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.