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.