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2022 Wisconsin Ave Drainage Improvements

 

Table #: Project completion and contact information.
Project InformationData
Project # SW-080-20A
Category Drainage
Start Date August 2022
End Date November 2022
Project Status

On Schedule

Village Contact

Stephanie Graves
sgraves@downers.us
Staff Engineer
(630) 434-5487

Project Summary

This project involves storm sewer improvements on Wisconsin Ave east of Belmont Rd. A new storm sewer will be constructed that intercepts the water flowing into the ditches from the south side of Wisconsin Ave and will direct the water to a new outfall into St Joseph Creek. The road will also be reconstructed slightly wider than it currently is. Restoration will include parkway regrading, driveway apron replacements, and a new mulch footpath leading down to the creek.

 

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Project Alerts

 

 

Recent Progress

11/18/22

Landscaping and restoration activities will take place on either Friday 11/18 or Monday 11/21 depending on weather and material suitability. This work will be checked in the spring to ensure the grass establishes in a healthy, growing condition prior to project closeout.

11/11/22

  • Surface and driveway asphalt paving was completed on Thursday, November 10th. Crews were onsite on Friday, November 11th to clean up and prep for landscapers.
  • Landscapers are scheduled to be onsite the week of 11/14 to install sod, seed and blanket, and other restoration activities. This work will be checked in the spring to ensure the grass establishes in a healthy, growing condition prior to project closeout.

 

11/04/22

  • The first layer of asphalt was paved on Friday, November 4th.
  • Crews will be onsite on Wednesday, November 9th to adjust utility frames in the roadway.
  • Surface and driveway paving is tentatively scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 10 or Friday, November 11th. After paving work is completed, landscapers will be onsite for restoration work.

 

10/28/22

  • Rain delayed the schedule; Road excavation work was completed on Wednesday 10/26. Street and driveway access resumed.
  • Utility crews have been onsite to relocate a pole in the cul-de-sac and that work is expected to be completed on Monday, 10/31.
  • Fine grading in preparation for paving operations is planned for Monday, October 31st.
  • Prime coat will be applied in preparation for paving on Tuesday November 1st.
  • Paving is tentatively planned for Thursday, November 3rd, weather permitting. Residents will receive a door hanger notification with additional information regarding restrictions during the paving operations. The paving process will restrict road access. Driveway paving is planned to take place at a future date when surface paving is completed. Landscape restoration is planned to take place after the initial layer of asphalt is paved.

 

10/21/22

  • Road excavation took place the week of 10/17 and is expected to finish on Monday, 10/24. Weather permitting, residents will be able to resume access to the street and driveways throughout the day after Monday, 10/24. Additional ditching work is planned for Monday, 10/24 as well.
  • A project alert will be posted to this page if the schedule changes. Utility crews have been onsite to relocate a pole in the cul-de-sac.
  • Paving is planned for the week of October 31st. Residents will receive another door hanger notification with additional information regarding restrictions during the paving operations.

 

10/14/22

  • Parkway Ditching work continued the week of 10/10. Weather did delay the planned work.
  • Pavement removal in preparation for the road reconstruction work is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, October 14th. This work is weather-dependent. Residents received a door hanger notification with information regarding the road reconstruction work on 10/12.
  • While crews are excavating the roadway for the new pavement, access to the street and driveways will NOT be available during working hours (7:00AM-4:00PM Monday through Friday). At the completion of each work day, crews will provide temporary stone ramps for access to street and driveways. During the day, residents are able to park on Elmore Avenue, Curtiss Avenue, or Wisconsin Avenue WEST of Belmont Rd. The police department has been notified of this and parking restrictions will be waived.
  • After the pavement is removed, the road base will be excavated and new stone base will be installed in preparation for new asphalt. Residents will receive another door hanger notification with additional information regarding restrictions during the paving operations.

 

10/07/22

  • Driveway culvert work continued the week of 10/3.
  • Pavement removal for the road work is expected to begin the week of 10/10.
  • Residents will receive a door hanger notification with information regarding the road reconstruction work. While crews are excavating the roadway for the new pavement, access to the street and driveways will NOT be available during working hours (7:00AM-4:00PM Monday through Friday). At the completion of each work day, crews will provide temporary stone ramps for access to street and driveways.

9/30/22

  • Storm sewer work continued the week of 9/26, including in side yard 1945 Wisconsin.
  • Driveway culvert work began on Thursday, 9/28 and is expected to continue into the week of 10/3. Residents who will temporarily lose driveway access will receive a door hanger notification as well as a knock on the door prior to work starting. Access will be restored by the end of each day and is anticipated to only be blocked for a few hours.
  • ComEd power pole relocation in the dead end has been delayed as all overhead crews are assisting with hurricane response in the south.

9/23/22

  • Mainline storm sewer installation continued on Wisconsin the week of 9/19 and was completed.
  • Pipe installation in the side yard area of 1945 Wisconsin is tentatively expected to take place Monday 9/26.
  • The week of 9/26 is expected to work on lateral storm lines and commence driveway culvert installation, with the contractor's tentative plan to begin driveway culvert work on Tuesday 9/27 or Wednesday 9/28.
  • ComEd is planning on beginning work on a power pole in the dead end of Wisconsin on Wednesday 9/28. Residents will maintain driveway access through the course of this work, however delays should be expected as equipment and crews work in the area.

9/16/22

Storm sewer installation continued the week of 9/12 and is expected to continue through the week of 9/19. Residents will maintain driveway access through the course of this work, however delays should be expected as equipment and crews work in the area.

9/9/22

Storm sewer work began on 9/8 at the easternmost end near the creek. It is expected that storm sewer installation will take around two weeks to complete. Residents will maintain driveway access through the course of this project, however delays may be expected as equipment and crews work in the area.

9/2/22

Next week the contractor expects to start storm sewer construction at the creek outlet, and then continue installing storm sewer working backwards towards Wisconsin Ave.

8/26/22

This week the contractor completed the tree removal for the project. Next week the contractor anticipates completing layout for the storm sewer portion of the project, as well as sawcutting the road and driveway aprons in preparation for pavement removal.

8/18/22

The contractor anticipates beginning with tree removal tomorrow, 8/19/2022, and continue with tree removal through the end of next week.

8/5/22

Council awarded the construction contract on 8/2/2022 to John Neri Construction Co. Work is expected to begin later this month.

7/1/22

The project has been advertised. Contractor bids will be opened on July 14th.

6/10/22

  • This week Nicor began adjusting/relocating gas services ahead of the Village's project.
  • The design for the Village's project is being completed. The project will be advertised in June or July and contractors will then be able to bid on the work.