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.