Friday, September 22, 2017

North Bound Detour Removed. 2-Way Traffic Re-Established

Work Performed, September 18th to September 18th   
·         Removal of Northbound Detour. 2-way traffic re-established
·         There will continue to be construction delays as the road work continues; however, work will be done during working hours with flaggers
·         Performed pavement milling of the entire roadway, including intersection of Glenview Road & Harlem Avenue
·         Installed temporary pavement marking tape to delineate lanes.
·         Swept roadway from debris due to construction and milling operations.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, September 25th to September 29th   
·         Evaluate pavement following milling and perform pavement patching as required
·         Complete remaining concrete repairs.
·         Continue with landscape restorations.
·         Depending on work progress, pave first layer of asphalt pavement near the end of the week.

A majority of the concrete base repairs are completed. The pavement will be re-evaluated to determine if any additional pavement patching needs to occur. It is anticipated any additional pavement patching will be performed next week.  Depending on work progress, the first layer of asphalt pavement will be paved.

The northbound detour from Golf Road to Glenview Road has been removed with 2-way traffic being re-established. The remaining work will be performed allowing for 2-way traffic at all times. However, during patching and paving operations flaggers will be utilized to direct traffic around the work zone. Travel delays are expected to continue until project completion.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as you utilized alternate routes during the northbound detour.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pavement Milling Next Week. Expect Travel Delays

Work Performed, September 11th to September 15th  
·         Detour of North Bound Traffic remains in effect.
·         Completed concrete base patching on easterly lanes and intersections.
·         Began concrete base patching on the westerly lanes and intersections.
·         Lowering of manholes in preparation for pavement milling of remainder of roadway.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, September 18th to September 22nd  
·         Detour of North Bound Traffic to remain in effect.
·         Pavement milling of remaining asphalt pavement including:
o   Intersection of Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue
o   Easterly intersections
o   Westerly travel lanes
o   Westerly intersections
·         Continue with concrete base patching

On Monday and Tuesday next week, the contractor will be milling the existing pavement along Glenview Road from Harlem Avenue to Waukegan Road as part of the Harlem Avenue Improvement and the Glenview Road Improvements.  The work has been scheduled to be completed at the same time to reduce the length of travel delays. We do anticipate some travel delays along Glenview Road early next week while the work is on-going, please plan accordingly.

Once the work along Glenview Road is completed, the contractor will continue to mill the remaining asphalt pavement along Harlem Avenue. It is anticipated all asphalt pavement milling will be completed by the end of the week.

Concrete base patching will also continue before and after the pavement milling. Steel plates will continue to be installed over the excavations and poured concrete to allow for access to driveways and intersections to the greatest extent possible.

Thanks again for all your patience as you drive through the construction site and travel delays anticipated next week while the Glenview Road work is performed.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Work to Begin on West Side of Harlem Avenue

Work Performed, September 5th to September 8th
·         Detour of North Bound Traffic remains in effect.
·         Completed concrete base patching along the east / northbound lanes of Harlem Avenue
·         Continued with concrete base patching along the easterly intersections of Harlem Avenue

Work Anticipated to be Performed, September 11th to September 15th
·         Detour of North Bound Traffic to remain in effect.
·         Concrete base patching completed on the westerly lanes of Harlem Avenue
·         Concrete base patching complete along westerly intersections.

Concrete base patching is continuing to be performed and the northbound detour remains in effect. As previously, steel plates will be installed over the excavations and poured concrete to allow for access to driveways and intersections to the greatest extent possible.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as you experience travel delays and take alternate routes while the detour is up.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Work Continues on Northbound / East Lanes of Harlem Avenue

Work Performed, August 28th to September 1st  
·         Detour of North Bound Traffic has been established and is currently in affect.
·         Set-up signs for detour route and traffic control devices
·         Milled 2-inches of asphalt pavement on north bound / easterly lanes
·         Removed temporary asphalt and gravel previously installed in water main trench on east side of roadway
·         Began pouring permanent concrete base course over water main trench.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, September 5th to September 8th  
·         No work planned over weekend or Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day
·         Complete pouring permanent concrete base course over water main trench on east side of roadway
·         Perform additional concrete patching as needed on east side of roadway

During the excavation, concrete installation, and curing period, steel plates will continue to be installed at each driveway and intersection to allow for vehicular access. There will be times when access will not be possible at certain intersections and driveways while construction is on-going.  Access is anticipated to be re-established at the end of each work day.

Thank you for all your patience and understanding as the northbound detour is now in place. We are expecting the detour to remain in place for approximately 1 month.

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

North Bound Detour to Begin Monday

Work Performed, August 21st to August 25th 
·         Complete concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement along the east and west side of Harlem Avenue.
·         90% of all concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement is completed with the exception of a few areas that need to be removed and replaced due to graffiti or other damage prior to curing, replacement of concrete driveway damaged due to construction, and other minor locations.
·         Performed general site clean-up around concrete sidewalk previously replaced.
·         Set-up signs in preparation for northbound detour
·         Prepared for pavement milling along northbound / easterly lanes.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, August 28th to September 1st
·         Detour to be setup for Northbound traffic from Golf Road to Glenview Road on Monday, August 28th
·         Milling of existing asphalt pavement surface on northbound / easterly half of roadway
·         Removal of temporary asphalt patching over water main excavation
·         Installation of permanent concrete base patch over water main excavation
·         Concrete base patching as required in existing pavement
·         General site clean-up in preparation for Labor Day weekend.

A North Bound detour of Harlem Avenue from Golf Road to Glenview Road will be established starting Monday, August 28th.  Northbound traffic will be detoured along Golf Road to Shermer Road to Glenview Road. Southbound traffic will be allowed to travel along Harlem Avenue. The detour is expected to last approximately 1 month.

While the detour is up, the contractor will be milling the existing asphalt surface to a depth of 2-inches. The contractor will then remove the previously installed temporary asphalt pavement over the water main excavation.  Once the temporary pavement is removed, a permanent concrete base will be installed along the water main excavations. The contractor will also perform base repairs of the existing asphalt pavement prior to installed the first layer of asphalt pavement.

During the excavation, concrete installation, and curing period over the water main excavation, steel plates will be installed at each driveway and intersection to allow for vehicular access. There will be times when access will not be possible at certain intersections and driveways while construction is on-going.  Access is anticipated to be re-established at the end of each work day.

We ask that all residents along Harlem Avenue and general public traveling along Harlem Avenue to please allow for additional travel times while construction is on-going and the detour is established. It is recommend an alternate route is utilized if possible.

Thanks for all your patience and understanding as you navigate the northbound detour over the coming weeks.

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.

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!!!