Friday, November 21, 2014

Asphalt Surface Pavimg Scheduled for Next Week.

This past week, the DiMeo Brothers completed the water services along Dewes Street and made the final connections between the existing water main system and the new water main system at the intersections of Dewes Street & Spruce Street and Dewes Street & Elm Street. The water main improvements are now 100% completed and there are no further water main shut-downs anticipated.

The contractor also continued to install the storm sewer catch basins and inlets along Dewes Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street. All the storm sewer improvements within the roadway should be completed by the end of the week.

The previously installed asphalt pavement was prepared for asphalt surface paving including sweeping and cleaning. The asphalt surface in the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Street is scheduled to be milled on Saturday, November 22nd along with applying the tack coat on Henley Street and Lehigh Avenue in preparation for new asphalt surface. Other work completed this week included repairing a leak in the water main system, grading and installation of topsoil, laying sod, grading of the roadway in anticipation for temporary pavement, and manhole adjustments. The last of the sod has been installed along Lehigh Avenue and Henley Street for this season. Along Dewes Street and Elm Street, the landscape will be graded and topsoil will be installed for the winter months. Sod will be installed in the spring following the roadway reconstruction.

The final surface of asphalt pavement is scheduled to be completed on Monday, November 24th or Tuesday, November 25th, depending on work progress and weather conditions.

The roadway along Dewes Street and Elm Street will be graded and a temporary layer of asphalt installed for the winter months for easier snow-plowing and a better driving surface.

The week of December 1st, the contractor is anticipating to begin installing the storm sewer through the back-yard alley between Henley Street and Dewes Street west of Elm Street.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Underground Utility Improvements Wrapping Up. Landscape Restoration On-Going

Following the completion of the concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveways the week of November 3rd, the contractor continued with the roadway reconstruction of Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street.

Last week, the first two layers of asphalt pavement were installed on Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street.

The contractor also continued with landscape grading, installing topsoil, and laying sod along Henley Street from Lehigh Avenue to Elm Street. The contractor will continue with landscape restoration this week with the hopes of having all the sod installed by the end of the week in this area. The sod will be evaluated again in the spring to ensure a healthy stand of grass is established and repair any areas that have settled.

DiMeo Brothers also excavated to raise manholes within the pavement to match the new asphalt surface level once it is completed.

The concrete contractor, Landmark Construction, was on-site pouring concrete sidewalks along Elm Street and Dewes Street. This was the last of the concrete work along the project for the year. The remaining concrete work will be completed in the Spring of 2015.

Once the required approvals were received to place the water main along Dewes Street into service, DiMeo began installing water services from Elm Street to Spruce Street. These will be the last water services to be installed along the project for this year.

This week, the sewer crew is anticipating to complete the remaining underground utility work along Dewes Street. This work will include the completion of water services, connections between the existing water main and the new water main, and installation of storm sewer catch basins and inlets.

The final water main shut-downs for the season are anticipated to be completed this week in order to make connections between the existing water main system and new water main system. The connections will occur at the intersection of Dewes Street and Elm Street as well as the intersection of Dewest Street and Spruce Street. Residents will be notified prior to the water main being turned off and service is disrupted.

Last week, the fencing contractor installed the chain link fence around the playground at Glenview Unite Methodist Church as well as the privacy on the south end of the detention pond.

The final lift of asphalt surface along Henley Street is currently scheduled for the Monday or Tuesday prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 24th or 25th.  Prior to the final asphalt surface being installed, the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Henley Avenue will have the surface of the asphalt pavement milled. This will leave approximately a 2-inch bump in the roadway until the surface is completed. Signage will be installed to warn of the uneven pavement.

The storm sewer through the backyard “alley” south of Dewes Street will be completed after the Thanksgiving Holiday, likely the 1st or 2nd week of December.

The roadway reconstruction of Elm Street and Dewes Street will not be completed this construction season, but will be done early next year. Once the underground utility work is completed along these streets, the roadways will be graded and a 2-inch lift of asphalt will be installed over the entire roadway. This will provide a temporary driving surface during the winter months and allow for easier snow-plowing.  The temporary pavement will be evaluated throughout the winter months and any areas that fail will be repaired. Temporary asphalt will also be installed in any disturbed driveways and sidewalks.

The work to be completed in the spring will include removal of the temporary asphalt surface, excavation of the existing roadway, installation of new aggregate base materials, concrete curb & gutter, driveway restoration, concrete sidewalks at the intersections, asphalt pavement, and landscape restoration.

As evident by the falling temperatures, the construction season is nearing an end. The contractor is still committed to ensure the schedule items of work are completed prior the end of the season.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding throughout the entire construction process, it has been greatly appreciated. We do understand what a huge inconvenience living in and around a construction site can be. We hope you are satisfied with the end result as the asphalt pavement and landscape restoration is being completed.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Work on Saturday November 8th to Begin at 7:00 AM

DiMeo Brothers will be working on Henley Street between Elm Street and Harlem Avenue starting at 7:00 AM Saturday, November 8th in order to meet the paving schedule. Saturday’s start time is an hour earlier than previous Saturday work due to weather conditions and change in daylight savings time. The contractor will be completing the final grading of the aggregate material to prepare for asphalt paving on Monday November 10th. Monday the first two layers of asphalt pavement are scheduled to be installed on Henley Street between Harlem Avenue and Elm Street. After construction hours you will be able to park in from of your residence but please remember at 7:00am each morning to have vehicles removed from Henley Street until Tuesday November 11th so work can continue as scheduled.  Driveway access is scheduled to be reinstated Tuesday November 11th at 5:00 PM.

Thank you for your understanding dealing with this earlier start time.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Concrete Curb & Gutter This Week.

The roadway reconstruction of Henley Street continued throughout last week. The work included excavating the existing roadway and installing new aggregate base course from Washington Street west towards Elm Street. It is anticipated that the roadway excavation and aggregate base course installation along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street will be completed by this Tuesday.

This week the concrete curb & gutter is scheduled to be installed along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street. The anticipated schedule includes setting of string-line on Monday, November 3rd. Preparing the aggregate base and structure adjustments in the curb line on Tuesday. Pour concrete curb & gutter Wednesday. Pour concrete driveways and sidewalks on Thursday. We are requesting residents be out  of their driveways by 7:00 AM on Monday, November 3rd to facilitate this construction process. Residents will be out of their driveways until approximately November 12th. Residents are asked to park on the side streets during the normal working hours (7:00 AM to 5:00 PM), but will be allowed to park on the roadway in front of their homes during the overnight hours. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time of significant  inconvenience.

The week of November 10th, the first two layers of asphalt binder are scheduled to be installed along Henley Street from Harlem Avenue to Elm Street.

Last week, DiMeo Brothers continued with the underground water main improvements along Elm Street and Dewes Street. The contractor completed the water main installation on Elm Street from Henley to Dewes and along Dewes Street from Elm to Spruce. The water main installation for this construction season in now completed.

The contractor also performed the necessary testing and received and required approvals to begin installing water services on Elm Street from Henley Street to Dewes Street. These water services are currently scheduled to be installed this week.

The contractor also performed the connection between the existing water main system and the new water main system at the intersection of Henley Street and Washington Street on Saturday. Thank you for your patience while this water connection was made and your water services was disrupted.

Next week the contractor will perform the necessary testing and acquire needed approvals for the newly installed water main along Dewes Street from Elm Street to Spruce Street. Depending on timing of approvals, water services along Dewes Street may begin this week.

On Monday, a water main shut-down is anticipated to make connections between the existing water main system and new water main system at the intersection of Henley Street and Elm Street. Residents will be notified prior to the water main being turned off and service is disrupted.

This week water service installation will be completed on Elm Street between Henley Street and Dewes Street and may begin on Dewes Street between Elm Street and Spruce 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, the landscape contractor continued to work in the detention pond behind the Glenview Methodist Church and installed the grass seed and erosion blanket. The fence contractor also installed the split rail fence around the pond last week.

On Friday, October 31st  the contractor suspended all underground utility and roadway reconstruction operations in order to perform a significant amount of clean-up prior to Halloween.

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!!!