Sunday, April 26, 2015

Concrete Work on Henley Street and Elm Street

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 storm sewer main line installation
    • Completed storm sewer service installation
    • Began installing water services to individual homes.
  • Dewes Street between Spruce Street and Elm Street
    • No work completed this week
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Excavated existing roadway
    • Installed new aggregate base course
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Excavated existing roadway
    • Installed aggregate base course
    • Poured concrete sidewalks at select locations.
·         Storm Sewer Improvements for entire project are completed.

Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Dewes Street between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue:
o   No work anticipated.
  • Dewes Street between Elm Street and Washington Street
    • Continue installing water services to individual homes.
  • Dewes Street between Spruce and Elm Street
    • Removal of existing sidewalks
  • Elm Street between Dewes Street and Henley Street
    • Monday – Install string line for concrete curb & gutter
    • Tuesday – Preparatory work for concrete curb & gutter
    • Wednesday – Pour concrete curb & gutter
    • Thursday & Friday – Pour concrete driveways, remaining sidewalks, and driveways.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Monday – Install String Line for concrete curb & gutter
    • Tuesday – Preparatory work for concrete curb & gutter
    • Wednesday – Pour concrete curb & gutter
    • Thursday & Friday – Pour concrete driveways, remaining sidewalks, and driveways.
Water service replacements will continue 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.

Concrete curb & gutter, driveway, and sidewalk installation will be performed next week along Henley Street (Elm Street to Spruce Street) and Elm Street (Henley Street to Dewes Street). During this process, access to driveways will be restricted for installation and to allow for proper cure time. Please have your vehicles removed from your driveways by Monday, April 27th at 7:00 AM.  You will be able to return your vehicles to your driveway on Wednesday, May 6th. If this schedule changes due to weather conditions, you will be notified.

The first layer of asphalt pavement along Henley Street (Elm Street to Spruce Street) and Elm Street (Henley Street to Dewes Street) is anticipated to be completed the week of May 4th.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during the concrete installation and roadway construction. We understand the significant inconvenience these restrictions to your driveway cause your daily activities. We are committed to minimizing the inconvenience to the greatest extent possible.

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.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Underground Utilities to Continue to Dewes Street and Henley Street

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
    • Sanitary sewer improvements 100% complete
    • Began water main installation, may get completed by end of day on Friday.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Storm sewer improvements 100% complete
    • Began installation of water services, may get completed by end of day on Friday.
  • Intersection of Spruce Street & Dewes Street
    • Completed installation of storm sewer not completed in Phase I
·         Phase I underground utility improvements 100% completed.

·         Phase II Sanitary Sewer Improvements 100% completed.

Work Anticipated Next Week:

·         Dewes Street between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue:
o   No work anticipated.
  • Dewes Street between Elm Street and Washington Street
    • Begin storm sewer installation
    • Perform required testing of new water main.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Complete remaining water service installations
    • Make connections between existing water mains and new water mains.
A water main shut down is scheduled for Monday, April 13th for Dewes Street between Washington Street and Lincoln Street. Residents should have been notified of this shut-down on Friday. The shut-down is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM and last 2-4 hours.

Roadway reconstruction along Henley Street and Elm Street is anticipated to begin the week of April 20th. More information to follow.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Underground Utility Installation Continues

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Dewes Street between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue:
o   Installed new water services to residents
o   Connected existing water main to new water main at Washington & Dewes
o   All underground utility work in this block in now completed.
  • Dewes Street between Elm Street and Washington Street
    • Completed installation of sanitary sewer main line.
    • Continued replacement of sanitary sewer services.
    • Disconnected water main at Dewes Street and Elm Street.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Completed installation of water main mainline pipe
    • Performed required testing on new water main.
    • Completed installation of new storm sewer main line pipe.
  • Intersection of Spruce Street & Dewes Street
    •  Completed installation of sanitary sewer not completed in Phase I
  • All mainline sanitary sewer is now completed for entire project.
Work Anticipated Next Week:
·         Dewes Street between Washington Street and Harlem Avenue:
o   No work anticipated.
  • Dewes Street between Elm Street and Washington Street
    • Complete installation of sanitary sewer services
    • Begin water main installation at Elm Street and work east.
  • Henley Street between Elm Street and Spruce Street
    • Begin water service installation
    • Begin installation of storm sewer services
  • Intersection of Spruce Street & Dewes Street
    • Complete storm sewer installation not completed in Phase I
Thank you for all your patience and understanding to those residents who were affected by the water main shut downs at the intersections of Washington Street / Dewes Street and at Dewes Street / Elm Street.

There are no anticipated water main shut downs this week.

Water service replacements will begin next week along Henley Street between Elm and Spruce. 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.