Update – 5/28/2019

Removal of the poor soils north of Greenwood Drive was completed last week and a two foot layer of aggregate was placed at the bottom of the excavation.  Roadway embankment will be placed in this area as soon as weather allows.  Installation of the storm sewer system continued last week across from Bristol Trail.  Storm sewer installation in this area will continue through the end of the week.  Work on a retaining wall south of Illinois Route 22 started last week.  Concrete leveling pads for this wall are planned to be poured this week.  The pads serve as a base to place precast concrete wall panels on.  Installation of a second temporary sheet pile wall north and south of Buffalo Creek also started last week.  The temporary wall will be complete this week which is needed to excavate soils to construct the permanent wall at this location. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 5/21/2019

Last week storm sewer installation continued as the crew started working on its second system of pipes.  The storm sewer crossing under Quentin Road between Bristol Trail and Lea Lane/Greenwood Drive was completed on Saturday when traffic was much lighter which helped minimize traffic impacts during the work week.  We will provide notification when the next crossing requiring lane closures is expected.  Crews also started placing roadway embankment at multiple locations throughout the project limits.  Sheet pile installation north of Greenwood Drive is complete and removal of poor soils has started.  As these soils are removed a two foot layer of aggregate will be placed and roadway embankment will be installed.  This week roadway embankment and installing storm sewer pipes will continue. Work on a retaining wall south of Illinois Route 22 will begin this week and continue over the next month.  Installation of a second temporary sheet pile wall south of Bristol Trail will begin near the end of this week. Nicor Gas paved Boschome Drive and reopened the road to traffic on Friday, May 17th.  They will be working on restoration landscaping in the upcoming week as site conditions allow.  AT&T crews will continue removing retired cables and Read More

Update – 5/13/2019

Once again, rain limited construction activities last week.  Storm sewer installation started north of East Cuba Road and will continue through the middle of the week.  Installation of the next system of pipes will begin near the end of the week.  This system will require installing a pipe crossing under Quentin Road between Bristol Trail and Lea Lane/Greenwood Drive.  Because of this, Quentin Road may be reduced to one lane during off-peak hours which could cause traffic delays.  Sheet pile installation north of Greenwood Drive is nearly complete. Once finished, it is anticipated the sheet pile crew will move to a location south of Bristol Trail to begin installation on a second temporary soil retention wall.  Weather permitting; roadway embankment placement is also scheduled this week. Nicor Gas completed the retirement of the old 18” transmission line last week.  They will be restoring the excavation and repaving Boschome Drive at Quentin Road.  The closure is expected to remain in place until May 17th.  More information regarding the closure can be found by clicking here. AT&T crews will continue removing retired cables and poles that interfere with the improvement over the next couple of weeks. Please check the Photos tab for Read More

Update – 5/6/2019

Rain limited construction activities on the project most of last week.  Sheet pile was able to be installed north of Greenwood Drive on Thursday and Friday.  Installation is expected to continue through the end of this week.  Also planned for this week is roadway embankment placement and storm sewer installation as weather and site conditions allow.   Since relocation of the majority of utility conflicts iscomplete, an updated project schedule has been posted to the project website.  The update can be viewed by clicking here.   Nicor Gas is scheduled to retire the old 18” transmission line this week.  When complete, Boschome Drive at Quentin Road will be restored. The detour is expected to remain in place until May 17th.  More information regarding the closure can be found by clicking here. AT&T crews will continue removing retired cables and poles that interfere with the improvement over the next couple of weeks. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 4/30/2019

Aggregate was placed in both ground improvement areas between East and West Cuba Roads.  This final lift of aggregate will transfer the load of the roadway embankment onto the underground concrete columns to bridge over the poor subsurface soils.  Topsoil was also stripped at several locations within the project limits.  The topsoil will be respread when embankment and roadway construction is complete.  This coming week, roadway embankment placement and storm sewer installation is anticipated to begin.  Additionally, installation of the second line of sheet piles north of Greenwood Drive is expected to resume.  We are hoping for a more favorable forecast as much of this work is weather dependent.   Nicor Gas is scheduled to retire the old 18” transmission line early next week.  When complete, Boschome Drive at Quentin Road will be restored.  The detour is expected to remain in place until May 17th.  More information regarding the closure can be found by clicking here. AT&T crews will continue removing retired cables and poles that interfere with the improvement over the next couple of weeks. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.