Monday, October 12, 2015

Construction Completed.

Work completed last week:
·         Installation of trees and plantings on the east side of Linneman Street along the railroad tracks
·         Installation of topsoil, seed, and blanket along the east side of Linneman Street.                

Now that the final restoration along the east side of Linneman Street is done, the on-site work associated with Phase I and Phase II of the Dewes/Henley/Harlem project is completed.  

We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank all the residents that lived within the construction area and surrounding neighborhood during this 2 year project. We understand there were some significant inconveniences that you had to deal with during construction and appreciated your patience and understanding.  We are hopeful that you are satisfied with the end results of the project. 

The storm water detention pond that was constructed to help alleviate storm water flooding located behind the Glenview United Methodist Church is now fully vegetated. Stop by to take a look the next time you are in the area.  

Since the on-site construction is now completed, this will be the last blog post for the project. Thank you for following the postings and hopefully you found the information useful. 

A survey will be sent out in the coming weeks from the Village of Glenview to give you the opportunity to comment on the construction process and overall project. Please take the time to complete this survey, the information gathered is helpful as other projects are completed throughout the Village.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Landscape Restoration East of Linneman This Week.

Work completed last week:
·         No work performed on-site

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Complete restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.
·         Installation of trees and other vegetation along railroad tracks east of Linneman Street scheduled this week.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Landscape Restoration East of Linneman to Begin

Work completed last week:
·         Met with landscape contractor to layout final restorations to be completed.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Complete restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.
·         Installation of trees and other vegetation along railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, to be completed in 1 to 3 weeks.  

Friday, September 11, 2015


Work completed last week:

·         No work completed.

Work remaining to be completed includes:

·         Complete restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.
·         Installation of trees and other vegetation along railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, to be performed during fall months.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Landscape Restoration East of Linneman To Be Completed in Fall

Work completed last week:
·         No work completed.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Complete restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.
·         Installation of trees and other vegetation along railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, to be performed during fall months.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Linneman Pavement Restoration Completed. Remaining Landscape Restoration to be Completed this Fall.

Work completed last week:
·         Continued grading of contractor storage area east of Linneman Street near railroad tracks
·         Pavement removal and replacement along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue.
·         Installation of high-flow storm sewer grates along Lincoln Street, including curb & gutter removal and replacement.
·         Poured concrete curb & gutter on south end of Lehigh Avenue.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Complete restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.
·         Replacement of open grates on storm sewers along Washington Street
·         Installation of trees and other vegetation along railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, to be performed during fall months.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Restoration of Storage Area East of Linneman Street On-Going

Work completed last week:
·         Grading of contractor storage area east of Linneman Street near railroad tracks
·         Removal and replacement of sanitary sewer manhole east of Linneman Street near railroad tracks
·         Installation of storm sewer catch basin east of Linneman Street near railroad tracks.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Pavement restoration along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue, scheduled to begin following storage area restoration.
·         Complete restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.
·         Replacement of open grates on storm sewers along Washington Street
·         Installation of high-flow storm sewer grates along Lincoln Street
·         Installation of concrete curb & gutter on south end of Lehigh Avenue
·         Installation of trees and other vegetation along railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, to be performed during fall months.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Restoration along Linneman Street On-Going

Work completed last week:
·         Began restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.

 Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Pavement restoration along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue, scheduled to begin week of August 17th.
·         Continue restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street.
·         Potential improvements to Harlem Avenue storm sewer

Monday, August 10, 2015

Linneman Street Restoration to Begin in a few Weeks

Work completed last week:
·         Watering of sod. Sod will continue to be watered until it is established.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Pavement restoration along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue, likely to start in 2-3 weeks.
·         Restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, likely to start in 2-3 weeks.
·         Potential improvements to Harlem Avenue storm sewer

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pavement Marking Completed

Work completed last week:
·         Pavement marking along project site
·         Removal and sweeping of sand installed on driveways prior to paving final lift of asphalt
·         Saw-cutting along Linneman Street and Lehigh Avenue on east end of project.
·         Watering of sod. Sod will continue to be watered until it is established.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Pavement restoration along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue, likely to start in 2-3 weeks.
·         Restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, likely to start in 2-3 weeks.
·         Potential improvements to Harlem Avenue storm sewer

Monday, July 27, 2015

Final Asphalt Lift Installed

This past week, the final lift of asphalt pavement was installed along Henley Street, Elm Street, and Dewes Street.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Pavement marking.
·         Pavement restoration along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue
·         Restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street
·         Potential improvements to Harlem Avenue storm sewer

The major items of construction along Dewes Street, Henley Street, and Elm Street are completed. We thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout the past year as construction was on-going throughout the neighborhood.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sod Restoration Completed

This past week, the landscape contractor completed final grading and installation of topsoil. The contractor also installed the sod along Dewes Street from Lincoln Street to Harlem Avenue. The contractor will continue to water the newly installed sod until it takes root and a healthy stand of grass is established.

Due to weather delays earlier in the week and wanting to have the sod installed prior to the installing the final layer of asphalt pavement, the asphalt paving was delayed.

The final lift of asphalt pavement is now scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd. Cars will not be allowed to park on the street when the final layer of asphalt pavement is installed. Prior to the asphalt paving, a thin layer of oil will be installed over the previously installed asphalt pavement. “Fresh Oil” signs will be installed once the oil is placed. Please do not follow the truck as it is spraying the oil because it can spray on your car. After a few minutes, the oil will dry and you will be able to drive on it. We request that you drive slowly to prevent oil from getting on your car to the greatest extend possible.  Once the asphalt pavement is installed, we request you do not drive on your driveway for a few hours to allow the pavement to cool and prevent oil being tracked on your concrete or brick driveways.

Also this week, the contractor will begin final roadway cleaning and work in preparation for the asphalt paving.

Thanks again for all your cooperation.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Final Lift of Asphalt Paving Scheduled for Wednesday, July 15th

This past week, the contractor performed some miscellaneous tasks including replacing damaged driveways, final testing and inspections, preparation for sod, and other general work.

Next week, the contractor anticipates to begin sod restoration on Monday.

The final lift of asphalt pavement is currently scheduled for next Wednesday, July 15th. Cars will not be allowed to park on the street when the final layer of asphalt pavement is installed. Prior to the asphalt paving, a thin layer of oil will be installed over the previously installed asphalt pavement. “Fresh Oil” signs will be installed once the oil is placed. Please do not follow the truck as it is spraying the oil because it can spray on your car. After a few minutes, the oil will dry and you will be able to drive on it. We request that you drive slowly to prevent oil from getting on your car to the greatest extend possible.

Thanks again for all your cooperation.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Landscape Restoration On-Going

The major construction associated with the Dewes/Henley/Harlem project has been completed. Currently, the contractor is working on the landscape restoration along Dewes Street between Lincoln and Harlem Avenue. Topsoil was installed and graded last week. We anticipate the sod to be installed within the next few weeks.

Miscellaneous testing and inspections are on-going prior to finalizing the project. A walk-through of the entire project was completed last week to identify any deficiencies that need repair.

Once all remaining tests and inspections are completed and approved, the final layer of asphalt pavement will be installed along the entire Phase II project limits. We anticipate this work to be completed in mid-July.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding.

Have a safe and happy July 4th Holiday.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Miscellaneous Testing and Landscape Grading On-Going

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work completed
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    •  Completed replacement of detector loops at Dewes and Harlem
    • Landscape grading
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • No work Complete
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work completed.
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work anticipated
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Install and grade topsoil
    • Install Sod
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • No work anticipated
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work anticipated. 
  • Landscaping
    • Complete miscellaneous landscaping items.
As you can tell from the decreased construction activity, the major construction items are now completed. The last section of roadway reconstruction along Dewes Street from Lincoln Street to Harlem Avenue was completed last week.

Several residents have asked when the final layer of asphalt pavement will be installed. With any major project, there are some minor repairs that need to be made along with testing/ inspections that need to be performed prior to finalizing the project. The landscape restoration along Dewes Street from Lincoln Street to Harlem Avenue also needs to be completed. At this time, the Village is waiting until all inspections are performed and accepted, needed repairs completed, and landscape restoration installed prior to paving the final lift of asphalt. This will hopefully eliminate the need to cut into the new pavement as well as keep the final surface from being damaged. The final lift of asphalt pavement is currently scheduled for mid-July.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Roadway Paving (First 2 Layers) Completed on Entire Project

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work completed
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Asphalt paving (first 2 layers)
    • Concrete sidewalk replacement
    • Asphalt driveway replacement
    • Replace detector loops at Dewes and Harlem
    • Landscape grading
    • Manhole adjustments
·         Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
o   No work completed
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    •  No work completed.
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work anticipated
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Manhole Adjustments
    • Install and grade topsoil
    • General site clean-up
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • No work anticipated
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work anticipated. 
  • Landscaping
    • Complete miscellaneous landscaping items.
Thank you to all the residents along Henley Street, Dewes Street, Elm Street, and the surrounding areas throughout the 2014 and 2015 construction seasons. We understand a project of this size creates a lot of issues with accessing your driveways, dusty conditions, travel delays, water main shut downs, and overall disruptions to your daily lives. The major construction operations are coming to an end.  There are still a lot of minor issues that need to be addressed and construction on-going, but these should not create restrictions to your driveways or cause any significant inconveniences.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Concrete Curb & Gutter Completed Along Dewes from Lincoln to Harlem. Asphalt Paving Next Week.

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work completed
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Concrete curb & gutter 
    • Concrete driveways
    • Concrete sidewalks
    • Landscape grading
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • No work completed
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work completed.
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work anticipated
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Fine grading of aggregate base course
    • Asphalt paving (first 2 layers)
    • Landscape grading
    • Topsoil installation
    • Detector loop replacement at Harlem & Dewes.
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • No work anticipated
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work anticipated. 
  • Landscaping
    • Complete miscellaneous landscaping items.
Thank you again to all of those residents who live on Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue this past week while access to your driveways was restricted due to the on-going concrete work. Currently, the contractor is scheduled to pave the first 2 layers of asphalt on Tuesday, June 16th, weather dependent. Once the asphalt pavement is completed, access to driveways will be restored.

A majority of the concrete work for the entire project is now completed, with only a few minor areas to complete. We do not anticipate any additional driveway restrictions at this time. If a restriction regarding driveway access is needed, you will be notified.

Thanks again to all the residents during the construction process. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Concrete Curb & Gutter, Sidewalk, and Driveways Next Week on Dewes from Lincoln to Harlem

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work completed
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Roadway excavation
    • Installation of aggregate base course
    • Preparing for concrete curb & gutter
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Graded, installed topsoil, and seeded rear-yard alley.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work completed.
  • Landscaping
    • Continued to work on landscaping around detention pond.
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work anticipated
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Preparatory work for concrete curb & gutter
    • Concrete curb & gutter installation
    • Concrete sidewalk and driveway replacement
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • No work anticipated
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work anticipated. 
  • Landscaping
    • Complete miscellaneous landscaping items.
The concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveway replacement is scheduled to start on June 8th  on Dewes Street between Harlem and Lincoln.  Please have all vehicles removed from driveways and garages by 7:00 AM on Monday, June 8thOnce the concrete work is completed, preparation work for asphalt pavement will begin. The new asphalt pavement is scheduled to be paved on June 16th, at that time residents will be allowed access to their driveways again.

Thank you for all your patience and understanding during the construction the operations. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Roadway Reconstruction on Dewes between Lincoln and Harlem to Begin

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   Installed first 2 lifts of asphalt pavement
o   Graded and installed topsoil
o   Installed Sod
o   Installed final lifts for asphalt driveways
o   Adjusted manholes in the pavement.
o   General site clean-up.
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Removal of existing driveways and installed temporary stone
    • Removal of existing concrete pavement.
·         Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
o   Installed sod
o   Adjusted manholes in pavement
o   Graded rear-yard alley in preparation for topsoil and seed
o   General site clean-up.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Installed sod
    • Adjusted manholes in pavement
    • General site clean-up
  • Landscaping
    • Installed arborvitaes on south side of pond
    • Began construction of natural path on south side of pond
    • Completed sod installation around detention pond
    • Completed planting of natural vegetation plugs
    • Completed seeding for natural grasses
    • Completed sod restoration as part of Phase I Improvements
    • Repaired damaged sod along Phase I Improvements.
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   No work anticipated
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Roadway excavation
    • Installing aggregate base course
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • No work anticipated
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • No work anticipated
  • Landscaping
    • Complete grading and installing topsoil & seed in grassed alley between Henley Street and Dewes Street west of Elm Street
    • Complete remaining sod restoration work
    • Complete construction of natural path on south side of detention pond.
The majority of the work for the next few weeks will be performed along Dewes Street from Lincoln Street to Harlem Avenue.  This is the last section of roadway to be reconstructed and paved. As stated previously, last week driveways and concrete pavement were removed. This week the roadway excavation and installation of aggregate base course will be completed. Concrete cub & gutter, driveway, and sidewalk installation is scheduled for the week of June 8th and asphalt pavement is scheduled for June 16th. Residents will be notified of any restrictions regarding access to their driveways.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Asphalt Paving Scheduled Along Dewes from Spruce to Lincoln

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   Completed roadway excavation
o   Completed installation and grading of aggregate base course
o   Preparation for concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveway installation.
o   Pour concrete curb & gutter
o   Pour concrete sidewalks and driveways.
o   Asphalt driveway installation, first layer
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Patching of settled trenches.
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Rough grading of landscape
    • Topsoil installation.
    • Asphalt driveway installation, final layer
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Rough grading of landscape
    • Topsoil installation
    • Asphalt driveway installation, final layer
  • Landscaping
    • Installed trees, sod, and natural vegetative plugs around detention pond
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   Fine grading of roadway in preparation of asphalt pavement
o   Paving new asphalt pavement (First 2 Layers)

  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Remove existing driveways and sidewalks scheduled to be replace. Temporary access will be provided until concrete work begins.
    • Roadway reconstruction to begin first week of June
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Sod installation
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Sod installation
  • Landscaping
    • Grade and install topsoil & seed in grassed alley between Henley Street and Dewes Street west of Elm Street
    • Repair damaged sod throughout Phase I Improvements
Thank you to all those residents that have been without access to their driveways due to the concrete work along Dewes Street. Your patience and understanding has been greatly appreciated. Depending on weather conditions, the asphalt paving is scheduled for early next week. Once the asphalt pavement is completed, access to driveways will be restored. 

Next week the contractor will also perform some general work site clean-up in preparation for the Memorial Day Weekend.

 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Concrete Work on Dewes from Spruce to Lincoln Next Week

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   Roadway Excavation
o   Aggregate base installation.
o   Pour concrete sidewalks
  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • Pour concrete sidewalks
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Paved first 2 layers of asphalt pavement
    • Grading of landscape areas.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Paved first 2 layers of asphalt pavement
    • Grading of landscape areas.
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Lincoln Street
o   Complete roadway excavation
o   Complete aggregate base installation.
o   Install string line for concrete curb & gutter
o   Grade and prepare for concrete curb & gutter
o   Pour concrete curb & gutter
o   Pour concrete driveways and sidewalks

  • Dewes Street between Lincoln Street and Harlem Avenue
    • No work anticipated
    • Roadway reconstruction to begin following Memorial Day weekend.
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Grading of landscape areas
    • Sod installation
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Grading of landscape areas
    • Sod installation
  • Landscaping
    • Grade and install topsoil & seed in grassed alley between Henley Street and Dewes Street west of Elm Street
    • Install trees, sod, and natural vegetative plugs around detention pond
    • Repair damaged sod throughout Phase I Improvements
DiMeo Brothers will be starting the road reconstruction phase of the project on Monday May 12th, which includes curb and gutter installation, driveway apron repairs, and asphalt placement. Residents will be restricted from utilizing their driveways for approximately 10 days during this phase of construction. Please keep in mind that weather delays may extend the amount of time needed to complete this phase of the project.  Residents will be notified via letter if additional time is needed. We thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction process and potential weather delays. 

Thank you to all those residents that were without access to their driveways for the past 10 days along Henley Street and Elm Street. Your patience and understanding has been greatly appreciated.