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.