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!