Update – 8/19/19

Storm sewer installation is nearing completion for the first stage of work as two crews worked together last week between East and West Cuba Roads.  Storm sewer in this section will be complete early this week.  The completion of the underground work will be followed by grading for the aggregate base under the proposed roadway. Concrete curb and gutter was poured at several project locations.  The curb is the new right edge of pavement for the northbound lanes.  The majority of the curb was poured utilizing a slip form curb machine.  Concrete was poured into a hopper in the front of the machine and placed behind in the curb shape.  The machine was guided by sensors following a string line.  Concrete finishers worked out imperfections and then sprayed the curb with a compound to slow the curing process to prevent cracking.   Additional project locations will be poured this week. Work on a block retaining wall north of Greenwood Drive was completed last week.  A black ornamental fence will be placed at the top of the wall.  The retaining wall south of the Kildeer Village Hall was completed last week.  Crews will be removing equipment that was needed to construct the Read More

Update – 8/13/19

After passing pressure tests to assure pipe joints were properly sealed, the new sanitary sewer force main pipes were connected and put into service.  The old sanitary pipes can now be removed which will allow storm sewer and earth excavation work between East and West Cuba Roads to resume. Storm sewer installation continued at various project locations.  Of note, the storm sewer was installed at the new retaining wall south of the Kildeer Village Hall.  Precast panels will continue to be installed for this wall through the beginning of this week followed by reinforcing steel and cast in place concrete at the top of the wall. The final concrete pour on the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek was completed last week. Work on a block retaining wall north of Greenwood Drive continued this past week.  Completion of this wall is expected at the end of this week.  Roadway aggregate was placed along most of the new lanes at Greenwood Drive to the north project limits.  Several locations on the east side of Quentin Road were final graded and topsoil was spread.   Preparation work for new concrete curb and gutter is scheduled for this week in anticipation of concrete pours to Read More

Update – 8/5/19

Installation of new sanitary sewer force main pipes resumed this past week between East Cuba and West Cuba Roads.  The new pipe will be pressure tested and connected to the existing system early this week.  When the new system is active the old pipes will be removed. Storm sewer installation continued at various project locations.  Of note the storm sewer at the far northern project limits was completed which will allow for the construction of the pavement aggregate in this area to begin.  Work on the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek continued this past week and is expected to be complete this week. Last week, work on a block retaining wall north of Greenwood Drive was started along with the retaining wall south of the Kildeer Village Hall.  Both walls are expected to take several weeks to complete.  Roadway aggregate was placed along most of the new lanes between Hidden Valley Drive and High Knoll Court as well as between Bristol Trail and Greenwood Drive.  The final aggregate capping layer for the new roadway was also placed south of Bristol Trail.  This capping aggregate is recycled from the old asphalt pavement which was processed on site to meet gradation specifications.  Read More

Update – 7/29/19

Storm sewer installation was completed last week south of Boschome Drive.  Work on the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek is nearing completion.  Reinforcing steel was installed and concrete was poured at portions of this wall on Tuesday.  The balance of the concrete for this wall is expected to be poured this week. Roadway aggregate was placed along most of the new lanes between East Cuba Road and Greenwood Drive.  The aggregate placement operation will now focus on areas south of Boschome Drive now that storm sewer installation is complete.  Other work performed last week included installation of the retaining wall south of West Cuba Road and ComEd installed new poles and aerial wire between East and West Cuba Roads. This coming week, work will begin on a retaining wall north of Greenwood Drive and on a retaining wall south of the Kildeer Village Hall.  These operations will take several weeks to complete.   Storm sewer crews will focus on areas north of Greenwood Drive.  Sanitary sewer pipe installation will resume south of East Cuba Road.  The existing line is being relocated to deeper elevations to avoid conflicts with the proposed roadway.  Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding Read More

Update – 7/22/19

The hot and dry weather last week allowed for good progress.  The first areas of roadway aggregate were placed north of the Kildeer Village Hall as underground and embankment work in the area is now complete.  Storm sewer installation at the south end of the project will continue through this week before crews move to another project location.  The block retaining wall north of East Cuba Road will be completed this week and crews have started the next block wall south of West Cuba Road.  Crews have started to form and place reinforcing steel at the retaining wall north of East Cuba Road and south of Illinois Route 22.  Concrete is scheduled to be poured at these locations on Tuesday, 7/23/19.  ComEd is scheduled to begin their second phase of work.  This work includes moving the remaining overhead electrical lines from the west side to the east side of Quentin Road between East and West Cuba Roads.  When ComEd’s work is complete, communication and cable companies will move their overhead lines.  The poles on the west side of Quentin Road will then be removed. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 7/16/19

This past week, dry weather allowed for significant earthwork progress throughout the job. Embankment was placed and the clay was graded to proposed elevation from the Kildeer Village Hall to East Cuba Road. Aggregate base course placement can now begin for this area. Work continued on the retaining walls north of East Cuba Road and at Buffalo Creek. The temporary sheet pile retaining wall at Buffalo Creek was removed and placement of concrete retaining wall panels will be completed early this week. Storm sewer work continued at various locations along the project. An existing box culvert which crosses under Quentin Road south of Illinois Route 22 was extended to the east to pass through the new retaining wall. This week, anchor slab construction will continue for the retaining wall south of Illinois Route 22 and will begin at the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek. Earthwork and placement of aggregate subgrade will continue at various locations. Storm sewer installation will continue south of West Cuba Road. Excavation will begin for two retaining walls south of West Cuba Road and south of the Kildeer Village Hall. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 7/09/19

This past week, work began on a segmental concrete block retaining wall north of East Cuba Road. The foundation was excavated and block installation started.  Removal of the existing Quentin road pavement continued at various locations. Storm sewer installation continued between the Kildeer Village Hall and West Cuba Road.  Steady progress was made on the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek as the wall increased in height and expanded further in the north and south directions. This week, work will continue on the retaining walls north of East Cuba Road and at Buffalo Creek. In addition, work will resume at the retaining wall south of Illinois Route 22. The existing box culvert at this location will be extended east and pass through the face of the wall. Earth excavation and embankment will also continue provided that the recent dry weather remains. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 7/01/19

Work on the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek continued despite the wet conditions. In addition to setting precast concrete wall panels, a concrete wall panel was poured in place to allow the 78” concrete pipe culvert to pass through the wall. At the retaining wall south of Illinois Route 22, reinforcing steel was installed and concrete poured for the anchor slab sitting atop the wall. Storm sewer work continued south of West Cuba Road and north of Pine Lake Circle. Removal of the steel sheets for the temporary retaining wall north of Greenwood Drive was completed. Efforts were made to dry the clay embankment following several rain events. Removal of the existing pavement continued south of West Cuba Road. This week, storm sewer work will continue south of West Cuba Road. Earthwork will continue at various locations pending weather. Work will continue at the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek and work will begin on the retaining wall north of East Cuba Road. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 6/25/19

Significant progress was made for the retaining wall at Buffalo Creek.  The wall was excavated to the bottom footing grade.  Panels were placed and the wall was constructed back above creek level.  A portion of the 78” storm sewer pipe at the creek was also replaced during this work effort.  Storm sewer crews continued work south of West Cuba Road and north of Boschome Drive.  Other work performed last week included removing the steel sheets for the temporary retaining wall north of Greenwood Drive and framing for the top of the wall anchor slab at the wall south of Illinois Route 22 began.  Little progress was made last week on earth excavation and roadway embankment placement due to the ongoing rainy weather.  Work will continue this week on storm sewer installation, retaining wall construction, and earthwork activities pending weather.  Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 6/11/19

Drier weather this past week allowed large-scale earth excavation and roadway embankment to take place.  Material is being excavated from high areas, then placed and compacted in lower areas.  The profile of the road will be changed slightly.  In general, high points will be lowered and low points will be raised to provide a roadway with more gradual slopes.  Storm sewer across from Bristol Trail is nearly complete.  This week the crews will move to north of Boschome Drive and south of Illinois Route 22.  Concrete leveling pads were poured for the retaining wall south of Illinois Route 22.  This allowed the contractor to begin installing the precast panels.  Metal straps connected to the panels are compacted within lifts of aggregate.  The aggregate is then tested to assure density requirements are achieved.  Excavation for a retaining wall at Buffalo Creek will resume this week and level pads are anticipated to be poured near the end of the week. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.