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.