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.