Monday, August 14, 2017

Construction Completed. Final Blog Post

Work Performed, July 31st to August 11th
·         Asphalt paving completed
·         Walk-through with Village staff to create list of items to be repaired
·         Performed final testing of underground utility improvements
·         Installation and rough grading of topsoil.

Work Remaining to be completed
·         Pavement markings (stop bars, cross-walks, etc.)
·         Installation of school crossing signs
·         Sod Restoration, to be performed in mid-September.
·         Make minor repairs as identified during final walk-through.

The project is nearly completed and this will be the final blog post for the project. We hope you found the information to be helpful and insightful regarding the current status of the project and upcoming work.

The Village of Glenview will provide resident surveys in the coming weeks for you to complete regarding the construction work and notifications provided. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. The information will allow us to know what aspects of the project we are doing well at and which areas we need to improve upon in the future.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding throughout the construction project. We hope that you are happy with the improvements made.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tim Schwister, Village Project Manager, at 847-904-4422.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Driveway Access Restored!! Landscape Restoration to Begin

Work Performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Completed concrete curb & gutter installation
·         Completed pouring concrete driveways
·         Completed pouring concrete sidewalks
·         Rough graded landscape areas
·         Fine graded roadway in preparation for asphalt paving.
·         Paved first layers of asphalt pavement.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 31st to August 4th
·         Install and fine grade topsoil in areas of landscape restoration
·         Adjust manholes within pavement
·         Perform final testing of underground improvements
·         Perform walk-through of underground utilities within roadway prior paving surface layer of asphalt
·         Pave surface layer of asphalt pavement

Now that the first layers of asphalt pavement are installed, the amount of dust along the roadway is greatly reduced and a smooth driving surface is provided. The construction project is nearing an end with the last major items of work being asphalt surface paving and landscape restorations. The contractor is on schedule to have the project completed, with the exception of sod installation, prior to the start of the school year.

Next week, the contractor will begin installing and grading topsoil in areas requiring landscape restoration. However, sod will not be installed until the September/October timeframe to allow for more favorable growing conditions.

Thank you to all the residents along the construction site that were without driveway access for the past 2 weeks. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Driveway access will be restored as anticipated by Friday, July 28th.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Concrete Work On-Going. Paving Next Week

Work Performed, July 17th to July 21st
·         Completed roadway excavation and installation of gravel base
·         Set string-line for concrete curb & gutter
·         Poured concrete curb & gutter
·         Poured concrete sidewalks
·         Poured concrete driveways.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Complete pouring concrete
·         Rough grading of landscape behind curb & gutter
·         Fine grading of gravel base
·         Pave first layers of asphalt pavement
·         Grading and installation of topsoil.

The concrete work is on-going throughout the week. There were a few unanticipated delays due to equipment break-downs and weather which slowed progress during the week.  The contractor does anticipate to work on Saturday, July 22nd, in an effort to make up for lost time.

Even with the delays, the first layers of asphalt pavement are still anticipated to be paved by the end of next week. Once the asphalt is paved, driveway access will be restored.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as you deal with not having access to your driveways.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Roadway Improvements Continue. Concrete Curb and Gutter This Week.

Work Performed, July 10th to July 14th   
·         Completed water service replacements
·         Made final connections to water main
·         Began Roadway excavation and installation of gravel base.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 17th to July 21st  
·         Complete roadway excavation and installation of gravel base
·         Prepare for concrete curb & gutter installation
·         Pour concrete curb & gutter
·         Pour concrete sidewalk and driveways

The underground utility work has been completed along the project site including water main replacement, water service replacement, sanitary sewer service replacement, and storm sewer improvements. The project has now moved into the roadway reconstruction phase.

The roadway reconstruction phase includes removing the existing concrete pavement and existing materials below the pavement to obtain a stable base. The roadway will be constructed with a geotechnical fabric between existing ground the gravel base, new 3-inch and 1 ¼-inch gravel base with a total depth of approximately 12-inches, 9-inches of asphalt pavement, and new concrete curb & gutter.

The roadway excavation and installation of geotechnical fabric and gravel base are in the process of being constructed. The next step will be to prepare for and pour the concrete curb & gutter followed to fine grading the gravel base and paving the first layers of asphalt pavement.

Over the next 2 weeks, driveway access will be restricted to all residents along the project site. Access will be restricted from the time the string-line for the concrete curb & gutter is set to the paving of the first layers of asphalt pavement. The exact dates for the beginning of driveway restrictions is not yet determined, but it will likely start early the week of July 17th with access restored by July 28thThe Village of Glenview will provided notices to all residents affected by the driveway restrictions. The notification will include dates and times to have vehicles removed from the driveway, available parking options, and anticipated timeframe access will be restored.

As you are aware, a significant rainfall event occurred during the middle of the week.  Unfortunately due to the stage of the construction, a portion of the roadway was closed until the roadway could be made passible the following day.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as you deal with the extended driveway restriction in the coming weeks.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Water Service Replacements Continue

Work Performed, June 26th to June 30th  
·         Pass necessary tests and received required approvals to place the new water main into service
·         Completed storm sewer installation
·         Began water service replacements
·         General site clean-up prior to July 4th Weekend

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 3rd to July 7th  
·         No work scheduled to be performed on Monday, July 3rd or Tuesday, July 4th on-site
·         Continue with water service replacements

The contractor will continue with water service replacements. 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.

As stated in previous posts, since this project is funded by the Village of Glenview, construction will not be delayed due to the current shut-down of IDOT projects.


Have a safe and enjoyable July 4th Weekend.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Water Main Installed

Work Performed, June 19th to June 23rd
·         Completed sanitary sewer services replacements
·         Made connections to existing water mains at Maple Leaf and north end of project
·         Installed new 8-inch water main along the project

Work Anticipated to be Performed, June 26th to June 30th
·         Perform necessary testing and receive necessary approvals to place new water main into service
·         Storm sewer installation
·         Concrete sidewalk removal as determined
·         General site clean-up prior to July 4th Weekend

Work next week will be minimal due to waiting for necessary approvals prior to replacing water services to each individual home.

Many of you have likely heard in the news about the potential for construction shut-downs associated without having a state budget passed by the legislature. This project is not affected by that potential shut-down since no State or Federal funds are being utilized.  This project is 100% funded by the Village of Glenview; therefore, work will continue without delay.

Thanks again for your patience as you have been dealing with water main shut-downs to make the needed connections to the existing water main.

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.