Friday, August 18, 2017

Concrete Curb and Gutter and Sidewalk Replacements On-Going

Work Performed, August 14th to August 18th
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement along the east side of Harlem Avenue from Harrison Street to Glenview Road
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement along the west side of Harlem Avenue from Glenview Road to Henley Street
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement at the intersection of Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, August 14th to August 18th
·         Continue with concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement on the east and west side of Harlem Avenue.
·         Complete concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement at the intersection of Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue.

Residents will continue to be notified via a hand-delivered letter by the Village of Glenview should driveway access be restricted during concrete curb & gutter or sidewalk replacement.

The Village is continuing to work with the contractor to get the concrete sidewalk and curb & gutter replacement work completed as soon as possible with school starting next week.  If work is completed as anticipated, a majority of the concrete work from Central Road to Glenview Road will be completed at the end of next week.

As stated previously, once the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement is completed, a detour for northbound traffic will be set-up while so the roadway patching can be completed. Southbound traffic will be allowed to travel along Harlem Avenue for the duration of the project. We anticipate the detour will be in place for approximately 1 month.

Thanks again for all your patience as work continues along Harlem Avenue.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Concrete Curb and Gutter and Sidewalk Replacements to be Completed on East Side of Harlem Avenue.

Work Performed, July 31st to August 11th  
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement along the east side of Harlem Avenue from Harrison Street to Glenview Road
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement along the west side of Harlem Avenue from Glenview Road to Henley Street
·         Traffic Signal Improvements at the intersections of Glenview Road & Harlem Avenue, Dewes Street & Harlem Avenue, Central Road & Harlem Avenue.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, August 14th to August 18th

·         Continue with concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement on the east and west side of Harlem Avenue.
  • Complete work on East Side of Harlem Avenue. 

Residents will continue to be notified via a hand-delivered letter by the Village of Glenview should driveway access be restricted during concrete curb & gutter or sidewalk replacement.

There has been some miscommunication regarding the schedule of work to be performed.  The Village has had several conversations to ensure the work is performed in the proper order to allow for pedestrian access.  Please be assured, the Village will do everything possible to ensure the sidewalk is poured as quickly as possible along the east side of the project prior to removing additional concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk on the west side of the street.

The Village is working with the contractor to determine the timeframe for completing the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk repairs.  Once that work is completed, a detour will be set up for north bound traffic.  Southbound traffic will be allowed on Harlem Avenue, but northbound traffic will be detoured along Golf Road to Shermer Road to Glenview Road. We anticipate the detour will be set-up in the next 2 to 3 weeks and will last approximately 1 month.

Thanks again for all your patience during the construction project.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Concrete Curb and Gutter and Sidewalk Replacements On-Going

Work Performed, July 24th to July 28th 
·         Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement along the east side of Harlem Avenue from Harrison Street to Larkdale Drive
·         Traffic Signal Improvements at the intersections of Glenview Road & Harlem Avenue, Dewes Street & Harlem Avenue, Central Road & Harlem Avenue.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 31st to August 4th 
·         Continue with concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement on the east side of Harlem Avenue from Larkdale Drive to Glenview Road.
·         Continue with traffic signal improvements.

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 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.