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Apr 12

Concrete Curb to Be Poured on Pine & Laurel Tomorrow (Driveway Access Impacts)

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 3:29 PM by John Guccione

The Village was alerted a short time ago that the concrete crew was available to begin curb replacement tomorrow (April 13) on the east side of Pine Street and south side of Laurel Avenue. To keep the project moving and finish it faster, the Village has authorized the work to proceed, although the Village normally provides at least a 24-hour notice to residents prior to this kind of work.

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the contractor will begin pouring concrete curbs and sidewalks in front of your property, weather depending.

In order to facilitate the construction process, driveways on the east side of Pine Street and south of Laurel Avenue will be closed starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, for up to ten days. Driveway access will be maintained utilizing stone until Thursday morning at 7 a.m., when residents will not be able to access their driveways until the concrete cures. Once curbs have been poured, the contractor will begin preparation for pouring sidewalks, which will follow two to three days later. Driveway access will be restored once the curb, sidewalk and driveway aprons have all hardened.

Overnight parking on the street will be permitted during this phase of construction. The Village of Deerfield Police Department has been notified that residents within this area will be parking overnight on Village streets. During the day, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., please park your vehicle(s) away from the construction area to allow the contractor complete access to the pour location. The contractor will return and remove any necessary formwork, barricades, and restore accessibility after the required concrete cure time is achieved in five to ten days, depending on the weather.

Be advised that the contractor will construct intermittent ramps for pedestrians to cross over freshly poured concrete. After 12 hours pedestrians may step on this freshly poured curb. However, vehicles may not travel across fresh concrete until testing samples pass strength tests.

If you are concerned with parking on the street overnight, the Village recommends taking a neighborly approach to this inconvenience. If possible, please coordinate with your neighbor on the opposite side of the street to allow for overnight parking on their driveway while access to your driveway is impacted.

The Village appreciates your effort in helping to complete this improvement. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Village of Deerfield Engineering Department at 847-317-2490 and request to speak with someone regarding the project, or contact John Guccione, Project Manager, on his cell phone at 847-561-1851. 

Please drive carefully through construction zones