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.