Friday, October 22, 2010

Work is substantially complete with the exception of minor punch list work.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The contractor has completed the pavement markings (on Lehigh) and constructed the sidewalk along the east side of the library. The contractor is scheduled to complete the remaining landscaping work (topsoil and sodding) and punch list work next week.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The contractor will continue working on the remaining landscaping work (topsoil and sodding), pavement markings and punch list work this week and into next week.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The contractor is scheduled to complete the remaining landscaping work (topsoil and sodding), pavement markings and punch list work next week.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The contractor removed the pavement at Washington and Dewes Thursday and poured the concrete pavement yesterday. The concrete needs 72-hours to cure, so a test will be done on Monday morning to determine if the intersection can be reopened.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Washington-Dewes Intersection

The contractor is intending to replace the entire pavement in the intersection of Dewes and Washington Streets. The pavement will be removed and new high yield early strength concrete will be placed which requires a minimum cure duration of 72 hours before traffic can travel on the new pavement. The Village has coordinated this work with the summer school bus routes and the waste hauler to minimize the impact. The intersection will be barricaded and additional information signs will be posted one block away in each direction. The dates (weather dependent) selected for this work are August 4 (saw-cutting), August 5 (pavement removal) and August 6 (new pavement placement). The intersection will be reopened no later than August 10.

The Village appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience during this project.

Strike Has Been Resolved

The strike was resolved last week and new contracts between the unions and contractors have been signed and are in effect.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Strike Continues

As of this morning, the strike continues. The Unions and the Contracting Companies are still in negotiations and have not yet reached an agreement. It is our understanding that the next scheduled meeting is set for Monday, July 19.

We continue to ask for your patience and understanding during this time. We are continuing to monitor each construction site so that they remain safe to the general public.

As stated below, please do not hesitate to contact the Village Project Manager or the Capital Projects Department at (847) 998-9500.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Dear Resident:

Thank you for your ongoing patience during the Village construction project adjacent to your home. At this time, the Village has been notified that Chicagoland Construction Labor Unions are going on strike. The conflict is between the Contracting Companies and the Unions, not involving the Village.

Work has therefore been temporarily shut down on your street. We are insuring that all construction sites are safe to the general public and will continue to actively monitor each site.

If any issues arise, or if you should have any questions, please contact the Village Project Manager or the Capital Projects Department at (847) 998-9500.

As of today, we do not have any information on how long this strike could last. We will inform you when this issue is resolved and work will resume.

Thank you again for your patience while this matter is resolved.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The contractor is pouring the concrete medians in the center of Lehigh today. These medians are meant to slow down traffic along southbound Lehigh as well as create an aesthetic enhancement near the downtown area. The medians will be landscaped.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The asphalt patching inside the new curb line along Lehigh was completed on Thursday. The new curb line allows for some landscaped medians in the center of Lehigh as well as a longer and straighter right turn lane onto Glenview Road from Southbound Lehigh. We are coordinating schedules with the library work, and the new medians down the center of Lehigh should be done in the next week or two. The intersection pavement of Dewes and Washington will also be replaced later this month and may require traffic to be re-routed for several days (more details to follow).

The contractor began concrete pavement on the new Prairie cul-de-sac today. Weather pending, they plan to complete it tomorrow. After the concrete has time to cure, the area will be landscaped and then Prairie will be complete!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Curb along Lehigh

The contractor had to leave out a few sections of curb along the west side of Lehigh due to the relocation of the light poles. Now that those poles have been relocated, the contractor can complete the curb line and pour a concrete base in between the road and our new curb

Prairie Cul-de-sac

The curb has been poured around the newly redesigned cul-de-sac. The contractor is currently prepping the roadway for asphalt pavement, which (weather permitting), could be scheduled for next week.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Curb along Lehigh

The new curb was installed along the west side of Lehigh today, from Spruce to Glenview. The light poles are being relocated, so the curb will be able to be completed soon.

Excavation of the new Prairie Cul-de-sac is ongoing. We should see the curb going in next week!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Punch List on Washington

The contractor was given a Punch List, which includes little items that need to be fixed since the work was completed. Residents may see workers on site starting next week making these necessary repairs.

Tentative Schedule

The contractors surveyor was on site yesterday to lay out the new curb line along Lehigh Ave. The changes to the curbline are happening on the west side of the road, starting near Spruce; the road will be widened to add space for the landscaped medians that are to be installed. Weather dependant, the contractor may begin saw-cutting the road as early as tomorrow, Thursday, May 13.

Prairie Ave is being turned into a cul-de-sac, with access from Washington Road. We anticipate this work starting in the next week or two.

All construction work is scheduled to be completed by July 2.

Friday, April 2, 2010

2010 Construction

We met onsite with the contractor yesterday to discuss this year’s portion of the project. Work this year will include:

• Landscape islands on Lehigh (north of Glenview Road) to slow traffic and enhance safety,
• Lengthening the right turn lane on Southbound Lehigh at Glenview Road,
• Turning Prairie into a cul-de-sac, accessible from Washington Road, to both prevent cut-through traffic and add a green area between the new Library and Jackman Park.

The Contractor is coordinating with the Library construction; the work for this project should begin in mid-May.