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!!!

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.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Water Main Installation Continues. Pavement Patching Started

Work Completed last week, April 24th to 28th  
·         Continued to install water main from Culver Lane to Robincrest Lane
·         Performed necessary testing and acquiring needed approvals prior to placing water main into service from Glenview Road to Dewes Street
·         Replaced water services from Golf Road to north end of ITW property on west side of Harlem
·         Began installing temporary asphalt over aggregate trenches

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 1st to May 5th  
·         Continue with water main installation from Robincrest Lane to Dewes Street
·         Perform necessary testing of installed water main from north end of ITW property to Culver Lane
·         Continue with pavement patching of aggregate trenches with temporary asphalt
·         Perform hydrant removals and abandonments of existing water main no longer in service
·         Connect to existing water main at McArthur Drive and ITW property

The contractor has dropped down to one crew installing water main at this time.

The contractor also will not have a water service crew working at the beginning of next week because all services that can be replaced at this time have been completed. The contractor will continue perform the necessary testing and receive the required approvals to continue installing water services to the north.

The contractor has started and will continue to install temporary asphalt within the aggregate trenches. As this work is performed, the amount of the dust will be greatly reduced and the road will be better riding. This asphalt is only temporary until the permanent patching and resurfacing occurs later in the summer.  

As water services do continue, they will start at the north end of the ITW property and work north 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 for your patience in dealing with the dust and increased travel times. Please be assured the Village and contractor are committed to ensuring the work is being completed as quickly as possible reducing the amount of dust along the roadway.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Water Main Installation Continues. Water Service Replacements to Begin

Work Completed last week, April 17th to April 21st

·         Installed water main through intersection of Harlem Avenue & Glenview Road.
·         Continued to install water main south of Glenview Road to Dewes Street
·         Continued to install water main on the south portion of the project from Colfax Avenue to Culver Lane
·         Installed tee and valve at intersection of Colfax Avenue and Nora Avenue in preparation for water main installation in that area.
·         Performed necessary testing and acquiring needed approvals prior to performing water service replacements from Colfax Avenue to Golf Road
·         Potholing / locating of existing underground utilities prior to water service replacement via directional drill methods.

Work Anticipated to be completed, April 24th to April 28th
·         Continue with water main installation on north portion of the project from Dewes Street to Linneman Street
·         Perform necessary testing of installed water main from Glenview Road to Dewes Street
·         Continue with water main installation on south portion of the project from Culver Lane to Robincrest Lane
·         Perform pavement patching of aggregate trenches with asphalt
·         Water service replacements from Golf Road to Colfax Avenue

Harlem Avenue / Glenview Road Intersection Improvements
Thank you for all your patience and understanding regarding traffic delays and water shut-downs as the work was performed within the intersection.

 Water Main Installation and Water Service Replacements
The contractor will continue to use two crews to install the water main from the north and south portions of the project. This will definitely speed-up the overall project, but does cause traveling along Harlem Avenue more difficult.

The contractor will begin water service replacements between Golf Road and Colfax Avenue. 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 as you deal with living and traveling through a busy construction area.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Harlem Avenue / Glenview Road Intersection Water Main Improvements Begin Monday, April 17th

Work Completed Previously Weeks
·         Pavement removal along Harlem Avenue from Golf Road to near Colfax Avenue
·         New 12-inch water main installation along Harlem Avenue from Golf Road to Colfax Avenue
·         Installation of new valve along Dewes Street near Patten House
·         Pavement removal along Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue

Work Anticipated to be completed, April 17th to April 21st
·         Glenview Road / Harlem Avenue Intersection Improvements start Monday, April 17th.
·         Continue 12-inch water main installation along Harlem Avenue heading north from Colfax Avenue
·         Install 8-inch water main along Colfax Avenue from Harlem Avenue to Nora Avenue
·         Perform necessary testing of new water main prior to placing into service from Golf Road to MacArthur Drive

Harlem Avenue / Glenview Road Intersection Improvements
Starting on Monday morning (April 17th) the contractor will begin working in the intersection of Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue. EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS.

It is anticipated the work in the intersection will take 2 days, Monday April 17th and Tuesday April 18th.  On Monday, April 17th, a southbound detour of Harlem Avenue / Lehigh Avenue will be in-place. Southbound traffic will be directed to Washington Street at the north side of the Metra Parking Lot.

On Tuesday, April 18th, a detour will not be in-place; however, traffic will be controlled using flaggers at the intersection of Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue.

We are requesting residents and commuters to use alternates routes and allow for extra time getting through the intersection.

Harlem Avenue from Harrison Street to Golf Road
TRAVEL DELAYS EXPECTED TO INCREASE.

The contractor will continue to install water main along Harlem Avenue, they will be working primarily between Harrison Street and Golf Road. As the contractor continues to move north, the roadway gets narrower and provides less space for working and traveling cars. The contractor will continue to use flaggers to direct traffic around the work area, but we do expect an increase in travel delays in this area.

The contractor will begin work to prepare for water service installations from Golf Road to McArthur Drive. Work will include locating of existing utilities in the roadway and parkway.  We anticipate water service replacements to begin the week of April 24th.

The contractor is also anticipating to install the new 8-inch water main along Colfax Avenue from Harlem Avenue to Nora Avenue.

As always, please use caution when driving through the construction zone and be aware of your surroundings.

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Construction Started. Water Main Installation Begins Next Week

Welcome to the Harlem Avenue Improvements Blog!! We will attempt to provide at least one blog post every week, typically on Fridays. Within the post, we will provide information regarding work completed the previous week and anticipated upcoming work.  We will also try to describe the overall construction operations, anticipate upcoming changes in traffic patterns and driveway restrictions, disruptions to water service, and other pertinent information.

Currently, construction is projected to last until mid-November, depending on weather and work progress.

Work Completed Previously
·         Resident Open House to discuss project – Thanks to all of those that attended.
·         Message Boards installed to provide information of the upcoming project.
·         Traffic control barrels, signs, and barricades set-up
·         Saw-cutting of pavement
·         Installation of erosion control devices
·         Construction layout
·         Pavement removal started

Work Anticipated to be completed, April 3rd to April 7th
·         Start water main installation, starting at Golf Road and working north.

Construction work has started on the project and traffic control is set up. At this time, there are center lane closures on the south end of Harlem Avenue near Golf Road that will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

During working hours (7 AM to 7 PM), additional lane closures will occur to allow for the construction operations. The contractor will provide flaggers to direct traffic around the work zone.

At this time, there is not a detour established around Harlem Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic is allowed. Please use caution when driving through the construction zone and be aware of your surroundings.

On Monday morning, starting at 9:00 AM, a schedule water main shut-down is planned along Harlem Avenue from Golf Road to MacArthur Drive.  All residents effected by the shut-down were notified via door hanger by the Village of Glenview Water Department.