Monday, December 6, 2010

Work is substantially complete with the exception of punch list work. Stop signs have been installed at Rugen and Pfingsten.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Work is substantially complete with the exception of punch list work. The stop signs for Rugen and Pfingsten are scheduled for installation.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Work is substantially complete with the exception of punch list work. The stop signs for Rugen and Pfingsten are scheduled for installation and resetting of the existing stop signs.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Work is substantially complete with the exception of striping crosswalks and stop-bars and punch list work.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The hot-mix asphalt surface course has been paved / completed. The contractor is scheduled to resume completing the remaining parkway restoration (sodding) and punch list work next week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The contractor is scheduled to complete the final lift of hot-mix asphalt surface this week. The contractor will complete the remaining parkway restoration (sodding) later this week.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Hot-mix asphalt surface course will be paved early next week.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Contractor is scheduled to continue parkway grading, topsoil and restoration into next week. The final lift of hot-mix asphalt surface is scheduled for next week (weather permitting).

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Contractor is scheduled to continue parkway grading and utility structure adjustments into next week. Topsoil and restoration is scheduled for next week. The final lift of hot-mix asphalt surface is scheduled for later this month.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The first lift of asphalt (hot-mix asphalt binder course) is complete for Pfingsten Road and the cul-de-sacs. The sidewalk along the east side of Pfingsten is complete. The Contractor is scheduled to continue driveway replacement and parkway grading into next week.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The first lift of asphalt (hot-mix asphalt binder course) is complete for Pfingsten Road and the cul-de-sacs.

The contractor is scheduled to continue construction of the sidewalk along the east side of Pfingsten Road and grading ditches and parkways.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Weather permitting, Monday, September 27, 2010, the contractor is scheduled to place the first (of two) lift of asphalt in the cul-de-sacs. All vehicles must be removed from the cul-de-sacs between 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Parking is available on Rugen, Lindenwood, Springdale and Knollwood during daytime work hours.

After the cul-de-sac paving is complete, the contractor will begin paving the first (of two) layer of asphalt in the driveways and pouring concrete driveway aprons. Residents with concrete driveway aprons will need to park on the street for 4 or 5 days while the concrete cures. The contractor is scheduled to construct the concrete sidewalk on the east side of Pfingsten mid- to late next week. Residents with sidewalks through their driveways shall also need to park on the street or cul-de-sac for 4 or 5 days also. The contractor will notify residents that need to have their vehicles moved out for concrete work.

All work is weather dependent.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The contractor finished paving the hot-mix asphalt binder course (which is the 1st of 2 lifts of new asphalt) on Pfingsten this week. The contractor has also installed the first lift of hot-mix asphalt for some of the driveway aprons on Pfingsten. The contractor will continue with pavement removal and preparing the aggregate base course in the cul-de-sacs off Pfingsten this week and into next week. Paving of the cul-de-sacs is estimated to begin next Thursday and Friday.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The contractor is finishing pavement removal on Pfingsten this week. The contractor will continue to prepare the aggregate base course on Pfingsten this week and into early next week. The contractor is scheduled to start paving the hot-mix asphalt binder course on Pfingsten as early as Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning, which will take an estimated 2 to 3 working days (weather permitting). After the asphalt binder course is paved on Pfingsten, the contractor will start pavement removal on the cul-de-sacs off Pfingsten.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Storm sewer installation is 100% complete! The contractor began saw cutting the pavement for removals, which should start next week. They plan to start pavement removal on the north end and proceed south. Curb replacements are also being completed.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The contractor will be finishing up installing the storm sewer connections to the side streets and cul-de-sacs Monday and Tuesday next week and spend a couple of days doing cleanup work in preparation for pavement removal. Weather permitting, pavement removal should start around the middle of next week. The contractor will start at the north end of the project taking out the pavement along the main stem road of Pfingsten. Once this is complete he will put down the first layer of asphalt and then move to the cul-de-sacs for pavement removal.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The storm sewer mainline along Pfingsten Road has been completed! The contractor will take a few days completing the storm sewer into the cul-de-sacs. Road removal and preparation should begin the first week of September. This will involve removing the existing roadway and then preparing the base for asphalt. The contractor plans to remove Pfingsten Road first, before doing any of the cul-de-sacs.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The storm sewer installation continues! Not much new there, but in the meantime, here are some pictures of the water main installation.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Storm sewer installation is continuing on the mainline from the north. NICOR Gas will be onsite sometime in the next week or two to lower a few gas lines that are in conflict with our new storm sewer.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Storm sewer installation was started this week. The contractor began at the railroad tracks and is proceeding south. One crew is currently laying the main on the east side of Pfingsten, and once they get far enough ahead, another crew will come in and start placing the lateral lines to the west side and into each cul-de-sac.

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 final water main connections are being made, and then the old main will be shut off and abandoned forever. Once all these connections are complete, the contractor will begin work on the new storm sewer system. The storm sewer main will be placed on the east side of the road, under our new sidewalk. At numerous locations, a lateral pipe will go across the road to the west side into catch basins, inlets and culverts to carry the water from the west side into the main and lines will be extended to drain the cul-de-sacs.

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.
All water services have been completed! The contractor will now need to make the connections to the existing main to create a loop, and then the existing main will be abandoned.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Water services are nearing completion. The schedule is to complete all water services by the end of next week. Then the final connections will be made to the water mains on the side streets, to create one big loop. This will be the end of all water main shutdowns! The contractor will be working this Saturday to continue water service installations.

After the water main work is complete, storm sewer installation will commence.

Friday, June 18, 2010

All water main MAIN LINE is complete! The contractor is now working on water services. Due to the number of houses along Pfingsten, this process will take us until the end of June. As stated before, during the connection of each house, the service to that individual house must be shut off for a matter of a couple hours. The contractor has done very well in informing each house when the water will be shut off. In cases where the BBox is located in the driveway, it is necessary for the contractor to dig in the driveway to make the connection to the existing water service. In this case, the contractor is also notifying these residents that cars should be moved out of the driveway if they are needed. Once all the services are completed, final connections will need to be made at the ends to create a full loop in the water main.

Once all water main work is completed, the contractor will begin work on the new storm sewer.

Thank you to all for your patience!

Friday, June 11, 2010


New water main needs to be installed across Pfingsten Road on the north side of Glenview Road. Due to this work, the access into and out of Pfingsten Road will be blocked from 7 AM to 5 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Detour signs will be posted, directing traffic to Bette Lane. Glenview Road WILL NOT BE CLOSED, however the contractor may have to block one lane of traffic on Glenview Rd during this time as well. Flaggers will be present to help direct traffic through the one open lane. Please exercise extreme caution during this work, as well as always along Pfingsten. We appreciate your cooperation. The Police and Fire Departments, Park District and Garbage Company have all been notified of this closure.

Leaving via Bette Lane

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The final water connections for Estate Lane and Rugen Rd will necessitate water service interruptions and those residents affected will be notified in advance.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Horizontal Directional Drilling of the water main has been completed. A small section of the 16” water main along Pfingsten has to be completed, and the water main down each cul-de-sac is ongoing.

Water main will need to be installed across Pfingsten at Glenview Road, which will close access in and out of Pfingsten Road. This work will take place in approximately two weeks and will last for 1-2 days. More information will be sent out as we near that date. All traffic will be routed via Betty Lane.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The boring contractor has complete the reaming operations for the Horizontal Direction Drilling. The pipe will be pulled through the tunnel today and that completes the 16” water main line along Pfingsten Road. The general contractor still has to make the connections at either end of the run, plus various fire hydrants, valves and the water pipe into each cul-de-sac. This work will continue for the next couple weeks.

The new section of 16” water main from Rugen Rd to Knight has been chlorinated and tested and has been put into service. Next week the contractor will start replacing water services from Rugen Rd north across the tracks to Knight. Each homeowner will receive a new 1 ½” copper water service and shutoff box. This will require a shutdown of a couple hours for each individual home. The contractor will notify the resident before shutting down the service.

Also a scheduled shutdown will be needed in the Estate Lane area to make the final new connection to the 16”. This will require a shutdown of approximately 6 to 8 hours. Residents affected by this shutdown will be notified 24 hours in advance.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Water main installation continues on Pfingsten south toward Glenview Road. The boring contractor is currently setting up their last location, which will be close to Glenview Road. Please be careful when entering and exiting Pfingsten via Glenview Road!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Water main installation is continuing. The contractor is making good progress as they continue installing south on Pfingsten.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Some Construction Photos

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Leaving via Betty Lane

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The Horizontal Directional Drilling of the water main is in full force. The contractor is reaming (pushing the drill through the ground) approximately 800 feet at a time, and the process will continue moving south until they get to Glenview Road. Once the 16” pipe is installed, the General Contractor (DiMeo Brothers) still has to dig up areas to install valves (which turn the water on and off), fire hydrants, and the water main down each cul-de-sac. This work will continue for the next several weeks. The boring contractor (the contractor doing the HDD) is currently boring from Springdale to a little north of Lindenwood. During the daytime while the contractor is working along Pfingsten, if possible, please use an alternate route around the site to avoid driving through the work zone. I'll re-post the route via Betty Lane.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Horizontal Directionally Drilled Water Main

The contractor pulled almost 800 feet of pipe yesterday! This water main will connect to the pipe that is going to be pulshed through the steel casing. The contractor has begun on the next section south of this area. Just like before, the reamer will be pushed through the ground to create a tunnel for the water main. Work is really getting under way now! Please remember to be careful and drive slowly through the construction areas.

Water Main Under the RR Tracks

The steel casing under the railroad tracks was completed yesterday. The contractor is going to work tomorrow (Saturday) to install the plastic water main pipe through the casing. All work done tomorrow will be at the RR Tracks, within the contractors fencing. The total length is almost 300 feet. The water main pipe that is installed through this casing will be connected to the rest of the pipe that is being installed by HDD (see post below from April 21…)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Water Main Installation

The augering company began pushing the steel casing under the railroad tracks, pushing from the south to the north. Under the railroad tracks, it is necessary to first install a steel casing, This method actually uses a spiral auger to remove the dirt while pushing in the steel casing to create a tunnel. Then, the 16” PVC (plastic) pipe is pushed through the casing. The remainder of the water main will be installed by a method called Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). In this method, a reamer is used to push a tunnel through the dirt. Then the pipe is pulled through/into this tunnel. The HDD began today as well.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Work Beginning

The contractor will have some people onsite starting on Thursday. Thursday and Friday will involve prep work, including mobilization (bringing the machines in), locating and exposing existing utilities, and evaluating trees (i.e. what trees need protection, what trees need to be trimmed/root pruned, etc.). Digging will begin on Monday or Tuesday on the south side of the railroad tracks for the augering pit. The area from Lindenwood to the tracks will be augered. A steel casing is going to be augered under the railroad tracks, and then the water main pipe will be pushed through that casing.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Contractor has started surveying Pfingsten Road for water and sewer layout. Construction is anticipated to start this month. Village has been out taking photos of areas of flooding and existing conditions. We will be working with the gas company to layout areas for restoration from the gas main and services installation.

Friday, April 2, 2010

We have not yet received a start date from the contractor, but construction should begin mid-April. The contractor’s surveyor will be out next week to begin laying out the new water main.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

JULIE Locates

Residents may be curious about the flags and paint that dot the yards. These are JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) locates, which mark the underground utilities. These are very important during construction, so we ask that residents not remove any flags. We thank you in advance!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


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Just some notes

The Resident Meeting went well with a great turnout! We were very happy to see so many residents interested in the upcoming project.

The contractor plans to begin the first week of April.

A couple concerns/questions came up, here are some answers:

-New sidewalk will be along the east side of Pfingsten located WITHIN the right-of-way (ROW). The ROW along Pfingsten is pretty far off the edge of road, up to 35' in some places. It may seem like the contractor is going into people's yards, but all work will stay within public ROW.

-We will make all efforts to get in touch with residents in the cul-de-sacs before any work begins in each. We will work with residents to move their cars to accessible places to alleviate any delays. Please remember, sometimes it will be quicker for you to park elsewhere.

- To avoid delays, if you see that there could be construction impeding traffic, PLEASE try to use Betty Lane. I'll put a post with a link to a map.

-We will not be touching the berms on either side of the RR tracks.

-Regarding north of the RR tracks: only water main work, the road is NOT being reconstructed.

-A few trees will need to be removed. Any tree that is removed will be replaced by Public Works next Spring. It will be the resident's choice as to what type of tree will be planted. There is also some brush that will be removed or trimmed. Any removed brush will not be replaced.

-NICOR will be responsible for the restoration of their work completed last fall

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Resident Meeting

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