Friday, July 21, 2017

Curb and Gutter to be Installed.

Work Performed, July 17th to July 21st    
·         Completed roadway excavation and gravel base installation
·         Removed and replaced poor materials under roadway.
·         Prepare base for concrete curb & gutter installation.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Pour concrete curb & gutter
·         Rough grading behind curb & gutter
·         Fine grading of gavel base materials
·         Pave first layers of asphalt pavement

Roadway reconstruction has continued throughout the week.  The excavation of the existing roadway, repair of poor soils below the existing pavement, and installation of gravel base is now completed. The next step is the installation of the concrete curb & gutter.

The concrete curb & gutter is planned to be poured on Monday, July 24th. During the concrete pouring and curing period, access to driveways will be restricted. Please have all vehicles removed from your garages and driveways by 7:00 AM on Monday, July 24th. We anticipate access will be restored by Friday, July 28th, pending any unforeseen delays or inclement weather.

Thanks again for all your patience as you deal with not being able to use your driveway for the coming week.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Roadway Improvements Continue

Work Performed, July 10th to July 14th   
·         Completed underground utility improvements.
·         Began roadway excavation and aggregate base installation
·         Work progress delayed due to heavy rains.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 17th to July 21st  
·         Complete roadway excavation and aggregate base installation
·         Prepare for concrete curb & gutter pouring
·         Grading of aggregate base

 Roadway reconstruction will continue next week.

Over the next few weeks, driveway access will be restricted to all residents along the project site. Access will be restricted from the time the string-line for the concrete curb & gutter is set to the paving of the first layers of asphalt pavement. The exact dates for the beginning of driveway restrictions is not yet determined, but it will likely start early the week of July 24h with access restored within 2 weeks.  The Village of Glenview will provided notices to all residents affected by the driveway restrictions. The notification will include dates and times to have vehicles removed from the driveway, available parking options, and anticipated timeframe access will be restored.

As you are aware, a significant rainfall event occurred during the middle of the week.  Unfortunately due to the stage of the construction, a portion of the roadway was very difficult to travel along until additional repairs could be made the following day. Due to the heavy rains, construction was delayed for the remainder of the week and will resume next week.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as you deal with the extended driveway restriction in the coming weeks and difficult traveling conditions during construction.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Underground Utility Improvements Completed. Roadway Reconstruction to Begin

Work Performed, June 26th to June 30th  
·         Received necessary approvals to place new water main into service.
·         Replaced all water services to residences and United Methodist Church / School
·         Made final connections to existing water main.
·         Completed storm sewer along roadway
·         Replaced storm sewer services to those homes with previous connections.

Work Anticipated to be Performed, July 3rd to July 7th   
·         Contractor is expected to work on-site on Monday, July 3rd
·         No work anticipated on-site on Tuesday, July 4th
·         Complete remaining underground utility improvements, only minor items remain
·         Begin roadway reconstruction

Roadway reconstruction will begin next week. This phase of construction will consists of removing the existing concrete pavement, repairing any areas of the existing soil below the pavement that are failing, installing new aggregate base, new concrete curb & gutter, and asphalt pavement.

During roadway construction, access to Linneman Street will be limited during working hours. As you have been dealing with over the past several weeks, heavy construction equipment and work has made it very difficult to travel along Linneman Street. During working hours, the contractor will be excavating the entire roadway width to remove the existing pavement and perform the work associated with reconstructing the roadway. We ask that you remove your vehicles prior to working hours, then following work completing for the day, you will have access to your driveways.  During concrete curb & gutter installation, driveway access will be restricted for approximately 5 days. The Village of Glenview will be hand-delivering letters with exact dates of the driveway and travel restrictions as well as parking options, please be on the look-out for these letters on your front door.

As stated in previous posts, since this project is funded by the Village of Glenview, construction will not be delayed due to the current shut-down of IDOT projects.

Have a safe and enjoyable July 4th Weekend.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Storm Sewer Installation On-Going

Work Performed, June 19th to June 23rd
·         Storm Sewer installation on-going
·         Performed testing prior to placing new water main into service

Work Anticipated to be Performed, June 26th to June 30th  
·         Receive necessary approvals prior to placing new water main into service
·         Complete storm sewer installation
·         Begin water service replacements
·         General site clean-up prior to July 4th Weekend.

Next week, the contractor will begin water service replacements. Water services will be replaced from the new water main to the existing valve and box located in front of each home. During the water service replacement, water to individual homes will be shut-off for approximately 2-3 hours while the transition from the old service to the new service is made. The contractor will notify each resident individually regarding the approximate time and day of the water shut-off prior to turning off the water.

Many of you have likely heard in the news about the potential for construction shut-downs associated without having a state budget passed by the legislature. This project is not affected by that potential shut-down since no State or Federal funds are being utilized.  This project is 100% funded by the Village of Glenview; therefore, work will continue without delay.

Thank you for all your patience as you are dealing with the inconveniences that come with living in a construction area.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Water Main Replacement On-Going

Work Performed, June 12th to June 16th  
·         Completed water main installation
·         Complete sanitary sewer service replacements
·         Continued to remove existing sanitary sewer in middle of roadway

Work Anticipated to be Performed, June 19th to June 23rd
·         Perform necessary testing and receive necessary approvals to place new water main into service
·         Begin storm sewer installation

We appreciate your patience and understanding during the construction.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sanitary Sewer Service Replacement nearly Completed. Water Main Installation to Begin

Week performed This Week June 5th to June 9th  
·         Started sanitary sewer service replacements to residents on the north side of the street. Removed connection to existing 8-inch sanitary sewer in the middle of the street and reconnected to the existing 12-inch sanitary sewer on the south side of the street.
·         Started removal of the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer in the middle of the street.

Work Anticipated to be performed next week, June 12th to June 16th
·         Complete sanitary sewer replacements
·         Complete removal of existing sanitary sewer in the middle of the roadway
·         Begin water main installation

We appreciate your patience and understanding during the construction.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Construction Starts June 5th

Welcome to the Linneman Street Improvements Blog!!!

This blog will typically be updated once per week, usually on Friday, detailing the work completed the previous weeks and work anticipated to be completed the upcoming week. It will also include information regarding the construction operations.  We hope you find the posts useful and informative.  The Village of Glenview will also be delivering letters to your front doors on occasion detailing specific information regarding water shut-downs and driveway restrictions. Please be on the lookout for these letters.

Week Completed, May 30th to June 2nd  
·         Construction lay-out for work to be performed
·         Saw-cutting

Work Anticipated to be performed next week, June 5th to June 9th
·         Sanitary sewer service replacements

The Village will do everything possible to minimize the inconveniences during construction, but unfortunately some are unavoidable.