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2021 Forest North Parking Lot & Burlington Avenue Improvements

 

Table #: Project completion and contact information.
Project InformationData
Project # P-017-17, SW-073
Category Traffic  
Start Date August 2021
End Date November 2021
Project Status

On Schedule                         

Village Contact

Nate Hawk
nhawk@downers.us
Staff Engineer II
(630) 434-5467

Project Summary

The project will include the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the Forest North Parking Lot to add additional parking and more user-friendly pedestrian access from the parking lot to the Downtown Business District. The proposed improvements will also include resurfacing and restriping of Burlington Avenue, replacement of storm sewer, creation of bio-swales for water quality purposes, and installation of new landscaping.

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Recent Progress

10/22/21

This week the contractor placed the HMA base course in the parking lot, and began work on the permeable paver area and landscape areas. Work on Burlington Avenue was delayed to next week. Next week the contractor plans to continue work on the permeable pavers and landscaping, and begin surface removal work on Burlington Avenue.

10/15/21

This week the contractor poured the sidewalk along the south side of the parking lot, and placed and compacted the stone base. Concrete curb removal and replacement on Burlington Avenue were also completed. HMA base course has been delayed due to the rain this week. Next week the contractor plans for the placement of HMA base course in the parking lot, to begin work on permeable paver placement in the northwest corner of the parking lot, and surface removal on Burlington Avenue.

10/08/21

This week the contractor poured the concrete for the seat walls, the remaining curb in the parking lot, and sidewalks on the east side of the parking lot. Next week the contractor plans to grade aggregate stone in the parking lot, place HMA base course in the parking lot, and begin concrete removals and replacements on Burlington Ave.

10/01/21

This week the contractor placed aggregate stone base for pavement and curb, excavated for seat wall foundations and adjusted storm sewer inlets to proper grade. Next week the contractor plans to pour concrete for seat wall foundations and curb, weather pending.

9/24/21

This week the contractor worked on the excavation of the curb and pavement areas to subgrade. Next week the contractor will be placing the aggregate stone base for the new pavement and concrete curbs.

9/17/21

This week the contractor completed removal of old storm sewer, and installation of the new storm sewer system. Next week the contractor plans to begin excavation for concrete curb.

9/10/21

This week the contractor mobilized and began storm sewer construction. Next week the contractor plans to continue storm sewer removals and installation.

9/3/21

This week the contractor completed construction staking and tree removal. Next week the contractor plans to mobilize and begin storm sewer construction.

8/27/21

The closure of the Forest North parking lot began this week for the re-construction and re-planting of the lot. Construction began this week with the placement of construction fence and the removal of the existing concrete and asphalt. Next week, the contractor anticipates construction staking for storm sewer, and beginning the removal of storm sewer and installation of new storm sewer.

6/18/21

The schedule for the construction of the parking lot improvements has been changed to begin in late August 2021 and be complete by the beginning of November 2021.

5/7/21

This week the contractor received draft agreement from BNSF railroad for the construction permit. It is anticipated that construction will begin near the end of May.

1/15/21

The project was awarded at the December 8, 2020 Village Council Meeting. A Notice to Proceed was issued to the contractor on January 13, 2021. Village staff and the contractor will begin coordinating with BNSF Railroad for construction permitting.