Friday, August 18, 2017

Final Layer of Asphalt Surface Pavement being Scheduled

Work Performed, August 14th to 18th   
·         Started final testing of water main
·         Made repairs to water main identified during testing
·         Adjust manholes prior to final grade
·         Excavate, grade, and install topsoil in landscape area
·         Internally televising underground storm and sanitary sewers
·         General site clean-up.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, August 21st to August 25th  
·         Complete final testing of water main
·         Complete excavation, grading, and installation of topsoil in landscape areas
·         Pave final layer of asphalt

The contractor will continue to install and grade topsoil; however, sod will not be installed until mid-September when the growing conditions are typically more favorable.

Hopefully a majority of the construction work, with the exception of sod installation, will be completed in the next 1-2 weeks.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Preparing for Final Layer of Asphalt Pavement

Work Performed, July 31st to August 11th  
·         Graded base course of gravel prior to paving first layers of asphalt pavement
·         Paved first layer of asphalt pavement
·         Restored concrete driveways
·         Prepared for asphalt driveway restorations
·         Reinstalled mailboxes

Work Anticipated to be Performed, August 14th to August 18th
·         Perform final testing of water main
·         Adjust manholes prior to final paving
·         Perform internal televising of sewers
·         Rough grade and install topsoil along the edge of pavement

With the installation of the first layers of asphalt pavement, hopefully the driving condition are much improved by reducing the amount of dust and providing a smooth driving surface. The asphalt driveways will be restored following the installation of the surface layer of asphalt.

The contractor will be working to performing several miscellaneous tasks prior to paving the final layer of asphalt including all final testing of the underground work performed.

The contractor will be installing and grading topsoil; however, sod will not be installed until mid-September when the growing conditions are typically more favorable.

Hopefully a majority of the construction work, with the exception of sod installation, will be completed in the next 2-3 weeks.

 

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Roadway Excavation Nearly Complete. Paving Next Week.

Work Performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Performed excavation and installation of gravel base materials within pavement widening area.
·         Removed unstable materials under proposed pavement widening area.
·         Removed existing asphalt pavement
·         Excavated under existing pavement and installed new gravel base materials

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 31st to August 4th 
·         Fine grading of aggregate base materials
·         Paving first layer of asphalt pavement
·         Rough grading of landscape restoration areas

It is anticipated the first layer asphalt pavement will be installed next week. This is a major project milestone because the amount of dust will be greatly reduced as well as providing a smooth driving surface.

Thank you for all your patience as you have been traveling along a roadway under construction for an extended period of time.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Roadway Widening Started

Work Performed, July 17th to July 21st  
·         Started excavation for roadway widening
·         Removed driveways in preparation for roadway improvements

Work Anticipated to be performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Continue with excavation for roadway widening
·         Remove existing asphalt pavement to allow for new pavement to be installed
·         Grading the existing roadway prior to paving first layer of asphalt pavement.

Roadway improvements along Queens Road will continue next week.  The roadway improvements include pavement widening, removing the existing asphalt pavement, making needed repairs to existing base under the roadway, and new asphalt pavement.

There have been several unforeseen delays over the past weeks, including inclement weather and threat for heavy rains.  Due to the work being performed, we were closely watching the forecast to ensure the work could be completed during dry weather as much as possible. Please be assured the Village and contractor are committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding during these delays.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Roadway Improvements to Begin

Work Performed, July 10th to July 14th
·         Completed water service installation for future connections.

Work Anticipated to be performed, July 17th to July 21st   
·         Begin roadway improvements.

Roadway improvements along Queens Road are expected to begin next week.  The roadway improvements will include pavement widening, removing the existing asphalt pavement, making needed repairs to existing base under the roadway, and new asphalt pavement.

Thank you for all your patience and understanding as you deal with living in a construction area along your street.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Water Service Installations Completed. Roadway Improvements to Begin

Work Performed, June 26th to June 30th   
·         Water service installation for future connection by home-owner.
·         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
·         Begin roadway improvements.

Roadway improvements along Queens Road are expected to begin next week.  The roadway improvements will include pavement widening, removing the existing asphalt pavement, making needed repairs to existing base under the roadway, and new asphalt pavement.

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 Service Installation to Begin

Work Performed, June 19th to June 23rd  
·         No work performed

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 26th to June 30th  
·         Water service installations.
·         General site clean-up in preparation for July 4th Weekend.

This week, the contractor will begin installing new water services to each home for connection by the homeowner at a future date. We will attempt to contact you to determine the best place for the water service to make it easiest for future connections. If you do have a preferred location, please contact us to schedule a time to meet.

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.