Friday, October 27, 2017

Project Nearly Completed. Final Blog Post

Work Performed
·         Paved asphalt surface layer
·         Pavement marking
·         Stamped and colored cross-walks
·         Street lights are operational
·         Installation of electrical outlets
·         Driveway Restorations
·         Installation of topsoil in planting beds
·         Installation of benches along project site.
·         Completed irrigation system installation.

Work to be performed to complete project:
·         Plant trees in planting beds
·         Landscape restoration with sod
·         Turn-On traffic signals at intersection of Glenview Road and Church Street, scheduled for November 9th
·         Pour remaining concrete sidewalk once temporary traffic signals are removed.
·         Plant shrubs and perennial plantings, Spring of 2018
·         Miscellaneous clean-up and tasks to complete project.

The project is nearly completed and this will be the final blog post for the project. We hope you found the information to be helpful and insightful regarding the current status of the project and upcoming work.

The Village of Glenview will provide surveys in the coming weeks for you to complete regarding the construction work and notifications provided. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. The information will allow us to know what aspects of the project we are doing well at and which areas we need to improve upon in the future.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding throughout the construction project. We hope that you are happy with the improvements made.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Chris Gray, Village Project Manager, at 847-904-4325.

Monday, October 2, 2017

First Layer of Asphalt Paved. Landscaping to Begin

Work Performed, September 25th to September 29th
·         Performed asphalt pavement patching in areas of failed pavement.
·         Cleaned and prepped roadway for first layer of asphalt pavement
·         Excavated proposed planting beds to remove unsuitable materials prior to planting.
·         Installed electrical outlets and lighting
·         Installed first layer of asphalt pavement

Work Anticipated to be Performed, October 2nd to October 6th   
·         Adjust manholes to final grade after paving first layer of asphalt pavement
·         Add topsoil to planting beds
·         Plant trees in planting beds
·         Install electrical outlets
·         Perform traffic signal work
·         Continue with irrigation system work.

The project has hit another significant milestone, installation of the first layer of asphalt pavement. Once the asphalt pavement is installed, the amount of dust will be greatly reduced and a smooth driving surface will be provided.

The contractor will perform manhole adjustments over the next week. As this process occurs, vehicles will need to maneuver around additional barrels and barricades to avoid hitting the raised manhole covers.

The contractor will begin planting trees as well next week. The contractor will only plant the trees during this construction season. The remaining shrubs and perennial plantings will be planted in the Spring of 2018 to provide a better chance of survival.

If all goes as planned, a majority of the construction will be completed around mid-October.