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Posted on March 26, 2020 at 10:19 AM by John Guccione
When a new project begins, it is standard for the Village to hold a preconstruction meeting for the residents at Village Hall where the overall construction project can be discussed and resident questions answered. However, given the impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, no such meeting will be able to take place before construction begins for our 2020 project.
While the scope of work varies per location, the following description of work describes a snap shot of what to expect during this year’s construction season. In general, to facilitate the work and keep the contractor on schedule, the project will be divided into three stages within each location: Stage I - underground utility work; Stage II - concrete curb removal/replacement, sidewalk repair and roadway rehabilitation; and Stage III - parkway restoration. Construction will be underway at various locations simultaneously.
Stage I: Underground utility work
Stage I includes storm sewer work as it relates to roadway drainage and minor potential water main repairs. The majority of construction will be performed in the roadway area with the exception of the replacement of storm sewer structures and/or fire hydrants within the parkway area. If you have existing appurtenances within the parkway or Village right-of-way (i.e. sprinkler system, electronic “invisible” dog fence, landscape features, special decorative rocks, special vegetative plantings), you should remove/relocate or store these items to avoid damage by construction activity. The Village will not repair or replace private appurtenances left within the parkway or Village right-of-way that are damaged during construction.
Stage II: Concrete curb removal/replacement, sidewalk repair and roadway rehabilitation
Stage II will begin upon completion of the underground utility work. Work will be performed as follows:
• Removal and replacement of all deteriorated curbs and sidewalks
• Removal of roadway pavement and placement of new bituminous asphalt pavement (Note: Reconstruction requires complete removal and replacement of the roadway, down to sub-base, while resurfacing requires the removal and replacement of only the top 2-4 inches of pavement.)
• Repair of driveway and sidewalk sections impacted by construction
During Stage II, the road will be closed to through traffic and driveways may be impacted while concrete curbs, driveway aprons and concrete sidewalk are being installed. Residents will be advised to park their vehicles on adjacent streets during construction hours (7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) or in front of their homes after construction hours. The Deerfield Police Department will be notified that residents will be parking in these areas during this stage of construction.
Stage III: Parkway restoration
All parkway areas disturbed by construction activity will be restored as part of the project.
Construction, at all locations, is expected to be completed by October 5, 2020 and each location should be completed in around two months or less from the time it starts. However, due to the complex nature of the project and the unpredictability of the weather, some delays and disruptions may occur. Additional construction notices will be provided as the project progresses. If you are planning a special event, such as a wedding or large party, or have special needs, please contact the Engineering Department and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Moving forward, all future notifications will be provided using the Village email notification system. The Village will be sending out email notifications to those who have subscribed to receive them. Residents are able to subscribe to email notifications by visiting www.deerfield.il.us.
Please be advised that multiple email addresses may subscribe per household. Therefore, please be sure to add emails for all individuals that reside in or visit your property regularly.
The Village appreciates your effort in helping to complete this improvement. If you have any questions or require special assistance during construction as a result of a disability, please contact the Village of Deerfield Engineering Department at 847-317-2490 and request to speak with someone regarding the 2020 Street Rehabilitation Project.
Please remember to drive and walk carefully through the construction zone.