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2020 MFT Street Reconstruction Construction Update

Updated August 6, 2020

Greenbrier Court – Shenandoah Drive to Cul-de-Sac
Builders Paving, Inc completed the final surface layer on July 1, 2020.
  
Initial placement of topsoil began around the curb, driveways, and sidewalk. This is NOT the final landscaping.  The areas disturbed by construction will be restored with topsoil and sod in later summer or early fall when conditions are favorable to sod growth.

Brighton Place (include both courts) – Briar Street to Valley Lane
Builders Paving, Inc completed the final surface layer on July 14, 2020. 
 
Initial placement of topsoil began around the curb, driveways, and sidewalk.  This is NOT the final landscaping.  The areas disturbed by construction will be restored with topsoil and sod in later summer or early fall when conditions are favorable to sod growth.

Stratford Road – Suffield Drive to Canterbury Drive
Builders Paving, Inc completed the final surface layer on July 22, 2020.  

Initial placement of topsoil began around the curb, driveways, and sidewalk.  This is NOT the final landscaping.  The areas disturbed by construction will be restored with topsoil and sod in later summer or early fall when conditions are favorable to sod growth.

Prindle Avenue (includes Prindle Court) – Suffield Drive to Hintz Road
Builders Paving, Inc completed the final surface layer on July 31, 2020. 
 
Initial placement of topsoil began around the curb, driveways and sidewalk.  This is NOT the final landscaping.  The areas disturbed by construction will be restored with topsoil and sod in later summer or early fall when conditions are favorable to sod growth.

Burr Oak Drive – Windsor Drive to Buffalo Grove Road
Builder’s Paving completed the bottom layers of asphalt on Thursday, July 30 and all driveways are open and accessible.

Weather permitting, at approximately 7a.m. Thursday, August 6, Builders Paving will spray PRIME COAT (FRESH OIL) in preparation for the final layer of asphalt.  Builders Paving, Inc will begin paving at approximately 7:30 am.

Please note, that when first applied, the asphalt prime coat is very sticky and hard to remove from shoes, clothing, and vehicles. Walking or driving quickly on the asphalt prime coat is not recommended. In the event the asphalt prime coat does get on a vehicle, an automotive tar remover will remove the asphalt prime coat. The asphalt prime coat will also leave marks on your driveway if you drive through it and pull into your driveway.
 
Driveways will be open immediately following the paving operation.

Initial placement of topsoil will be placed around the curb, driveways, and sidewalk.  This is NOT the final landscaping.  The areas disturbed by construction will be restored with topsoil and sod in later summer or early fall when conditions are favorable to sod growth.

Chestnut Avenue – White Oak Street to Cypress Street
Cypress Street – Chestnut Avenue to Highland Avenue

Suburban Concrete completed the concrete curb and gutter removal on both street on Thursday, July 30.  Most curb was replaced on Friday, July 31 and concrete driveways were replaced on Monday, August 3.  Concrete driveways will be open by Thursday, August 6.  Majority of asphalt driveways were replaced on August 4.  Asphalt driveways that did not get complete will receive temporary stone access until the driveway crew is back in town.

On Friday, July 31, Galaxy Underground began relocating drainage structures to the new curb line.  This work should be complete by Wednesday, August 5.  While they are working the road may be impassable, so please check which direction to travel before exiting your driveway or turning down Chestnut Avenue and Cypress St.

Weather permitting, Builders Paving, Inc. anticipates pavement removal to begin on Cypress Street on Thursday, August 6 at approximately 11 a.m.  The contractor will start the day at another location and then move to Cypress St, therefore the start time is tentative and may be later than expected.  If time allows, they will also start Chestnut Ave pavement removal on Thursday August 6.

Residents on Cypress Street please have your vehicles out of the driveway and off the street by 11 am Thursday, August 6.  Driveways will not be accessible until the bottom layer of asphalt is placed which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 13.

Residents on Chestnut Avenue you may leave your car in the driveway on Thursday, August 6.  If the contractor has time to start pavement removal on Chestnut Ave on Thursday, they will knock on doors to have residents move their car.  However, starting Friday, August 7, all residents on Chestnut Avenue should have the cars out of the driveway and off the street by 7 a.m. Driveways will not be accessible until the bottom layer of asphalt is placed, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 13.

For your convenience, we have provided a general sequence of construction activities for this phase of construction.  This schedule is an estimate and subject to change.

  1. Pavement Removal - 1 1/2  to 2 working days
  2. Earth Excavation and Stone subbase placement – 3-4 working days 
  3. Fine Grading of the stone subbase – 1-2 working days 
  4. Bottom layer of asphalt pavement –1– access to driveways restored (Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 13)
  5. Prime coat (fresh oil) and final lift of asphalt placement – 1 day (this will be postponed until other streets have been completed)

Parking within construction limits is not allowed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. However, residents may park within construction limits overnight and on days when there is no construction taking place.

As a reminder, please mark the location of or move (recommended if within three feet of the back of curb or sidewalk marked for removal) all sprinkler systems, dog fences, or landscaping that may be impacted during construction. The contractor will not be held responsible for any damage to property located within the Village right-of-way.

Walnut Avenue – White Oak Street to Central Road
Concrete on the east side is substantially complete and all driveways are accessible.  The remaining curb gaps will be installed once the underground contractor has relocated the structures to the new flow line.  An asphalt driveway crew did being asphalt driveways on August 4, but was not able to complete all the work.  The remaining asphalt driveways will be completed at a later date and will receive temporary stone access until that work is complete.

The concrete curb and gutter was replaced on the west side on Tuesday, August 4.  Concrete driveways will be replaced on Wednesday, August 5 and will be open and accessible by Saturday, August 8.  Asphalt driveways will be completed at a later date.  Residents with asphalt driveways will receive temporary stone access once the curb has cured. Please contact Briget Schwab at 847-368-5257 if you have a brick driveway or other decorative material.

On Friday, July 31, Galaxy Underground began relocating drainage structures to the new curb line on Cypress St and Chestnut Avenue.  They are tentatively scheduled to begin Walnut on Thursday, August 6, but the actual start date could be earlier or later.  While they are working the road may be impassable, so please check which direction to travel before exiting your driveway or turning down Walnut Ave.

The pavement removal stage of construction is tentatively scheduled to begin either Tuesday, August 11 or Wednesday, August 12.  Residents will receive another hand delivered notification once a scheduled has been confirmed with the contractor.

Parking within construction limits is not allowed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. However, residents may park within construction limits overnight and on days when there is no construction taking place.

As a reminder, please mark the location of or move (recommended if within three feet of the back of curb or sidewalk marked for removal) all sprinkler systems, dog fences, or landscaping that may be impacted during construction. The contractor will not be held responsible for any damage to property located within the Village right-of-way.



Update on 2020 MFT Reconstruction Program  
Updated June 26, 2020


Overview of 2020 Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Program
The Village's Engineering Division oversees the street rehabilitation, reconstruction, resurfacing and sidewalk construction projects. Village streets selected for reconstruction are at a stage of deterioration where the curb and gutter is no longer functioning properly, there is failure of the street's subbase and the main part of the street is in poor condition.  The Project Engineer for the Street Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Program is Briget Schwab.   If you live on a street affected by this program, please sign-up to receive email updates about the work being done on your street.

 

Street  From  To  Construction Type
Brighton Place  S Side of Briar  Valley Ln.  Reconstruction
Brighton Court N Side of Brighton Pl.  Cul-de-sac  Reconstruction
Brighton Court S. Side of Brighton Pl. Cul-de-sac  Reconstruction
Burr Oak Drive Windsor Dr. Buffalo Grove Rd. Reconstruction
Chestnut Ave. W White Oak St Buffalo Grove Rd. Reconstruction
Cypress St. S Chestnut Ave. S Highland Ave. Reconstruction w/ widening
Greenbriar Ct. Shenandoah Dr. Cul-de-sac Reconstruction
Prindle Ave. Suffield Dr. Hintz Rd. Reconstruction
Prindle Ct. Prindle Ave. Cul-de-sac Reconstruction
Stratford Rd. Suffield Dr. Canterbury Dr. Reconstruction
Walnut Ave. W. White Oak St. Central Rd. Reconstruction w/widening



Overview of Resurfacing Program
Village streets selected for the resurfacing program are in the beginning stages of deterioration. This maintenance program, which involves more streets than Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, is intended to extend the life of the street. Intermittent curb and sidewalk are removed and replaced and the street is milled and resurfaced. This project is currently out for bid. The Project Engineer for the Street Resurfacing Program is Aldair Vargas.