Monday, June 29, 2015

Concrete Work Completed. Asphalt Paving This Week.

Work Completed Last Week:
DiMeo Brothers and TK Concrete (Roadway Reconstruction)
·         Poured concrete curb & gutter
·         Poured concrete driveways and sidewalks

Nicor Gas (Gas Main and Service Replacement)
·         Installed new services to individual homes and made connections to existing meters.
·         If your service was replaced and you need additional work performed, please contact Nicor at the number indicated on the Blue Cards that were left on your door.  

Work Anticipated This Week:
DiMeo Brothers and Peter Baker & Sons Asphalt (Roadway Reconstruction)
·         Monday & Tuesday – Grade aggregate base under the roadway
·         Monday & Tuesday – Rough grading of landscape behind curb & gutter
·         Wednesday & Thursday – Asphalt paving of first two layers.

Nicor Gas (Gas Main and Service Replacement)
·         Complete gas service replacements
·         Disconnect old gas main.

Thank you to all the residents who are without access to their driveways. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. If work is performed as scheduled with no delays in the weather or unforeseen circumstances, the first two layers of asphalt pavement are scheduled to be paved next Wednesday and Thursday. Once this paving is completed, residents will be allowed back into their driveways. If an unexpected or weather delay occurs, residents will be notified regarding the access to their driveways. Every effort possible will be made to ensure all driveway access is restored prior to the July 4th Holiday.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Concrete Work to Begin this Week

Work Completed Last Week:
DiMeo Brothers (Roadway Reconstruction)
·         Roadway excavation
·         Installation of aggregate base course
·         Grading in preparation for concrete curb & gutter. 

Nicor Gas (Gas Main and Service Replacement)
·         Continuation of main line and service replacements.

Work Anticipated This Week:
DiMeo Brothers (Roadway Reconstruction)
·         Monday – Install string-line for concrete curb & gutter
·         Tuesday – Grading for concrete curb & gutter
·         Wednesday – Pour concrete curb & gutter
·         Thursday & Friday – Pour concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalks

Nicor Gas (Gas Main and Service Replacement)
·         Continuation of main line and service replacements.

The rain events throughout the week caused the scheduled concrete work to be pushed back and begin this Monday, June 22nd. Residents within the project site along Debra Lane and Sandy Lane are being asked to please have their vehicles removed from their driveways and garages by Monday, June 22nd by 7:00 AM. We anticipate access will be allowed prior to the July 4th Holiday, once the concrete work is completed and given time to cure as well as having the first 2 layers of asphalt pavement installed.

The Village understands the significant inconvenience that is caused to residents while they are not allowed to access their driveways and garages. The Village is committed to ensuring that access is restored as quickly as possible, but please understand all work is weather dependent. Should additional delays be encountered, residents will be notified with an updated schedule.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding during the upcoming concrete construction.  

Friday, June 12, 2015

Roadway Reconstruction On-Going. Concrete Curb & Gutter Next Week.

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Removal of existing concrete cub & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways
·         Installed temporary access ramps at driveways
·         Roadway excavation
·         Installation of aggregate base course
·         Nicor Gas continued with main line and service replacements 

Work Anticipated This Week:
DiMeo Brothers (Roadway Reconstruction)
·         Roadway excavation
·         Installation of aggregate base course
·         Grading in preparation for concrete curb & gutter.
·         Preparation work prior to concrete curb & gutter
·         Pouring of concrete curb & gutter.
 
Nicor Gas (Gas Main and Service Replacement)
·         Continuation of main line and service replacements.

The roadway excavation portion of the project is currently under way. During this phase, getting around the neighborhood will be difficult due to the number of trucks required and construction operations on-going. During the concrete curb & gutter, driveway, and sidewalk installations, access to driveways will be restricted to allow for the concrete to be poured, allow sufficient curing time, and asphalt pavement to be installed. We anticipate residents will be out of their driveways for approximately 2 weeks once the concrete work begins to having the roadway paved with access restored. Exact timing is yet to be determined, but will likely begin the middle of next week. Residents will be notified of exact timing and parking instructions.

The contractor is also anticipated to work on Saturday, June 13th starting at 8:00 AM

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding during construction.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Gas Main Replacement and Roadway Excavation to be Performed Next Week.

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Nicor Gas installed primary gas main along Debra Lane and Sandy Lane

Work Anticipated This Week:
DiMeo Brothers (Roadway Reconstruction)
·         Removal of existing concrete curb & gutter and driveways
·         Installation of temporary access ramps at driveways.
·         Roadway Excavation
·         Installation of aggregate base course 

Nicor Gas (Gas Main and Service Replacement)
·         Connecting new gas main to existing gas main
·         Installation of gas services.

Without prior notification, Nicor Gas arrived on-site this week to begin installing the new gas main and services along Debra Lane and Sandy Lane. The Village is coordinating with both Nicor Gas and DiMeo Brothers to allow for both contractors to work on-site at the same time. All measure will be taken to allow both contractors to work concurrently; however, there will be specific construction operations that will not allow this to happen. In these instances, we are requesting Nicor Gas to defer to DiMeo Brothers so the roadway can be reconstructed as quickly as possible.

Thank you for all your patience and understanding as the Village has been working through these coordination issues due to poor communication by Nicor Gas.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Nicor Gas Main and Service Replacement Delayed. Roadway Reconstruction to Begin June 8th.

It was initially scheduled to have Nicor gas replace the existing gas main and services to each home prior to starting the roadway reconstruction phase of the project. Due to numerous delays, lack of coordination and communication, and without a definitive schedule from Nicor to begin the work, the Village has decided to move forward with the roadway reconstruction phase of the project. Nicor gas will be forced to complete their work following the roadway reconstruction and make any necessary restorations due to damage they cause.

The roadway reconstruction is currently scheduled to begin the week of June 8th with excavation and installation of aggregate base course.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience the delays resulting from Nicor’s poor management has caused. If we knew the gas main and service replacement would be delayed this much, we would have started the roadway reconstruction immediately following the completion of the underground utility construction.