Construction 411

Construction Update for June 19, 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

Concrete work is substantially complete and all driveways are accessible. 
 
Weather permitting, J.A. Johnson Paving Company anticipates pavement removal to begin on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at approximately 7 a.m.
 

Please have cars out of the driveway and off Kennicott Drive by 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Please park on adjacent streets.   Residents will not be able to pull into their driveways until the second lift of asphalt has been placed.

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 working days 
2. Fine Grading of the stone subbase – 1 to 2 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)

Parking on Kennicott Drive is not allowed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays if the Contractor is working.  However, at the end of each working day residents will have access to the street and be able to park in front of their homes.  The street will be down to a stone base, so please be mindful of your neighbors and drive slowly to minimize dust and stones kicking up.


Mitchell Avenue from Cedar Street to White Oak Street

Concrete work is substantially complete and all driveways are accessible.  The asphalt driveways will be completed by the general contractor, J.A. Johnson Paving Company and will be done at later date.

Weather permitting, J.A. Johnson Paving Company anticipates pavement removal to begin on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m.  This is a tentative start time, as they will be starting the day at a different location and moving to Mitchell Avenue once work is completed at the first location.

Please have cars out of the driveway and off Mitchell Avenue by 12:00 p.m. Thursday morning.   Please park on adjacent streets.   Residents will not be able to pull into their driveways until the second lift of asphalt has been placed.  

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 –- 1-2 working days 
2. Fine Grading of the stone subbase – 1 to 2 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)

Chestnut Avenue from Cedar Street to White Oak Street

Concrete work is substantially complete and all driveways are accessible.  The asphalt driveways will be completed by the general contractor, J.A. Johnson Paving Company and will be done at later date.

J.A. Johnson Paving Company is tentatively scheduled to begin pavement removal starting Friday, June 22nd.  Once this has been confirmed, a notice with further information will be hand delivered to all residents on Chestnut Avenue.


Cypress Street from Ridge Avenue to Chestnut Avenue

Concrete work is substantially complete and all driveways are accessible.  The asphalt driveways will be completed by the general contractor, J.A. Johnson Paving Company and will be done at later date.

J.A. Johnson Paving Company is tentatively scheduled to begin pavement removal starting the week of June 25th.  Once a specific removal date has been confirmed, a notification will be hand delivered to all residents within construction limits.


Raleigh Court and Shirra Court

Concrete work is substantially complete and all driveways are accessible.  The asphalt driveways will be completed by the general contractor, J.A. Johnson Paving Company and will be done at later date.

The drainage structure work is tentatively scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 20th or Thursday, June 21st.  Once completed, the curb will be replaced at these locations.

The street removal stage of construction has not been scheduled at this time.

Alleghany Drive

Concrete work is substantially complete and all driveways are accessible.  The asphalt driveways will be completed by the general contractor, J.A. Johnson Paving Company and will be done at later date.

The drainage structure work is tentatively scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 20th or Thursday, June 21st.  Once completed, the curb will be replaced at these locations.

The street removal stage of construction has not been scheduled at this time.

Elizabeth Drive

Residents on the west side of Elizabeth Drive ONLY:

All concrete was removed on the west side of Elizabeth Drive.  The concrete pour is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 19th.  The concrete driveways and sidewalks will be replaced once the curb has been poured.

Parking within construction limits on these streets is not allowed Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 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.


Residents on the east side of Elizabeth Drive ONLY:

Once the curb is poured and the driveways are accessible on the opposite side, we will begin removal on your side.  Before removal on your side begins you will receive another construction notice with parking passes. 
 
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.

 
Brighton Place and Crabtree Drive

The Village of Arlington Heights began construction layout and staking on Monday, June 18th. Stakes are set three feet behind the proposed location of the curb and are used as an elevation guide during construction (they are not the location of the new back of curb).  Please do not disturb the construction stakes until after the curb has been poured.

A tentative concrete removal date is Thursday, June 21st for the east side of Brighton Place (including Brookwood Court) and the north side of Crabtree Drive.  Once this date is confirmed, another notice with parking passes will be delivered.

Please mark the location of or move (recommended if within five 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.

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