Phase 1 Latest Information

Throughout the project, we will be providing updates on the progress of the project. Check back for the latest information. If you would like to be added to our construction updates, please provide your contact information on the Contact Us page.

 

Residents with questions can contact:

Lisa Brock, P.E. (RHMG Engineers), Phase 1 Stakeholder Coordinator, at lbrock@rhmg.com or 847-323-3602

Bob Mateja (Baxter & Woodman), Phase 1 Construction Manager at rmateja@baxterwoodman.com or 815-353-8020. 

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Village of Wilmette - Stormwater Improvement Project

June 2020

Project Update - 6/5/2020

Community Park Vault Improvements

The Contractor is scheduled to work Saturday, June 6th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.   Special approval has been granted for the Contractor to begin work one hour earlier than the Saturday hours published in the Village Code.  Detention vault sections will be delivered and installed in anticipation of limited construction truck access to the work zone on June 9th due to an event at Highcrest School.  We thank you for your understanding in this matter.  

 

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 06/01/20 through Saturday, 06/06/20

  • Topsoil stripping and stockpiling operations were completed in west end of work zone

  • Stockpiles were seeded to control erosion

  • Excavation for the detention vault continued 

  • Granular base was placed and compacted in preparation for vault section installation

  • An access ramp was constructed to the excavated area in preparation for material delivery

  • Delivery and installation of detention vault pieces began

  • Construction fencing was shifted north of the bike path in preparation for installation of the storm sewer along the north property line of Community Park and Highcrest School

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled for Next Week:  Monday, 06/08/20 through Friday, 06/12/20

  • Continue excavation for the detention vault

  • Continue placing and compacting granular base for the vault sections

  • Continue installation of vault sections

  • Begin installation of storm sewer along the north property line of Community Park and Highcrest School

Traffic Expectations

Residents can expect heavy construction traffic entering and leaving the intersection of the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road. Truck traffic will be paused on Tuesday, 6/9 due to the Highcrest School yearbook pick up.

Work Schedule

  • Saturday, June 6 – Anticipated work hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm

  • Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday

Storm Sewer Improvements

The Contractor is scheduled to work Saturday, June 6th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.   Special approval has been granted for the Contractor to begin work one hour earlier than the Saturday hours published in the Village Code.  The Contractor will complete the last of the storm sewer work on Wilshire Drive West in preparation for restoration work to begin next week. 
We thank you for your understanding in this matter.  

Work Completed This Week: Monday, 06/01/20 through Saturday, 06/06/20

  • Installation of storm sewer manhole and piping in intersection of Wilshire Drive and Wilshire Drive West

  • Installation of the last box culverts between Community Park and Meadow Drive North

  • Installation of storm sewer manholes in Meadow Drive North to connect the new Wilmette Avenue and Meadow Drive storm sewer to the piping in Community Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled For Next Week: Monday, 06/08/20 through Friday, 06/12/20

  • Begin restoring the roadway along Wilshire Drive and Wilshire Drive West

  • Begin curb removal in preparation for framing and pouring of new curbs along Wilshire Drive

  • Install large Junction Chamber in intersection of Wilmette Avenue and West Meadow Drive

  • Install Junction Chamber in intersection of West Meadow Drive and South Meadow Drive

Traffic Expectations

  • Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road remains closed and is anticipated to be reopened to thru traffic in late June 2020

  • Wilshire Drive and Meadow Drives remain open to local traffic only, please proceed with caution 

  • Residents can expect heavy construction traffic near Wilmette Avenue and Meadow Drives due to the installation of the two Junction Chambers

Work Schedule

  • Saturday, June 6 – Anticipated work hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm on Wilshire Drive West

  • Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday

May 2020

Project Update - 5/29/2020

Community Park Vault Improvements

Due to recent rains, the Contractor is scheduled to work Saturday, May 30 from 8:00am to 6:00pm.   Special approval has been granted for the Contractor to begin work one hour earlier than the Saturday hours published in the Village Code.  Working Saturday will allow the Contractor the time required to prepare for installation of the first storm detention vault pieces scheduled for next week.  We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

 

Work Completed this Week: Tuesday, 05/26/20 through Saturday, 05/30/20

  • Topsoil stripping and stockpiling operations continued

  • Excavation for the detention vault began

  • Storm sewer and box culvert installations began at the south end of work zone

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled for Next Week:  Monday, 06/01/20 through Friday, 06/05/20

  • Continue excavation for the detention vault

  • Place and compact granular base for the vault sections

  • Complete installation of box culvert and continue work on the interconnecting storm sewer in Meadow Drive and Wilmette Avenue

  • Close bike path and shift construction fencing north in preparation for installation of the 36-inch storm sewer along the north property line of Community Park and Highcrest School

Traffic Expectations

Residents can expect heavy construction traffic entering and leaving the intersection of the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road

Work Schedule

  • Saturday, May 30 – Anticipated work hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm

  • Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday

Storm Sewer Improvements

Work Completed This Week: Tuesday, 05/26/20 through Friday, 05/29/20

  • Catch basin inlet installation in Wilmette Avenue

  • A large Junction Chamber was set in the intersection of Wilshire Drive and Wilshire Drive West and connected to piping in Wilshire Drive with 36-inch storm sewer piping 

  • Installation of new 30-inch storm sewer piping along Wilshire Drive West began

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled For Next Week: Monday, 06/01/20 through Friday, 06/05/20

  • Two storm manhole structures will be set in Meadow Drive North 

  • The 30-inch storm sewer along Wilshire Drive West will be completed and tied into the existing storm water system in the Wilshire Drive West cul-de-sac

  • A small portion of 6-inch water main will be relocated at the west end of Wilshire Drive West

Traffic Expectations

  • Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road remains closed and is anticipated to be reopened to thru traffic in late June 2020

  • Wilshire Drive will remain open to local traffic only 

  • Meadow Drives will remain open to local traffic only, with Meadow North temporarily closed during the day for storm sewer work. Resident access will be maintained; please proceed with caution.

  • Residents can expect moderate construction traffic hauling materials for the work on Wilshire Drive and Meadow Drives

Work Schedule

  • Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday

Project Update - 5/22/2020

Community Park Vault Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 05/18/2020 to Friday, 05/22/2020

  • Heavy rain last week and over the weekend required the Contractor to stop all topsoil stripping and stockpiling operations in Community Park until drier weather allowed work to resume in the middle of this week

  • Concrete barricades were placed along the south side of full access driveway in the Highcrest School parking lot

  • A large gate was installed in the work zone fence to accommodate truck traffic

  • Timber mats were delivered and placed to begin truck route in the fenced work zone

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled for Next Week:  Tuesday, 05/16/2020 to Friday, 05/29/2020

  • Continue excavation for the detention vault

  • Place and compact granular base for the vault sections

  • Seed soil stockpiles to prevent soil erosion

Traffic Expectations

Residents can expect moderate construction traffic entering and leaving the intersection of the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road

Work Schedule

  • Work will be suspended Monday, May 25 due to Memorial Day

  • Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Friday

Storm Sewer Improvements

Due to recent intense rains, the Contractor is scheduled to work Saturday, May 23 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.   Special approval has been granted for the Contractor to begin work one hour earlier than the Saturday hours published in the Village Code.  On Saturday, the Contractor will continue progress on the critical storm sewer work.  We thank you for your understanding in this matter. 

Work Completed This Week: Monday, 05/18/2020 to Friday, 05/22/2020

  • Installation of the 60-inch storm sewer along West Meadow Drive has almost reached Meadow Drive North

  • Installation of storm sewer structures to connect the new and existing storm sewers in Wilmette Avenue

  • Roadways have been swept to minimize construction debris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled For Next Week: Tuesday, 05/16/2020 to Friday, 05/29/2020

  • Installation of storm sewer manhole on the south side of Community Park 

  • Following manhole installation, the Contractor will start setting box culverts from the Park to Meadow Drive North

  • A large crane will be on-site to set a Junction Chamber in the intersection of Wilshire Drive and Wilshire Drive West after Memorial Day

Traffic Expectations

  • Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road remains closed and is anticipated to be reopened to thru traffic in late June 2020

  • Wilshire Drive will remain open to local traffic only, except for closure to the intersection of Wilshire Drive and Wilshire Drive West immediately after Memorial Day (estimated closure time is 48 hours)

  • Meadow Drives will remain open, but traffic will be affected by storm sewer installations.

  • Residents can expect moderate construction traffic this week entering and leaving the closed portion of Wilmette Avenue at Locust and Glenview Roads

Work Schedule

  • Saturday, May 23 – Work can be expected from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive

  • Work will be suspended Monday, May 25 due to Memorial Day

  • Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Friday

Project Update - 5/15/2020

Community Park Vault Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 05/11/2020 to Friday, 05/15/2020

  • Full access driveway across the Highcrest School parking lot is complete

  • Work was paused for Highcrest School’s Parent and Student access

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled for Next Week:  Monday, 05/18/2020 to Friday, 05/22/2020

  • Continue stripping and stockpiling topsoil in the west end of the work zone

  • Concrete barricades will be placed along the south side of full access driveway

  • A larger gate will be installed in the work zone fence to accommodate truck traffic

  • Timber mats will be delivered and placed to complete truck route in the fenced work zone

  • Excavation and placement of granular base in preparation for vault installation  

Traffic Expectations

Residents can expect moderate construction traffic entering and leaving the intersection of the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road

Work Schedule

Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Storm Sewer Improvements

Work Completed This Week: 05/11/2020 to Friday, 05/15/2020

  • Signage notifying pedestrians the east portion of Community Playfield is closed was placed on the pathways off Meadow Drive North and Laurel Lane

  • Asphalt removal operations along West Meadow Drive were completed

  • Installation of the 60-inch storm sewer continued along Wilmette Avenue to the intersection with West Meadow Drive

  • Installation of the 60-inch storm sewer in West Meadow Drive began

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled For Next Week: Monday, Monday, 05/18/2020 to Friday, 05/22/2020

  • Installation of 60-inch storm sewer pipe will continue along West Meadow Drive and heading north toward Meadow Drive North

Traffic Expectations

  • Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road remains closed and is anticipated to be reopened to thru traffic in late June 2020

  • Both West Meadow Drive and Wilshire Drive will remain closed for the next few weeks as storm sewer work continues.   Residents are asked to exit the area via Glenview Road. 

  • Residents can expect significant construction traffic along Meadow Drive this week. Please proceed with caution.

  • Residents can expect moderate construction traffic this week entering and leaving the closed portion of Wilmette Avenue at Locust and Glenview Roads. 

Work Schedule
Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  

Project Update - 5/8/2020

Community Park Vault Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 05/04/20 through Friday, 05/08/20

  • Stripping and stockpiling topsoil

  • Temporary dewatering facilities were installed at the west end of the work area in preparation for excavation

  • Construction of the access road across the Highcrest parking lot to the fenced work area. 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled for Next Week:  Monday, 05/11/20 through Friday, 05/15/20

  • Due to Highcrest School’s Parent Access Days, all work will take place inside the fenced work area

  • Continue stripping and stockpiling topsoil in the west end of the work area

  • Once soil has been stockpiled, temporary seeding will be placed for erosion control

 

Traffic Expectations

Residents can expect minimal construction traffic entering and leaving the intersection of the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road due to the School’s planned Parent Access Days the week of May 11th. 

Work Schedule

Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, however there may be some minor activity on the Highcrest School parking lot on Saturday, May 9 between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

Storm Sewer Improvements

Work Completed This Week: Monday, 05/04/20 through Friday, 05/08/20

  • Grinding and removal of existing asphalt surfaces in the roadway 

  • Installation of 36-inch storm sewer in the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive
    and south down Wilshire Drive 

  • Installation of 60-inch precast concrete storm sewer pipe began in Wilmette Avenue

Work Scheduled For Next Week: Monday, 05/4/2020 to Friday, 05/8/2020

  • Installation of 60-inch precast concrete storm sewer pipe will continue in Wilmette Avenue,
    progressing east toward West Meadow Drive

***WEST MEADOW DRIVE CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING MAY 14***

  • On May 14, installation of 60-inch storm sewer will begin in West Meadow Drive and progress northward

  • Survey and layout activities along West Meadow Drive in preparation for storm sewer work

 

Resident Notification

  • Residents of the Meadow Drive neighborhood will receive additional notification of this pending work from the Resident Engineer.

  • Residents along the storm sewer routes can expect a friendly reminder visit from one of the Team Members prior to their temporary driveway closure as the storm sewer installation passes by their residence. 

 

Please know the Contractor will ensure that any disruption to resident access is
as limited as possible and that access is reinstated at the end of each workday. 

We thank you in advance for your patience.

Traffic Expectations

  • Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road will be closed from April 20th through late June 2020. 

  • Both Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive will remain closed for the next few weeks as storm sewer work continues.  Residents are asked to exit the area via Glenview Road. 

  • Residents can expect moderate construction traffic this week entering and leaving the closed portion of Wilmette Avenue at Locust and Glenview Roads.

Work Schedule
Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.  

Project Update - 5/1/2020

Community Park Vault Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 04/27/2020 to Friday, 05/1/2020

  • The Contractor continued stripping topsoil in the Park early in the week, but was forced to call off operations as the rain saturated the site, preventing further progress.  

  • Seismograph monitoring devices have been installed around the perimeter of the Park.

  • The Contractor received a few deliveries of additional wood mats.  

  • Residents can access the on-site camera for real-time viewing, as well as time-lapse videos of the progress to date at wsnsp.com/phase-1-resources.

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled for Next Week:  Monday, 05/4/2020 to Friday, 05/8/2020

  • The Contractor will install a manhole at the west end of the Park to facilitate groundwater removal.  

  • Once installed, the Contractor will begin excavating for the vault on the south side of the Park.  

  • Several deliveries of wood mats are expected early this week for the construction roadway within the fenced work zone.

  • Full access activities through the Highcrest School parking lot are tentatively planned with minor curb removals and excavation activities in preparation for a direct construction access road across the lot to the Park.  

 

Traffic Expectations

No road closures are expected due to the work within Community Park. Residents can expect moderate construction traffic at the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road intersection with deliveries of wood mats and minor manhole materials. 

Work Schedule

Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Storm Sewer Improvements

Work Completed This Week: Monday, 04/27/2020 to Friday, 05/1/2020

  • New water main installations began in the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive on Monday and progressed southward down Wilshire Drive.

  • Connection to the existing water main on Wilmette Avenue was completed on Thursday.    

  • Survey and layout activities continued.

  • Grinding and removal of existing asphalt surfaces in the roadway began late this week.  

  • Minor storm sewer work began late this week in preparation for full storm sewer activity next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Scheduled For Next Week: Monday, 05/4/2020 to Friday, 05/8/2020

  • Asphalt grinding will continue along Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive.  

  • Excavation and installation for the storm sewer along Wilmette Avenue will begin Monday.  

  • As the storm sewer work continues, the Contractor may alternate between work in Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive to maintain progress throughout the week.  

  • Residents along the storm sewer routes can expect a friendly reminder visit from one of the Team Members prior to their temporary driveway closure as the storm sewer installation passes by their residence.  

  • The Contractor will ensure that any disruption to resident access is as limited as possible and that access is reinstated at the end of each work day.

 

Traffic Expectations

  • Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road will be closed from April 20th through late June 2020.  

  • Both Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive will remain closed for the next few weeks as storm sewer work continues.   Residents are asked to exit the area via Glenview Road. 

  • No immediate plans are expected regarding closures to West Meadow Drive.

  • The Contractor will have flaggers posted to assist motorists along open routes adjacent to the immediate construction activities. Signage will clearly mark all detours.  

  • Residents can expect moderate construction traffic this week entering and leaving the closed portion of Wilmette Avenue at Locust and Glenview Roads. 

Work Schedule
Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.  

April 2020

Project Update - 4/24/2020

Community Park Vault Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 04/20/2020 to Friday, 04/24/2020

Berger Excavating Contractor’s (Berger) completed the subgrade excavation and placement of stone for the temporary construction access driveway into Community Park. A granular parking area was also constructed inside the chain-link construction fencing to provide parking for workers. On Monday, a drill rig installed wood poles to provide locations for site security lighting fixtures to be mounted. Tuesday evening, the lights provided their first gentle glow around the perimeter of Community Park. A site security camera was also installed to watch over the site and record a time-lapse video of the activities on site. A link to the camera will be posted under Resources when available. Berger started stripping and stockpiling topsoil from the south and east areas of the Park where the first excavation will occur for the vault installation. Berger will prepare and seed the berm to prevent wind and rain erosion. This will be the standard practice as excavated materials are stockpiled along the perimeter of the construction site limits. The perimeter silt fence already installed will keep the excavated materials on the construction site, and ensure residents will not find spoils migrating into their yards. Various miscellaneous activities related to structure layout and pre-excavation planning will continue for the next few weeks.

Work Scheduled for Next Week: Monday, 04/27/20 through Friday, 05/01/20

Topsoil stripping activities within the Park will continue, with the primary focus on preparing the site for full access. Berger will also begin preparing the site to receive wood mats to construct a temporary roadway within the fenced work zone for construction material delivery trucks. Once installed, the wood mat roadway through the Park will reduce transfer of mud from the site to semi-trucks delivering and hauling materials to and from the site. Once the full access phase begins, portions of existing curbs and islands in the Highcrest School parking lot will be removed to construct the main access into the Park. Residents will likely see several parking light standards temporarily removed, as well as the existing Highcrest School sign along Hunter Road slated to be replaced with a new sign prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year. 

Traffic Expectations

No road closures are expected due to the work within Community Park.  Residents can expect relatively light to medium construction traffic entering and leaving the intersection of the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road as equipment and loads of granular materials are delivered to the site. 

 

Work Schedule

Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

 

Storm Sewer Improvements
Work Completed This Week:  Monday, 04/20/2020 to Friday, 04/24/2020
On Monday, April 20th, Berger erected the staged traffic detour along Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive. Flushing and videotaping operations of existing storm sewers along Wilmette Avenue, Wilshire Drive, Meadow Drive, Hunter Road, and Washington Avenue were completed. Additional surveying and layout activities were performed to facilitate the upcoming storm sewer work. The work site is getting prepared to receive several deliveries of 60-inch diameter storm sewer pipe sections, manholes, and structures.

 

Work Scheduled for Next Week:  Monday, 04/27/20 through Friday, 05/01/20
Starting Monday, April 27th, Berger will begin sawcutting operations in the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive. Construction of the new water main connection in this intersection will be followed by installation of the new water main down the west side lane of Wilshire Drive. Layout work and possible exploratory excavations to confirm existing conditions along the storm sewer route can be expected along Wilmette Avenue. Residents along Wilshire Drive will receive a hand-delivered notice Friday of the upcoming water main work and can expect a friendly reminder visit from one of the Team Members prior to their temporary driveway closure as the storm sewer installation passes by their residence. Berger will ensure that any disruption to resident access is as limited as possible and that access is reinstated at the end of each work day.

 

Traffic Expectations
Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road will be closed between April 20th and late June 2020. The intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive will be closed starting April 27th, followed immediately by work along Wilshire Drive. Residents are asked to exit the area via Glenview Road. Berger will have flaggers posted to assist motorists along open routes adjacent to the immediate construction activities. Signage will clearly mark all detours. Residents can expect medium construction traffic this week entering and leaving the closed portion of Wilmette Avenue at Locust and Glenview Roads as excavation equipment, loads of granular materials, excavated spoils, and pipe are delivered to and from the construction site.  

 

Work Schedule
Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.  
 

Project Update - 4/17/2020

Community Park Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 04/13/2020 to Friday, 04/17/2020

Berger Excavating Contractors (Berger) completed installation of perimeter chain-link fencing with security fabric, perimeter construction fencing, and silt protection fencing.  Trees in the Park construction zone have been contained within fencing barriers to ensure they remain protected and unharmed.  Timber mats have been delivered and placed through the Highcrest School north parking lot to protect the access route and allow minor construction traffic to access Community Park.   Excavation and placement of granular materials for the construction entrance to the Park is in progress and will be completed shortly.  This will create stable access for truck traffic delivering granular materials, precast concrete StormTrap sections, and hauling out excavated materials.  Various preconstruction preparation activities, such as locating utilities, structure layout, and pre-excavation planning, were also completed.

Work Scheduled for Next Week: Monday, 04/20/2020 to Friday, 04/24/2020

Berger will continue delivering construction equipment needed to start stripping topsoil in the Park later in the week.  After some topsoil has been removed, Berger will begin installation of a granular roadway within the work zone to facilitate truck traffic for delivery of granular materials and precast concrete StormTrap sections.  Additional preparation for StormTrap deliveries and installation may occur late in the week, with the start of excavation in the south portion of the Park.  Lights and a camera will be installed to illuminate the perimeter of the fenced Park area to record progress and provide security of the site after dark. 

Traffic Expectations

No road closures are expected due to the work within Community Park.  Residents can expect relatively light to medium construction traffic entering and leaving the intersection of the Highcrest School parking lot and Hunter Road as equipment and loads of granular materials are delivered to the site. 

 

Work Schedule

Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.  

Storm Sewer Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 04/13/2020 to Friday, 04/17/2020

Berger performed general utility location along Wilmette Avenue and staged traffic detour signage along Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive. Flushing and videotaping operations of existing storm sewers along Wilmette Avenue, Wilshire Drive, Meadow Drive, Hunter Road, and Washington Avenue began and will continue until completion of the videotaping this Saturday.  Trees in close proximity to the construction work were protected this week with temporary construction fencing under the supervision of the Village’s Forestry Department.

Work Scheduled for Next Week: Monday, 04/20/2020 to Friday, 04/24/2020

On Monday, April 20th, Berger will erect the staged construction detour signage at the intersections of Wilmette Avenue and Locust Road, Wilshire Drive, and Glenview Road.  Construction equipment will be delivered to the closed section of Wilmette Avenue early in the week, followed by pavement and curb saw-cutting operations in preparation for new storm sewer installations later in the week.   New 60-inch storm sewer installation will begin in the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive, and progress east toward West Meadow Drive.  Various exploratory excavations along the storm sewer route will be performed to determine exact locations for manhole structures and confirm alignment of the sewer.  As work progresses, Residents will receive independent advance notice of driveway access limitations.  The Contractor will ensure that any disruption to resident access is as limited as possible and that access is reinstated at the end of each work day.

Traffic Expectations

Wilmette Avenue between Locust Road and Glenview Road will be closed starting April 20th through late June 2020.  Intersections of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire and West Meadow Drives will be affected by the storm sewer work.  The Contractor will have flaggers when work is within the intersection, and signage will clearly mark the detours.  Residents can expect relatively light to medium construction traffic this week entering and leaving the closed portion of Wilmette Avenue at Locust and Glenview Roads as excavation equipment, loads of granular materials and excavated spoils, and pipe and manhole structures are delivered to and from the construction site. 
 

 

Work Schedule

Storm sewer videotaping may occur on Saturday, April 18th along some portions of Wilmette Avenue, Wilshire Drive, Meadow Drive, Hunter Road, and Washington Avenue. This will only involve a small pick-up truck and localized lane closures with traffic cones. Anticipated work hours for next week are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.  

Project Update - 4/10/2020

Community Park Improvements

Work Completed this Week: Monday, 04/06/2020 to Friday, 04/10/2020

Berger Excavating Contractors (Berger) has been at the Community Park site this past week performing preconstruction activities, including locating fiber optic utilities and erecting outer perimeter construction fencing, inner chain-link security fencing, and tree protection fencing.

Work Scheduled for Next Week: Monday, 04/13/2020 to Friday, 04/17/2020

Berger will continue with completion of outer perimeter construction fencing, inner chain-link security fencing, and tree protection fencing.  Other activities are expected to begin, including silt fence installation, delivery of wood mats for access route protection along the north side of the Highcrest School parking lot, site monitoring camera installation, and miscellaneous layout and mobilization activities.  Once the wood mats are in place, major equipment deliveries and stripping and stockpiling of top soil within the Park construction fenced area will begin late in the week of April 13th or early the week of April 20th. Anticipated work hours are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Storm Sewer Improvements

Work Scheduled for Next Week: Monday, 04/13/2020 to Friday, 04/17/2020

Residents along Wilmette Avenue, from Locust Road to Glenview Road, can expect to see workers performing general utility locating this week, as well as staging of traffic detour signage and changeable message signs for future vehicular traffic notification. Beginning April 20th, a detour will be in place on Wilmette Avenue from Locust Road to Glenview Road.   Only local access for Residents will be permitted during the posted detour. Delays can be expected during construction hours.  Once the detour is in place, Berger will begin with storm sewer work in Wilmette Avenue, starting at the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Wilshire Drive and proceeding east toward West Meadow Drive. On April 27th, storm sewer and water main work will begin on Wilshire Avenue, proceeding south until completed.  Anticipated work hours are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please see the notice to Residents distributed April 10, 2020.

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March 2020

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