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Welcome to the City of Des Plaines Construction Update Blog.
This site will contain up to date information on all road construction within the City of Des Plaines.

Aug 29

2014 Contract A – Construction Update 9/2/14

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM by Becka Shipp

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

Seegers Road

The contractor anticipates beginning concrete repairs mid to late this week.  More information will be available soon.

Henry Avenue

The contractor will continue concrete removals, excavation and stone grading.  The contractor will begin the concrete work on Tuesday, September 2.  Access to driveways will be closed in order to construct the curb and driveway aprons.  This work is anticipated to take a maximum of 14 days.  Click here for the notification.->Henry Ave - Concrete Work

Whitcomb Avenue

The contractor will continue miscellaneous fire hydrant installations and various sewer repairs.

The new water main will also be tested this week.  The main will be flushed, pressurized and then chlorinated.  The testing procedure is expected to take 4-5 days.  Once the main is approved by the IEPA, the contractor will begin transferring the water services.  There will also be various water main shut downs scheduled to make final connections to the new and old system.   Residents will be notified once the schedule has been set.
Aug 26

2014 Contract E - Construction Update - 08/25/2014 - 08/29/2014

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:25 PM 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.  Any damaged parkway areas will be restored with sod.  
 
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.  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.  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.  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.  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.  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 is scheduled to be paved on Wednesday, August 27, weather permitting.

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 is scheduled to be paved on Wednesday, August 27, weather permitting.  After that, 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. 


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 to be paved on Wednesday, August 27, weather permitting.  After that, 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. 



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.  After that, 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. 

 
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 will be paved 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 will be paved in the near future.


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 will be paved 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 will be paved 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 will be paved 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 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27.  The first layer of asphalt pavement will be paved in the near future.

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.

Aug 26

2014 Contract C - Construction Update - 08/25/2014 - 08/29/2014

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM by Eric Heiker

Thacker Street - Wolf Road to First Avenue

The concrete subcontractor will continue to frame and pour concrete sidewalk, curb & gutter, and driveway aprons this week. New curb will be backfilled with dirt, and parkway areas will be prepped for sod.

Pavement removal will start once all new concrete curb & gutter is poured.

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 concrete subcontractor will begin framing and pouring concrete curb, driveway aprons, and sidewalk this week.  Unfortunately, the recent rains and soggy conditions have made it impossible to pour any concrete on Bedford.

Work on Bedford includes new 12" RCP storm sewer, fire hydrant removal & replacement, removal & replacement of concrete sidewalk, curb & gutter, and driveway aprons (as necessary), as well as 6" pavement removal & replacement and landscape restoration with sod.  This project may last until the end of September.

Bedford Lane General Notice


Dennis Place - Forest Avenue to Webster Lane

The contractor will continue working on new storm sewer and fire hydrant replacement this week.  

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

The contractor removed concrete curb, sidewalk, and driveway aprons from the west side of Willson last week.  The concrete subcontractor is scheduled to frame and pour all concrete on the west side of Willson this week, weather permitting.  Once the concrete has sufficiently cured, the driveways on the west side will be opened up, and the contractor will begin removal of the concrete on the east side of Willson.  

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 schedule to begin work on Pine is not currently known. 

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.  


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 will pave Orchard on Monday, August 25.  See notice for more information.

Orchard Street Pavement Removal


Prospect Avenue - Lee to Ash

Des Plaines Public Works will pave Prospect on Monday, August 25.  See notice for more information.

Prospect Avenue Pavement Removal


Drake Lane - Wolf to Stratford

Work on Drake is not currently scheduled.  Work includes 2" pavement resurfacing.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Drake in the near future.


Stillwell Drive - Sunset to Craig

Work on Stillwell is not currently scheduled.  Work includes 2" pavement resurfacing.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Stillwell in the near future.


Lynn Court - Dulles to Cul de sac

Work on Lynn is not currently scheduled.  Work includes 2" pavement resurfacing.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Lynn in the near future.


Craig Drive - Patton to Scott

Work on Craig is not currently scheduled.  Work includes 2" pavement resurfacing.  Des Plaines Public Works will pave Craig in the near future.


Walnut Avenue - DP River Rd to Center

Work on Walnut is not currently scheduled.  Work includes 2" pavement 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.

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