Friday, July 21, 2017

Water Main 100% Complete. Continue with Storm Sewer Installation on Raleigh Road

Work Performed, July 17th to July 21st
·         Completed water service replacements along Drake Road
·         Made final connections between new water main and existing water main
·         Made final disconnection of existing water main at Glenview Road and Raleigh Road
·         Resumed storm sewer installation along Raleigh Road
·         Nicor Gas has completed gas main and service installation

Work Anticipated to be performed, July 24th to July 28th
·         Continue with storm sewer installation along Raleigh Road.
·         Make connections at each residence between gas meter at house and new gas service.

The water main work is now completed. All newly installed water mains are in service and all residences have a new water service transferred to the new water main.

Nicor Gas has completed installation of all the gas mains and services throughout the neighborhood.  The last work to be completed is connecting each home to the new gas main by installing a new meter and connecting to the existing piping at the home. This work can only be performed as it is scheduled by the resident. Please be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible so the old gas main can be retired and removed to avoid conflicts with the new storm sewer piping.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and will help ensure the project is completed as soon as possible.

Thanks again for all you cooperation.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Water Main Improvements Nearly Complete. Please Contact NICOR when Requested

Work Performed, July 10th to July 14th   
·         Performed water service replacements along Drake Road and Raleigh Road.

Work Anticipated to be performed, July 17th to July 21st    
·         Complete water service replacements along Drake Road
·         Final connections and disconnections to existing water main at Hudson Road & Raleigh Road, Glenview Road & Raleigh Road, and Glenview Road & Drake Road.
·         Begin storm sewer improvements along Raleigh Road starting near Drake Road and moving south to Hudson Road.
·         Nicor Gas continuing to install gas mains and services

The new water main installation and service replacements will be completed by the end of the next week. There are a few services yet to replace along with making the final disconnections / connections to the existing main at various intersections.  During the water main connections / disconnections, a limited number of residents will be without water. The Village of Glenview will notify each resident of the day and time which the water will be turned off prior to doing the work.

The contractor will then resume installing storm sewer along Raleigh Road during the middle of next week.

Nicor Gas has been replacing the gas main and services throughout the neighborhood. They will be contacting you to schedule a time to switch-over from your old service to the new service.  As work as progressed, more and more services are able to be switched from the old main to the new main.  This is becoming a critical point in the construction in which the old main needs to be removed to avoid conflicts with the new storm sewer, please contact Nicor as soon as possible after you are contacted to allow them to make the switch.  Your cooperation in this is greatly appreciated and will help in keeping the project moving forward without delays.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding while living in a construction area throughout the neighborhood.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Water Service Replacements On-Going

Work Performed, June 26th to June 30th  
·         Completed water main installation along Drake Road
·         Performed necessary testing and received approvals to place new water main into service along Raleigh Road and Baffin Road
·         Started performing necessary testing to place new water main into service along Drake Road
·         Water service replacements along Raleigh Road
·         Nicor continuing to replace gas mains and services.
·         Site clean-up prior to July 4th Weekend

Work Anticipated to be performed, July 3rd to July 7th   
·         No work scheduled to be performed on Monday, July 3rd or Tuesday, July 4th on-site
·         Complete water service replacements along Raleigh Road
·         Begin water service replacements along Baffin Road
·         Complete necessary testing and received necessary approvals to place newly installed water main into service along Drake Road
·         Begin water service replacements along Drake Road
·         Nicor Gas continuing to install gas mains and services

The contractor will continue water service replacements throughout the neighborhood. 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.

Nicor Gas has been replacing the gas main and services throughout the neighborhood. They will be contacting you to schedule a time to switch-over from your old service to the new service. Please make contact with Nicor to schedule this switch-over as soon as possible once your notice is received.  Getting the old gas main abandoned as quickly as possible will help complete the project sooner. Please be on the look-out for these notices from Nicor Gas.

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

Water Service Replacements to Begin

Work Performed, June 19th to June 23rd
·         Completed water main installation along Raleigh Road
·         Completed water main installation along Baffin Road
·         Continued water main installation along Drake Road
·         Began performing required testing and acquiring necessary approvals of newly installed water main along Raleigh Road and Baffin Road prior to placing into service

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 26th to June 30th  
·         Complete water main installation along Drake Road
·         Complete necessary testing and received necessary approvals to place newly installed water main into service along Raleigh Road and Baffin Road.
·         Begin water service replacements along Raleigh Road starting at the north end and working south
·         Nicor Gas continuing to install gas mains and services

Next week, the contractor will begin water service replacements along Raleigh Road. 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.

Also, Nicor Gas has been replacing the gas main and services throughout the neighborhood. They will be contacting you to schedule a time to switch-over from your old service to the new service. Please make contact with Nicor to schedule this switch-over as soon as possible once your notice is received.  Getting the old gas main abandoned as quickly as possible will help complete the project sooner. Please be on the look-out for these notices from Nicor Gas.

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 Work Continues

Work Performed, June 12th to June 19th
·         Water main installation along Baffin Road
·         Water main installation along Raleigh Road from Drake Road to Hudson Road

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 19th to June 23rd
·         Continue with water main installations along Raleigh Road, fire hydrant installations.
·         Continue with water main installation along Baffin Road, fire hydrant installations.
·         Water main installation along Drake Road
·         Perform necessary testing and received necessary approvals to place newly installed water main into service along Raleigh Road and Baffin Road.
·         Nicor Gas continuing to install gas mains.

Thanks again for all your patience during construction.

Thanks again for all your patience as we know the inconvenience this is causing.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Day-Time Road Closure of Raleigh Between Drake and Hudson Wednesday, June 14th to Friday, June 16th

Work Performed This Week, June 5th to June 9th  
·         Sanitary sewer improvements along Raleigh Road and Drake Road
o   All sanitary sewer improvement north of Hudson Road are completed
·         Continued water main installation along Raleigh Road from Baffin to Drake
·         Continued water main installation along Baffin Road
·         Continue with storm sewer installation along Raleigh Road near York Road
·         Nicor Gas continue to install gas main

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 12th to June 16th   
·         Continue to install water main along Baffin Road
·         Continue to install water main along Raleigh Road from Drake Road to Hudson Road
·         Nicor Gas continuing to install gas mains.

Thanks again for all your patience during construction. We understand how difficult it is to live within a construction area dealing with the dust and travel delays.

As the work continues south, keeping travel lanes open along Raleigh Road between Drake Road and Hudson Road will not be possible.  Therefore, all the residents that live south of Drake Road will not have access during work hours (8 AM to 3 PM) on Wednesday, June 14th to Friday, June 16th.  Access will be allowed before and after working hours.  The Village of Glenview hand-delivered a letter to each resident affected by this closure. Residents north of Drake Road can expect some additional congestion due to vehicles parking along the roadway.

Thanks again for all your patience as we know the inconvenience this is causing.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Underground Utility Construction Continues

Work Completed, May 30th to June 2nd   
·         Sanitary sewer replacements on Raleigh Road
·         Sanitary sewer replacements on Drake Road
·         Install storm sewer at intersection of Raleigh Road and York Road
·         Install storm sewer along York Road
·         Nicor Gas started installing new gas main

Work Anticipated to be performed, June 5th to June 9th  
·         Sanitary sewer improvements on Raleigh Road to be completed
·         Resume water main installation along Raleigh Road from Baffin Road to Hudson Road
·         Nicor Gas continuing to install gas mains.

Thanks again for all your patience during construction. We understand how difficult it is to live within a construction area dealing with the dust and travel delays.

As the work continues south, keeping travel lanes open along Raleigh Road between Drake Road and Hudson Road will be difficult.  It is anticipated Raleigh Road will be closed to traffic during the day from Drake Road to the south, including Hudson Road and York Road.  We will request vehicles be parked north of the construction area with access before and after working hours.  This will likely occur several times during construction due to utility construction, roadway reconstruction, concrete curb & gutter construction, and asphalt paving.  We understand the significant inconvenience this will cause, so we are working to minimize to the greatest extent possible. Additional information regarding these potential roadway closures will be forthcoming.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer Improvements to Continue

Work Completed, May 22nd to May 26th  
·         Water main installation along Baffin Road
·         Storm sewer installation along Raleigh Road
·         Sanitary sewer replacements along Raleigh Road and Baffin Road

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 30th to June 2nd
·         Sanitary sewer replacements on Raleigh from Drake to Baffin
·         Install storm sewer at intersection of Raleigh Road and York Road

As you are aware, Nicor Gas has been installing a new gas main along Glenview Road for the past few weeks.  Nicor will also be installing new gas main within the entire neighborhood and new gas service to each home. The work will be performed in conjunction with the Village project, but the Village project will take priority regarding scheduling and completion dates. It is anticipated Nicor will begin working on the south end of the neighborhood, along Raleigh Road near York Road, later next week. You should expect, or have previously received, correspondence from Nicor regarding the work to be performed and contact information should you have any concerns with their portion of the work.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Underground Utility Improvements Continue

Work Completed, May 15th to May 19th
·         Water main connection at the intersection of Glenview Road and Drake Road
·         Asphalt patching of Glenview Road where excavations were made
·         Water main installation along Raleigh Road
·         Water main installation at the intersection of Raleigh Road and Baffin Road
·         Sanitary sewer replacement along Raleigh Road and Baffin Road 

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 22nd to May 26th  
·         Install water main along Raleigh Road between Baffin Road and Drake Road
·         Install water main along Baffin Road between Raleigh Road and Drake Road
·         Install storm sewer along Raleigh Road between Baffin Road and Drake Road
·         Install storm sewer at intersection of Raleigh Road and York Road

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding during the construction operations as you deal with dusty conditions, travel delays, unexpected disruptions to water service, and other inconveniences experienced living in a construction zone.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Water Connections along Glenview Road This Week. Expect Travel Delays

Work Completed, May 1st to May 5th   
·         Grind-in-place the existing roadway on the north end of the project.
·         Mobilization of equipment and materials
·         Construction of temporary construction staging area on south end of the project
·         Sewer televising of existing storm and sanitary sewers
·         Tree removal as required
·         Saw-cutting of existing pavement in Glenview Road

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 8th to May 12th
·         Make connection to existing water main at the intersection of Glenview Road and Raleigh Road (Monday & Tuesday)
·         Make connection to existing water main at the intersection of Glenview Road and Drake Road (Wednesday & Thursday)
·         Asphalt patching of Glenview Road along water main trench.

The major construction activities are beginning. The contractor will make the connections to the existing water main along Glenview Road at Raleigh Road and Drake Road. During construction, driving along Glenview Road will be difficult and you are encouraged to use alternate routes.  The contractor will control traffic with flaggers and Glenview Road will always have one-lane open.

The contractor is performing both connections along Glenview Road this week to avoid conflicts and reduce congestion when the intersection improvements begin at Glenview Road and Waukegan Road the week of May 15th.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as construction is now underway throughout the neighborhood.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Minor Construction Work to Begin this Week

Work Completed last week, April 24th to 28th  
·         Resident preconstruction meeting conducted. Thanks to all of you that attended
·         Material Deliveries
·         Set-up Staging area on south end of project

Work Anticipated to be completed, May 1st to May 5th  
·         Grind-in-place the existing roadway on the north end of the project
·         Continue with material deliveries
·         Finalize staging area on south end of the project
·         Mobilization of equipment

Thanks to all of you that attending the Resident Preconstruction Meeting last Monday evening. We hope that you found it informative and well worth your time.

Next week, the contractor will begin mobilization of equipment and work in preparation for heavy underground utility construction starting the week of May 8th. The contractor will grind-in-place the existing roadway along Raleigh Road from Hudson Road to Glenview Road, Drake Road from Raleigh Road to Glenview Road, and Baffin Road from Drake Road to Raleigh Road.  The grind-in-place work is anticipated to take 1-day and you will be able to drive on it soon after it is completed. However, during the construction, the section of roadway being worked on will be difficult to drive on and use of an alternative route is suggested.

As the week continues, you will see periods of construction activity with the major work starting on Monday, May 8th.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Resident Meeting on Monday, April 24th.

Resident Meeting to discuss the project will be held on Monday, April 24th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Village of Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue.

Please feel free to attend and ask any questions or concerns you may have prior to the project starting. We look forward to seeing you there!!!