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Jul 31

2015 Capital Improvement Program - Contract C - Construction Update - 07/31/2015

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:06 PM by Eric Heiker

Market Street and Metropolitan Way - Metro Square
Pavement removal and resurfacing work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 3. 

To minimize the disruption to traffic and businesses, this work will be completed in two phases.  The contractor has been instructed to open the parking areas each night after they are done working for the day.  All crosswalks will remain in place.

Phase One will require the closure of Market Street from Lee Street to Pearson Street, as well as the half-circle parking area.  This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 3, 7:00 AM, weather permitting, and is expected to take three days.  Two-way traffic will be set up for the Metro Square ground floor parking garage with access from Metropolitan Way.

The current schedule is: 
Monday, August 3 - Market Street pavement removal
Tuesday, August 4 - Market Street pavement replacement
Wednesday, August 5 - Market Street pavement striping

Phase Two will require the closing of Metropolitan Way from Miner Street to Market Street.  This work is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, August 10, 7:00 AM, and is also expected to take three days, weather permitting.  Phase Two requires the closure of the parking garage entrance on Metropolitan Way.  Instead, two-way traffic will be necessary from the Market Street entrance.


The current schedule is: 
Monday, August 10 - Metropolitan Way pavement removal
Tuesday, August 11 - Metropolitan Way pavement replacement
Wednesday, August 12 - Metropolitan Way pavement striping

Work on Market Street and Metropolitan Way involves 2 inch pavement removal and resurfacing.  The Metro Square parking garage will remain accessible during this pavement work. The ground floor parking areas will be reconfigured to allow for two way traffic. 

Metro Square Parking Lot Resurfacing Notice


Metra Parking Lot between Graceland & Lee, and between Northwest Highway & RR tracks
Pavement removal and resurfacing work is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, August 3. 

The current schedule is: 
Monday, August 3 - pavement removal
Tuesday, August 4 - pavement replacement
Wednesday, August 5 - pavement striping

Work on this parking lot involves 2 inch pavement removal and resurfacing.  This parking lot will be closed during this pavement work.  

Metra Parking Lot Resurfacing Notice


Southwest Place - West Grant to West Villa
Pavement patching was completed this week.  The final layer of pavement surface will be paved in the near future.  Sod will be placed after Labor Day

Work on Southwest Place involves new 8 inch water main, various storm sewer improvements, and complete street reconstruction and reprofiling. All curb will be removed and replaced. All driveway aprons will be replaced with concrete. Sidewalk will be replaced as needed. Six inches of asphalt pavement will be paved on Southwest. Landscape restoration will be completed with sod. Pavement striping and street signs will also be replaced. 


Northwest Place - West Grant to Thacker
The sewer subcontractor has completed the new storm sewer main system on Northwest.  Within the next week, any damaged curb and sidewalk will be removed and replaced.  Once the concrete work has been completed, the contractor will resurface Northwest.

Work on Northwest Place involves new 36 inch storm sewer and new 8 inch water main. Miscellaneous sidewalk and curb will be replaced.  No driveway aprons are scheduled for removal. Three inches of pavement will be removed and resurfaced on Northwest.  Landscape restoration will be completed with sod. Pavement striping and street signs will also be replaced.


Northeast Place - East Grant to Thacker
The contractor has augered the new 36 inch storm sewer under a multitude of buried utilities at Thacker Street.  Next week, they will continue construction of the 36 inch storm sewer.

Work on Northeast Place involves new 36 inch storm sewer. Miscellaneous sidewalk and curb will be replaced. No driveway aprons are scheduled for removal. Storm sewer trenches in pavement will be patched. Northeast Place between Thacker and Grant is not scheduled for pavement resurfacing this year. Landscape restoration will be completed with sod. Pavement striping and street signs will also be replaced.  Start date to be determined.


Oxford Road - Oakton Street to Forest Avenue
The contractor has completed construction of the 8" water main and new fire hydrants.  The water main has been chlorinated and we are waiting for test results to come back from the lab.  Upon passing these tests, the contractor will connect new water services to each house near the Right-of-Way line.

Work on Oxford Road involves new 8 inch water main and new 15 inch concrete storm sewer. All ditches and culverts will be removed and replaced with storm catch basins. Fire hydrants will be added, and their locations will be changed to conform to current building codes. All driveway aprons will be replaced with concrete. The pavement on Oxford will be widened from the existing 18 to 22 feet to a width of 25 feet. Six inches of asphalt pavement will be paved on Oxford. Several diseased ash trees will be cut down on Oxford. Landscape restoration will be completed with sod. Pavement striping and street signs will also be replaced.  Start date to be determined.


Lincoln Avenue - Oxford Road to Wolf Road
The contractor has started work on the new storm sewer laterals crossing Lincoln Avenue. 

Work on Lincoln Avenue includes new 12 inch concrete storm sewer. All ditches and culverts will be removed and replaced with storm catch basins. Old fire hydrants will be replaced. All driveway aprons will be replaced with concrete. The pavement on Lincoln will be widened from the existing 20 feet to a width of 25 feet. Six inches of asphalt pavement will be paved on Lincoln. Landscape restoration will be completed with sod. Pavement striping and street signs will also be replaced. 


Forest Avenue - Des Plaines River Road to west dead end
Resurfacing was completed on June 9.

Work on Forest involves pavement resurfacing and removal & replacement of sidewalk ramps at intersections. Three inches of asphalt pavement will be resurfaced. Landscape restoration will be completed with sod. Pavement striping and street signs will also be replaced. 


Des Plaines River Road at Harding Avenue
Work is scheduled to begin in mid to late August.  

Work at this location involves construction of approximately 150 feet of 12 inch water main.  This work will require the closure of the eastbound Rand exit ramp to southbound Lee.  


The following streets are scheduled for 3" pavement removal and resurface:

Rusty Drive - David to Pratt - completed 5/18/15
Birch Street - Everett to Howard - completed 5/18/15
Douglas Avenue - Jarvis to Howard - completed 5/19/15
Jeanette Street - Forest to Van Buren - completed 6/10/15
Oakwood Avenue - Jeanette to Second - start date to be determined
Webford Avenue - Graceland to Arlington - completed 7/7/15
Walnut Avenue - Marshall to Willson - completed 7/8/15
Little Path Road - Westmere to Bradley - completed 7/7/15
Michael Road - Wilkins to west cul de sac - completed 6/10/15
Everett Avenue - Lee to Mannheim - start date to be determined
Spruce Avenue - Prospect to Howard - start date to be determined
Northeast Place - East Grant to East Villa - start date to be determined


Please contact Eric Heiker at (847) 561-0720 or eheiker@desplaines.org if you have any questions.

Jul 31

2015 Contract A – Project Update 8/3/15

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:01 PM by Becka Shipp

All work is weather permitting.  Unknown utility conflicts may also cause delays.

Prospect-Dexter


The next phase of work will be paving the base layer of asphalt pavement.  This work has not been scheduled yet.  More information will be available soon.


Dexter-Everett

The contractor will continue installing storm sewer at various locations on Everett from Lee to Dexter and on Dexter from Everett Ln to Everett Ave.


Jarlath


The start of work on Jarlath has been delayed.  It is anticipated the work will begin on or about August 10.


Grove

The contractor may begin miscellaneous utility work this week.  No schedule has been set at this time.  More information will be available soon.
Jul 24

2015 Contract A – Project Update 7/27/15

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 3:45 PM by Becka Shipp

All work is weather permitting.  Unknown utility conflicts may also cause delays.

Prospect-Dexter

The contractor will begin roadway preparation work on Monday, July 27 on Prospect (between Lee and Dexter) and Dexter (between Prospect and Everett Avenue).  They will remove driveway aprons, excavate the roadway widening and grade the stone base in preparation for new pavement.  This work is expected to take approximately 10 days.

Click here for the notification->Prospect - Dexter Removals and Roadway Grading

Everett
The contractor will continue transferring individual water service from the old main to the new main on Everett.

They will also complete miscellaneous storm sewer work.

On Wednesday, July 29, the contractor will make final water main connections on Lee Street at Everett Lane and Everett Avenue.  To complete this work, the section of Lee Street between the intersections of Everett Lane and Everett Avenue will be closed to all traffic on Wednesday, July 29 from 7:00am to 5:00pm.  This work will require a water main shut down for residents on Lee Street between Prospect Avenue and Manheim Road.

Click here for the notification->Water Main Shut Down Lee St (Prospect to Manheim)

Jarlath
The start of work on Jarlath has been delayed.  It is anticipated the work will begin on or about August 10.

Grove
The contractor may begin miscellaneous utility work this week.  No schedule has been set at this time.  More information will be available soon.


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