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