Update – 9/30/19

Contractors continued installing underground conduit for the intersection traffic signals and interconnect last week.  Mast arm foundations were also poured for the new signal equipment at Quentin Road and West Cuba Road.  Contractors continued to place aggregate for the future shared use path on the east side of Quentin Road.  It is anticipated the path will be paved at the end of next week.  Last week fence installation started at several project retaining walls and will continue this week. A new traffic pattern is anticipated to be in place today, Monday, September 30th.  Northbound traffic will be shifted east through the project limits on to the new asphalt pavement.  This is necessary to construct areas of the future medians and temporary pavement. Pavement removal in the medians will begin this week.  This lane configuration will be in place until approximately the end of October when southbound lanes will also be shifted east.    Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 9/24/19

Asphalt paving was completed last week for the first stage of work.  The newly paved lanes are the future northbound Quentin Road.   Your patience during this operation was appreciated! Last week, installation of underground conduit for the traffic signal interconnect started.  The interconnect system links traffic signals together to improve traffic flow by optimizing signal timing.  Aggregate was also placed for the future shared use path on the east side of Quentin Road.  Paving of this path is anticipated at the end of next week. A new traffic pattern is anticipated at the end of this week.  Northbound traffic will be shifted east through the project limits on to the new asphalt pavement.  This is necessary to construct areas of the future medians and temporary pavement.  This lane configuration will be in place until approximately the end of October when southbound lanes will also be shifted east.    Other work anticipated this week includes continuing aggregate placement for the shared use path and conduit for the new traffic signals. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 9/17/19

Concrete curb and gutter for the first stage of work was completed early last week.  Asphalt paving started last week on the future northbound Quentin Road lanes.  The asphalt will be placed in four separate passes (or lifts) due to different material specifications and to achieve compaction requirements.  Three of the four lifts will be placed now, with the final lift being placed at the end of the project.  Work on the first three lifts will continue through the end of this week.  As a reminder, this will require multiple trucks pulling into and out of the work zone.  Please use caution and watch for flaggers and workers. A joint sealer will be placed on the joint of two pavement passes.  The sealer will help extend the life of the pavement by limiting water infiltration into pavement joints. A new traffic pattern is anticipated for the week of September 23rd.  Northbound traffic will be shifted east through the project limits.  This is necessary to construct areas of the future medians and temporary pavement.  This lane configuration will be in place until approximately the end of October when southbound lanes will be shifted east.    Other work anticipated for this week includes Read More

Update – 9/9/19

Outside of a few small areas, roadway aggregate installation concluded last week for the first phase of work.  The aggregate has been fine graded as a final step before asphalt paving begins.  Paving is anticipated to begin this week.  Please be aware this will require multiple trucks pulling into and out of the work zone.  Concrete curb and gutter was poured at several project locations.  The remaining long stretches and gaps on the east side of Quentin Road are anticipated to be finished this week. Concrete staining for the parapet wall at Buffalo Creek continued last week.  Contractors focused on the detail work to replicate stacked stone on the parapet wall at Buffalo Creek. Work anticipated this week includes topsoil placement, placing aggregate for the future shared use path on the east side of Quentin Road, and underground conduit installation for the traffic signals at East and West Cuba Roads. New traffic patterns are now anticipated for late the week of September 16.  Traffic at the south project limits will be shifted east, then jogged back west to the current lanes between High Knoll Court and Greenwood Drive and east again at the north project limits.  This is necessary to Read More

Update – 9/4/19

Installation of roadway aggregate continued last week at various project locations.  Depending on weather, asphalt paving is expected to begin at the end of this week or next.  Paving will require multiple trucks pulling in and out of the work zone.  Please use extreme caution when driving through the project. Storm sewer installation concluded last week.  Additional storm sewer work will occur later this year during the next phase.  Concrete staining for the parapet wall at Buffalo Creek started last week.  When complete, the staining will replicate stacked stone. Pavement markings were refreshed within the project limits. Northbound traffic on Quentin Road will see a new traffic pattern as early as the week of September 9th.  Traffic at the south project limits will be shifted east, then jogged back west to the current lanes between High Knoll Court and Greenwood Drive and east again at the north project limits.  This is necessary to construct a portion of the future medians.  This will be the first of several small phases of work before all traffic is shifted east so work on the west side of the road can begin. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 8/26/19

Last week, the roadway aggregate was fine graded to plan elevations as a final step before asphalt paving.  Asphalt paving could potentially begin the end of this week depending on the weather.  Please be aware that this will require multiple trucks pulling into and out of the work zone.  As always, please use extreme caution when driving through the project limits. Storm sewer installation continued last week and is anticipated to be complete this week.  Additional storm sewer work will resume later this year during the second phase of construction. Also completed last week was the hand framing and pouring of concrete curb and gutter gaps.  Additional project locations, namely between East and West Cuba Roads, will be poured after roadway aggregate is placed. Northbound traffic on Quentin Road will see a new traffic pattern as early as the end of next week.  Traffic at the south project limits will be shifted east, then jogged back west to the current lanes between High Knoll Court and Greenwood Drive and east again at the north project limits.  This is necessary to construct a portion of the future medians.  This will be the first of several small phases of work before all Read More

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