Friday, August 18, 2017

Final Layer of Asphalt Paving to be Scheduled

Work Performed, August 14th to August 18th  
·         Made repairs to water main system
·         Restored driveways and pavement damaged to make repairs
·         Final testing was performed and passed.
·         Adjusted structures to final grade
·         General site clean-up
·         Miscellaneous tasks prior to project close-out.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, August 21st to August 25th  
·         Pave final layer of asphalt
·         Sod Restoration, to be performed in mid-September when growing conditions are typically more favorable.

Asphalt paving was not performed as anticipated due rain and threat of rain on Thursday and Friday. We are anticipating the final asphalt layer will be paved next week. We will provide a notice of the paving schedule.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Preparing for Final Layer of Asphalt Paving

Work Performed, July 31st to August 11th
·         Complete concrete curb & gutter installation
·         Installed concrete sidewalks and driveways
·         Graded roadway prior to paving first layers of asphalt
·         Paved first layer of asphalt pavement
·         Rough grading and topsoil installation behind sidewalks
·         Replaced asphalt driveways as needed.
·         Perform testing of water main system as required per Village requirements

Work Anticipated to be Performed, August 14th to August 18th  
·         Make repairs to water main system that were identified in testing
·         Make final adjustments to structures
·         Restore areas damaged to make needed repairs
·         Pave final layer of asphalt

Thank you to all the residents along the roadway that were without access a few weeks back due to the concrete work in front of your homes. Your patience and understanding was greatly appreciated.

The contractor has continued to grade and install topsoil in the areas of landscape restoration; however, the sod will not be installed until mid-September when growing conditions are more favorable.

The final testing of the water main did find a few area that contractor needs to repair. The contractor will be making these repairs and restoring any damaged areas prior to installing the final surface layer of asphalt. With the first layers of asphalt installed, the amount of dust was greatly reduced and a smooth driving surface was provided.

We are hopeful the majority of the construction work will be completed in the next 1-2 weeks with the exception of sod installation.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Concrete Work On-Going. Paving Next Week.

Work Performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Removed existing concrete pavement
·         Completed roadway excavation and installation of gravel base materials
·         Removed existing concrete sidewalk.
·         Removed existing driveway materials.
·         Poured concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 31st to August 4th 
·         Complete pouring concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk
·         Rough grading of landscape behind concrete sidewalk
·         Fine grading of gravel base materials
·         Pave first layers of asphalt pavement
·         Driveway restorations.

Sections of the concrete sidewalk will be skipped to allow for access to each home during concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk construction. This will allow you to step over the concrete curb & gutter without needing to get over the new concrete sidewalk as well. The concrete can be walked on the day after it is poured, but takes several days prior to driving a vehicle over the new concrete.

Thank you for all your understanding as driveway access has been restricted during concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk construction. Please be assured the Village is committed to ensuring the work is completed as quickly as possible and driveway access is restored as soon as possible. It is anticipated that driveway access will be restored by Friday, August 4th.  Driveway access will be restored once the concrete is properly cured and the first layers of asphalt pavement are installed.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Roadway Excavation to Begin

Work Performed, July 17th to July 21st  
·         Completed water service replacements
·         Made final connections to existing water main
·         Abandoned / removed existing fire hydrants and valves no longer in service.
·         Began removing sidewalk in preparation for roadway improvements.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Perform roadway excavation and installation of gravel base.

The underground utility improvements (water main, storm sewer, sanitary sewer) are now completed.

The next phase of construction will be the roadway reconstruction phase. This phase of construction will consists of removing the existing asphalt pavement, repairing any areas of the existing soil below the pavement that are failing, installing new aggregate base, new concrete curb & gutter, new concrete sidewalks, and asphalt pavement.

As the roadway construction phase has started, access to Parkview Lane will be limited during working hours. As you have been dealing with over the past several weeks, heavy construction equipment and number of workers has made it very difficult to travel along Parkview Lane. Next week during working hours, the contractor will be excavating the entire roadway width to remove the existing pavement and perform the work associated with reconstructing the roadway. We ask that you remove your vehicles prior to working hours, then following work completing for the day, you will have access to your driveways.  During concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk installation, driveway access will be restricted for approximately 7 to 10 days. The Village of Glenview will be hand-delivering letters with exact dates of the driveway and travel restrictions as well as parking options, please be on the look-out for these letters on your front door.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding. There have been several unforeseen delays, including inclement weather, that have caused this project to last longer than anticipated. The Village and contractor are committed to getting this project done as quickly as possible.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Water Service Replacements On-Going. Roadway Improvements to Begin

Work Performed, July 10th to July 14th    
·         Completed water main testing and placed the new water main into service.
·         Began replacing water services to individual homes.

Work Anticipated to be Performed Next Week, July 17th to July 21st  
·         Complete water service replacement
·         Make final connections to existing water main
·         Potentially begin roadway improvements

It is anticipated the underground utility portion of the project will be completed by the end of next week including new water main installation, water service replacement, and storm sewer improvements. The next phase of construction will be the roadway reconstruction phase. This phase of construction will consists of removing the existing asphalt pavement, repairing any areas of the existing soil below the pavement that are failing, installing new aggregate base, new concrete curb & gutter, new concrete sidewalks, and asphalt pavement.

During roadway construction, access to Parkview Lane will be limited during working hours. As you have been dealing with over the past several weeks, heavy construction equipment and work has made it very difficult to travel along Parkview Lane. During working hours, the contractor will be excavating the entire roadway width to remove the existing pavement and perform the work associated with reconstructing the roadway. We ask that you remove your vehicles prior to working hours, then following work completing for the day, you will have access to your driveways.  During concrete curb & gutter installation, driveway access will be restricted for approximately 7 to 10 days. The Village of Glenview will be hand-delivering letters with exact dates of the driveway and travel restrictions as well as parking options, please be on the look-out for these letters on your front door.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as you live with construction along your street.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Water Main Testing to Continue

Work Performed, June 26th to June 30th   
·         Completed storm sewer installation
·         Testing of water main prior to placing into service

Work Anticipated to be Performed Next Week, July 3rd to July 7th
·         Contractor is expected to work on-site on Monday, July 3rd
·         No work anticipated on-site on Tuesday, July 4th
·         Continue performing tests on water main prior to placing water main into service.

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

Storm Sewer Installation On-Going

Work Performed, June 19th to June 23rd  
·         Completed water main installation
·         Began performing testing and receiving necessary approvals prior to placing newly installed water main into service
·         Storm sewer installation

Work Anticipated to be Performed Next Week, June 26th to June 30th
·         Finalize testing and receive approvals to place water main into service
·         Complete storm sewer installation
·         Begin water service replacements
·         General site clean-up in prior to July 4th Weekend.

Next week, the contractor will begin 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.

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.

Thank you for all your patience as you are dealing with the inconveniences that come with living in a construction area.