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.