Van Buren

Objective
To significantly improve the condition of the roadway by removing the existing, deteriorated pavement and replacing it with new pavement.  Storm sewers will provide better drainage in the area and increase the life expectancy of the new pavement.

Description
This project consists of the reconstruction of Van Buren Street from Ardmore Avenue to Cornell Avenue.  The sanitary sewer will be replaced throughout the project area, and new storm sewer will be installed in a portion of the project area. Selective improvements to the water system will also be completed.

Justification
The Village's Pavement Management Program has determined that the condition of the street has deteriorated to the point that pavement rehabilitation is needed within five years.  The storm sewer will lessen the frequency of street flooding.

Project Updates

Posted Date 
Description 
 January 16, 2015 Construction of this project is complete. Final payment has been issued to the contractor.
 December 26, 2014 Construction of this project is complete. Staff processed a final payment to the contractor this week.
 December 5, 2014 Punch list work is now complete. Construction of this project has reached final completion. A final change order for this project has been approved. Staff is working to close out the program.
November 21, 2014  Some punch list work took place this week, and some punch list work still remains. 
 November 7, 2014 A final change order for this project has been approved. Some punch list work has been completed and some additional punch list work still remains. Staff is working to close out the project.
 October 31, 2014 A final change order for this project was approved this week.
 October 24, 2014 Staff processed a final change order for this project this week. 
October 17, 2014  Some punch list work has been completed, and some additional punch list work still remains. Staff is working to close out the project.
 October 3, 2014 Staff submitted a punch list to the contractor this week.
 September 26, 2014 Construction of this project is substantially complete. Staff is working to prepare a punch list and to close out the project.
 September 19, 2014 Final asphalt surface paving was completed this week. Staff is working on compiling a punch list.
 September 12, 2014 Parkway restoration was completed this week. Final asphalt surface paving is tentatively scheduled to be completed next week.
 September 5, 2014 Restoration began the week of 09/01/2014. Sod is tentatively scheduled to be placed the week of 09/08/2014. Final surface is tentatively scheduled to be placed 09/11/2014.
 August 29, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. Preliminary paving was completed this week. Landscaping and final paving must still take place.
 August 22, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. Installation of curb and gutter is in progress. Preliminary paving is tentatively expected to begin next week.
 August 15, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. Preparation of the roadway was completed this week. Installation of curb and gutter is tentatively scheduled for Monday.
 August 8, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. Preparation of the roadway is in progress and is expected to continue into next week.
 August 1, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. All underground utility work is now complete. Preparation of the roadway is expected to begin next week.
 July 25, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. Installation of the new storm sewer is in progress. Installation of remaining water main valves and fire hydrants is expected to take place next week.
 July 11, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. Installation of the new sanitary sewer is nearly complete, with installation of one manhole and some sewer services remaining. Installation of remaining water main valves and fire hydrants is expected to resume next week. An information meeting for residents has been scheduled for this Monday, 07/14/14 at 6:30 PM in the boardroom at Village Hall.
 July 4, 2014 Construction on this project continued this week. Work is currently taking place on the installation of the new sanitary sewer.
 June 20, 2014 Construction on this project began this week. Preliminary construction operations are mostly complete. Work also began on the installation of the new sanitary sewer, but the heavy rains on Wednesday and Thursday of this week slowed the installation efforts. The sanitary sewer work is expected to resume next week, weather permitting.
 June 13, 2014 Construction on this project is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 06/16/2014.
 June 6, 2014 Staff held a pre-construction meeting for this project on 06/03/2014. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 06/16/2014. Staff is also awaiting the return of executed contracts from Village officials.
 May 30, 2014 Staff has received signed contracts for prospective contractor H. Linden and Sons Sewer and Water, Inc., of Plano, Illinois, and is forwarding them to Village officials for execution.
 May 23, 2014 A pre-construction meeting for this project is scheduled for 06/03/2014.
 May 9, 2014 Staff is awaiting the return of signed contracts from prospective contractor H. Linden and Sons Sewer and Water, Inc., of Plano, Illinois. Once signed contracts have been returned, staff will forward them to Village officials for final execution. Staff must also schedule a pre-construction meeting for this project.
May 2, 2014  Staff prepared and issued a Notice of Award this week to H. Linden and Sons Sewer and Water, Inc., of Plano, Illinois. Staff also submitted contracts to H. Linden for execution.
 April 25, 2014 Staff prepared recommendation to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder - H. Linden and Sons Sewer and Water, Inc. of Plano, Illinois.
April 18, 2014  Staff held a bid opening for this project 04/15/2014. Staff worked this week to review bids, check references, and perform other tasks related to bid opening and contract award.
 April 4, 2014 This project was advertised for bidding on 03/21/2014. An optional pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 04/08/2014, and a bid opening is scheduled for 04/15/2014. Staff is currently distributing bidding documents and responding to inquiries from prospective bidders.