Monday, June 19, 2017

Sanitary Service Replacements On-Going. Water Main Replacement to Begin

Work Performed, June 12th to June 16th  
·         Sanitary sewer service replacements to homes on the south / east side of the street.  Sanitary sewer services on the north / west side of the street will not be replaced

Work Anticipated to be Performed, June 19th to June 23rd
·         Complete sanitary sewer service replacements
·         Water main connection at Maple Leaf Drive and Happy Hollow Road
·         Water main installation along Happy Hollow Road from Maple Leaf Drive working towards Willowbrook School

As work as started, there has definitely been an increase in the amount of construction traffic and inconveniences experienced by the residents along the roadway. Thank you for all your patience and understanding as you deal with the traffic delays, closure of the intersection of Maple Leaf Drive & Happy Hollow Road, water shut-downs (both planned and unplanned) and dirty roadways.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Construction to Start Mid-Week of June 12th

Construction will be starting the week of June 12th.

Work anticipated to be completed, June 12th to June 16th  
·         Mobilization of equipment
·         Delivery of materials
·         Tree removals / root pruning
·         Construction layout
·         Begin with sanitary sewer service replacements to those residents on the south side of Happy Hollow Road

The beginning of the week will see minimal activity as the contractor performs some preparation work prior to beginning. It is anticipated excavation work will begin on Wednesday.

Friday, June 2, 2017

2017 Construction to Begin June 12th

Now that the school year is coming to an end, preparations are being made to begin Phase II of the Happy Hollow Road Improvements.  The 2017 improvements will start where the 2016 Improvements left off just west of Willowbrook School and end at Maple Leaf Drive.

The same contractor, DiMeo Brothers, that performed the construction in 2016 will be performing the work in 2017.

Next week, you will begin to see some light activity including construction layout, utility locate markers, mobilization of equipment, and other miscellaneous tasks being performed.

Construction will start on Monday, June 12th with saw-cutting, mobilization of additional equipment, material deliveries, and start of underground utility construction.

The Village of Glenview will do everything possible to minimize the construction related inconveniences as much as possible, but as many residents lived through last year, many things are unavoidable. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Construction Work Completed!!!

Work Completed Last Week, August 15th to 19th  
·         Performed walk-through with Village staff to identify any areas that need to be addressed prior to project close-out.
·         Completed minor items that needed repair.
·         Opened all lanes along Greenwood Road to traffic
·         Installed pavement markings along project site.
·         Performed final landscaping and sod restorations.
·         General site clean-up.

The contractor will continue to water the sod until a healthy stand of grass is established.

The construction work is now completed for 2016 except for a few minor repairs items.

Phase II of the construction project will be completed in 2017. Phase II consists of Happy Hollow Road from the end of this year’s project to Maple Leaf Drive. The work is anticipated to begin in mid-June and completed by mid-August 2017, while school is out of session.

This will be the last Blog Post for the 2016 Construction Project. We hope that you found the information provided informative and useful. If you have any additional concerns or questions, please contact the Village Project Manager, Robert Steele, at 847-904-4423.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding during the construction project.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Final Layer of Asphalt Pavement Installed

Work Completed Last Week, August 8th to 12th
·         Performed final testing of underground utilities.
·         Completed sod installation along Happy Hollow Road, Rebecca Lane, and Lawson Road
·         Removed and poured 3rd (and final) section of concrete pavement along Greenwood Road at Happy Hollow Road and Rebecca Lane
·         Milled 2-inches of the existing asphalt surface along Rebecca Lane, Lawson Road, and a few other miscellaneous areas.
·         Abandoned old water main.
·         Paved final lift of asphalt pavement along the entire project site.
·         General Site Clean-Up

Work Anticipated to be completed This week, August 15th to 19th
·         Perform walk-through with Village staff to identify any areas that need to be addressed prior to project close-out.
·         Complete minor items remaining to be repaired
·         Open all lanes along Greenwood Road to traffic
·         Install pavement markings along project site.

Sod installation is now completed along the entire project site. The contractor will continue to water the sod until a healthy stand of grass is established.

Now that the sod installation is completed in front of your homes, you may contact your irrigation contractor if your system was damaged during construction operations. Your irrigation contractor should be able to easily lift up the newly installed sod and make any needed repairs, then re-install the sod. The Village does not reimburse or pay for private improvements within the public right-of-way that were damaged during the construction project.

With the final layer of asphalt pavement installed, the major construction operations are completed. There are only a few minor items of work to be completed on-site prior to the start of the school year!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy Hollow Road First Layers of Asphalt Pavement Installed. Rebecca Lane Underground Improvements Completed, Roadway Improvements Begin

Work Completed Last Week, July 25th to July 29th
·         Poured concrete driveway along Happy Hollow Road
·         Poured remaining concrete sidewalks and curb & gutter along Happy Hollow Road
·         Performed rough grading of landscape along Happy Hollow Road, Lawson Road, and Rebecca Lane
·         Graded and preparation work prior to paving first 2 layers of asphalt pavement
·         Removal and pouring of 1st section of concrete pavement along Greenwood Road at Happy Hollow Road and Rebecca Lane
·         Completed water service replacements along Rebecca Lane
·         Made final connection to existing water main along Rebecca Lane at Happy Hollow Road
·         Perform manhole adjustments along Rebecca Lane

Work Anticipated to be completed This week, August 1st to August 5th  
·         Install and grade topsoil in all areas disturbed by construction activities along Happy Hollow Road, Rebecca Lane, and Lawson Road
·         Remove and pour 2nd section of concrete pavement along Greenwood Road at Happy Hollow Road and Rebecca Lane
·         Remove and pour concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalks scheduled to be replaced along Rebecca Lane
·         Perform asphalt trench patching along Rebecca Lane
·         Perform final testing of underground utilities prior to installing asphalt surface
·         Adjust manholes within the pavement along Happy Hollow Road
·         Perform walk-through with Village staff to identify any areas that need to be addressed prior to asphalt surface paving
·         General Site Clean-Up

Work anticipated to be completed prior to start of school year
·         Mill existing asphalt along Lawson Road and Rebecca Lane.
·         Complete 3rd section of concrete pavement removal and replacement along Greenwood Road at Happy Hollow Road and Rebecca Lane
·         Paving final asphalt surface along Happy Hollow Road, Rebecca Lane, and Lawson Road
·         Install pavement markings along Happy Hollow Road, Greenwood Road, and Rebecca Lane

Thank you to all the residents along Happy Hollow Road that were without driveway access for approximately 1.5 weeks. Your cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated and allowed for a significant amount of work be completed in the most efficient manner possible. A major milestone was reached last Friday, the first layers of asphalt pavement were installed. This will provide a smooth driving surface as well as greatly reduce the amount of dust along Happy Hollow Road.

Along Happy Hollow Road, there will be a lot of work getting ready for the final asphalt surface layer to be paved prior to the start of the school year. There will still be a significant amount of activity along Happy Hollow Road, but likely not as many crews as previous weeks.

This week the contractor will begin installing and grading topsoil as well as installing sod along Happy Hollow Road, Rebecca Lane, and Lawson Road. The contractor will continue to water the sod once it is installed until a healthy stand of grass is established.

Along Rebecca Lane, the underground utility improvements are now completed!!!  The contractor will begin the roadway improvements phase of the project. This work will consist of removing and replacing concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalks scheduled to be replaced or that were damaged during construction and asphalt patching of the gravel trench where the water main was installed. The entire roadway will have the existing asphalt surface milled and repaved prior to the start of the school year.

The 2nd section of concrete pavement will be removed and poured this week along Greenwood Road at the intersections of Rebecca Lane and Happy Hollow Road. Thank you for all your cooperation and patience as you travel through this intersection. Please use caution.

As you have seen, there has been a lot of work completed in the past few months and the major construction is schedule to be completed prior to the start of the fall school year, just 3 weeks away!!!

Thanks again for all your patience, understanding, and cooperation!!!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Hollow Roadway Improvements Continue. Greenwood Road Improvements Begin. Water Service Replacements Begin on Rebecca Lane.

Work Completed Last Week, July 18th to July 23rd
·         Completed water main installation along Rebecca Lane
·         Started performing necessary testing to place newly installed water main along Rebecca Lane into service
·         Completed storm sewer improvements along Rebecca Lane
·         Performed excavations in preparation for water service replacement along Rebecca Lane
·         Trench patching along Lawson Road
·         Install and grade topsoil along Lawson Road
·         Complete roadway excavation and installation of aggregate base course along Happy Hollow Road
·         Installed string line along Happy Hollow Road in preparation for concrete curb & gutter installation along Happy Hollow Road
·         Graded aggregate base under proposed concrete curb & gutter in preparation for pouring along Happy Hollow Road
·         Poured concrete curb & gutter on Happy Hollow Road
·         Graded and prepared for pouring concrete driveways along Happy Hollow Road

Work Anticipated to be completed Next week, July 25th to July 29th 
·         Pour concrete driveways along Happy Hollow Road
·         Pour remaining concrete curb & gutter along Happy Hollow Road
·         Pour remaining concrete sidewalks along Happy Hollow Road
·         Rough grading of landscape behind curb & gutter along Happy Hollow Road
·         Grading of roadway in preparation for asphalt pavement along Happy Hollow Road
·         Pave first layers of asphalt pavement along Happy Hollow Road, scheduled for Friday, July 29th
·         Removal of a portion of concrete pavement along Greenwood Road at Happy Hollow Road and Rebecca Lane
·         Pouring concrete pavement along Greenwood Road at Happy Hollow Road and Rebecca Lane
·         Water Service Replacements along Rebecca Lane
·         Depending on work progress and scheduling, milling existing asphalt along Lawson Road and Rebecca Lane.

 Along Rebecca Lane, the required testing and process to receive the necessary approvals to place the new water main into service is underway. We are anticipating getting all approvals the beginning of next week. The contractor has started excavating for water service replacements, with anticipation of beginning water service replacement on Monday or Tuesday. 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.

Once the water service replacements along Rebecca Lane are completed, the contractor will begin the roadway improvements phase of the project on Rebecca Lane. The roadway improvements will include patching the excavated area, milling the top surface off the existing pavement, making spot concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk repairs, and installing a new asphalt surface layer. The roadway improvements are not as significant as those occurring along Happy Hollow Road, where the entire roadway is being reconstructed.

Happy Hollow has had a lot of activity over the past week in preparation for the concrete curb & gutter installation. It is anticipated all the concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveway work will be completed by the middle of next week. The only exception is the driveway entrance to Willowbrook School which will be completed after access to all other driveways is restored.

If all goes as planned and there are no significant delays in production or due to weather, the first layers of asphalt pavement will be installed along Happy Hollow Road by the end of next week. Once the first layers of asphalt pavement are installed, the amount of dust will be greatly reduced and driveway access will be restored. We are extremely grateful for the patience and understanding from all the residents that live along Happy Hollow Road. These residents will be without driveway access for over a week to allow for the concrete installation and curing, as well as the roadway paving to be performed in the most efficient manner possible.  THANK YOU!!!!

Also next week the contractor will begin concrete pavement replacement along Greenwood Road at the intersections of Happy Hollow Road and Rebecca Lane. This work will be performed in phases to allow for one lane of traffic along Greenwood Road. However, we expect some travel delays as both lanes of traffic will need to access a single lane. Please use caution while traveling along Greenwood Road. Due to performing the work in phases, it will take 2-3 weeks to complete the concrete pavement repairs within the intersections. This will allow for proper concrete curing prior to opening the lanes to traffic and beginning the next phase of the intersection.

Thank you again to all the residents within the neighborhood for your patience and understanding. The project is moving along smoothly and ahead of schedule due to your cooperation. Getting the first layer of asphalt pavement installed along Happy Hollow Road will be a major project milestone and will greatly reduce some of the significant travel delays and dust along Happy Hollow Road. Please use caution and be patient traveling along Greenwood Road for the next few weeks as the intersection work will be on-going.