. This work is part of the Village’s 2014 Sanitary Sewer Lining Project. This is a separate project from the Colfax Avenue Project. This work is done under a separate contract as a cost-saving measure.

Thank you again for your patience as we get closer to the completion and final restoration of the project.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Manhole Lining On-Going

Last week, limited work was performed on-site. The most significant construction operation was making concrete repairs within the existing manholes prior to having the epoxy liner installed. This is the 2nd of 3 steps to the epoxy manhole lining process.

Next week the contractor will complete the concrete repairs and install the epoxy liner in the manholes.

The Village is continuing to reach out to NICOR to determine their schedule for completing the gas main and service replacement project along Colfax Avenue. A schedule for completing the work as not been provided to the Village at this time. Currently, the Village is anticipating to complete the asphalt surface paving and landscape restoration after the NICOR work is completed. If the Village cannot get a definitive schedule in the near future, the asphalt paving and landscape restoration will be completed. NICOR will then be responsible for any damage caused during their project.

Thank you for being patient while we coordinate with NICOR to determine the schedule for completing the project. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Epoxy Lining of Manholes On-Going

Last week, DiMeo Brothers completed excavating and adjusting the manholes to final grade along the entire length of Colfax Avenue.  Temporary rubber ramps have been installed around all manholes so they may be driven over.

Also last week, Kim Construction, was on-site beginning the process of internal lining the existing storm and sanitary sewer manholes. The lining is a 3 step process. First the interior of the manholes is cleaned. The second step is to make any necessary repairs to the inside of the manholes and make the interior of the manhole smooth. Finally, an epoxy liner is sprayed on the interior of the manhole. The epoxy liner prevents corrosion of the existing structure and extends the useful life of the manhole. The entire process is completed without any additional excavation around the manhole.

The contractor is currently working on the first phase, cleaning. It is anticipated it will take 1 to 2 weeks to complete all 3 phases for all the manholes.

A majority of the work is completed at this time. The major items remaining to be completed are asphalt surface paving, post-construction sewer televising, and landscape restoration.

The Village is currently in discussions with NICOR Gas to determine their schedule for completing the gas main and service replacement project. Depending on the timeframe of these improvements, the asphalt surface layer and landscape restoration may be completed following this work.

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Entire Roadway Paved with First 2 Layers of Asphalt

Last week, DiMeo Brothers completed excavating the existing roadway and installing the aggregate base layer.

Arrow Road, the paving sub-contractor, installed the 1st and 2nd layers of asphalt pavement along Colfax Avenue from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street.

Next  week, DiMeo Brothers continue to be on-site performing miscellaneous work, primarily locating and adjusting manhole covers that are currently buried under the asphalt pavement. The manhole covers were intentionally lowered below the pavement to allow for the grading and paving operations to go quicker and provide a smoother driving surface.

During the manhole adjustment work, getting through the work site will be difficult due to the holes in the pavement at each manhole. The manholes will be adjusted such that traffic will be maintained throughout the process. Once the manholes are adjusted, temporary rubber ramps will be installed around the manholes so they can be easily driven over.

Remaining work to be completed includes internal manhole lining, landscape restoration, and asphalt surface paving. The sanitary sewer manhole lining is currently being scheduled. Landscape restoration is scheduled to begin following the Labor Day weekend when the growing conditions are more favorable. The asphalt surface paving will be completed after the landscape restoration and Nicor completes the gas main and service replacement project in the area.

As the project is nearing its end, we understand it is has been a long spring and summer for all the residents who live on and around the project site. Now that the asphalt pavement has been installed, the dust and dirt will be dramatically decreased. There will still be disruptions to your daily travel, but hopefully they will be minimal from this point forward.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout the process.  

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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Roadway Reconstruction started between Shermer Road and Elm Street

The triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention systems along Colfax Avenue have been completed along the entire project site. The contractor has completed approximately 90% of all underground utility work associated with the project which included water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer.

This week also saw the start of the next phase of construction, roadway reconstruction. The contractor removed the existing concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk from Shermer Road to Elm Street and performed the necessary grading and installation of roadway base materials prior to installing the concrete curb & gutter.

Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, was on-site installing the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalks from Shermer Road to Elm Street. The progress went quicker than planned; therefore it was decided to complete the concrete sidewalk and driveways at the same time as the curb & gutter. Most residents may be out of their driveways for a longer period of time then initially planned, but there should be no additional timeframes in which the driveways will be restricted due to concrete work.  All residents will be notified if access to their driveways will be delayed.

The contractor is anticipating to perform some minor clean-up work this Saturday, June 27th.

This week also saw the arrival of the Hoerr Construction, the sewer pipe internal lining sub-contractor. Many of the existing storm sewers along the roadway are old and show signs of leakage. In lieu of replacing the large diameter pipes, it was determined a more cost efficient and effective method to rehabilitate these pipes is by installing a liner inside the existing pipe. Replacing these large diameter pipes would have been very costly. The process consists of installing a water-tight and structurally sound liner inside the existing storm sewer pipes.

The existing storm sewer pipes are being lined with this contract. The existing sanitary sewer pipes will be lined later in the summer under a separate contract with a different contractor. Residents will be receiving a notice regarding this process within the next few weeks.

Next week, the concrete contractor is going to finish the concrete work between Shermer Road and Elm Street. The contractor will not begin installing concrete curb & gutter or sidewalk from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue until after the July 4th weekend. 

The contractor is going to concentrate on project site clean-up prior to the July 4th Holiday weekend.  Work anticipated to be completed includes landscape grading behind the previously installed concrete curb & gutter or sidewalk, debris removal, installing aggregate between the new concrete curb & gutter and existing pavement, and other miscellaneous tasks.

The contractor will continue with roadway reconstruction, including concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk removal and replacement from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue and pavement removal and replacement from Shermer Road to Elm Street, following the July 4th Holiday. Residents will be notified prior to driveway access being restricted.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding during these difficult days with a lot of construction activity on your street and within the neighborhood. We understand the difficulty it is in getting around and the dust being created. Please be assured the Village is doing everything possible to ensure progress on the project moves as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure a timely completion.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Concrete Replacement to Begin Next Week. Sanitary Sewer Detention work Nearly Completed

This past week the contractor continued to work on the 3rd (and final) section of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system between Lincoln Street and Parkview Road.

The block of Colfax Avenue from Lincoln Street to Parkview Road is now closed to all traffic. We anticipate this block will be opened by the beginning of the week of June 23rd.

Once the final sanitary sewer basin is completed, a majority of the underground utility work will be completed. Remaining underground utilities to be completed include sanitary sewer repairs in the existing pipe, removal of existing sewers that are now abandoned, installation of a few more inlets, and other minor work.

The contractor is anticipating to work this Saturday, June 21st.

Last week, the contractor also began removing the existing concrete curb & gutter along Colfax Avenue from Shermer Road to Elm Street. Notices were not given for this work because the contractor granted access to all driveways soon after the work was completed.

NPL, the contractor hired by Nicor to install new gas mains and services in the area, has left the job site at the request of the Village. We feel the work they are doing would directly affect the timing for the roadway improvements. It is anticipated the contractor will return to the jobsite to complete the work once the concrete work is completed and the first layer of asphalt is installed, but prior to the final asphalt surface and landscape restorations.

We anticipated concrete work to begin last week, but due to weather conditions and threat of rain, that work has been pushed back to next week.

Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, is anticipating to begin the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement between Shermer Road and Elm Street this week, weather dependent.

As the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk work begins, all residents with driveways along Colfax Avenue will have a period of time in which they will not be able to access their driveways. We will do everything possible to minimize this time for all residents, but there are required amounts of time for concrete curing, as well as, potential delays due to weather. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time. All residents will be notified prior to access to their driveway being restricted.

Friday, June 13, 2014

2nd Sanitary Sewer Detention System on-going. Concrete work and 3rd Sanitary Detention System to start Next Week.

This past week the contractor continued to work on the 2nd section of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system between Elm Street and Parkview Road.

The block of Colfax Avenue from Elm Street to Parkview Road is now closed to all traffic. We anticipate this block will be closed through the middle of the week of June 16thWe will not block the intersection of Parkview Road and Colfax Avenue since there is no additional access to Parkview Road south of Colfax Avenue.

The contractor is anticipating to work this Saturday, June 14th.

This week also saw the arrival of the Nicor Gas contractor, NPL, on-site. They are beginning to install new gas main and services to various portions of Colfax Avenue. We are currently coordinating with NPL and DiMeo Brothers to ensure the project is completed as timely as possible without any unnecessary delays.

Mid next week, the contractor is anticipating moving to the 3rd, and final, section of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system between Parkview Road and Lincoln Street.  The process will be same as the other two sections with the entire block being closed during the construction of the sanitary sewer detention system. Residents in the area will be notified prior to closing this block.

Next week, Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, is anticipating to begin the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk removal. The contractor is also anticipating to begin pouring the new concrete curb & gutter and sidewalks along the project site. The contractor is anticipating to begin at Shermer Road and work east to Elm Street.  The contractor will then continue to move east along the project site as the underground utilities are completed. Information regarding timing of construction, access to driveways, and other items of note will be delivered to residents prior to work starting.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding as you deal with the inconveniences of underground utility improvements on and around the street you live on. A special thanks to those residents that have not been able to access their driveways for an extended period of time.

As the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk work begins, all residents with driveways along Colfax Avenue will have a period of time in which they will not be able to access their driveways. We will do everything possible to minimize this time for all residents, but there are required amounts of time for concrete curing, as well as, potential delays due to weather. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time. All residents will be notified prior to access to their driveway being restricted.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sanitary Sewer Detention System: 1st Section Done, 2nd Section Started

This past week the contractor completed the 1st section of the sanitary sewer detention system between Montgomery Lane and Elm Street. The block is now open to traffic.

The contractor also began the pavement removal of Colfax Avenue between Elm Street and Parkview Road in preparation for installing the 2nd section of the sanitary sewer detention system. This block of Colfax Avenue from Elm Street to Parkview Road is now closed to all traffic. We anticipate this block will be closed for the entire week of June 9thWe will not block the intersection of Parkview Road and Colfax Avenue since there is no additional access to Parkview Road south of Colfax Avenue.

The contractor is not anticipating to work this Saturday, June 7th.

Next week, the contractor will continue to remove the existing pavement and install the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention basin between Elm Street and Parkview Road.

We will monitor the progress of the on-going work, as the contractor gets closer to moving to the block between Parkview Road and Lincoln Street, we will notify the residents in the area regarding the roadway closure of that block.  It is anticipated work in this block will begin early the week of June 16th.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding as you deal with the inconveniences of underground utility improvements on and around the street you live on.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Storm Sewer 95% Completed. Sanitary Sewer Detention System Started

This week the contractor continued to work on the storm sewer improvements between Montgomery Street and Shermer Road. The contractor has completed the storm sewer service installations to individual homes throughout the project. The majority of the storm sewer work is now complete, with a few minor items yet to complete.

The contractor also removed the existing roadway pavement and concrete curb & gutter between Montgomery and Elm in preparation for the sanitary sewer work in this area.

This week also saw the start of the installation of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention basin system. The contractor started between Montgomery Street and Elm Street. The contractor started by installing the sanitary sewer manholes mid-block and installed the 48-inch pipe to the west.

The contractor’s material supplier delivered a significant amount of large concrete pipe and concrete manholes that will be installed as part of the sanitary sewer detention basin system. Every effort will be made to stage these materials in a manner that is as convenient as possible for all residents, yet be in close proximity of the work to be performed. The delivery of these materials will be a regular occurrence throughout this construction stage. The contractor is committed to limiting the amount of materials on-site while balancing the need to have sufficient materials on-site.

The contractor is anticipating to work on Saturday, May 31st. The contractor will begin working at 8 AM and is anticipating to finish around 3 PM. The contractor does anticipate working several Saturday’s throughout the construction season to get the project completed in a timely manner.

Next week, the contractor will continue to work on the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention basin between Montgomery Street and Elm Street. The contractor will then move to the block between Elm Street and Parkview Road to continue the same process of installing the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system in this area.

Colfax Avenue from Elm Street to Montgomery Street will remain closed until sanitary sewer work in this block is completed. We are anticipating this will be closed until late in the week of June 2nd.

We will monitor the progress of the on-going work, as the contractor gets closer to moving to the block between Elm Street and Parkview Road, we will notify the residents in the area regarding the roadway closure of that block.  We will not block the intersection of Parkview Road and Colfax Avenue since there is no additional access to Parkview Road south of Colfax Avenue.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding as you deal with the inconveniences of underground utility improvements on and around the street you live on.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Triple 48-inch Sanitary Sewer Detention to Begin Next Week

This week the contractor continued to work on the storm sewer improvements between Montgomery Street and Shermer Road. The contractor has completed the main line storm sewer and will begin working on the storm sewer services to individual lots. The contractor will begin the storm sewer service work this week and likely last through the first part of next week.

The contractor spent some additional time this week performing site clean-up in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend.

 Next week, a new phase of construction will begin, the installation of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system.  This detention system will be installed in three locations throughout the project, including between Montgomery Street and Elm Street, between Elm Street and Parkview Street, and between Parkview Street and Lincoln Street.

The first location the contractor will be working on is between Montgomery Street and Elm Street. Notifications were delivered to residents in the area regarding the upcoming work and traffic restrictions during the construction. Colfax Avenue between Montgomery Street and Elm Street will be closed starting Tuesday, May 27th. The contractor will start by removing the existing pavement, curb & gutter, and sidewalk prior to installing the 48-inch piping. The work in this area is expected to last 1-2 weeks.  Once this block is completed, the contractor will move east to the other blocks with the proposed sanitary sewer detention system. As the work moves east, so will with roadway closures. It is anticipated that only one block will be closed at any given time.

As this new phase of construction begins, we understand there will be additional traffic delays due to the closure of Colfax Avenue between Elm Street and Montgomery Street. We thank you for your patience and understanding in advance.

Have an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Water Main Completed

GOOD NEWS: The new water main installation, including all connections, is completed. There are no additional water shut-downs anticipated for the entire project. Thank you again for your patience and understanding during these shut-downs.

Beyond installing new water services to individual homes along the new water main and connections between the existing and new water main, the contractor also continued to work on the storm sewer improvements between Montgomery Street and Shermer Road.

We understand there was some localized flooding within the construction area during last week’s heavy rain events. The Village and contractor are committed to ensuring there will be no adverse effects to the adjoining property owners during any storm events throughout the construction process. The Village and contractor are also committed to responding to any issues that may arise during these events. A few temporary solutions have been installed to alleviate flooding concerns during the construction process and prior to all the improvements being made.

Next week the contractor will continue, and hopefully complete, the storm sewer improvements between Montgomery Street and Shermer Road.

The week following Memorial Day, the contractor is anticipating to begin the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system between Montgomery Street and Elm Street.  There will be significant traffic and access implications during this construction. We will provide some additional information next week detailing what should be expected during the construction operations.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding during the construction operations. As stated previously, there will be no more scheduled water main shut downs for the project.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Storm Sewer and Water Main Continues

Last week the contractor continued to work on the storm sewer improvements along the project site. The contractor started at the east end of the project near Harlem Avenue and are working their way west towards Shermer Road. The contractor has been replacing the existing storm sewers and structures in some locations, as well as installing additional storm sewers and structures throughout the project site.

The contractor has also been installing storm sewer services and water services to individual homes between Harlem Avenue and Lincoln Street.

Next week the contractor will be making the connections between the new water main and the existing water main at Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue. While these connections are being made, the water will need to be turned for a period of time. The Village of Glenview will notify all residents of the impending water shut down prior to the water being turned off.  The current schedule is for the contractor to make the connections at Lincoln Street on Monday, May 12th and the connection at Harlem Avenue on Tuesday, May 13th.

The contractor will also install new water services to those homes with a water service connected to the water main along Colfax Avenue between Montgomery Street and Shermer Road. During water service installations, there is not a wide-spread water shut-down, but each individual home will be out of water service while the connections are made. It will take approximately 1-hour to make each connections. The contractor will contact each residence prior to the water being turned off.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as the construction project progresses. We understand that traveling along and across Colfax Avenue has been difficult. We would also like to Thank You in advance for the impending disruptions in water service in the coming week due to water main connections and installation of new water services.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Storm Sewer Work On-Going

DiMeo Bros, Inc. continued underground utility installations along Colfax Avenue last week. The contractor completed installing the new 8-inch water main between Shermer Road and Montgomery Lane. The contractor also completed the water main testing associated the new water main in this area. The necessary testing has been completed for all the new water mains. 

The contractor also started installing the new storm sewer system between Harlem Avenue and Lincoln Street.

This week the contractor will continue to install storm sewer and storm sewer services along the project site.

The contractor will also begin installing new water services to those homes that are served off the water main along Colfax Avenue.

During water service installations, the contractor will need to disrupt service to individual homes during the re-connection process. This should take no longer then 1-hour and the contractor will notify all residents prior to the water being turned off.

Next week, the contractor is anticipating to make the final connections between the new and existing water mains between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue. Residents affected by this work will need to have their water shut off for a period of time while the work is on-going. All residents will be notified prior to the work occurring and the water being turned off.

We appreciate your patience throughout the entire construction process and during the water main shut downs that occurred this previous week and those required in the coming weeks.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Water Main work Continues

DiMeo Bros, Inc. continued underground utility installations along Colfax Avenue last week. The contractor completed installing the new 8-inch water main between Harlem Avenue and Lincoln Street. The contractor also completed the water main testing associated with this section of new water main. The contractor then moved to Montgomery Lane to install the new 8-inch water main between Montgomery Lane and Shermer Road.

This week the contractor will complete the water main installation between Montgomery Lane and Shermer Road and perform the necessary testing.

The contractor will also begin installing the storm sewer improvements between Harlem Avenue and Lincoln Street. It was initially discussed that the storm sewer and water main installation would occur concurrently, but the contractor determine that was not their best option. The contractor will also begin installing new water services to those homes that are served off the water main along Colfax Avenue.

During water service installations, the contractor will need to disrupt service to individual homes during the re-connection process. This should take no longer then 1-hour and the contractor will notify all residents prior to the water being turned off.

We appreciate your patience throughout the entire construction process and during the water main shut downs that occurred this previous week and those required in the coming weeks.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Construction Began

DiMeo Bros, Inc. started work along Colfax Avenue last week. The contractor made the connection to the existing water main at Harlem Avenue and Colfax Avenue. The contractor continued installing new 8-inch water main to the west between Harlem Avenue and Washington Street.

This week the contractor will begin performing the required testing on the new water main between Harlem Avenue and Washington Street prior to placing it into service.  The contractor will  continue to install the new water main between Washington Street and Lincoln Street. The contractor is also anticipating to install new storm sewer between Washington Street and Lincoln Street at the same time as the water main in this location.

Once the water main and storm sewer between Harlem Avenue and Lincoln Street is completed, the contractor is anticipating to move to Colfax Avenue and Shermer Road to install the new water main between Shermer Road and Montgomery Street.

We anticipate some additional water main shut downs over the next week at various locations along the project site.  Exact areas and timing are to be determined depending on the work progress. We will strive to give you as much notice as possible for any disruption in water service.  However, there are always instances in which the water main may need to be shut down in an emergency situation. In these cases, we will do our best to let you know of these shutdowns as quickly as possible.

We understand that construction is an inconvenience for all residents who live in and around the work site including travel delays, dirty roadways, and water service shut-downs. As part of these blog posts, we will try to let you know of work completed the previous week as well as what is expected to be completed in the week ahead.

We appreciate your patience throughout the entire construction process and during the water main shut downs that occurred this previous week and those required in the coming weeks.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Public Informational Meeting

A Public Information Meeting regarding the Colfax Avenue Improvements project will be held on Wednesday, April 9th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Village of Glenview Police Department, Community Room, 2500 East Lake Avenue.

We look forward to seeing you there to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have.