Ardmore Avenue Streetscape Project

General Information

   
Project Location(s): Ardmore Avenue - UP Railroad to North Avenue
Project Status: Construction
Start Date: 08/31/2015
Tentative Completion Date:
Contractor: Alliance Contractors, Inc.
Construction Engineer: V3 Companies
Design Engineer: V3 Companies
Awarded Contract Amount:
Funding Sources:

Objective


To enhance the walkability, driveability, and aesthetic quality of the North Ardmore Avenue corridor.

Description

The Ardmore Streetscape project will enhance the walkability, drivability and aesthetic quality of the North Ardmore Avenue corridor through the installation of new streetscape elements and enhancements. Proposed enhancements to Ardmore Avenue between Vermont Street and the Union Pacific Railroad include decorative pedestrian lighting, new and widened sidewalks, wayfinding signage and enhanced landscaping such as trees and landscape planters. The remaining portion of the enhancements to Ardmore Avenue between Vermont Street and Schiller Street include decorative pedestrian lighting, wayfinding signage, and trees. This project includes improvements that were envisioned as part of the Village of Villa Park Station Area Plan. The federally-funded Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) will provide funding for up to 80% of the project costs.  We anticipate construction starting in August with substantial completion this year.

Justification


This project includes improvements which were envisioned as a part of the Village of Villa Park Station Area Plan. The federally-funded Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) will provide funding for approximately 80% of project costs.

Project Documents


Project Updates



Posted Date
Description 
 August 12, 2016 Project is closed out.
 July 8, 2016 IDOT has given permission for construction to continue. All that remains are punch list items.
 June 24, 2016 All contractors are working to complete the remaining punch list items. Any plants and/or grass that has died will be replanted in September.
 June 17, 2016 All light poles have been installed. The electrical contractor will be installing the remaining light fixtures within the next one to two weeks. Staff completed a punch list inspection this week.
 June 10, 2016 The electrical contractor continues to install wires and has started light pole installation.
 June 3, 2016 Landscaping work continued and is expected to be completed soon. The electrical contractor has started installation of wires and plans to start light pole installation early next week.
 May 27, 2016 Landscaping work began this week with the trees and bushes being planted. All landscape work is expected to be completed next week.
 May 6, 2016 The contractor has started to installation of the decorative columns while electrical work continues. HMA work continues and should be done next week.
 April 29, 2016 Electric work continues. HMA driveways should be completed in the next week.
 April 15, 2016 The unit duct installation has been completed. Driveways have been partially completed and are awaiting cure time prior to the next portion being completed.
 April 8, 2016 Concrete work has resumed this week. The electrician continues on the west side of the street.
 March 25, 2016 Electrical work has resumed. Other construction activities are expected to resume the week of 04/04/2016.
 March 18, 2016 Construction to resume in March 2016.
 February 5, 2016 Construction is currently scheduled to resume in the middle of March.
 November 27, 2015 All asphalt and concrete work scheduled for completion this year has been completed. The remaining asphalt and concrete work will be completed in the spring. The lighting contractor continues to install unit duct and foundations as the weather permits. All areas have been backfilled, leveled, and the project site prepared for winter shutdown.
 November 13, 2015 Installation of streetscape features, including benches, bicycle racks and garbage cans, began on the east side of Ardmore Avenue this week. Final surface paving of the new parking area was also completed. 
 November 6, 2015 Work to complete stamped concrete crosswalks on the west side of Ardmore is currently underway. Work is also continuing on the installation of new sidewalk, as well as electric conduit and light pole foundations for the new pedestrian lighting system. A new fire hydrant was also installed this week.
 October 30 ,2015 All stamped concrete and sign post foundations on the east side of Ardmore are now complete. Work to complete those efforts on the west side of Ardmore is currently underway.
 October 23, 2015 Work is continuing on the installation of new sidewalks, new stamped concrete curb ramps, and electrical conduit and light pole foundations for the new pedestrian lighting system. 
 October 16, 2015 Installation of some of the foundations for the decorative sign posts took place this week.
 October 9, 2015 Installation of new sidewalks continued this week. Installation of the remaining stamped concrete curb ramps is also in progress. Installation of electrical conduit for the new pedestrian lighting system and drilling for the light pole foundations continued this week.
 October 2, 2015 Framing for the stamped concrete curb ramps at intersections continued this week. A test curb ramp was poured this week. The remaining stamped concrete curb ramps could be poured as early as next week. Installation of electrical conduit for the new pedestrian lighting system continued this week. Drilling for the light pole foundations began this week.
 September 25, 2015 Pouring of the concrete curb planters is complete. Framing for the stamped concrete crosswalks at intersections began this week. Those stamped concrete crosswalks could be poured as early as next week. Installation of electrical conduit for the new pedestrian lighting systems continued this week.
 September 18, 2015 Work is continuing on the east side of Ardmore between Vermont and the UP Railroad. The aggregate base for the parking area has been installed. Framing of several of the curb planters is complete, and pouring of those planters is expected to take place next week. The sidewalk on the east side of Ardmore north of the bridge has also been installed. 
 September 11, 2015 Work is continuing on the east side of Ardmore between Vermont and the UP Railroad. Most of the depressed curb and gutter in front of the new parking area has been poured and most of the storm sewer installation has been completed. Relocation of two fire hydrants is scheduled for Monday.
 September 4, 2015 Construction has begun and the concrete removal on the east side of Ardmore has been completed. Additional earth excavation is currently in progress.
 August 28, 2015 Construction of this project is expected to begin the week of 08/31/2015. Some preliminary construction efforts may begin sooner. Staff has been working with engineering consultant V3 Companies to perform pre-construction tasks. Staff held an internal pre-construction meeting with the contractor and the consultant this week.
 August 21, 2015 Construction on this project is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 08/31/2015. Staff has been working with engineering consultant V3 Companies to perform pre-construction tasks.
 August 14, 2015 IDOT held a pre-construction meeting for this project on 08/12/2015. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 08/31/2015.
 August 7, 2015 A pre-construction meeting for this project has been scheduled by IDOT for 08/12/2015. A proposed construction schedule will be discussed at that meeting.
 July 24, 2015 Staff has received notice from IDOT that a pre-construction meeting will most likely be scheduled some time the week of 08/10/2015.
 July 10, 2015 A contract for this project was awarded by the Illinois Department of Transportation to Alliance Contractors, Inc. on 07/01/2015. Staff is now waiting for IDOT to schedule a pre-construction meeting. 
 June 19, 2015 A bid opening for this project was held by IDOT on 06/12/2015. The apparent low bidder was Alliance Contractors, Inc., of Woodstock, Illinois. Staff has informed IDOT that the Village concurs with award of the project to the apparent low bidder. 
 May 29, 2015 This project has been advertised for bidding in the IDOT construction bulletin. A bid opening will be held by IDOT on 06/12/2015.
 May 15, 2015 This project was advertised for bidding in the IDOT construction bulletin last week. A bid opening will be held by IDOT on 06/12/2015.
 May 8, 2015 The funding and engineering agreements for construction of this project which were approved at the 04/27/2015 Village Board meeting were submitted to IDOT this week for processing and approval. 
 May 1, 2015 The funding and engineering agreements for construction of this project were approved at the 04/27/2015 Village Board meeting. Staff has also received approval of the technical memorandum which pertains to the off-street parking and the two additional blocks.
 April 24, 2015 Staff reviewed the funding and engineering agreements for construction of this project and submitted them this week for consideration at the 04/27/2015 Village Board meeting. Staff also received approval this week of the technical memorandum which pertains to the off-street parking and the two additional blocks. 
 April 10, 2015 Staff submitted revised final plans, specifications and estimates to IDOT this week following the redesign of the off-street parking area from angled parking to parallel parking. Staff also received draft funding and engineering agreements from IDOT this week for Village execution.
 April 3, 2015 Staff submitted revised funding agreements to IDOT today for review. Staff also submitted a revised technical memorandum to IDOT earlier this week which pertains to the off-street parking and the additional two blocks. Staff is working with engineering consultant V3 Companies to complete the redesign of the off-street parking area from angled parking to parallel parking.
 March 20, 2015 Staff received notice from IDOT this week that the Village will receive minimal additional ITEP funding for this project. Staff also received notice from IDOT that the proposed angled parking would not be allowed. Staff is now working to evaluate options with regard to the off-street parking. A redesign will be needed, and staff is expecting a proposal from engineering consultant V3 for that effort.
 March 13, 2015 Staff continued to communicate with IDOT this week regarding several outstanding project issues. Staff has responded to IDOT regarding the Village's request for a design variance for the angled parking.
 February 27, 2015 Staff received comments from IDOT this week regarding a request for a design variance for the angled parking. 
 February 20, 2015 Staff has submitted a request for additional ITEP funding to IDOT and is awaiting a response.
 February 13, 2015 Staff submitted a request for additional ITEP funding to IDOT this week.
 January 23, 2015 Staff continued to work with engineering consultant V3 Companies this week to prepare a draft request for additional ITEP funding. Staff expects to finalize the request for submittal to IDOT within the next week.
 January 16, 2015 Staff has worked with engineering consultant V3 Companies to prepare a draft request for additional ITEP funding. Staff expects to finalize the request for submittal to IDOT within the next one to two weeks. 
 January 9, 2015 Staff is working with engineering consultant V3 Companies to prepare a request for additional ITEP funding for submittal to IDOT. Staff held a meeting with the consultant on 01/08/2015.
 December 19, 2014 Staff is working with engineering consultant V3 Companies to address budget and funding issues with this project. Staff has scheduled a meeting with the consultant for today, 12/19/2014.
 December 12, 2014 Staff is working with engineering consultant V3 Companies to complete Phase II design engineering of this project. Staff held a conference call this week in anticipation of submitting final plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) to IDOT next week.
 November 14, 2014 Staff is working with engineering consultant V3 Companies, Ltd., to complete Phase II design engineering of this project. The consultant is in the process of preparing final plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) for submittal to IDOT.
 October 24, 2014 Soil borings are expected to be completed next week as part of a Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) required by IDOT as part of the design process. 
 October 17, 2014 Staff is working with engineering consultant V3 Companies, Ltd., to complete Phase II design engineering of this project. The engineering consultant has submitted a technical memorandum to IDOT which clarifies the project limits to include two additional blocks on Ardmore Avenue. 
 September 12, 2014 Staff is working with Golden Spike Development to coordinate the streetscape improvements with the proposed private development.
 September 5, 2014 Staff received the latest site plan from Golden Spike Development. 
 August 29, 2014 Staff met with Golden Spike Development this week to discuss the project.
 August 22, 2014 Staff held a progress meeting this week.
 August 15, 2014 A progress meeting is scheduled for next week.
 July 11, 2014 Engineering consultant V3 Companies, Ltd., provided the Village with a draft technical memorandum this week. The technical memorandum will be submitted to IDOT and will clarify the project limits to include two additional blocks on Ardmore Avenue. Staff is currently reviewing the memorandum.
 May 16, 2014 Staff held a progress meeting for this project on 05/14/2014.
 May 9, 2014  Staff has scheduled a progress meeting for this project for 05/14/2014.
 April 18, 2014 Staff worked this week to obtain approval of a proposal from engineering consultant V3 Companies, Ltd., for completing engineering design of new lighting in an area outside the project limits of the original grant application.
April 11, 2014  Staff continued to work with engineering consultant V3 Companies, Ltd., this week to obtain a proposal for completing engineering design of new lighting in an area outside the project limits of the original grant application.  
 April 4, 2014  Staff worked with engineering consultant V3 Companies, Ltd., this week to obtain a proposal for completing engineering design of new lighting in an area outside the project limits of the original grant application. Staff previously attended a Phase II design engineering kick-off meeting with IDOT on 03/17/2014.