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” on Friday, February 22. Over the next couple of weeks, Nicor crews will be working on a series of valves at Quentin Road across from Bristol Trail and at Quentin Road at Boschome Drive. This work is expected to continue through late March.
Please continue to check back for project updates.