Monday, December 14, 2009

The 2009 work on Washington and Glenview has completed the required traffic geometric changes in advance of the new traffic signal at this intersection. The new signal will be separately bid and constructed in 2010 with newly acquired State of Illinois funding. As an additional follow-up item, on-street parking on Washington Street will require some changes to be made upon review and recommendation by the Traffic Committee to the Village Board for final action.

Work on Lehigh and Prairie will be scheduled in early in 2010 upon coordination with the on-going Library construction work.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Washington Road Complete!

With the placement of surface asphalt on Washington and Glenview Roads last week, the reconstruction of Washington Road is complete minus a few small tasks. A small amount of concrete sidewalk remains, as well as landscaping, but that will all be done before winter is upon us. Check out the pictures below of the project after asphalt was completed.

Two small islands are going to be added to Lehigh next year. In order to make room for these, Lehigh needs to be widened a little bit at the north end (up towards Spruce). This work includes removing the existing curb and installing new curb with asphalt in the widened road area. This work will begin tomorrow. The remainder of the Lehigh reconstruction will take place next year, as well as turning Prairie, which is now a through street from Washington to Lehigh, into a cul-de-sac which will be accessible from Washington.

Washington Road Asphalt

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Curb & Gutter and Pavement Removal

The contractor has developed a revised pavement removal and replacement strategy which will proceed with the removal of all existing concrete curb on both sides of the street. This operation should be starting today. As the curb is removed, stone will be installed at driveway locations to provide access to each property. The contractor plans to place all new concrete curb (except for multiple user entrances like the park district, which will be split phased) on the entire street in one day. Concrete driveway aprons and concrete sidewalk may be installed the same day as the new curb. New concrete needs 72 hours to cure, so access over the new curb will not be available during that time. Residents will be asked to arrange for alternative parking locations during the access interruption. On street parking is available overnight, but not during the construction hours of 7 AM to 5:30 PM.

Pavement removal will follow after the new curb installation. This step will include the excavation of remaining existing pavement and subbase to the proposed subgrade level and installation of stone bedding including ramps to driveways starting from Dewes Street and proceeding north to the intersection at Lehigh. The pavement removal may also include pavement grinding which is noisy and generates dust.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Work on the new watermain, sanitary main and services and some storm services should be completed by next week. Road construction will begin late next week with the removal of the entire street down to the new subgrade. This will be done in sections to allow driveway access by the end of every day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Utility work on Washington Street is continuing between Prairie and Lehigh. Road closures (allowing local traffic only) are necessary due to material deliveries and installation and will continue for a couple more weeks. Work on Washington between Prairie and Dewes will follow.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Contractor started water main construction on Washington Street on Tuesday 8/18/09, which will be installed in the southbound (western most) lane from Prairie Street to Lehigh Avenue. On street parking will not be permitted on Washington within the construction zone. For short periods of time during construction, property owners will not have access to their driveways or parts of the street, however driveway access will be available overnight. Water main construction is anticipated for the next several weeks.