North Ardmore Avenue Retaining Wall Project

General Information

Project Location(s): Ardmore Avenue, northeast Ardmore Avenue Frontage Road, north of East Sunset Drive
Project Status: Closeout
Bid Opening Date: February 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Tentative Start Date: May 1, 2018
Tentative Completion Date: May 31, 2018
Contractor: Alliance Contractors, Inc.
Construction Engineer: V3 Companies, Ltd.
Design Engineer: V3 Companies, Ltd.
Awarded Contract Amount: $91,438.07
Funding Sources: Local Funds


To significantly improve the condition of the southeast bridge embankment by removing the existing deteriorated retaining wall and replacing it with a new structurally sound retaining wall.


This project consists of removal and installation of 52.5 feet of retaining wall along the northeast side of Ardmore Avenue Frontage road. The scope of work for the project includes removing and replacing existing curb and gutter, 2 foot wide resurfacing of the adjacent pavement, removal of trees in conflict, and clearing and restoring the parkway behind the retaining wall.


The Village has determined that the condition of the retaining wall has deteriorated to the point that a replacement is needed. This project is to be fully funded by local funds.


Organization Organization Address 
 Americana Landscape Group P.O. Box 63
Elgin, Illinois 60121
 Elanar Construction Co. 6620 W Belmot Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60634 
 A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. 1900 Wright Blvd
Schaumburg, Illinois, 60193 
 Fox Excavating, Inc 1305 S River St
Batavia, Illinois, 60510
 Archon Construction 563 S Rte. 53
Addison, Illinois 60101
 R.W. Dunteman Co. P.O. Box 1129
Addison, Illinois 60101
 Herlihy Mid-Continent Co. 1320 Marquette Dr
Romeoville, Illinois 60446 
 Norvilla 2701 S 13th Ave
Broadview, Illinois 60155
 Alliance Contractors, Inc. 1166 Lake Ave
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Orange Crush 321 Center St
Hillside, IL 60162
Martam Construction, Inc.  1200 Gasket Dr
Elgin, IL 60120

Project Updates

Posted Date
August 3, 2018 A final balancing change order will be submitted to the Board for consideration at the August 13, 2018 Board Meeting.
July 19, 2018 A final balancing change order will be submitted to the Board for consideration at an upcoming board meeting.
July 5, 2018 Site work is complete. Staff is in the process of closing out the project.
June 21, 2018 Only restoration work remains.
June 7, 2018 The curb has been installed and grading work should occur soon.
June 1, 2018 The concrete panels have been set. The replacement of the curb is expected next week.
May 24, 2018 The area has been excavated and the contractor has begun to set the steel piles.
May 17, 2018 The Village is reviewing a change order to resolve the conflict issue with the Nicor gas main.
May 10, 2018 A solution to the Nicor gas main has been determined. Staff is working with the contractor to minimize any additional cost.
May 3, 2018 A conflict with the Nicor gas main was encountered. V3 is working with the contractor to determine a solution.
April 12, 2018 A pre-construction meeting was held on April 10, 2018. Construction is expected to begin the first week of May.
April 5, 2018 A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for April 10, 2018.
March 15, 2018 Staff is working to execute contracts and schedule a preconstruction meeting.
March 8, 2018 Staff has prepared an award recommendation for the Board to consider on March 12, 2018.
March 1, 2018 Staff held a bid opening on February 27, 2018.  Bids came in significantly higher than the engineers estimate.  Staff is reviewing the bids to prepare a recommendation for the Board.
February 9, 2018  An advertisement for the project was sent out.