Friday, December 5, 2014

Storm Sewer in Dewes/Henley Alley to Continue

The last few weeks the contractor has been trying to get as much of the project completed as possible prior to the construction season ending. The cold weather we experienced over the past few weeks came a little sooner than expected. Nonetheless, all the work anticipated to be completed was done.

The asphalt surface was installed on Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Elm Street prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. At the same time temporary asphalt surface was installed along Elm Street and Dewes Street. This work was completed just as some of the asphalt plants were closing for the season.

The contractor worked this past week along the project site performing a lot of miscellaneous tasks and clean-up work. Work included pouring benches in manholes, installing chimney seals in manholes, reinstalling street signs, removing debris from catch basins and inlets, grading landscape along Elm Street and Dewes, and removing equipment from the job site. The concrete contractor also applied a protective coating to all the concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveways.

The contractor also began working on the storm sewer in the backyard alley between Henley Street and Dewes Street. The contractor performed the tree removal and trimming to allow access to the site. The contractor also began stripping the topsoil from the work area.

Work yet to be completed this construction season includes:
·         Install storm sewer in back-yard alley between Henley Street and Dewes Street
·         Install water main at the east end of Linnenman Street near the railroad tracks.
·         Internal televising of storm sewers and sanitary sewers.
·         Patching of the temporary asphalt along Dewes Street.
·         Pavement Markings
·         Continued Site Clean-Up.

Work to be completed in the Spring of 2015 includes:
·         Roadway reconstruction of Dewes Street and Elm Street: Includes new aggregate base course, concrete curb & gutter, and asphalt pavement
·         Landscape Restoration: Any areas that were not fully landscaped will be restored with topsoil and sod.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding through this construction season. It was greatly appreciated.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Asphalt Surface Pavimg Scheduled for Next Week.

This past week, the DiMeo Brothers completed the water services along Dewes Street and made the final connections between the existing water main system and the new water main system at the intersections of Dewes Street & Spruce Street and Dewes Street & Elm Street. The water main improvements are now 100% completed and there are no further water main shut-downs anticipated.

The contractor also continued to install the storm sewer catch basins and inlets along Dewes Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street. All the storm sewer improvements within the roadway should be completed by the end of the week.

The previously installed asphalt pavement was prepared for asphalt surface paving including sweeping and cleaning. The asphalt surface in the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Street is scheduled to be milled on Saturday, November 22nd along with applying the tack coat on Henley Street and Lehigh Avenue in preparation for new asphalt surface. Other work completed this week included repairing a leak in the water main system, grading and installation of topsoil, laying sod, grading of the roadway in anticipation for temporary pavement, and manhole adjustments. The last of the sod has been installed along Lehigh Avenue and Henley Street for this season. Along Dewes Street and Elm Street, the landscape will be graded and topsoil will be installed for the winter months. Sod will be installed in the spring following the roadway reconstruction.

The final surface of asphalt pavement is scheduled to be completed on Monday, November 24th or Tuesday, November 25th, depending on work progress and weather conditions.

The roadway along Dewes Street and Elm Street will be graded and a temporary layer of asphalt installed for the winter months for easier snow-plowing and a better driving surface.

The week of December 1st, the contractor is anticipating to begin installing the storm sewer through the back-yard alley between Henley Street and Dewes Street west of Elm Street.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Underground Utility Improvements Wrapping Up. Landscape Restoration On-Going

Following the completion of the concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveways the week of November 3rd, the contractor continued with the roadway reconstruction of Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street.

Last week, the first two layers of asphalt pavement were installed on Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street.

The contractor also continued with landscape grading, installing topsoil, and laying sod along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Elm Street. The contractor will continue with landscape restoration this week with the hopes of having all the sod installed by the end of the week in this area. The sod will be evaluated again in the spring to ensure a healthy stand of grass is established and repair any areas that have settled.

DiMeo Brothers also excavated to raise manholes within the pavement to match the new asphalt surface level once it is completed.

The concrete contractor, Landmark Construction, was on-site pouring concrete sidewalks along Elm Street and Dewes Street. This was the last of the concrete work along the project for the year. The remaining concrete work will be completed in the Spring of 2015.

Once the required approvals were received to place the water main along Dewes Street into service, DiMeo began installing water services from Elm Street to Spruce Street. These will be the last water services to be installed along the project for this year.

This week, the sewer crew is anticipating to complete the remaining underground utility work along Dewes Street. This work will include the completion of water services, connections between the existing water main and the new water main, and installation of storm sewer catch basins and inlets.

The final water main shut-downs for the season are anticipated to be completed this week in order to make connections between the existing water main system and new water main system. The connections will occur at the intersection of Dewes Street and Elm Street as well as the intersection of Dewest Street and Spruce Street. Residents will be notified prior to the water main being turned off and service is disrupted.

Last week, the fencing contractor installed the chain link fence around the playground at Glenview Unite Methodist Church as well as the privacy on the south end of the detention pond.

The final lift of asphalt surface along Henley Street is currently scheduled for the Monday or Tuesday prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 24th or 25th.  Prior to the final asphalt surface being installed, the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Avenue will have the surface of the asphalt pavement milled. This will leave approximately a 2-inch bump in the roadway until the surface is completed. Signage will be installed to warn of the uneven pavement.

The storm sewer through the backyard “alley” south of Dewes Street will be completed after the Thanksgiving Holiday, likely the 1st or 2nd week of December.

The roadway reconstruction of Elm Street and Dewes Street will not be completed this construction season, but will be done early next year. Once the underground utility work is completed along these streets, the roadways will be graded and a 2-inch lift of asphalt will be installed over the entire roadway. This will provide a temporary driving surface during the winter months and allow for easier snow-plowing.  The temporary pavement will be evaluated throughout the winter months and any areas that fail will be repaired. Temporary asphalt will also be installed in any disturbed driveways and sidewalks.

The work to be completed in the spring will include removal of the temporary asphalt surface, excavation of the existing roadway, installation of new aggregate base materials, concrete curb & gutter, driveway restoration, concrete sidewalks at the intersections, asphalt pavement, and landscape restoration.

As evident by the falling temperatures, the construction season is nearing an end. The contractor is still committed to ensure the schedule items of work are completed prior the end of the season.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding throughout the entire construction process, it has been greatly appreciated. We do understand what a huge inconvenience living in and around a construction site can be. We hope you are satisfied with the end result as the asphalt pavement and landscape restoration is being completed.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Work on Saturday November 8th to Begin at 7:00 AM

DiMeo Brothers will be working on Henley Street between Elm Street and Harlem Avenue starting at 7:00 AM Saturday, November 8th in order to meet the paving schedule. Saturday’s start time is an hour earlier than previous Saturday work due to weather conditions and change in daylight savings time. The contractor will be completing the final grading of the aggregate material to prepare for asphalt paving on Monday November 10th. Monday the first two layers of asphalt pavement are scheduled to be installed on Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and Elm Street. After construction hours you will be able to park in from of your residence but please remember at 7:00am each morning to have vehicles removed from Henley Street until Tuesday November 11th so work can continue as scheduled.  Driveway access is scheduled to be reinstated Tuesday November 11th at 5:00 PM.

Thank you for your understanding dealing with this earlier start time.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Concrete Curb & Gutter This Week.

The roadway reconstruction of Henley Street continued throughout last week. The work included excavating the existing roadway and installing new aggregate base course from Washington Street west towards Elm Street. It is anticipated that the roadway excavation and aggregate base course installation along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street will be completed by this Tuesday.

This week the concrete curb & gutter is scheduled to be installed along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street. The anticipated schedule includes setting of string-line on Monday, November 3rd. Preparing the aggregate base and structure adjustments in the curb line on Tuesday. Pour concrete curb & gutter Wednesday. Pour concrete driveways and sidewalks on Thursday. We are requesting residents be out  of their driveways by 7:00 AM on Monday, November 3rd to facilitate this construction process. Residents will be out of their driveways until approximately November 12th. Residents are asked to park on the side streets during the normal working hours (7:00 AM to 5:00 PM), but will be allowed to park on the roadway in front of their homes during the overnight hours. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time of significant  inconvenience.

The week of November 10th, the first two layers of asphalt binder are scheduled to be installed along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street.

Last week, DiMeo Brothers continued with the underground water main improvements along Elm Street and Dewes Street. The contractor completed the water main installation on Elm Street from Henley to Dewes and along Dewes Street from Elm to Spruce. The water main installation for this construction season in now completed.

The contractor also performed the necessary testing and received and required approvals to begin installing water services on Elm Street from Henley Street to Dewes Street. These water services are currently scheduled to be installed this week.

The contractor also performed the connection between the existing water main system and the new water main system at the intersection of Henley Street and Washington Street on Saturday. Thank you for your patience while this water connection was made and your water services was disrupted.

Next week the contractor will perform the necessary testing and acquire needed approvals for the newly installed water main along Dewes Street from Elm Street to Spruce Street. Depending on timing of approvals, water services along Dewes Street may begin this week.

On Monday, a water main shut-down is anticipated to make connections between the existing water main system and new water main system at the intersection of Henley Street and Elm Street. Residents will be notified prior to the water main being turned off and service is disrupted.

This week water service installation will be completed on Elm Street between Henley Street and Dewes Street and may begin on Dewes Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street.  New water services will be installed from the new water main to the existing b-box within the Village right-of-way. New services will not be installed all the way to your home. During water service installation, water to individual homes will be turned off while the transition is made. Typically the water is turned off for 1-hour. The contractor will knock on the door of each home prior to turning off the water. It is difficult to determine the exact timing of the water shut-off; therefore, 24-hour notice is not given. The contractor will work with you to determine the best time to shut-off the water to the greatest extent possible.

Last week, the landscape contractor continued to work in the detention pond behind the Glenview Methodist Church and installed the grass seed and erosion blanket. The fence contractor also installed the split rail fence around the pond last week.

On Friday, October 31st  the contractor suspended all underground utility and roadway reconstruction operations in order to perform a significant amount of clean-up prior to Halloween.

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014


This past week, DiMeo Brothers continued with the underground storm, water, and sanitary sewer improvements along the project site. Work included installing inlets and catch basins on Henley Street, sanitary services along Dewes Street, water services on Henley Street between Washington Street and Elm Street, sanitary sewer mainline along Dewes Street, and water main along Elm Street.

Next week, the contractor will install the water main along Dewes Street from Elm Street to Spruce Street, sanitary sewer services along Dewes Street, and possibly begin water services along Elm Street.

The underground utility work is presently focused on Elm Street from Henley Street to Dewes Street and Dewes Street from Elm Street to Spruce Street. All the underground utility installations along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street is completed.

The contractor has started the necessary testing of the water main along Elm Street from Henley Street to Dewes Street and depending on when the acquired needed approvals are received, water services in this block may begin next week.   

Underground utility construction next week will include sanitary sewer services along Dewes Street, water main along Dewes Street, and storm sewer services on Dewes Street. There is also the possibility of additional connections of the new water main to the existing water main along Dewes Street at the Henley Street intersection and Dewes Street intersection. Should these connections be scheduled and water service be disrupted, all residents affected by the shut-down will be notified 24-hours in advance.

Next week water service installation may continue on Elm Street between Henley Street and Dewes Street.  New water services will be installed from the new water main to the existing b-box within the Village right-of-way. New services will not be installed all the way to your home. During water service installation, water to individual homes will be turned off while the transition is made. Typically the water is turned off for 1-hour. The contractor will knock on the door of each home prior to turning off the water. It is difficult to determine the exact timing of the water shut-off; therefore, 24-hour notice is not given. The contractor will work with you to determine the best time to shut-off the water to the greatest extent possible.

The roadway reconstruction of Henley Street also continued throughout the week. Work included sidewalk removal and replacement along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street, roadway grading of Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue and Lehigh Avenue, and roadway excavation of Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Washington Street.

The first two layers of asphalt pavement were installed along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue by Peter Baker and Sons, the asphalt paving sub-contractor.

Next week, the roadway reconstruction work will continue with landscape grading around the previously installed concrete sidewalk and areas previously disturbed due to underground utility construction.

The major item of construction for the upcoming weeks will be the roadway reconstruction of Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street. This work consists of removing the existing materials under the previous roadway, installing new aggregate base materials, concrete curb & gutter, and asphalt pavement.

Thank you again to all the residents in the neighborhood for your patience and understanding. We are aware of the upcoming Halloween Holiday and are continuing to make arrangements and assessing construction work schedules to accommodate the events anticipated on that evening.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Asphalt Paving anticipated to be completed east of Harlem Avenue. Roadway Reconstruction to continue west of Harlem.

Last week, DiMeo Brothers continued with the underground storm, water, and sanitary sewer improvements along the project site. Work included installing inlets and catch basins on Henley Street, sanitary and storm sewer services along Elm Street and Dewes Street, and installation of water services on Henley Street between Washington Street and Elm Street.

This week the contractor will continue with water services along Henley Street between Lincoln Street and Elm Street. The contractor will also begin installing new water main along Elm Street from Henley Street to Dewes Street and, depending on work progress, may begin installing the water main along Dewes Street from Elm to Spruce.

This week water service installation will continue on Henley Street between Lincoln Street and Elm Street.  New water services will be installed from the new water main to the existing b-box within the Village right-of-way. New services will not be installed all the way to your home. During water service installation, water to individual homes will be turned off while the transition is made. Typically the water is turned off for 1-hour. The contractor will knock on the door of each home prior to turning off the water. It is difficult to determine the exact timing of the water shut-off; therefore, 24-hour notice is not given. The contractor will work with you to determine the best time to shut-off the water to the greatest extent possible.

Last week also saw the continuation of roadway reconstruction along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue and along Lehigh Avenue . Work included setting of string line for concrete curb & gutter, fine grading the aggregate under the proposed curb & gutter, and installation of the curb & gutter. The concrete crews also installed concrete sidewalks along Henley Street at the intersection of Harlem Avenue, concrete driveways, and concrete sidewalks previously removed between Harlem Avenue and Washington Street.

This week, the roadway reconstruction crew will begin backfilling behind the previously installed concrete curb & gutter and fine grading the aggregate base course. We are still waiting on a definite schedule, but the asphalt binder layers are anticipated to be installed along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue.

Also this week, the contractor may begin excavating and installing new aggregate base course as part of the roadway reconstruction along Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and Washington Street, with concrete curb & gutter anticipated the week of October 27th. Residents will be notified of the work progress and informed of any potential driveway restrictions prior to the work beginning.

No work was performed within the detention pond last week due to the rainy conditions. Landscape restoration and planting of trees is anticipated to begin this week. Timing of the fence installation is being determined to coordinate between the fencing contractor and landscape contractor.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the residents who live within or adjacent to the construction site for dealing with some difficult situations, especially this past week. The residents east of Harlem are without access to their driveways while the concrete curb & gutter is installed and are being very patient and understanding. All residents are dealing with sloppy roadway conditions due to the extensive amount of rain throughout the week. Several residents are without access to their driveways due to sidewalk removal and replacement between Harlem and Washington. Residents between Washington and Elm are dealing with disruptions to their water services while new services are installed. Residents in the 2200 block on Henley Street dealt with low water pressure due to a valve being mistakenly turned off. We understand living in and around a major construction site with lots of activity can be difficult and a huge disruption to your daily lives. Thank you again for your patience and understanding as you deal with these inconveniences. All parties are striving to get the project completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Water Services along Henley from Washington to Elm next week. Roadway Reconstruction and concrete curb & gutter East of Harlem

This past week, DiMeo Brothers continued with the underground storm, water, and sanitary sewer improvements. Work completed on Henley Street included water main installation from Washington Street to Elm Street, water services from Harlem Avenue to Washington Street, storm sewer services from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street, sanitary sewer services from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street, installation of catch basins and inlets from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street, and connections to the existing water main at Harlem Avenue. The contractor also started installing sanitary sewer and storm sewer services along Elm Street from Henley Street to Dewes Street and on Dewes Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street.

It is currently anticipated that all the storm sewer and sanitary sewer work, including services, will be completed along Henley Street by the end of this week.

Following the installation of the water main along Henley Street from Washington Street to Elm Street, the contractor began performing the necessary testing prior to placing the water main into service and installing new water services. It is anticipated the necessary approvals will be acquired early next week. Once the approvals are received, new water services will be installed along Henley Street from Washington Street to Elm Street.

Roadway reconstruction also began last week along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. Work included concrete sidewalk removal and replacement, removal of existing asphalt pavement along Lehigh Avenue, and excavating the existing roadway in preparation for new aggregate base materials, concrete curb & gutter, and asphalt pavement.

Concrete curb & gutter is currently scheduled to begin early next week. The current schedule includes preparation and installation of string-line on Monday, October 13th and concrete curb & gutter installation on Wednesday, October 15th. We are currently requesting resident along Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and Lehigh Avenue be out of their driveways by 7:00 AM on Monday, October 13th to facilitate this construction. Residents affected by these driveway restrictions will receive additional notification from the Village.

Mass grading and excavation operations within the detention pond south of Linneman Street and behind the Glenview Methodist Church are completed. The contractor is continuing to do some final grading and installation of topsoil within the detention pond. The landscaping is currently scheduled to begin in the next 1-2 weeks. The fence installation along the pond is also anticipated to begin in the next 1-2 weeks.

As mention previously, next week water service installation will begin on Henley Street between Washington Street and Elm Street.  New water services will be installed from the new water main to the existing b-box within the Village right-of-way. New services will not be installed all the way to your home. During water service installation, water to individual homes will be turned off while the transition is made. Typically the water is turned off for 1-hour. The contractor will knock on the door of each home prior to turning off the water. It is difficult to determine the exact timing of the water shut-off; therefore, 24-hour notice is not given. The contractor will work with you to determine the best time to shut-off the water to the greatest extent possible.

Also, next week, the contractor will continue with the roadways reconstruction process along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. Following the installation of the concrete curb & gutter, the roadway will be fine graded in preparation for asphalt pavement. It is anticipated asphalt pavement will be installed along this block the week of October 20th.

Depending on work progress and weather, the contractor may also begin the roadway reconstruction process along Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and Washington. Residents will be notified of the work progress and informed of any potential driveways restrictions prior to the work beginning.  

At this time, the underground utility work is nearing completion along Henley Street and the roadway reconstruction phase has started. Again, the Village is working with the contractor to determine the maximum amount of work that can be completed during this construction season and making arrangements for temporary roadway restoration in those locations in which the roadway will not be completed this year. We will continue to keep you updated of the work progress.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mainline Storm Sewer Completed for Entire Project. Pond Grading and Topsoil Installation Completed. Water Main work On-Going

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  completed the installation of the mainline 48-inch storm sewer and 8-inch sanitary sewer replacement to the mid-block of Dewes Street between Spruce and Elm. At this time, this is as far as the mainline sewers will be installed this year. This is the end of the storm sewer as designed. It was decided to stop the installation of the sanitary sewer at the same point for this year. Next year, when the roadway is reconstructed, the sanitary sewer replacement will be extended to the intersection of Dewes Street and Spruce Street.   

The water main crew continued to install water main along Henley Street from Washington Street to Elm Street. The water main crew also completed the necessary testing of the new water main along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Washington Street. The necessary approvals were received this week to place the new water main into service and new water services were started to be installed.  

The contractor also continued to install sanitary sewer services and storm sewer services to each residence along Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and Elm Street.  

DiMeo Brothers also began removing the existing concrete sidewalks along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. It is anticipated the concrete sidewalks will be framed and poured starting on Monday and Tuesday. Residents that will have restricted access to their driveways will be notified prior the driveway being closed.  

Mass grading and excavation operations within the detention pond south of Linneman Street and behind the Glenview Methodist Church are completed. Topsoil has also been graded and installed along the bottom and side berms of the pond. Next week, it is anticipated that the landscape contractor will begin to install new trees within the pond. The fencing contractor may also begin installing the chain link, split rail, and wooden privacy fences along the pond perimeter.  

Next week water service installation will continue on Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and Washington Street.  New water services will be installed from the new water main to the existing b-box within the Village right-of-way. New services will not be installed all the way to your home. During water service installation, water to individual homes will be turned off while the transition is made. Typically the water is turned off for 1-hour. The contractor will knock on the door of each home prior to turning off the water. It is difficult to determine the exact timing of the water shut-off; therefore, 24-hour notice is not given. The contractor will work with you to determine the best time to shut-off the water to the greatest extent possible.

Next week, the underground utility crews will continue to install sanitary sewer and storm sewer services between Harlem Avenue and Elm Street. The contractor will also install storm catch basins and inlet throughout the roadway and connect to the newly installed storm sewer. The inlets and catch basins will be the access points for the storm water to enter the new storm sewer system.

It is anticipated the contractor will complete the necessary testing on the newly installed water main along Henley Street between Washington Street and Elm Street also.

Also, next week, the contractor will begin the roadway excavation and preparation for concrete curb & gutter along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. This is the start of the roadway reconstruction process in this block. Residents will be notified of any parking or driveway restrictions anticipated.

As you can tell, there continues to be a lot of activity with several crews working in different areas throughout the project site. The contractor is working diligently to get as much work completed as possible during this construction season. The work that is not completed will be completed next spring. As we get closer to the end of the season, we will be sure to keep you informed regarding the work to be completed this year, work to be completed next year, and measures taken during the winter months.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Water Main, Storm Sewer, Sanitary Sewer, and Pond Work On-Going

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  continued to install the 48-inch storm sewer and replace the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer along Elm Street between Henley Street and Dewes Street.

The water main crew installed new water main along Henley Street from Washington Street to Harlem Avenue.

The required testing for the new water main on Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue has been completed. The required approvals have been received so the new water main can be placed into service and homes connected to the new water main in this location.

Mass grading and excavation operations within the proposed detention pond south of Linneman Street and behind the Glenview Methodist Church are on-going. Excavation of the pond is nearly completed. The contractor is continuing to re-spread the existing topsoil along the pond bottom and along the berms. It is anticipated the landscaping of the pond will begin in the next 2-3 weeks.

On Monday and Tuesday, the contractor will be installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer in the intersection of Dewes Street and Elm Street. To facilitate construction in this area, the intersection will be closed to all traffic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as work continues in this area.

This week water service installation will begin on Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue.  New water services will be installed from the new water main to the existing b-box within the Village right-of-way. New services will not be installed all the way to your home. During water service installation, water to individual homes will be turned off while the transition is made. Typically the water is turned off for 1-hour. The contractor will knock on the door of each home prior to turning off the water. It is difficult to determine the exact timing of the water shut-off; therefore, 24-hour notice is not given. The contractor will work with you to determine the best time to shut-off the water to the greatest extent possible.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding as you deal with the construction in your neighborhood and disruptions to your water service.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Underground Utility Work Heading North on Elm Street Towards Dewes Street

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  continued to install the 48-inch storm sewer and replace the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer along Henley Street between Lincoln Street and Elm Street. The contractor will have crossed through the intersection of Elm Street and Henley Street by the end of the week. The contractor is anticipating to work in this intersection on Saturday to meet this timeframe. We appreciate your cooperation while this intersection is closed to facilitate construction in the area.

The second sewer crew installed storm sewer services and miscellaneous storm sewer improvements on Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. The contractor also installed sanitary sewer services between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue.

The contractor performed the necessary testing on the newly installed water main along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. It is anticipated we will have the results of these tests by the end of the week and necessary approvals early next week.

Mass grading and excavation operations within the proposed detention pond south of Linneman Street and behind the Glenview Methodist Church are on-going. The contractor is continuing to excavate and remove the existing soils while salvaging and re-spreading the existing topsoil. The entire pond excavation and topsoil re-spreading will likely take 3 to 4 more weeks to complete. Once the mass grading and topsoil re-spreading is completed, the landscaping of the detention pond will begin.

The large storm sewer installation along Henley will be completed by the end of this week. The large storm sewer and sanitary sewer replacement will now head north on Elm Street towards Dewes Street. It is anticipated they will be at the intersection of Dewes Street and Elm Street by the end of next week.

New water services will be installed to each home where the new water main has been installed and tested. Next week, this process will begin on Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue.  New water services will be installed from the new water main to the existing b-box within the Village right-of-way. New services will not be installed all the way to your home. During water service installation, water to individual homes will be turned off while the transition is made. Typically the water is turned off for 1-hour. The contractor will knock on the door of each home prior to turning off the water. It is difficult to determine the exact timing of the water shut-off; therefore, 24-hour notice is not given. The contractor will work with you to determine the best time to shut-off the water to the greatest extent possible.

Also next week, the contractor is anticipating to begin the water main installation on Henley Street between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue. The contractor will begin at Washington and work east towards Harlem Avenue. A water main shut-down will be required to connect the new water main to the existing water main at Washington Street and Henley Street. Residents will be notified 24 hours in advance of any scheduled water main shut-down.            

Unfortunately, there are instances which the water main needs to be shut down in an emergency due to water main break or something being hit during construction. Please understand the Village will do everything possible to notify residents of the disruption in water service and get the water turned on as quickly as possible.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding as you deal with the construction in your neighborhood and disruptions to your water service.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Storm and Sanitary Installation On-Going on Henley Street. Water Main Started

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  continued to install the 48-inch storm sewer and replace the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer along Henley Street between Washington Street and Lincoln Street. The contractor has crossed through the intersection of Lincoln Street and Henley Street. We appreciate your cooperation while this intersection was closed to facilitate construction in the area.

Last week, the contractor completed installing the 48-inch storm sewer along Lehigh Avenue from Henley Street to the south, past Linneman Street, and to the proposed detention pond behind Glenview Methodist Church.

Also last week, the contractor began installing the new 8-inch water main along Henley Street at Lehigh Avenue. The contractor connected to the existing 16-inch water main along Linneman and continued to work west towards Harlem Avenue.

Mass grading and excavation operations within the proposed detention pond south of Linneman Street and behind the Glenview Methodist Church are on-going. The contractor is continuing to excavate and remove the existing soils while salvaging and re-spreading the existing topsoil. The entire pond excavation and topsoil re-spreading will likely take 1-2 months to complete. We appreciate your consideration with the amount of truck traffic present during the pond construction.

Next week the contractor will continue moving west along Henley Street installing the new 48-inch storm sewer and 8-inch sanitary sewer at the same time between Lincoln Street and Elm Street.  Depending on work progress, the contractor is hoping to get to the intersection of Elm Street and Henley Street by the end of the week. 

Once the contractor reaches Elm Street, the mainline work will progress north on Elm Street to Dewes Street.

Also next week, the contractor will continue to install the new 8-inch water main along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. Depending on work progress, the contractor may also begin installing water main between Harlem Avenue and Washington Street.  The contractor will also likely begin the required water main testing for the new water main between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue.

Throughout the water main installation process, residents will periodically be without water due to water main shut-downs or reinstatement of water services. Residents will be notified of any scheduled water main shut-down as far in advance as possible. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during the inconvenience of these water main shut-downs. We appreciate the understanding of those residents that had their water shut-off last week as the water main work began. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Work at Intersection of Henley Street and Lincoln Street Next Week

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  continued to install the 48-inch storm sewer and replace the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer along Henley Street between Washington Street and Lincoln Street.

Also last week, the contractor began installing the 48-inch storm sewer along Lehigh Avenue from Henley Street to the south, past Linneman Street, and to the proposed detention pond behind Glenview Methodist Church. It is anticipated this work will be completed early next week.

Mass grading and excavation operations within the proposed detention pond south of Linneman Street behind the Glenview Methodist Church are on-going. The contractor has shaped the southerly berm and south third of the detention pond and will begin re-spreading the existing topsoil.

Next week the contractor will continue moving west along Henley Street installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer and will likely get to the Lincoln Street intersection at the beginning of next week.

Once the crew working on the 48-inch storm sewer to the detention pond is completed, they will begin installing the new water main along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. Residents will be notified prior to any scheduled water shut-downs.
      
Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Large Junction Chamber at Washington & Henley Installed.

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  continued to install the 48-inch storm sewer and replace the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Washington Street.

The major work completed last week was the installation of the large underground junction chamber at the intersection of Henley Street and Washington Street. This was the 2nd, and final, junction chamber installed as part of the project. The first was installed at the intersection of Henley Street and Lehigh Avenue. We thank you for your understanding while the intersection was closed for several days to accommodate the construction.

Also completed last week was the storm sewer along Lehigh Avenue from Henley Street to the northerly end of the street.

Last week also saw the start of the mass grading and excavation operations within the proposed detention pond south of Linneman Street behind the Glenview Methodist Church. The grading and excavation of this detention pond will take 1 to 2 months to complete.

Next week the contractor will continue moving west along Henley Street installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer at the same time between Washington Street and Lincoln Street.  

The second underground utility crew will begin installing the 48-inch storm along Lehigh Avenue from Henley Street south to the proposed detention pond behind the Glenview Methodist Church.  As schedules and work progress allows, the contractor will begin installing the new water main along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. Residents will be notified prior to any scheduled water shut-downs.

As we have had in the past week, construction can be unpredictable. This is especially evident when it comes to your water service. The existing water main system is old; therefore, being replaced as part of the project. Unfortunately, during the construction, situations arise where the water main breaks or other malfunction occur which require the water main to be shut-off without prior notice. Should these instances occur, we will do our best to notify you as quickly as possible regarding water being shut-off and estimated time for repair. We appreciate your understanding in these situations.
       
Thank you again for your patience and understanding as the construction is well underway in your neighborhood.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Underground Utility Installation Continues along Henley Street

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  continued to install the 48-inch storm sewer and replace the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Washington Street.

The major work completed last week was installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer through the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Street.

We apologize for delaying the roadway closure on Monday due to weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding as we closed the intersection on Tuesday and Wednesday to facilitate this work. Thank you for using the posted detour on these days. A full roadway closure is not anticipated at this intersection for the remainder of the project; however, additional work will be performed within the intersection that may cause significant travel delays in the coming weeks.

Next week the contractor will continue moving west along Henley Street installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer at the same time between Harlem Avenue and Washington Street.

A second underground utility crew will begin working next week along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. This crew will be installing the storm and sanitary sewer services to the residents along the block.  This crew will also install the storm sewer along Lehigh Avenue north of Henley Street. The contractor may also begin installing water main along Henley Street, starting at Lehigh Avenue. If this work is started and a water main shut down is required, residents will be notified prior  to the water being turned off.

The Village would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during the intersection closure last week and throughout the project.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Harlem Road Closure Delayed

Due to the weather conditions and amount of rainfall over-night, the contractor is unable to perform the work through the intersection of Henley Street and Harlem Avenue.

The intersection is currently scheduled to be closed and work performed on Tuesday, August 12th & Wednesday, August 13th. The timing of the work is dependent on the weather conditions.

We apologize for the inconvenience and delay in schedule.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Street to be Closed on Monday and Tuesday

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  continued to install the 48-inch storm sewer and replace the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue.

On Monday, August 11th, and Tuesday, August 12th, the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Street will be closed to all traffic as the contractor installs the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer through the intersection.  We understand this will have a large effect on the north-south traffic along Harlem Avenue and the east-west traffic along Henley Street. A detour route for Harlem Avenue will be set-up utilizing Central Road, Shermer Road, and Glenview Road. Advanced warning signs have been posted and detour route signs will be installed prior the intersection being closed to through traffic. The intersection closure is scheduled to be in effect from 7 AM to 5 PM on Monday and Tuesday, depending on the work progress. The intersection will be opened to through traffic during the overnight hours.

Next week the contractor will continue moving west along Henley Street installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer at the same time west of Harlem Avenue.

Once the mainline storm sewer and sanitary sewer work is completed along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue, a separate crew will begin installing the storm and sanitary sewer services to the residents along the block. Currently, the contractor has been making temporary service connections to the new sanitary sewer prior to the replacement of the sanitary sewer services to each home. During this process, the contractor will be excavating across the street; therefore, getting through Henley Street will be increasingly more difficult. The roadway will be open to traffic after working hours each day.

While the work continues along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue, residents in the area will be able to utilize the temporary construction roadway for accessing their homes.
 
We understand the closure of the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Street will create significant delays to all residents in and around the construction site. We believe it is the quickest and most efficient way to get the work done in a timely manner. The Village would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during the intersection closure and throughout the project.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer Started along Henley Street

This past week, DiMeo Brothers  began installing the storm sewer improvements at the intersection of Lehigh Avenue and Henley Street. The contractor installed the first of two large junction chambers at the intersection of Lehigh Avenue and Henley Street. The second junction chamber will be installed at Henley Street and Washington Street.

The contractor then began to install the 48-inch storm sewer west along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue towards Harlem Avenue.

At the same time the contractor is installing the new 48-inch storm sewer, they are also replacing the existing 8-inch clay sanitary sewer with a new 8-inch PVC sewer pipe. The reason the contractor is doing this is because the pipelines are in close enough proximity that it is easier to install at the same time vs. one at a time.

Next week the contractor will continue moving west along Henley Street installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer at the same time.

Once the contractor has completed installing the storm sewer and sanitary sewer along Henley Street from Harlem to Lehigh, a separate crew will be on-site installing new water main in this same block. The storm and sanitary sewer installation crew will continue working west of Harlem on Henley Street, while the water main installation will be working behind them. This staging will continue throughout the construction process.  

While the work continues along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue, residents in the area will be able to utilize the temporary construction roadway for accessing their homes.

The Village understands the impacts and inconveniences the construction work has on the adjacent residents including dust, delays in getting around the area, and difficulty in getting to you homes. Please understand the Village will do everything possible to make the work progress a smoothly as possible to minimize these inconveniences.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Material Deliveries and Prep Work On-Going

This past week, the contractor continued to mobilize equipment and making preparations for starting construction. The contractor had various material deliveries to the site along with saw-cutting the existing pavement and performing some exploratory excavations.  

 The contractor will work this Saturday, July 25th starting at 8:00 AM. Work to be performed includes constructing the temporary construction access between Henley Street and Linneman Street

Next week will start the major underground construction at Lehigh Avenue and Henley Street. The contractor will then begin installing the first large underground structure associated with the storm sewer improvements.

Depending on the work progress, the contractor will begin installing the storm sewer going west along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue.

The contractor will continue to install the storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and new services along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue for the next few weeks. 

As the construction work begins, the Village understands the impacts and inconveniences it has on the adjacent residents including dust, delays in getting around the area, and difficulty in getting to you homes. Please understand the Village will do everything possible to make the work progress a smoothly as possible to minimize these inconveniences.



Friday, July 18, 2014

Construction to Begin Next Week, July 21st

This past week, the contractor began mobilizing equipment and making preparations for starting construction. The contractor installed a construction fence along Lehigh Avenue between Henley Street and Linneman Street. “No Parking” and construction signs were also installed along Henley Street and within the area in anticipation for the upcoming work.

Next week will start the major underground construction at Lehigh Avenue and Henley Street. The contractor will construct a temporary access road between Henley Street and Linneman Street. The contractor will then begin installing the first large underground structure associated with the storm sewer improvements.

Depending on the work progress, the contractor will begin installing the storm sewer going west along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue.

The contractor will continue to install the storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and new services along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue for the next few weeks.  Residents in the area will be able to utilize the temporary construction roadway for accessing their homes during the construction process.

The contractor is also anticipating to begin tree removals within the proposed detention pond behind the church this week.

As the construction work begins, the Village understands the impacts and inconveniences it has on the adjacent residents including dust, delays in getting around the area, and difficulty in getting to you homes. Please understand the Village will do everything possible to make the work progress a smoothly as possible to minimize these inconveniences.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Construction Anticipated to begin July 21st

Next week, the contractor will begin mobilizing equipment and materials. The contractor will also begin performing some tree trimming that is in conflict with the construction operations.

The contractor is anticipated to begin some exploratory excavations in the area prior to the major underground utility work.

We anticipated the major underground utility work to be the week of July 21st.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Work not scheduled to Start Until July 14th.

The contractor, DiMeo Brothers, has been delayed in the start of construction.  Major construction will likely begin the week of July 14th.

Next week, the contractor may begin performing some tasks in the area including mobilizing equipment, delivery of materials, and other work in preparation for the major construction.

Have a Happy and Safe July 4th Holiday.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Work to Begin after July 4th Holiday

The contractor, DiMeo Brothers, is anticipating to begin construction just after the July 4th Holiday. Construction is anticipated to begin along Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and the railroad tracks. The contractor is anticipating to begin installing the storm sewer prior to moving to the sanitary sewer and water main construction.

The contractor will move in the general direction of east to west along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Elm Street. The contractor will then go north on Elm Street from Henley Street to Dewes Street. Depending on the construction progress and weather conditions, the contractor will then go west on Dewes Street from Elm Street to Spruce Street. The goal for the 2014 construction season includes installing the mainline storm sewer from the railroad tracks at Henley Street to the intersection of Dewes Street and Spruce Street.

The project has been divided into 2 Phases over a period of 2 years. The work will begin this year with as much work as possible being completed within the construction season. The remaining work will start in early spring of 2015 and be completed during the 2015 construction season.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Resident Meeting: Monday, June 23rd

Resident Preconstruction Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Glenview Police Department, Training Room, 2500 East Lake Avenue.

 Hope to see you there.