Update – 4/23/2019

Installation of the underground concrete columns was completed last week in the ground improvement areas between East and West Cuba Roads.  Testing was performed on the columns by applying a vertical load to assure they meet required bearing pressures.  Metal sheet piles were installed along the eastern right of way north of Greenwood Drive.  A second line of sheets will be installed later this week approximately 45 feet west after portions of the existing pavement are removed.  The sheets will act as a temporary retaining wall.  Soft, poor soils between the sheet walls will be removed and replaced by materials suitable for roadway construction.  Later this week, earth excavation and storm sewer installation operations will begin.   Nicor Gas crews completed the preparatory work necessary to retire the old 18” transmission line.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, however, Nicor has changed the retirement date to the first week of May.  Because of this, Boschome Drive at Quentin Road will remain closed until May 17th.  More information regarding the closure can be found by clicking here. AT&T crews completed splicing in the new cables this past weekend.  The old cables and poles that interfere with the improvement are scheduled to be removed Read More

Update – 4/15/19

Work continued on the new retaining wall south of Boschome Drive this past week.  Concrete in the final section of wall is anticipated to be poured Monday, April 15th.  Installation of the subsurface concrete columns in the ground improvement areas between East and West Cuba Roads started this past week.  Despite being hampered by the rain and snow, the columns are expected to be complete this week.  Equipment is being mobilized to begin the installation of sheet piles north of Greenwood Drive.  The sheet piles will take approximately two weeks to install.  Work upcoming in the next couple of weeks includes storm sewer installation and earth excavation operations.  Please continue to be aware of workers when driving through the work zone.  Nicor Gas completed connections and other ancillary work necessary for to retire the old 18” transmission line last week.  The final connections and retirement is expected to be complete Wednesday, April 17th.   During the second half of this week, Nicor Gas will begin restoring disturbed areas and removing equipment from the site.  Boschome Drive at Quentin Road will remain closed and Nicor Gas is expecting to have it reopened by April 30th.  More information regarding the closure can be Read More

Update – 4/8/19

Reinforcing steel was placed at the new retaining wall south of Boschome Drive this past week and the first section was poured on Friday.  When complete, the wall will have a stained surface which will simulate a stacked stone.  A section of wall is scheduled to be poured each day this week and into the beginning of next week.  Installation of the subsurface concrete columns in the ground improvement areas between East and West Cuba Roads is expected to begin on Tuesday, April 9th.  This operation is expected to continue through the end of next week.  When the concrete columns are complete, they will be loaded with roadway embankment and monitored for settlement.  Installation of sheet piles north of Greenwood Drive is scheduled to begin later this week.  The sheet piles are being installed to assist in removal of poor subsurface soils in the area.  As construction activities continue to pick up throughout the construction site, please continue to watch for workers as well as trucks entering and leaving the roadway.  Nicor Gas crews tied in the new 4” distribution system in the area of Lea Lane, Greenwood Drive and Bristol Trail this past week.  Backfilling and restoration work at Read More

Update – 4/1/19

Preparation work for the two ground improvement areas on the east side of Quentin Road between East and West Cuba Roads was completed this past week.  Installation of the subsurface concrete columns in these areas is expected to begin next week.  Stud shears were welded onto the H-piles installed for the retaining wall south of Boschome Drive which will hold the concrete to the H-piles.  This week, reinforcing steel will be placed and concrete will be poured for this wall.  Installation of sheet piles north of Greenwood Drive is scheduled to begin later this week.  This operation will take approximately two weeks to finish.  The sheet piles are being installed to assist in removal of poor subsurface soils in the area. Nicor Gas crews continued work on the 4” distribution system in the area of Lea Lane, Greenwood Drive and Bristol Trail.  The installation of the 4” pipes in this area is complete.  Nicor is expecting to bring these pipes into service by April 12th.  Nicor Gas closed Boschome Drive this morning to make the final connection of the 20” steel high pressure line.  The road is expected to be closed until April 30th.  Please follow the posted detour.  More Read More

Update – 3/26/19

Work continued preparing the two ground improvement areas on the east side of Quentin Road between East and West Cuba Roads.  Soils in these areas were removed and replaced by aggregate which will act as a working platform for the equipment needed to install subsurface concrete columns. Installation of the aggregate will be completed by the end of the week followed by the concrete columns next week.  The temporary pipes installed over the last week and a half were tied into existing pipes to bypass the sanitary line in this ground improvement area.  Steel H-piles were installed for a retaining wall south of Boschome Drive.  Over the next two weeks, it is anticipated reinforcing steel will be placed and concrete will be poured for this wall.  Sheet piles north of Greenwood Drive are scheduled to be installed beginning this week.  This operation will take approximately two weeks to finish.  The sheet piles are being installed to assist in removal of poor subsurface soils in the area. AT&T crews continue pulling new cables in conduits and splicing aerial cables at various locations throughout the project.  Splicing on both the fiber optic and copper cables is expected to be complete in April.  The Read More

Update – 4/23/2019 – Boschome Drive Detour

Boschome Drive will be closed to traffic from Quentin Road to South Boschome Circle. This closure will be in place from April 1st to May 16th to allow Nicor Gas crews to connect the new 20” steel pipe to the existing 18” pipe under the roadway. During the closure, local traffic will be able to access Boschome Road from the east only. The detour mapped below will be posted. The detour mapped below will be posted.

Update – 3/18/2019

Work continued preparing the two ground improvement areas on the east side of Quentin Road between East and West Cuba Roads.  Temporary pipe will be installed this week to bypass the existing sanitary sewer around the ground improvement areas.  Steel H-piles will be installed this week as construction begins on a retaining wall south of Boschome Drive.  Sheet piles will also be installed for a temporary soil retention system north of Greenwood Drive. Nicor Gas crews continued work on the 4” distribution system in the area of Lea Lane, Greenwood Drive and Bristol Trail.  Work on the distribution system is anticipated to be complete the week of March 25th.    AT&T crews continue pulling new cables in conduits and splicing aerial cables at various locations throughout the project.  Splicing on both the fiber optic and copper cables is expected to be complete in April.  The old cables are scheduled to be taken out of service April 18th through April 22nd.  Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 3/12/2019

The contractor continued preparation work on two ground improvement areas on the east side of Quentin Road between East and West Cuba Roads.  This week excavation work to install a temporary sanitary sewer bypass system around the ground improvement areas will begin. Temporary concrete barrier walls were installed on the project site this past week.  Work will continue this week drilling and pinning these walls to the existing pavement. Nicor Gas crews continued installing new valves at Boschome Drive and Quentin Road, along with a series of valves across from Bristol Trail.  This week Nicor crews plan to install the 4” distribution system in the area of Lea Lane, Greenwood Drive and Bristol Trail.  This work is anticipated to be complete the week of March 25. AT&T crews continue pulling new cables in conduits and splicing aerial cables at various locations throughout the project.  Splicing on both the fiber optic and copper cables is expected to be complete in April.  The old cables are scheduled to be taken out of service April 18th through April 22nd. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 3/4/2019

The project contractor started preparation work on two ground improvement areas on the east side of Quentin Road between East and West Cuba Roads.  These improvement areas were identified during the design phase as having substandard soils.  Once the substandard soils are removed, a working platform on concrete piles will be constructed before placement of roadway widening embankment.  This week the contractor is anticipating installing temporary concrete barrier walls at several various locations within the project limits. AT&T crews continue pulling new cables in conduits and splicing aerial cables at various locations throughout the project.  In addition, work has started on the installation of controller cabinets.  Splicing on the fiber optic cables is expected to be complete in April at which point the old fiber will be taken out of service.  This work is scheduled to take place April 18th through April 22nd.  Installation and splicing on the copper cables will continue through the end of March.  Once complete, the copper lines in conflict can start to be retired. Nicor Gas crews completed installing 20 inch steel pipe by open cut south of West Cuba Road.  The new 20 inch pipeline from Illinois Route 22 to Bristol Trail was “livened” Read More

Update – 2/20/2019

Nicor Gas crews continue to install 20 inch steel pipe by open cut south of West Cuba Road.  This work is anticipated to be complete at end of February.  The new 20 inch pipeline from Illinois Route 22 to Bristol Trail is scheduled to be “livened” on Friday, February 22.  Following the livening of the 20 inch pipe, a series of valves and smaller pipes need to be installed north and south of Bristol Trail.   This work will continue through March.  AT&T crews are completing installation of underground conduit.  They will continue pulling new cables in the conduits and splicing aerial cables at various locations throughout the project.  Cable installation and splicing on the main transmission line is anticipated to be complete at the end of March.  Once this is complete, work will begin to transfer to communications from the transmission line to smaller distributor cables.  Lines in conflict can start to be retired. While the utilities have made steady progress, conflicts with the roadway improvement continue to exist preventing significant work from moving forward.  While we continue to assess the extent of utility delay impacts, it is evident some work items will not be completed until the 2020 construction Read More