Park Blvd

Park Boulevard
The limits of the project are from Roosevelt Road to Crescent Boulevard. The improvements include pavement reconstruction from Roosevelt Road to Fairview Avenue and pavement rehabilitation from Fairview Avenue to Crescent Boulevard. Included in the above work is earth excavation, placement of aggregate subgrade, combination concrete curb and gutter, hot-mix asphalt pavement, portland cement concrete sidewalk, storm sewer, sanitary sewer repairs, water main installation, pavement markings, traffic staging, temporary detour, restoration, and all other appurtenant work required to complete the project.

Main Street

Main Street
The limits of the project are from Roosevelt Road to Fairview Avenue. The improvements include pavement rehabilitation, earth excavation, placement of aggregate subgrade, combination concrete curb and gutter, hot-mix asphalt pavement, portland cement concrete sidewalk, storm and sanitary sewer structure adjustments, pavement markings, restoration, and all other appurtenant work required to complete the project.

Start Date

Anticipated Start Date:
Main Street: April 30, 2018; dependent on weather.
Park Boulevard: June 11, 2018; dependent on weather and utility relocation work.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Park and Fairview Intersection Detours for Sewer and Water Work


Sanitary Sewer Work
Starting on Tuesday, September 4 and extending through Thursday, September 6, the underground contractor will be replacing a section of sanitary sewer main in the east half of the intersection of Park and Fairview.  The detour route pictured below will be implemented on these days with the detour anticipated to be knocked down, and intersection restored to its current traffic control state (all movements permitted except southbound Park) at the end of the working day on Thursday, September 6.

Water Main Work
Starting on Monday, September 10 and extending through Friday, September 14, the underground contractor will be replacing the water main within the intersection of Park and Fairview.  This work will require implementation of the same detour route with some additional daytime modifications as the contractor digs across the various legs of the intersection.  It is anticipated that the detour will be knocked down, and intersection restored to its current traffic control state (all movements permitted except southbound Park) at the end of the working day on Friday, September 14.

Please understand that the above dates are subject to change due to weather delays and/or construction conflicts.  The detour route may also be modified during construction to allow for the work to be safely performed.





 

Project Update


A summary of recently completed and forthcoming activities by location is as follows:

Main Street (Roosevelt to Fairview): Work is substantially complete.  As a reminder, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the balance of the intersection of Main and Roosevelt this summer/fall as part of its Roosevelt Road resurfacing project.

Park Boulevard (Fairview to Crescent): Work is substantially complete with the exception of parkway lawn restoration which will be completed in the fall.

Park Boulevard (Roosevelt to Fairview): The Contractor has completed the planned sanitary sewer service replacement work.  Installation of the new water main has commenced with the contractor starting work from the south leg of the Park and Fairview intersection and heading south towards Roosevelt Road. 

Once the new water main has been installed, it will be pressure tested, chlorinated, and sampled in accordance with all IEPA requirements prior to putting it into service.  The Contractor will then begin installing new water services to connect properties to the new water main.

Additional utility work to be completed on the east half of Park Boulevard includes replacement of a section of sanitary sewer main at the intersection of Fairview and Park, and installation of new storm sewer and drainage structures along the project corridor.

Once the utility work on the east half of the Park Boulevard is complete, the contractor will commence construction of the east half of the roadway.  This work will involve construction of a new stone roadway sub-grade, installation of new curbs, replacement of driveway approaches and sidewalks, and paving of the roadway with asphalt to a level approximately 2-inches below the final roadway surface elevation.  The final 2-inch surface layer of asphalt will be paved towards the end of the project along with the west half of the roadway.

Upon construction of the east half of the roadway as described, it will be used for northbound traffic.  The Contractor will then commence construction of the utility improvements and roadway on the west half of Park Boulevard.  This work should progress more quickly given the majority of the utility work is being completed on the east half of the roadway.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Park Blvd. - Fairview Ave. to Crescent Blvd. - HMA Surface


Abari Construction will complete adjusting the storm, sanitary and water main structures by Tuesday, July 24th. Once this is completed, Dunteman Construction will place bituminous prime coat on the roadway. Prime signs will be erected prior to this work being performed. Currently, Dunteman Construction plans on placing the hot-mix asphalt surface course on Thursday, July 26th and Friday, July 27th if weather allows.

Park Blvd. - Roosevelt Rd. to Fairview Ave. - Sanitary Sewer


Abari Construction will begin underground work on Monday, July 23rd.  They will begin with repairing sanitary sewer main that is currently deficient.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Park Boulevard Paving Schedule - Fairview to Crescent

The Contractor intends to complete all work, except parkway sodding, on Park Boulevard from Fairview to Crescent by Friday, August 3.  The narrative below lays out the tentative and weather dependent schedule.

Paving of Leveling Binder Layer of Asphalt - Friday, July 13
The Contractor intends to pave the first one-inch (1") thick layer of asphalt on Park Boulevard from Fairview to Crescent Boulevard on Friday, July 13.  This layer of asphalt establishes a smooth and properly sloped base to pave the final surface layer of asphalt on, prevents the reflection of cracks in the underlying concrete base through the final surface layer of asphalt, and provides a reference point for the proper re-installation of the manhole frames/covers to the correct grade in the roadway.  Prior to this paving operation, the Contractor will sweep and prime the roadway with oil (on Thursday, July 12).

Re-installation of Manhole Frames/Covers - Week of July 16 - Week of July 23
It is anticipated that all the manhole frames/covers will be re-installed in the roadway starting the week of July 16.  This process involves breaking out the asphalt pavement around each structure in the roadway, removing the temporary plate underneath, setting the manhole frame/cover on new adjusting rings over the structure, and pouring concrete around the manhole frame.  The frames/covers will be reinstalled in phases to avoid a complete closure of Park Boulevard.  As such, the work will take approximately one week to complete including curing of the concrete around the manhole frames.

Paving of Surface Layer of Asphalt - Week of July 23
Weather permitting, the Contractor intends to pave the second and final two-inch (2") thick layer of asphalt on Park Boulevard from Fairview to Crescent during the week of July 23.  The tentative date of surface paving is Tuesday, July 24.  Please understand this date is subject to change given the timing of this notice.  Prior to this paving operation, the Contractor will sweep and prime the roadway with oil.

Other various activities to be completed by August 3 include: two storm sewer repairs, a water main valve replacement, concrete curb placement for sidewalk ramps, rough grading/backfill of voids along the curbs and sidewalks, asphalt driveway patching adjacent to sidewalk replacement, and restoration of pavement markings.

Residents should anticipate these work activities to cause temporary roadway lane and driveway closures as well as general delays and inconveniences in driving through the project corridor.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Park Boulevard Update 7/5/2018

Park-Hill Intersection Reconstruction
The Contractor completed the placement of the concrete roadway pavement on Tuesday, July 3.  The intersection will be-reopened to vehicular traffic on Monday, July 9.  Construction of the sidewalk ramps will be completed following adjustment of the phone duct manholes (at the southeast and southwest quadrants of the intersection) by AT&T's Contractor.






Park Boulevard from Roosevelt to Fairview
Following the opening of the Park-Hill Intersection to vehicular traffic, the Contractor will implement a one-way northbound only traffic configuration on Park Boulevard from Roosevelt to Fairview.  The utility and roadway reconstruction work will commence immediately thereafter.  Please see the images below for further details including an exhibit.





Park Boulevard from Fairview to Crescent Boulevard
Milling (removal) of the asphalt roadway pavement is underway.  Next steps will include completion of two storm sewer point repairs, patching of the roadway base where necessary, paving of the asphalt roadway binder layer, re-installation of the manholes, paving of the asphalt roadway surface course, pavement markings, and parkway lawn restoration. 







Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Main Street and Park Boulevard Progress Update

Main Street (Roosevelt to Fairview) - The work is substantially complete with a few remaining punch list items including the installation of a parkway drain, curb patch, and cleaning of the street drainage structures.  As a reminder, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the balance of the intersection of Main and Roosevelt this summer as part of its Roosevelt Road resurfacing project.

Park Boulevard (Roosevelt to Fairview) - Nicor is nearly complete with its utility relocation work being performed as part of the project.  It is tentatively anticipated that the one-way northbound only traffic configuration through this corridor of Park Boulevard will be implemented on Monday, July 9. Changeable Message Signs will be installed (on Park) one week in advance of the traffic configuration change to notify the motoring Public.  Commencement of the sewer/water utility and roadway work will immediately follow the implementation of the one-way traffic control plan.

Park Boulevard (Fairview to Crescent) - Completion of the spot curb/gutter and sidewalk removal and replacement work is anticipated by the week of June 25.  Cleanup of the work area including barricade removal and backfilling along sidewalks and curbs is also anticipated to be completed the week of June 25.  The underground contractor is in the process of removing the manhole frames/covers in the roadway.  This operation facilitates more efficient milling (removal) of the asphalt pavement.

Park/Hill Intersection - Reconstruction of the Park/Hill intersection is underway.  All roadway pavement in the intersection has been removed with the contractor currently focusing on excavation, construction of the stone sub-grade and sub-base, and fine grading of the intersection prior to concrete paving.