Friday, July 21, 2017

Concrete Curb and Gutter and Sidewalk Replacement Continues

Work Performed, July 17th to July 21st
·         Re-mobilization of materials and equipment
·         Re-establish traffic control
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk removal on the east side of Harlem Avenue from Harrison Street to Larkdale Drive.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Pour concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk that was previously removed.
·         Continue to remove concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk along the east side of Harlem Avenue to Glenview Road.
·         Begin removal of concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk along the west side of Harlem Avenue from Glenview Road to the south.

As the concrete replacement work continues, some residents will not have driveway access for approximately 5 to 7 days while the concrete is removed, poured, and allowed significant time to cure. Residents will be notified by the Village of Glenview prior to removing any concrete in front of your driveway that will restrict access for an extended period of time. The notification will include dates and times to have vehicles removed from the driveway, available parking options, and anticipated timeframe access will be restored.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Work Resumes This Week with Concrete Replacements

As you are likely aware, the State of Illinois passed a budget during the evening hours of July 6th. Having a passed state budget allowed for construction to continue on State / Federally funded projects like this one.

Unfortunately, due to the timing of the State Budget passing and the workload that was scheduled by the contractors during the shut-down period, work was not able to begin last week, July 10th through 14th.

Work will begin again this week.

Work Performed, July 10th to 14th  
·         None
·         Due to IDOT shut-down, timing of passed state budget, and contractor workloads, work was unable to resume last week.

 Work Anticipated to be Performed, 17th to July 21st  
·         Re-mobilization of materials and equipment
·         Re-establish traffic control
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement on the east side of Harlem Avenue from Harrison Street to Glenview Road.

As the concrete replacement work resumes, some residents will not have driveway access for approximately 5 to 7 days while the concrete is removed, poured, and allowed significant time to cure. Residents will be notified by the Village of Glenview prior to removing any concrete in front of your driveway that will restrict access for an extended period of time. The notification will include dates and times to have vehicles removed from the driveway, available parking options, and anticipated timeframe access will be restored.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Work Suspended Due to IDOT Shut-Down

Work Performed, June 26th to June 30th
·         Completed concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacements from Harrison Street to Golf Road
·         Re-establish traffic control devices
·         Repair asphalt patching as needed
·         Demobilize equipment.
·         General Site clean-up.

Due to the lack of a state budget agreement, all construction projects with State/Federal funding have been instructed to suspend construction by Friday, June 30 until a budget or other spending measure is passed by legislators.

The Harlem Road project includes State/Federal funding; therefore, construction is being suspended as of Friday, June 30.  The Village of Glenview has taken the following actions to prepare for the construction work suspension.

  • Sidewalks and driveways that were removed have been restored to a temporary or permanent condition, so that travel ways and private driveways are fully accessible during the shutdown.
  • Idled equipment and materials have been removed from the jobsite or moved to a safe and secure location, away from the travel ways to the extent possible.
The Village of Glenview will continue to monitor the budget situation and will update you on any progress made to resolve the conflict and get the project restarted.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Potential IDOT Shut-Down will Delay Project.

Work Performed, June 19th to June 23rd  
·         Removed concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk from Colfax Avenue to Harrison Street
·         Poured concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk from Golf Road to Colfax Avenue

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 26th to June 30th   
·         Pour remaining concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk from Golf Road to Harrison Street that has been removed to-date
·         Re-establish all traffic control devices
·         Site Clean-Up

As you may be aware or heard in the news, the State of Illinois has not passed a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Due to the fact a budget has not been passed, all projects with State / Federal Funding have been order to stop construction on Friday, June 30th until a budget or other spending measure is passed by the legislature.

The Harlem Avenue project does include State / Federal funding; therefore, construction is currently anticipated to stop on June 30th. Prior to that date, all concrete that has been removed will be replaced, traffic control devices will be reviewed for compliance, and the site will be cleaned.

We apologize for the inconvenience of these delays, but unfortunately there is nothing the Village of Glenview can do in this situation until the State Legislature / IDOT authorizes work to resume.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Water Main Completed!!! Curb & Gutter Replacement Started

Work Performed, June 12th to June 16th
·         Made final water main connections to existing water mains
o   ALL WATER MAIN WORK NOW COMPLETED
·         Performed abandonment of existing water main
·         Performed asphalt patching as needed
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk removal from Golf Road to Colfax Avenue on both sides of the street.

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 19th to June 23rd  
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement in areas that have been previously removed.
·         Continue with abandonments for existing water main
·         Complete storm sewer improvements.

In the coming some concrete work will be performed in front of driveways. If work is scheduled to be performed in front of your driveway, access will be restricted for approximately 5 days. The Village of Glenview will hand-deliver a letter to your door prior to removing the curb & gutter and/or sidewalk in front of your driveway stating the day and time in which the vehicles should be removed and parking instructions. Please be on the look-out for these letters. Everything will be done to minimize the amount of time access is restricted.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding during construction.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Water Service Replacements Completed. Curb & Gutter Replacement Begins

Work Completed, June 5th to June 9th  
·         Continued making connections to existing water mains along side streets
·         Completed water service replacements from Palmgren Drive to Dewes Street
o   All water service replacements are completed for the project
·         Started storm sewer improvements
·         Concrete curb & gutter removals

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 12th to June 16th
·         Make final connection to existing water main at Henley Street
·         Continue with storm sewer improvements
·         Complete abandonments for existing water main
·         Begin concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacements along the west side of Harlem Avenue starting at Golf Road and working north.

The construction is transitioning into a new phase.  The underground utility (water main and storm sewer) work is coming to an end and the roadway improvements are beginning.  The first step in the roadway improvements is the replacement of concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk that was damaged during construction or in poor condition.  The contractor will primarily work on the west side of the street and work north.

Some work will be performed in front of driveways. If work is scheduled to be performed in front of your driveway, access will be restricted for approximately 5 days. The Village of Glenview will hand-deliver a letter to your door prior to removing the curb & gutter and/or sidewalk in front of your driveway stating the day and time in which the vehicles should be removed and parking instructions. Please be on the look-out for these letters. Everything will be done to minimize the amount of time access is restricted.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding during construction.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Water Main Work Continues. Concrete Curb & Gutter Replacement to Begin

Work Completed, May 30th to June 2nd
·         Connections to existing water mains on side streets on-going.
·         Completed testing and received necessary approvals to place water main into service from Palmgren Drive to Dewes Street.
·         Installed temporary asphalt patching over trenches
·         Performed permanent asphalt patching in intersection of Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue.

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 5th to June 9th
·         Complete connections to existing water mains on side streets
·         Perform water service replacements from Palmgren Drive to Dewes Street
·         Abandon existing water main that is no longer in service
·         Storm sewer improvements.
·         Begin concrete curb & gutter replacement as needed on the west side of Harlem Avenue. Starting at the Golf Road and working north.

Water service replacements will continue next week. Water services will be replaced from the new water main to the existing valve and box located in front of each home. During the water service replacement, water to individual homes will be shut-off for approximately 2-3 hours while the transition from the old service to the new service is made. The contractor will notify each resident individually regarding the approximate time and day of the water shut-off prior to turning off the water.

The water services will be directionally drilled under the existing pavement. In order to for this work to be performed, the contractor will be setting up equipment on your lawns and need to park equipment in your driveways. In order to minimize and potential damage, the equipment will be placed on sheets to wood. The contractor will notify you prior to any driveway access restricts and will restore any damage to the lawns.

The contractor is expected to begin concrete curb & gutter replacement in areas identified on the west side of Harlem Avenue next week.  During this time, some driveways will have restricted access if new curb & gutter will be installed through the driveway.  Residents will be notified via a hand-delivered letter from the Village detailing when all vehicles will need to be out of the driveway and when access will be restored.

Thank you for all your patience dealing with the various water shut-downs as connections have been made over the past several weeks. Thank you in advance to those residents that will be without driveway access during concrete curb & gutter or sidewalk replacement.