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Sep 19

2014 Contract E - Construction Update - 09/15/2014 - 09/20/2014

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Eric Heiker

Work on Contract E includes removal of 3” of asphalt street pavement and asphalt replacement, as well as removal & replacement of concrete sidewalk ramps at crosswalk areas. This crosswalk work is required to gain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design.  There may also be areas of new crosswalks constructed. 
  
Below is a summary of work operations on each street.  Scheduled days of work may change due to weather, equipment breakdown, or other delays.


Mark Avenue (Timothy - Madelyn)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced.  Pavement removal has been completed.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 12.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement was paved on Monday, August 25.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.  See notice for more detailed information.

Mark, Berkshire, Marshall - Pavement Removal & Replacement Notice



Berkshire Lane (Wolf - Marcella)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced.  Pavement removal has been completed.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 12.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement was paved on Monday, August 25.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.  See notice for more detailed information.

Mark, Berkshire, Marshall - Pavement Removal & Replacement Notice



Marshall Drive (Millers - Dulles)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced.  Pavement removal has been completed.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 12.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 26.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.  See notice for more detailed information.

Mark, Berkshire, Marshall - Pavement Removal & Replacement Notice

  

Westmere Road (Little Path - Farthing)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced.  Pavement removal has been completed.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 12.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement was paved on Monday, August 25.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.  See notice for more detailed information.

Westmere, Walnut, Cordial - Pavement Removal & Replacement Notice



Walnut Avenue (Clark - Mt. Prospect)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced.  Pavement removal was completed on Thursday, August 7.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 12.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 26.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.  See notice for more detailed information.

Westmere, Walnut, Cordial - Pavement Removal & Replacement Notice



Cordial Drive (Marshall - Elmhurst)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced.  Pavement removal was completed on Thursday, August 7.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 12.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement was paved on Wednesday, August 27.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.

See notice for more detailed information.

Westmere, Walnut, Cordial - Pavement Removal & Replacement Notice



Woodland Avenue (River - Grove)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced. Pavement removal was completed on Friday, August 22.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Wednesday, August 27.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement is scheduled to be paved on Friday, September 19.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future. 



Elk Boulevard (Rand - Dead End)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced. Pavement removal was completed on Friday, August 22.  The first layer of asphalt pavement is scheduled was paved on Wednesday, August 27.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement is scheduled to be paved next week.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future. 



Prairie Avenue (First - Wolf)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced. Pavement removal was completed on Monday, August 11.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Tuesday, August 19.  Manholes in the pavement were adjusted, and the final layer of pavement was paved on Tuesday, September 2.  Landscape restoration with sod and pavement striping will occur in the near future. 

   

Laurel Avenue (Thacker - Prairie)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk has been removed and replaced.  Pavement removal was completed on Monday, August 25.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Thursday, August 28.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement is scheduled to be paved next week.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future. 



Center Street (Oakton - Prairie)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk is scheduled to be removed and replaced this week.  Pavement removal is scheduled for removal from Monday, August 25 through Wednesday, August 27.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Thursday, August 28 and Wednesday, September 3.  Next, any manholes in the pavement that need to be adjusted will be worked on, and the final layer of pavement can be paved soon after. 



Pearson Street (Thacker - Prairie)
No concrete sidewalk or curb is scheduled to be replaced on Pearson.  Pavement removal was completed on Monday, August 25.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Thursday, August 28.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted, and the final layer of pavement is scheduled to be paved next week.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future. 



Howard Avenue (Plainfield - Lee)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement was completed on Monday, August 25.  Pavement removal was completed on Tuesday, August 26.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Wednesday, September 3.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted.  There are several concrete punch list items still to correct.  Once these items are completed, the final layer of pavement can be scheduled to be paved.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.  



Shepard Drive (Howard - Irwin)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement was completed on Monday, August 25.  Pavement removal was completed on Tuesday, August 26.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Wednesday, September 3.  Any manholes in the pavement that need to be raised or lowered have been adjusted.  There are several concrete punch list items still to correct.  Once these items are completed, the final layer of pavement can be scheduled to be paved.  Landscape restoration and pavement striping will occur in the near future.  
   


Nimitz Drive (Curtis - Scott)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk is scheduled to be replaced this week.  Pavement removal is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27.  The first layer of asphalt pavement will be paved in the near future.



Maple Street (Howard - Oakton)
Concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk is scheduled to be replaced this week.  Pavement removal was completed on Wednesday, August 27.  The first layer of asphalt pavement was paved on Wednesday, September 3.  Next, any manholes in the pavement that need to be adjusted will be worked on, and the final layer of pavement can be paved soon after. 

See notice for detailed information:

2014 Contract E General Notice

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





Sep 19

2014 Contract C - Construction Update - 09/15/2014 - 09/20/2014

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Eric Heiker

Thacker Street - Wolf Road to First Avenue

The existing pavement has been removed and the first layer of new asphalt pavement has been paved.  Next, the sewer subcontractor will adjust any structures in the pavement to the proper elevation.  Any remaining concrete items will also be completed soon.  After these items are completed, the contractor can pave the final layer of asphalt pavement, and any remaining sod can be placed.

See notice below for detailed info on the scope of work on Thacker.

Thacker Street General Notice


Bedford Lane - Millers Road to Bradley Street

The first layer of new asphalt pavement was paved on Friday, September 12.  Next, the sewer subcontractor will adjust any structures in the pavement to the proper elevation.  Topsoil and sod placement will also occur soon.

See notice below for detailed info on the scope of work on Bedford.

Bedford Lane General Notice


Dennis Place - Forest Avenue to Webster Lane

The pavement removal and aggregate base placement has been completed.  Next, the concrete subcontractor will replace sidewalk, curb, and driveway aprons.  Once the concrete items are completed, the contractor can pave the first layer of new asphalt pavement.

Work on Dennis includes complete road reconstruction and widening, storm sewer extension, fire hydrant removal & replacement, all new concrete curb & gutter and driveway aprons, removal & replacement of sidewalk (as necessary), and landscape restoration with sod.  Any driveway apron less than ten feet wide at the sidewalk will be widened to ten feet.  This project may last until the end of October. 


Willson Drive - Florian Drive to King Lane

Pavement removal was completed on Thursday, September 18.  Next, the contractor will grade the existing stone base to the proper elevation.  Asphalt ramps will be paved in front of driveways to provide access.  The contractor is hoping to pave the first layer of new asphalt pavement early next week. 

Work on Willson includes 6" pavement removal & replacement, concrete sidewalk, curb & gutter, and driveway apron removal & replacement (all concrete items replaced only as necessary), and landscape restoration with sod.  


Pine Street - Howard Avenue to Everett Avenue

The contractor continues to work on constructing the new storm sewer on Pine.  This work is expected to last another week to ten days. 

Work on Pine (from Prospect to Everett) includes complete road reconstruction and widening, storm sewer extension, fire hydrant removal & replacement, all new concrete curb & gutter and driveway aprons, removal & replacement of sidewalk (as necessary), and landscape restoration with sod.  This project may last until the end of October. 

Work on Pine (from Howard to Prospect) includes 6" pavement removal & replacement including road widening, new storm sewer, fire hydrant removal & replacement, all new concrete driveway aprons, removal & replacement of sidewalk (as necessary), and landscape restoration with sod. This project may last until the end of October.  


Wille Road - Marshall Drive to Elmhurst Street

The contractor paved Wille on Monday, August 18.  Pavement striping will be placed in the near future. 


White Street - Oakton to Prospect

The contractor paved White on Monday, August 18.  Pavement striping and traffic signal detector loops will be placed in the near future.  See notice for more information.

White Street Pavement Removal


Orchard Street - Wicke to Forest

Des Plaines Public Works paved Orchard Street.  Pavement striping will be placed in the near future.See notice for more information.

Orchard Street Pavement Removal


Prospect Avenue - Lee to Ash

Des Plaines Public Works paved Prospect Avenue.  Pavement striping will be placed in the near future.  See notice for more information.

Prospect Avenue Pavement Removal


Drake Lane - Wolf to Stratford

The pavement on Drake was removed on Friday, September 5.  Unfortunately, the work was not completed due to equipment breakdown.  The contractor will return on Friday, September 19 to complete the pavement removal.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Drake in the near future.


Stillwell Drive - Sunset to Craig

The pavement on Stillwell was removed on Thursday, September 18.  Work includes 2" pavement resurfacing.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Stillwell in the near future.


Lynn Court - Dulles to Cul de sac

The pavement on Lynn was removed on Friday, September 5.  Des Plaines Public Works paved Lynn Court on Tuesday, September 16.  Pavement striping will be placed in the near future. 


Craig Drive - Patton to Scott

The pavement on Craig was removed on Thursday, September 18.  Work includes 2" pavement resurfacing.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Craig in the near future.


Walnut Avenue - DP River Rd to Center

The pavement on Walnut was removed on Saturday, September 13.  Work includes 2" pavement patching and resurfacing.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Walnut in the near future.


 Please contact Eric Heiker at (847) 561-0720 or eheiker@desplaines.org if you have any questions.
Sep 18

Ellinwood Street and Lee Street Watermain (Downtown Streetscape, Phase II)

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Debbie Sandacz

The Streetscape/Roadway improvements as part of the 2014 Capital Improvement Program, Ellinwood Street (Graceland Ave. to Pearson St.) and Lee Street Water Main (TIF#1 Downtown Streetscape Phase II) is underway. The City Contractor is Lorusso Cement Contractors Inc., and the City of Des Plaines has retained Spaceco, Inc. to observe all construction operations.

Below is a tentative schedule for each phase.

The
overall project completion date is Friday, August 14, 2015. This schedule is tentative and all work is weather dependent. Unknown utility conflicts may also cause delays.

Your
patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated during construction. For your safety, please observe all construction signs and flag persons around the work areas.  If you have any questions or concerns related to this project, please contact me at (847) 867-6420 or mfisette@spacecoinc.com.
 


Area
1 (Ellinwood St., Pearson St. to Library) and 

Area 2 (Ellinwood St., Library to Lee St.) August 4 to December

Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers, Landscaping, Furniture.

Area 3 (Lee St. Watermain , Miner St. to Ellinwood St.) April 1, 2015 to May 1, 2015 

Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers , Landscaping, Furniture. 

Area 4 (Lee St., Miner St. to Bank Building) ; 

Area
5 (Ellinwood St., Bank Building to Graceland Ave.) May 4, 2015 to July 31, 2015

Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers , Landscaping, Furniture.

Area 6 Northwest Highway Beautification April 1, 2015 to May 1, 2015

Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers, , Landscaping, Furniture.

All Areas  

July 31, 2015 to August 15, 2015

  Punch list.


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