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.