Monday, April 20, 2015

Road Excavation to Begin on Henley and Elm

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue:
o   No work completed this week.
  • Dewes Street between Elm Street and Washington Street
    • Completed water main installation
    • Completed required testing of newly installed water main.
    • Began storm sewer mainline installation.
  • Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Elm Street
    •  In-place grinding of previously installed asphalt surface.
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Removal of existing driveways 
    • In-place grinding of previously installed asphalt surface.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Completed water main connections between new and existing systems.
    • All underground utility work completed in this block.
    • Removal of existing driveways and sidewalks
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue:
o   No work anticipated.
  • Dewes Street between Elm Street and Washington Street
    • Complete storm sewer main line installation
    • Begin water service installations.
    • Begin storm sewer service installation
  • Dewes Street between Spruce and Elm Street
    • No work anticipated
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Begin roadway excavation
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Begin roadway excavation.
Water service replacements will begin this week along Dewes Street between Elm and Washington. 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 excavation process includes removing the existing pavement and removing/hauling away the materials under the existing pavement to a depth of approximately 18-inches, depending on the condition of the existing ground. A geotechnical fabric will be rolled out to create separation between the existing ground and the new aggregate base materials. Approximately 8-inches of new aggregate base will be installed on top of the geotechnical fabric. The aggregate base will be the driving surface until the concrete curb & gutter and new asphalt pavement are installed. During roadway excavation, access to driveways will be restored at the end of each day. During the work day, access to your driveway may be restricted while the work is on-going adjacent to your property.

It is anticipated the concrete curb & gutter preparation and installation will begin in the next 1-2 weeks. During this time, access to driveways will be restricted for approximately 1 week. More information will be provided as this construction nears giving exact dates and instructions for parking.