Monday, December 6, 2010

Project is complete.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Project is complete.

Monday, November 22, 2010

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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

Friday, November 5, 2010

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

Monday, November 1, 2010

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

Friday, October 22, 2010

Work is substantially complete on Indian with the exception of pavement markings, minor landscaping and punch list work.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Work is substantially complete on Indian with the exception of pavement markings, minor landscaping and punch list work.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Work is substantially complete on Indian with the exception of pavement markings, minor landscaping and punch list work.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Work is substantially complete with the exception of pavement markings, minor landscaping and punch list work.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The landscaper is scheduled to continue the topsoil placement and sodding this week and into early next week. The final hot-mix asphalt surface course is scheduled to be paved next week. Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning, the existing asphalt surface will be coated with fresh oil and sand. The oil will help the top coat of asphalt bond to the existing layer. The layer of sand is to help prevent tracking the oil into your driveways. Please try to keep your driving to a minimum while the oil dries. If you must drive on the oil, please drive slowly to help prevent splattering onto your vehicle. All vehicles must be removed from the roadway between 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Parking is available on Wagner, Central and Surrey during daytime work hours.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The landscaper is scheduled to continue the topsoil placement/parkway grading and has start sodding this week. The final hot-mix asphalt surface course is scheduled to be paved later this month.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The landscaper is scheduled to continue the topsoil placement/parkway grading and start sodding next week. The final hot-mix asphalt surface course is scheduled to be paved later this month.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sidewalk replacement is now completed, so the landscaper should be onsite by the beginning of next week to start grading the parkways and placing topsoil. Due to the heat these days, sod will not be placed for several more weeks, when fall finally decides to come along.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sidewalk removals were completed this week and next week the concrete sidewalks will be replaced. Sewer structures are being raised to final grade in the roadway. The contractor is anticipating starting landscape repairs the week after Labor Day. Residents are reminded that their sprinkler systems should be reinstalled before the sod is placed.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The binder level of asphalt is complete, as well as all the driveways. Sidewalk removal and replacement will take place next week. The landscaper should be coming in soon to grade and shape behind the new curbs. Sod will not be placed until after September 1st,, as it is just too hot right now!! After the sod gets placed, the surface will be installed. Residents are reminded to start reinstalling sprinkler systems, pet fence wiring and brick amenities before the sod is completed.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The binder level of asphalt will be completed today! Binder is the bottom level of asphalt. The surface level, which is 1.5” thick will be the very last thing done before project completion, so that no construction traffic drives on our new road. The contractor will be onsite next week removing and replacing some deteriorated squares of sidewalk.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The east side curb was poured Thursday and driveways were completed Friday. Just like on the west side, the concrete will need 72-hours to cure. Once the driveways can be driven on, the contractor will remove the barricades and place temporary stone ramps.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

East Side Curb Installation

Due to the rain yesterday, the curb installation on the east side was pushed back a day. It was originally scheduled for today, but now it will be poured tomorrow (if the rain cooperates with us!). The schedule then will be to pour the driveways on Monday. With the 72-hour cure period needed for concrete, the driveways should be reopened Thursday afternoon, all weather dependent of course.

Friday, July 30, 2010

All concrete driveways on the west side of Indian and on Beverly west of Indian have been completed. With a 72-hour curing/hardening period, those residents will be able to drive on the new concrete on Monday. The contractor will be onsite Monday installing stone ramps to these drives. The current plan (weather permitting) is to pour the east side curb & gutter next Tuesday. All residents will need to have cars out of their drives by 7 AM on Tuesday morning. We have been told by the contractor that they plan to install the bottom lift of asphalt mid-August!

Friday, July 23, 2010


The strike was resolved this week and new contracts between the unions and contractors have been signed and are in effect. The contractor resumed work this week!

The road prep work was completed on Thursday and the contractor has begun to string line for the curb. The curb is going to be installed by a machine which follows this string line, putting the new curb in the correct location and elevation. Curb installation will begin next week on the west side, followed the next day by the driveway apron installations on the same side. Concrete takes about 3 days to cure (harden and gain strength), so residents will be out of their driveways for at least four days. A notice will be sent out to remind residents to have cars out of the driveway by 7 AM on the morning of curb installation. Parking will be allowed on the street overnight, but cars SHOULD NOT BE ON INDIAN ROAD BETWEEN 7 AM AND 5 PM. Thanks for the cooperation!

The contractor is also making the final watermain connections today, completing all utility underground work!

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.
Road preparation is underway. Due to the less-than-ideal existing base, we have provisions to add additional stone under the asphalt road. The road will consist of 8.5" of asphalt, 4" of smaller stones and 12" of a large stone base. This method will help create a better and longer lasting roadway!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Main line storm sewer on Indian will be completed today; the storm on Beverly will be started today or Monday, west of Indian. Storm services south of Beverly are completed. Services and laterals (smaller pipe from the mainline to the structures on the edge of the road) north of Beverly are ongoing. Beverly pavement is being removed today.

NICOR will be onsite for the next several days lowering the gas services that are in conflict with our road subbase.

The road prep will begin next week. The new road will consist of 4” of a stone subbase, topped with 8.5” of asphalt.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Storm sewer installation is not quite yet complete from Glenview Road to Beverly; once that is complete it will continue north to Wilmette. The contractor is currently installing the main line, and will come back and install services once the mainline is completed.


Residents might notice NICOR trucks along Indian in the next week or two. The existing services are only about a foot under the pavement, and due to the need to put a strong stone base under the new road, several services need to be lowered. This work is outside our construction contract, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sanitary sewer installation continues north on Indian. A correction from the last post: the pavement removal of the east side of Beverly has not yet been scheduled. When the sanitary sewer is complete, the contractor will be starting on the storm sewer at Glenview Rd and work north.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The pavement removal has been completed the entire project length on Indian and the west side of Beverly. The east side of Beverly will be removed early next week. Sanitary sewer main-line installation and service replacement continues north on Indian.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The contractor is continuing sanitary sewer installation. The pavement north of Beverly and on Beverly west of the intersection is scheduled to be removed next week. The sanitary installation will then continue on that block. All water services have been completed and every house is now on the new water main with a 1.5” copper service from the main to the b-box.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sanitary Sewer

Sanitary sewer replacement was started this week. The entire main line gets replaced as well as each service. Every residence has a sanitary sewer service from the house to the sanitary main. This connects the toilets, showers, sinks, dishwasher, etc. (basically any drain in your house) to the sanitary. The new service is laid from the main to the right-of-way line, where a clean-out is installed.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pavement Removal on Monday

The contractor is making the final water main connection today to the existing water main on Glenview Road. The pavement from Glenview to Beverly will be removed on Monday morning. PLEASE REMEMBER: NO PARKING ON INDIAN STARTING MONDAY MORNING AT 7 AM. The existing water main (which can now be shut off since all homes’ services are on the new water main) is going to be abandoned by filling it with a flowable concrete mixture.

Sanitary Sewer repair work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pavement Removal TENTATIVELY set for Friday

The contractor plans to complete water services today and make the connection to the existing water main on Glenview Road tomorrow. There is rain in the forecast, so that is why this is only a tentative schedule. If all goes well tomorrow (Thursday), then the pavement removal on Indian from Glenview to Beverly will begin Friday morning.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Water Serivces and Pavement Removal

Water service installations are on-going and will probably continue through late next week (this rain isn’t helping out of course…). The contractor is scheduled to start removing the pavement mid- to late week. They will remove the pavement only from Glenview to Beverly next week. They will do all of the sanitary work on that block before removing the pavement north of there. Since the road is so old, the subbase (what’s under the road) may not be very drive-able. So our plans call for a temporary gravel road to be placed once the existing concrete is removed. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT NO VEHICLES BE PARKED ON THE STREET IN THIS BLOCK BETWEEN 7 AM AND 5 PM DAILY. The schedule is to start on Wednesday, so we ask residents to think about their parking on Tuesday evening.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Water Services Beginning Next Week

The new water main is currently being chlorinated and tested. The results will be back today, and if all is satisfactory, water services will start sometime next week. Like mentioned below, each house will get its water shut off for a short amount of time while a new 1.5” copper service is installed. The contractor will alert residents before their water is turned off.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The contractor is completing the installation of pipe and fittings on the water main. Next week, the newly installed pipe will be pressure tested and then chlorinated. Once those tests are satisfactory, the contractor will begin installing water services to each house. Residents will have their individual service turned off for approximately 2 hours when the contractor works on the service. All homes are receiving a new 1.5” copper service. The contractor will inform each house the day of the individual service shut off.

When a home’s water service is shut off for any amount of time, some air will accumulate in the pipe. When the water gets turned back on, it is good for the resident to slowly turn a faucet back on and allow the air to escape, which is a very quick process

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Water Main

Water main work is continuing along Indian Road. On Wednesday, the connection was made to the existing 12” main on Wilmette. The contractor is currently working on Indian between Glenview Road and Beverly Lane and will continue next week installing water main and installing fire hydrants. The water main installation should be completed next week and the filling, chlorinating and pressure testing should commence.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Water Main Installation

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) of the water main began yesterday heading north on Indian from Beverly. This process involves pushing a reamer through the ground in the location that the new water main will go. Residents will most likely notice all the orange fencing in the front yards. These are the areas where the contractor exposed the existing storm, sanitary and water services, to ensure that they do not create a conflict with the new water main.

This process will continue into next week. The water main pipe was delivered today, and the contractor will be installing the pipe (pulling it into the tunnel) between Beverly and Wilmette on Monday.

Expect to see more workers on site starting Monday. Please be very cautious when driving though the site.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Update on Start Date

The contractor should begin exposing the location of the existing utilities next week, and then start digging the augering pits for the water main.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Scheduled Start Date

Scott and I met with the contractor onsite today. Next week a little bit of work will be going on, but not too much. The existing storm sewer and sanitary sewer will be videotaped, and the contractor will begin making small potholes in the parkway to confirm locations of services. Then, the sub-contractor doing the water main work will be onsite the following week, Tuesday, April 6th.

Thanks to all that joined us at the resident meeting last night! We appreciate the interest.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Resident Meeting

A meeting for any Glenview Residents interested in learning more about this project will be held Tuesday night at 6:30 PM at the Police Department.