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




Wednesday, November 27, 2013


 
This week, the electrical subcontractor, Elmund & Nelson,  was onsite connecting underground conduits to streetlight foundations and installing streetlight foundations on the west side of Waukegan Rd. from Chestnut Ave. south to Woodlawn Ave.  Additionally, the signage subcontractor was onsite this week installing regulatory, information, and street signage.

Next week, the concrete subcontractor is scheduled to be installing concrete sidewalk in various locations that were previously gapped due to conflicts, these locations could not be installed last week due to cold temperatures.  The landscaping subcontractor is also scheduled to be onsite next week grading and installing topsoil on the east side of Waukegan Rd. 

The Village of Glenview has met with ComEd to coordinate the relocation of the large green utility box located on the east side of Waukegan Road south of Pleasant Lane.  ComEd will begin the design necessary to relocate the box. A construction schedule is yet to be determined.

Friday, November 22, 2013

This week, the electrical subcontractor, Elmund & Nelson,  was onsite connecting underground conduits to streetlight foundations and installing streetlight foundations on the west side of Waukegan Rd. from Chestnut Ave. south to Woodlawn Ave.  Additionally, the signage subcontractor was onsite this week laying out regulatory, information, and street signage.

 

Next week, the concrete subcontractor is scheduled to be installing concrete sidewalk in various locations that were previously gapped due to conflicts (provided air temperature allows).  The landscaping subcontractor is also scheduled to be onsite next week grading and installing topsoil on the east side of Waukegan Rd.  Also, next week the pavement marking subcontractor is scheduled to be on site installing thermoplastic pavement markings on Waukegan Rd. and Chestnut Ave.  Additionally, the signage subcontractor is scheduled to install regulatory, information, and street signage.

 

The Village of Glenview has met with ComEd to coordinate the relocation of the large green utility box located on the east side of Waukegan Road south of Pleasant Lane.  ComEd will begin the design necessary to relocate the box and will begin work as soon as possible.

 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Asphalt Surface Paving On-Going and Complete Soon.

This past week Berger Excavating was on-site performing manhole adjustments within the asphalt pavement in preparation for asphalt surface paving. Berger Excavating also began landscape grading and general site clean-up prior to topsoil installation.

Peter Baker, the paving sub-contractor, was on-site installing the surface layer of various asphalt driveways along the project site. The contractor started on the north end of the project on the west side of the street and completed the asphalt driveways to Chestnut Avenue.

Peter Baker began paving the asphalt surface along Waukegan Road on Friday, November 15th. The contractor will continue to pave the asphalt surface along Waukegan Road, Chestnut Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, and Pleasant Lane on Saturday, November 16th. Depending on weather, the asphalt roadway paving should be completed by Monday, November 18th. The paving sub-contractor should have all asphalt driveway paving completed by mid-week.

Elmund Nelson, the electrical contractor, was on-site last week continuing to install the street lighting and traffic signal systems, including installing the detector loops for the traffic signals within the pavement.

Next week, Peter Baker will complete the remaining asphalt paving of the roadways and driveways.

Berger Excavating will be on-site continuing to grade the existing landscape and perform general site clean-up.

Precision Pavement Marking is scheduled to be on-site mid-week to perform the pavement striping along the entire project site.

Berquist, the concrete sub-contractor, will be on-site pouring some additional concrete sidewalk that was skipped previously due to other work in the area.

Elmund Nelson will be on-site continuing to install the street lighting and traffic signal systems. Once the asphalt pavement is installed and pavement markings are completed, the temporary traffic signal timings will be adjusted to a more favorable condition to allow better turning movements. The electrical sub-contractor may also begin re-installing the street lights along the roadway.

We apologize for the lengthy delays the past few weeks as the contractor has been working within the driving lanes on a more consistent basis. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the construction operations. We understand it has been a long construction project and navigating through the intersection has been difficult throughout the summer and fall. The traffic congestion should be reduced in the near future as the project is nearing the end.

Friday, November 1, 2013


This week Berger Excavating continued grading in various locations along Waukegan Rd.  Also, this week Berger’s asphalt subcontractor, Peter Baker & Sons, removed existing asphalt surface on Waukegan Road, Chestnut Avenue, Pleasant Lane, and Jefferson Avenue by grinding method.  Berger’s electrical subcontractor, Elmund & Nelson, was installing electrical handholes for streetlights in various locations.    Additionally, the landscape subcontractor, Gary Weiss, was installing the retaining wall on Chestnut Avenue.

Next week, Berger Excavating is scheduled to be removing pavement in several locations to patch the existing pavement base course and adjust utility structures located in the pavement after the first layer of asphalt is installed.  Peter Baker & Sons is scheduled to begin installation of asphalt on Waukegan Road, Chestnut Avenue, Pleasant Lane, and Jefferson Avenue early next week and later in the week Peter Baker & Sons will begin installation of the final layer of driveway pavement on all driveways on the project.  Elmund & Nelson will also be on site next week continuing to install concrete foundations and handholes for streetlights. 

Please note that during asphalt paving operations next week, there will be periods of extreme delays.  We thank you in advance for your patience during these operations.