Project scope consists of roadway widening and resurfacing, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewer, water main, intersection signalization, pedestrian signal improvements, street lighting, and parkway restoration. The project improvements include:

· Additional and improved turn lanes at Chestnut/Waukegan and Glenwood Waukegan intersections
· Sidewalk replacement
· Storm sewer extensions
· Modernized traffic and pedestrian signal installation
· Driveway closures and reconfiguration
· Pavement will be widened and resurfaced
· Street lighting replacement

Project Timeline
April 2013 – Start of Construction
November 2013 – End of Construction




Sunday, July 28, 2013

This week Berger Excavating Contractors continued earth excavation and storm sewer installation for the roadway widening along the east side of Waukegan Road from Pleasant Lane to Glenwood Ave.  Berger also began work on the east leg of the intersection of Waukegan Road and Chestnut Ave, which included earth excavation, and gravel base course installation.  Additionally, Berger’s concrete subcontractor installed portions of the concrete curb in the east leg of the intersection and Berger’s electrical subcontractor began conduit installation for the new streetlights and traffic signals.

 

Next week Berger Excavating Contractors will continue storm sewer installation and sanitary sewer repairs along the east side of Waukegan Road.  Berger will also continue remaining earth excavation and prepare for concrete curb and gutter along the east side of Waukegan Rd.  Berger’s concrete subcontractor will be onsite next week completing concrete curb and gutter and Berger’s asphalt contractor will be onsite installing binder course asphalt in the east leg of the intersection of Waukegan Rd and Chestnut Ave. and on the south side of Jefferson Ave.  Lastly, Berger’s electrical subcontractor will be onsite installing electrical conduit for street lights and traffic signals along Waukegan Rd.

Friday, July 19, 2013

This week Berger Excavating removed the existing curb, sidewalk and driveway pavement and installed a portion of the storm sewer in the work zone along the east side of Waukegan Rd.  Additionally, Berger installed the gravel base on Jefferson Ave.  A subcontractor for Berger Excavating also installed curb and sidewalk on Jefferson Ave.

Next week, Berger Excavating is scheduled to continue earth excavation and storm sewer work along the east side of Waukegan Rd.  Berger's concrete subcontractor is scheduled to install the remaining curb on Jefferson Ave.  Additionally, Berger's paving crew is scheduled to be in late next week or early the following week to pave Jefferson Ave.

Also next week, Berger will begin construction of the east side of the intersection of Waukegan Rd an Chestnut Ave.  This will consist of earth excavation, gravel base installation, and curb installation next week.  This work is scheduled to last for 10 days (weather permitting) at which time there will be no access to the east side of the intersection.  

Friday, July 12, 2013

This week Berger Excavating installed storm sewer and completed excavation  on Jefferson Ave.  Additionally, Berger installed the aggregate base course on Jefferson Ave. in preparation for concrete curb and asphalt work.

Next week the concrete subcontractor is scheduled to begin concrete curb on Jefferson Ave.  After the curb on Jefferson Ave has been installed, the asphalt subcontractor Peter Baker will begin asphalt work late next week or the following week.  

Additionally next week Berger is scheduled to begin curb, sidewalk, and driveway removal on the east side of Waukegan Rd. from south of Ammer Rd. to Woodlawn Ave. this work will involve daily right lane closures on northbound Waukegan Rd.

Monday, July 8, 2013


This week Berger Excavating began construction of the Taco Bell frontage driveway to allow drive thru traffic to access Waukegan Rd during construction of the East Leg of the intersection of Waukegan Rd and Chestnut Ave.  Berger also began pavement removal on the south side of Jefferson Ave, restricting Jefferson Ave to westbound one way traffic in the commercial district until pavement work is near completion.

Next week Berger is scheduled to begin storm sewer installation on Jefferson Ave early in the week, followed by earth excavation for the new pavement on Jefferson Ave late next week.  Also next week, Peter Baker is scheduled to pave the Taco Bell frontage drive.