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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Water Main Work Nearly Completed. Roadway Improvements to Begin Soon.

Work Completed, May 22nd to May 25th
·         Main line water main completed
·         Connections to existing water mains on side streets on-going.
·         Water service replacements completed from Culver Lane to Palmgren Drive
·         Water service replacements completed along Colfax Avenue
·         Began testing for water main from Palmgren Drive to Dewes Street to place into service once necessary approvals are received.
·         Continued installing temporary asphalt patching over water main trench.

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 30th to June 2nd  
·         Complete testing and receive required approvals for water main from Palmgren Drive to Dewes Street
·         Perform water service replacements from Palmgren Drive to Dewes Street
·         Abandon existing water main that is no longer in service
·         Storm sewer improvements.

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.

There are a few minor storm sewer improvements to complete. Once the storm sewer and water main work is completed, the underground utility improvements will be completed. Then construction will move into the roadway improvements phase which includes concrete curb & gutter replacement at selected locations, concrete base patching, removing the existing asphalt surface, and paving a new asphalt surface.

Thank you for all your patience has you have been living in a construction area and all the inconveniences that are associated with it.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Water Main Line Installation Nearly Completed. Water Service Replacements Continue


Work Completed, May 15th to May 19th  
·         Main line water main installation completed except for block between Henley Street and Dewes Street
·         Installed new water main along Colfax Avenue from Nora Avenue to Harlem Avenue
·         Water service replacements completed from Golf Road to Culver Lane
·         Perform necessary testing and received approvals to place water main into service from Culver Lane to Palmgren Drive and along Colfax Avenue.
·         Replaced water service to strip mall located at Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road
·         Continued installing temporary asphalt patching over water main trench.

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 22nd to May 26th
·         Complete main line water main between Henley Street and Dewes Street
·         Perform necessary testing and receive required approvals for water main from Dewes Street to Palmgren Drive
·         Continue to perform water service replacements from Culver Lane to Palmgren Drive
·         Abandon existing water main that is no longer is service
·         Continue installing temporary asphalt over stone trenches.
·         Begin permanent concrete base patching from Golf Road going north

Temporary asphalt trench paving will continue to be perform which will provide a smoother driving surface and reduce the amount of dust.

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.

We understand the dust has been a major concern for the residents living along the project site. Please be assured the Village takes these concerns very seriously and is working with the contractor to resolve the situation as best as possible. Temporary asphalt paving will continue to be performed along with adding water / sweeping the road to control the dust.

Thanks again for your patience during the construction process.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Water Main Installation and Water Service Replacement Continues. Temporary Patching On-Going.

Work Completed, May 1st to May 5th   
·         Water Main installation continued north to Linneman Street
·         Made connections to existing water main at ITW site and McArthur Drive.
·         Performed required testing and received necessary approvals to place water main into service from ITW property to Culver Lane
·         Installed water main along Colfax Avenue to Nora Avenue
·         Installed asphalt pavement patching along project site.
·         Began water service replacements from ITW property to Culver Lane.

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 8th to May 12th
·         Continue to install new water main to side streets from Culver Lane to Linneman Street
·         Continue to install fire hydrants from Culver Lane to Linneman Street.
·         Continue with water main installation from Linneman Street to Dewes Street.
·         Water service replacements from northern ITW property to Culver Lane.

A majority of the temporary asphalt patching has been completed along Harlem Avenue. This will provide a smoother driving surface reduce the amount of dust.

Water service replacements will continue next week from the north end of the ITW property to Culver Lane. 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.

Thanks again for all your patience during construction.