Construction 411

Construction Update for July 13, 2018

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Residents directly affected by the Street Reconstruction and Street Rehabilitation Program will receive hand delivered notification prior to construction taking place. However, last minute schedule changes will only be made via e-mail. Please sign up to receive last minute notifications.

Kennicott Avenue from Algonquin Road to Harvard Avenue

Mitchell Avenue from Cedar Street to White Oak Street

Chestnut Avenue from Cedar Street to White Oak Street

Construction is substantially complete.

 

Sod restoration is included as part of the contract.  However, no sod will be placed until weather conditions are favorable for sod growth.  Typically this work takes placed in September. 

 

Cypress Street from Ridge Avenue to Chestnut Avenue

The first two layers of asphalt have been completed, and driveway access has been restored to all residents. 

A handful of punch list items must be completed prior to the final surface layer being placed.
Once completed, the surface layer will be scheduled.  Asphalt driveways will also be scheduled soon.
 

Sod restoration is included as part of the contract.  However, no sod will be placed until weather conditions are favorable for sod growth.  Typically this work takes placed in September. 

 

Raleigh Court & Shirra Court

On Wednesday, July 11 the first layer of asphalt was placed and asphalt ramps were installed in front of all driveways to restore access.
The second lift is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 17. 

 

Alleghany Drive

The street removal phase of construction began on Friday, July 13. The removal and stone subbase placement is expected to take approximately 3-4 working days. 

 

Elizabeth Drive

Weather permitting, J.A. Johnson Paving Company anticipates pavement removal to begin on Monday, July 16 at 8 a.m. 
The contractor will be finishing up on Alleghany Drive prior to moving to Elizabeth Dr, so this is an estimated start time.

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.

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, Earth Excavation and Stone subbase placement –- 2 to 3 working days
  2. Fine Grading of the stone subbase – 2 to 3 working days
  3. 1st and 2nd layer of asphalt pavement – 1 -2 working days
  4. Prime coat (fresh oil) and final lift of asphalt placement – 1 day (this will be postponed until other streets in the area have been completed)

  

Brighton Place and Crabtree Drive

Residents on the east side of Brighton Place (includes Brookwood Drive to the east) and North Side of Crabtree Drive ONLY:

Concrete work is substantially complete.  All residents have driveway access until the street removal phase of construction.  Notices will be delivered prior to this work taking place.

 

Residents on the west side of Brighton Place and south side of Crabtree Drive ONLY:

The curbs were replaced on Thursday, July 12.  The driveways will replaced on Friday, July 13 and if needed, Monday, July 16.  Driveways will be opened after the minimum three days of curing and the curb has been front filled. 

Burke Drive

Concrete work is substantially complete. 

The street removal stage of construction in tentatively scheduled to start July 19. Notices will be delivered once this date is confirmed by the contractor. 

 

Valley Lane

Concrete work is substantially complete. 

The street removal stage of construction in tentatively scheduled to start July 18th.  Notices will be delivered once this date is confirmed by the contractor. 
 

Lillian Avenue

Concrete removal has tentatively been scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 17. Notices will be distributed once this has been confirmed by the contractor. 
 

North Mitchell Avenue

Concrete removal has tentatively been scheduled to begin the week of July 16.  Notices will be distributed once this has been confirmed by the contractor. 

 

The contractor will finish work on the streets listed above before scheduling additional work.


 

Streets for 2018 Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Program: 

 

Street  From To  Type Of Construction
W Alleghany  Dr  N. Verde Dr N Kennicott Dr. Reconstruction
N Brighton Pl   E Crabtree Ln E.Suffield Drive Reconstruction
N Burke Drive 230' N Side of Appletree Lane E. Ivy Lane Reconstruction
W Catino St  S Kaspar S Ridge Ave Reconstruction
S Chestnut St W Cedar St W White Oak St Reconstruction
E Crabtree Dre N Brighton Pl N Windsor Dr Reconstruction
W Cypress  St S Ridge Ave S Chestnut Ave Widen w/Reconstruction
N Elizabeth Dr N Kennicott Ave W Alexandria St Reconstruction
S Kennicott Ave W Algonquin Rd S Harvard Ave Reconstruction
Lillian Ave N Highland Ct 240' W of N Arl Hts Rd Reconstruction
S Lincoln Ave E Fairview St E Mayfair Rd  Widen w/Rehabilitation
E Lynden Lane S Bristol Ln E Mayfair Ln Widen w/Rehabilitation
W Maple Street S Salem Ave  S Ridge Ave Reconstruction
N Mitchell Ave W Oakton St W Clarendon St Widen w/Rehabilitation
S Mitchell Ave W Cedar St W White Oak St Reconstruction
S Newbury Pl  S Banbury Rd E Rockwell St Widen w/Rehabilitation
W Raleigh Ct  N Raleigh St Cul-De-Sac Reconstruction
N Ridge Ave W Ladd St 200' South Half New Street/ Half Grind and Overlay
W Rockwell St   S Salem Ave S Ridge Ave Reconstruction
W Shirra Court N Raleigh St Cul - De- Sac Reconstruction
E Valley Lane N Burke Dr. N. Dryden Pl Reconstruction


Streets Listed for 2018 Resurfacing Program:

  Street Limits
1 Brighton Pl Miner St north to dead end
2 Brook Dr Clearbrook Dr to cul-de-sac
3 Burning Tree Ln Buffalo Grove Rd to cul-de-sac
4 Burning Tree Ln Vista Rd to cul-de-sac
5 Burr Oak Dr Highland Ave to Arlington Heights Rd
6 Clearbrook Dr Algonquin Rd south to cul-de-sac
7 Derbyshire Ln Miner St to Euclid Ave
Dryden Ave Oakton St to Euclid Ave
Dryden Ave Miner St to Euclid Ave
10 Emerson St Belmont St to dead end
11  Galesburg Court Nichols Rd to cul-de-sac
12 Galena Court Nichols Rd to cul-de-sac
13  Lynwood Ave Yale Ave to Harvard Ave
14 Miner St Rammer Ave to Evanston Ave
15 Miner St Rammer Ave to Waterman Ave
16 Nichols Rd Wilke Rd west to Village limits
17 Pine Ct  Oakton St to the north cul-de-sac
18 Prindle Ave Crabtree Dr to cul-de-sac
19 Prindle Ave Kensington Rd to Gregory St
20 Salt Creek Ln Rohlwing Rd to Euclid Ave
21 Spring Ridge Rd Nichols Rd to Nichols Rd
22 St James St Dryden Ave to Derbyshire Ave
23 Vail Ave South St to Sigwalt St
24  Vista Rd  Burr Oak Dr to Hintz Rd
25 Windsor Dr Dryden Ave south to cul-de-sac
26  Windsor Dr  Kensington Rd to Miner St
27 Yale Ave Thomas St to Lynwood Ave
  CONCRETE PANEL REPLACEMENT  
28  Campbell St Windsor Dr to the west
29  Burning Tree Ln  at Buffalo Grove Rd


How It Works & What You Need to Know if Affected by Street Reconstruction | Rehabilitation:

General Sequence of Construction for Street Reconstruction and Reconstruction with Widening 

1. Intermittent catch basin and inlet repairs and replacements.
2. Sawcutting of driveway aprons, sections of street pavement, curbs, and sidewalks.
3. Curb and gutter, driveways, and sidewalks are removed and replaced.  
4. Street pavement will be removed down to the subgrade (approximately 13”).
5. Six-inch (6”) layer of subbase will be placed.
6. Three-inches (3”) of an asphalt binder course will be placed.
7. The second layer of asphalt will be added.
8. An asphalt prime coat will be applied.
9. The final layer of surface pavement will be placed (in some situations the Contractor may delay the final layer of asphalt until other streets in the neighborhood are ready for the final layer).
10. Final restoration of all disturbed areas will take place. Sod will be used in most areas. No sodding will be done in July or August. 

General Sequence of Construction for Streets to be Rehabilitated and Rehabilitation with Widening

1. Decorative street lights and cable will be relocated.
2. Driveway aprons, sections of street pavements, curbs and sidewalks will be sawcut;
3. Curb and gutter will be removed and replaced. 
4. When widening is scheduled to occur, the excavation for the new pavement area will be removed and four inches (4”) of a stone base will be placed prior to the curb and gutter being replaced.
5. If existing, public sidewalk, identified by the Village, will also be replaced;
6. The existing asphalt street surface will be ground off approximately 3”;
7. An asphalt prime coat will be applied;
8. The first layer of asphalt pavement will be placed;
9. The final layer of surface pavement will be placed (in some situations the Contractor may hold off on the final lift of asphalt until other streets in the neighborhood are ready for the final lift of asphalt as well);
10. Final restoration of all disturbed areas will take place. Sod will be used in most areas. (No sodding will be done in July or August). 

J.A. Johnson Paving Company is the General Contractor and Lampignano & Sons will be the subcontractor for this project.

Hours of Construction
All contractors are authorized to begin work at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. If necessary, the contractor is authorized to work on Saturdays without additional notice to the residents. 

Driveway & Curb Construction
When the driveway apron and curb in front of your residence are replaced, your driveway will be closed. Overnight parking on the street in the construction area will be allowed. Residents will receive an additional notice prior to the removal of curb and driveway aprons to allow you the opportunity to move your vehicle out of your garage or driveway. The Arlington Heights Police Department will be notified of the overnight parking. If you should receive a parking ticket and you are legally parked, contact the Patrol Supervisor at (847)368-5300. Parking is not allowed on streets under construction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If your existing driveway apron or carriage walk is brick or another decorative material, the contractor will remove approximately 2’- 3’ of bricks along the curb that is to be replaced. The contractor will stack them on your driveway apron.  It is the homeowner’s responsibility to replace the bricks or decorative material once the curb is completed.  However, if requested by the homeowner, the Village will replace their brick/decorative driveway apron with concrete or asphalt at no cost to the homeowner.  Please contact Project Engineer, Briget Schwab, P.E., at (847) 368-5257 or at bschwab@vah.com to coordinate this as soon as possible.

Having Private Work Done

The Village often receives requests from residents if they can have additional private work done by the contractors working on the street.  Although the Village does not involve itself with activity outside the scope of the contract, the concrete subcontractor, Lampignano & Sons, has indicated they would consider doing additional concrete work at the expense of the homeowner.  Should you choose to complete this work, it is recommended that additional estimates be obtained. 

Please note that the subcontractor is under no obligation to accept additional private work and has a right to refuse.  A permit from the Village is not required if the work is restricted to the driveway apron and Lampignano & Sons completes the work.  A permit from the Building Department is required if the entire driveway is being replaced or a different contractor is used.  For permit applications, fees, and bond information, contact the Building  & Life Safety Department at 847.368.5560.  For estimates from the concrete subcontractor, contact Lampignano & Sons at 847.394.0696.

Underground Sprinkler Systems, Invisible Fences & Landscaping
If there is an existing underground sprinkler system, invisible fence, or landscaping adjacent to the curb, sidewalk, or driveway, there is potential that damage to the sprinkler system, fence, or landscaping may occur during the removal process. 

IN THE EVENT A SPRINKLER SYSTEM, INVISIBLE FENCE, OR LANDSCAPING LOCATED WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY IS DAMAGED, THE CONTRACTOR WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND ANY NECESSARY REPAIRS TO THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM, INVISIBLE FENCE, AND LANDSCAPING WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HOMEOWNER. To minimize the potential for damage, the location of the sprinkler heads and invisible fence should be identified by the homeowner prior to the start of construction.  This can be completed with stakes, flags, or spray paint. It is recommended that landscape items and sprinkler systems and fences within three feet of removal items should be or moved prior to the start of construction.

Use Caution in Construction Areas
Construction areas present an attraction for children. Parents are urged to warn their children of the danger of excavated areas, construction equipment, or materials stored in the parkway.

The asphalt prime coat that is applied to the roadways prior to a paving operation is very sticky and hard to remove from shoes, clothing, and vehicles. Avoid walking or driving quickly on the asphalt prime coat. 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.

If You Have Special Needs
The contractor will supply emergency access to vehicles during all construction phases.  If you have a special need that requires daily access to your residence from the street, please contact the Project Engineer.

Additional Questions: Village of Arlington Heights Engineering Department contact Briget Schwab, P.E., at 847.368.5257 or email her at bschwab@vah.com