Update – 04/06/2020

Noise abatement wall construction has started. The contractor began augering shafts into the ground and filling them with reinforcing steel and concrete. These shafts are the foundation for the noise wall columns. Precast concrete panels are inserted between the columns. Work continues at multiple retaining walls throughout the project. The last parapet section was placed on the wall across from Boschome Drive on Friday, April 3rd. Crews have been forming the reinforced concrete anchor slab north of Pine Lake Circle. Portions of the anchor slab will be poured this week. Work on the wall north of East Cuba Road started this week. Crews are excavating existing material, replacing portions of an existing pipe, and placing wall panels. Work on this wall will continue for the next several weeks. Other project work includes topsoil placement on the east side of Quentin Road. Crews will continue to place and prepare the topsoil this week and anticipate installing permanent landscaping soon. Also this week, traffic on West Cuba Road is scheduled to be shifted slightly north so work can begin on the south side of the road. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 03/23/2020

Retaining wall construction continued at multiple project locations over the last two weeks.  Two retaining walls and ornamental fence installation north of White Pine Circle were completed in advance of embankment and topsoil placement.   Concrete and reinforcing steel were placed for the retaining wall across from Boschome Drive.  The parapet wall will have a textured surface which will be stained to replicate stone, similar to other project locations.  The remaining portions of this parapet wall will be poured in the next couple of weeks.   Installation of the panels for the retaining wall north of Pine Lake Circle is almost complete.  Once complete, reinforced concrete and parapets will be constructed at the top.  Concrete placement at this wall could begin near the end of the week.   Other project work included placement of storm sewers at several locations and grading for final landscaping on the east side of Quentin Road.  Work on the noise walls is anticipated to begin this week.  Please keep in mind all construction activities, particularly during spring and winter months, are dependent on weather and crew availability. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 03/09/2020

Precast panel installation for the wall across from Boschome Drive was completed last week.  Crews are now working on the reinforcing steel and concrete at the top of the wall.  Concrete placement is anticipated at the beginning of next week. Retaining wall work started at several other project locations; two walls north of White Pine Road, one north of Pine Lake Circle, and one at Buffalo Creek.  Activities at these locations included excavation, wall block installation, and temporary sheet pile placement. Other work performed over the last two weeks includes watermain installation and noise wall preparation.  Work on the retaining and noise walls will continue for the next several weeks.  Please keep in mind all construction activities, particularly during spring and winter months, are dependent on weather and crew availability. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 02/25/2020

Retaining wall installation continues on the west side of Quentin Road across from Boschome Drive.  The crew completed the wall to its southern limits and is now working northward.  A section of work on this wall includes hand forming and installing cast in place drainage structures.  When this wall is complete, the crew will move on to the retaining wall north of Pine Lake Circle. Crews have also resumed installing storm sewer structures at select project locations.  This work is anticipated to continue for the next week.  Other work completed this past week includes removal of old storm sewer, concrete curb and pavement.  Preliminary work on the noise abatement wall near the Quentin Road and West Cuba Road intersection is anticipated to begin the week of March 2nd.  Please keep in mind all construction activities, particularly during winter months, are dependent on weather and crew availability. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 02/03/2020

Retaining wall installation continues on the west side of Quentin Road across from Boschome Drive.  Crews are expected to reach the south end of the wall by the end of the week and then will begin working northward.  This wall is expected to take several more weeks to complete. Preliminary work on the noise abatement wall near the Quentin Road and West Cuba Road intersection is anticipated to begin the week of February 17th.  Please keep in mind all construction activities, particularly during winter months, are dependent on weather and crew availability. Nicor gas crews completed removal of the removal of the 18” gas line that was retired last May.  Final restoration work disturbed by these crews will be completed in the spring. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 01/13/2020

Work on the project site resumed last week.  Crews continued installing the new retaining wall on the west side of Quentin Road across from Boschome Drive.  Excavation for the wall, panel installation, and backfilling at this location will continue over the next few weeks.  If weather conditions allow, storm sewer installation may begin north of West Cuba Road. Nicor gas crews resumed work this week on the removal of the 18” gas line that was retired last May.  These removal efforts will continue through the end of January. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 12/17/19

Work over the last couple of weeks has been concentrated on the new retaining wall on the west side of Quentin Road across from Boschome Drive.  The sheeting installed to help facilitate construction was completed followed by excavation.  Wall panel installation started last Wednesday.  Construction of this wall will continue as weather and site conditions allow.  Earth excavation work started in preparation for the noise abatement wall between West Cuba Road and Pheasant Ridge Drive. This week, work is anticipated to continue on the retaining wall across from Boschome Drive. Nicor gas crews continued removal of the 18” gas line that was retired last May.  Removal efforts this week will continue and are expected to be complete in the beginning of January. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 12/03/19

Earth excavation started last week for two new retaining walls on the west side of Quentin Road, both south of West Cuba Road.  The retaining wall across from Boschome Drive will be nearly 650 feet long and up to 14 feet in height.  Sheeting was installed for this wall to help facilitate construction due to limited working space.  The wall north of Pine Lake Circle will be nearly 410 feet long and just over 12 feet tall.   Hydraulic mulch was applied to the east side of Quentin Road to help control soil erosion. Work anticipated this week includes continuing earth excavation for retaining wall construction and gas line removal.  Nicor gas crews continued removing the 18” gas line that was retired last May.  Removal efforts this week will be at the retaining wall north of Pine Lake Circle.  Removal at this location will continue through the end of the week.  Removal of the remaining sections of retired gas pipe is expected to be complete before the end of the year. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 11/25/19

Because of the snow and ground conditions, there was no road construction work the week of November 11th.  Last week, pavement and existing storm sewer pipes were removed at select locations on Quentin Road to facilitate retaining wall construction.  Erosion control measures were installed on the west side of Quentin Road throughout the project limits.  The final concrete ADA ramps on the east side of Quentin Road were poured at Boschome Drive and Greenwood Drive.  Hot-mix asphalt was paved on East Cuba Road and the westbound lanes were striped to accommodate separate left and right turn lanes.  Pavement markings throughout the project were restriped with a higher durability epoxy paint for the winter period.    Work anticipated this week includes earthwork in preparation for retaining wall construction and temporary soil stabilization. Nicor gas crews continued removing the 18” gas line that was retired last May.  Removal efforts started near West Cuba Road and have progressed to south of Bristol Trail.  This work will continue through the end of the year.  ComEd is almost finished removing aerial cables and poles on the west side of Quentin Road between East and West Cuba Roads.  These overhead lines were relocated to the west Read More

Update – 11/11/19

On Tuesday last week, pavement markings and new signage were installed to shift southbound Quentin Road traffic eastward.  This lane configuration will be in place throughout the winter.  Following the shift in traffic, topsoil stripping on the west side of Quentin Road started on Wednesday and continued through the end of the week.  Also, last week, the topsoil that was stripped was re-spread on the east side of Quentin Road and final graded.  Installation of temporary aggregate shoulders also occurred throughout the project limits.   Work anticipated this week includes continuing topsoil striping, along with placement and final grading on the east side of Quentin Road.  Areas which have been topsoiled are scheduled to be landscaped this week as well. Nicor gas crews returned to the site to begin removal of the 18” gas line that was retired last May.  Removal started north of West Cuba Road and will continue northward to Illinois Route 22.  This work is expected to continue through the end of the year. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.