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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.

Jul 30

2014 Contract E - Construction Update - 07/28/2014 - 08/01/2014

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM by Eric Heiker

Street improvement work on Contract E is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 30.   Contract E contains sixteen streets to be resurfaced throughout the City of Des Plaines. 

STREET NAME                 LIMITS
Mark Avenue                     Timothy- Madelyn
Berkshire Lane                  Wolf- Marcella
Marshall Drive                   Millers- Dulles
Westmere Road                Little Path-Farthing
Walnut Avenue                  Clark- Mt. Prospect
Cordial Drive                      Marshall- Elmhurst
Woodland Avenue             River - Grove
Elk Boulevard                    Rand- Dead End
Prairie Avenue                   First- Wolf
Laurel Avenue                   Thacker- Prairie
Center Street                     Oakton - Prairie
Pearson Street                  Thacker- Prairie
Howard Avenue                 Plainfield- Lee
Shepard Drive                    Howard- Irwin
Nimitz Drive                        Curtis-Scott
Maple Street                       Howard-Oakton

Work 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. 

See notice for detailed information:

2014 Contract E General Notice

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


Jul 30

2014 Contract C - Construction Update - 07/28/2014 - 08/01/2014

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM by Debbie Sandacz

Thacker Street - Wolf Road to First Avenue

The contractor will begin removing concrete sidewalk, driveway aprons, and curb & gutter on the south side of Thacker, working from First Ave to Wolf Rd.  All residents who will lose driveway access will be notified in advance.    

The concrete subcontractor is tentatively scheduled to begin framing and pouring concrete sidewalk on Tuesday of this week.  Curb & gutter will be poured later this week, and aprons will be poured soon after.

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

Thacker Street General Notice

Bedford Lane - Millers Road to Bradley Street

Work is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, August 1st.  Notices will be delivered to residents prior to work starting on Bedford.  Work on Bedford includes new 12" RCP storm sewer, fire hydrant removal & replacement, concrete sidewalk, curb & gutter, and driveway apron removal & replacement (if 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

 Please contact Eric Heiker at (847) 561-0720 or if you have any questions.
Jul 25

2014 Contract A – Construction Update 7/28/14

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM by Becka Shipp

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

Seegers Road

The new water main has been tested and approved by the IEPA to put into service.  The contractor is scheduled to begin transferring water services on Tuesday, July 29.

There will be various water main shut downs scheduled to make final connections to the new and old system.   Residents and businesses will be notified once a detailed schedule has been set.

Henry Avenue
The contractor will continue repairs on the sanitary sewer system.

Point repairs (excavation and replacement of pipe) will take place on the 1500 block of Henry at various locations.

The contractor will begin the sanitary sewer lining work on Monday, July 28.  Click here for more information->Sanitary Sewer Repairs and Lining - HENRY

Whitcomb Avenue
The contractor will begin the sanitary sewer lining work on Tuesday, July 29.  Click here for more information->Sanitary Sewer Lining - WHITCOMB

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