Sunday, November 4, 2012

Last Blog Post

The Forest Road Improvement Project is now complete.

This will be the last blog update for the project. We would like to thank you for taking time to read the posts and hope you found the information useful.

We would like to thank you again for all of your patience during this construction season. Your cooperation was very appreciated.

Any outstanding issues should be reported to the Project Manager, Scott Huebner, at (847) 904-4420.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Paving Final Surface




This week the final lift of asphalt pavement was installed along the roadway.  

The remaining work includes sod restoration along the south end at the cul-de-sac and completion of miscellaneous punch list items.

Thank you for your patience during the asphalt paving process and through the construction season.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Paving on October 26th

On Friday October 26th, Peter Baker & Sons, Inc. will be paving the final asphaltic surface layer on Forest Road.
Tomorrow morning, the roadway will be cleaned and prepared prior to paving including some existing pavement removal to ensure the proper depth is achieved.
Mid-morning on Friday, October 26th, the existing asphalt surface will be coated with fresh oil and sand.
The layer of sand is installed to help prevent tracking of oil onto your driveways. Please keep you driving to a minimum while the oil dries. If you must drive on the oil, please drive slowly to help prevent splattering on your vehicle.
All cars must be removed from Forest Road between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Friday. Parking is available on Laramie or Juniper during daytime working hours.
Access to driveways will be available throughout the day; however, there may be short delays during the paving operations. Please adjust your schedules accordingly.
Thank you again for your patience as this final layer of asphaltic pavement is installed.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012


This week PirTano installed the additional storm sewer and concrete curb & gutter around the southerly cul-de-sac.

Access to driveways around the cul-de-sac is to be restored by Tuesday, October 23rd, night.

Next week the contractor anticipates to perform asphalt surface milling where required and installation of asphaltic surface pavement and driveways. The residents will be notified once the schedule is confirmed by the contractor.  No parking will be allowed along the roadway during asphaltic surface milling and paving.

Thank you for your patience throughout the construction season.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The options for the improvements around the cul-de-sac have been considered and resolution has been determined. The Village will install new concrete curb & gutter around the entire cul-de-sac and add one new storm structure.

PirTano Construction is anticipating to begin work in the cul-de-sac on Tuesday, October 16th.

Once the cul-de-sac improvements are completed, the final asphaltic surface will be installed.

For those residents who live on or near the cul-de-sac, there will be times when access to your driveway will be restricted. The Village will notify you prior to your access being restricted.

Thank you for your patience throughout the construction season.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Last week, the landscaping sub-contractor was on-site completing the grading of parkways, installation of topsoil, and placing of sod for a majority of project.

We are still in the process of evaluating various options for improvements at the cul-de-sac on the south end of the roadway. Asphalt surface paving has been placed on hold until these options have been fully considered and a resolution determined.

Thank you for your patience throughout the construction season.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Last week, the landscaping sub-contractor was on-site grading the parkways and placing topsoil in preparation for installing sod.

Peter Baker & Sons was on-site last week performing asphalt driveway restorations.

The post-construction televising of storm and sanitary sewers was also completed last week.

Next week, the landscaping sub-contractor is scheduled to continue grading and placing topsoil.  Sod installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 1st.

We are currently evaluating various options for improvements at the cul-de-sac on the south end of the roadway. Asphalt surface paving has been placed on hold until these options have been fully considered and a resolution determined.

Thank you for your patience throughout the construction season.

Friday, September 21, 2012



Last week, Pirtano Construction performed base grading and other work in preparation for asphalt paving. 

Peter Baker & Sons installed 2 layers of asphalt pavement last Wednesday.

Next week the contractor is scheduled to restore asphalt driveways and begin landscape restorations. The contractor is also scheduled to perform post-construction televising of the storm and sanitary sewers.

Following driveway and landscape restoration, the final surface of asphalt pavement will be installed.

Thank you for your patience throughout the construction project and the inconvenience the work  has caused.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Last week, Alliance Contractors installed the concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalks on the west side of the roadway.

Those areas that did not have new concrete driveways installed, driveways access was restored on Thursday, September 13th.

Those residents with new concrete driveways installed will have access restored by Monday, September 17th.

PirTano Construction also began backfilling behind the curbs on the west side of the roadway.

Next week post-construction televising of the new sanitary and storm sewers will be performed. PirTano will also grade the road base in preparation for asphalt binder paving. Residents will not have access to their driveways from Tuesday until Wednesday. All work is weather dependant.

Asphalt binder paving is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 19th.

Prior to the asphalt surface being installed the contractor will need to perform structure adjustments in the roadway, landscape restoration with sod, and asphalt driveway restoration.  

Thank you for your patience during the past few weeks during concrete installation and inconvenience of not being able to park in your driveways.

Please be advised, parking restrictions along the street will remain in effect throughout the project, especially during grading and asphalt paving operations.

Friday, September 7, 2012

PirTano Construction installed aggregate base course and graded the roadway in preparation of concrete curb & gutter on the west side of the roadway. The contractor also removed several driveways along the west side of the roadway.

Unfortunately, due to the rain conditions on Friday, September 7th, the concrete curb and gutter on the west side of the roadway has been delayed.

The contractor will install the concrete curb & gutter on the west side of the roadway on Monday, September 10th.

Vehicles will need to be removed from driveways on the west side of the roadway starting Monday, September 10th at 7:00 AM for concrete curb & gutter and driveway installation. It is not anticipated that driveways on the west of the roadway will be opened until Friday, September 14th.

Once the concrete curb & gutter and driveway installation is completed, the contractor will begin grading behind the concrete curb & gutter.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the upcoming concrete installation and inconvenience of not being able to park in your driveways.

Friday, August 31, 2012

PirTano Construction installed concrete curb & gutter on the east side of the roadway this week.  The contractor also performed driveway and sidewalk replacement on the east side of the roadway.

Next week the contractor will install concrete curb & gutter on the west side of the roadway.

Vehicles will need to be removed from driveways on the west side of the roadway starting Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 AM for final grading and setting of string line.  The concrete is anticipated to be installed on Friday. It is not anticipated that driveways on the west side of the roadway will be opened until Tuesday, September 11th.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the upcoming concrete installation and inconvenience of not being able to park in your driveways.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Curb preparation and installation work on the east side of Forest Road started today but due to scheduling conflicts, the work is being pushed back one day.  Beginning Wednesday morning, August 29th final prep work will be completed and the curbs are scheduled to be poured Thursday and will be completed by Friday afternoon August 31st, depending on the weather.   Driveway access to these homes will be restored beginning Tuesday morning, September 4th. 

All cars parked at residences on the east side of Forest will not have access to driveways after 7:00 AM on Wednesday morning and should park on Juniper or Laramie, or talk to a neighbor on the west side to see if you can share driveways during both portions of the curb work. No cars should be parked on Forest Road between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  Please plan accordingly. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

PirTano Construction installed aggregate base course, removed and replaced poor sub-grade materials, and graded the roadway. The contractor also performed driveway and sidewalk removal on the east side of the roadway.

Next week the contractor will install concrete curb & gutter on the east side of the roadway.

Vehicles will need to be removed from driveway on the east side of the roadway starting Tuesday, August 28th at 7:00 AM for final grading and setting of string line.  The concrete is anticipated to be installed on Wednesday. It is not anticipated that driveways on the east of the roadway will be opened until Tuesday, September 4th.

Once the concrete work on the east side of the roadway is completed, the concrete work on the west side of the roadway will commence. This work is anticipated to started the week of September 4th.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the upcoming concrete installation and inconvenience of not being able to park in your driveways.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

PirTano Construction completed the remaining storm sewer, storm sewer services, and existing fire hydrant removals. The underground utility portion of the project is now completed. 

Next week Tuesday, the contractor will begin the roadway reconstruction process which includes removing the existing roadway material, repairing areas of failed sub-grade materials, installing new aggregate base, and grading the new aggregate.

Following the roadway reconstruction process, concrete curb & gutter will be installed.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the construction operations.

Friday, August 10, 2012

PirTano Construction completed installing water services and sanitary sewer services along the north half of the roadway. All of the homes are now connected to the new water main and sanitary sewer. The contractor also connected the new water main to the existing water main and installed a new sanitary manhole on the south side of the roadway.

Next week the contractor anticipates to complete the storm sewer work on the north half of the roadway and begin roadway reconstruction of the entire roadway.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the construction operations and water service disruptions over the past several weeks.

Friday, August 3, 2012

PirTano Construction installed sanitary sewer services and water services along the north of the roadway.

Next week the contractor will continue to install sanitary and water services, sanitary manholes, and begin storm sewer installation.

The contractor also anticipates performing a water main connection. The water main will be shut-down for 4-6 hours during this process. Residents will be notified 24-hours in advance of any water main shut-downs.

During the water service installation the contractor will be required to transfer the individual water services for each home from the old main to the new main.  The morning of the water service work, the contractor will knock on your door to notify you of the pending water shutoff and give you ample time to use your water.  The shutoff will last for 1 to 2 hours on average.  Once installed, they will ask you to flush your system, and if no one is home, they will use an outside hose bib connection to flush the new service.  If you have discolored water, please open your faucets and flush out the lines and water should clear up.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the construction operations and upcoming water service disruptions.

Friday, July 27, 2012

PirTano Construction completed sanitary sewer mainline improvements on the north half of the roadway.  

Next week the contractor will install sanitary sewer services and begin water service installation on the north half of the road. Residents will be notified prior to shutting the water off to your home.

During the water service installation the contractor will be required to transfer the individual water services for each home from the old main to the new main.  The morning of the water service work, the contractor will knock on your door to notify you of the pending water shutoff and give you ample time to use your water.  The shutoff will last for 1 to 2 hours on average.  Once installed, they will ask you to flush your system, and if no one is home, they will use an outside hose bib connection to flush the new service.  If you have discolored water, please open your faucets and flush out the lines and water should clear up.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the construction operations and upcoming water service disruptions.

Friday, July 20, 2012

PirTano Construction completed concrete pavement removal on the north half of the roadway this week. The contractor also performed tree removal for those trees that are in conflict with the proposed improvements.  

Next week the contractor will begin to install sanitary sewer main line and services on the north half of the road.  

Water services on the north half of the roadway are anticipated to begin the week of July 30th. Residents will be notified prior to this work beginning.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Friday, July 13, 2012

PirTano Construction completed storm sewer and sanitary sewer installation from mid-block to the south. The contractor also began installing water services on the south half of the block.

Next week the contractor will remove the existing concrete pavement on the north end of the roadway. The contractor will also begin underground utility installation on the north half of the block.

During the concrete pavement removal, getting through the street will be difficult. Pirtano will not start until 7:30 AM giving residents ample time to move their vehicles. All vehicles should be removed from Forest and parked on Laramie or Juniper during daytime working hours. There will be access at all times, but we appreciate your additional patience during this process.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Friday, July 6, 2012

PirTano Construction completed water main installation and pressure testing during this week. The contractor will begin disinfecting the new main this week and continue next week. The contractor also completed the storm sewer from mid-block to the south. The contractor started installing sanitary sewer mainline from mid-block to the south.

Limited work was performed on-site during this past week due to July 4th Holiday and excessive heat.

Next week the contractor will continue to install sanitary sewer mainline and services.

Water services will not begin until the new water main has passed all required testing. Notification will be given prior to shutting the water off to your residence.  

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pirtano Construction began construction of the sanitary sewer which is located in the center of Forest Road today.  Because this work is in the center of Forest Road we would like to advise residents to park their vehicles at the north end of Forest Road on the concrete pavement.  Thank you for your patience.

Friday, June 29, 2012

PirTano Construction completed installing the water main and fire hydrants along the project site.  Thank you for your patience during the water shut-down this week. The contractor also started work on the storm sewer at mid-block and going south.

Next week the contractor will continue to install storm sewer going south and begin pressure testing and disinfecting the new water main.

Water services are not scheduled to begin until after the July 4th Holiday. Notification will be given prior to shutting the water off to your residence.  

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Happy 4th of July.

Friday, June 22, 2012

PirTano Construction completed directional drilling the 8-inch water main along Forest Road.  The contractor is installing connections for the water main and installing fire hydrants. The contractor will be doing a water main connection on Monday which will require a shutdown for 4 to 6 hours beginning at 9 AM. During this time, the water main will be turned off. Notification is being passed out for the Monday shutdown. If an emergency water main shut-down is needed, you will be notified as soon as possible

The contractor should complete the water main installation and begin water main filling, testing and chlorinating.

Roadway grinding is being performed in anticipation of open cut storm sewer work beginning next week from mid block on Forest to the south end along the east side of the street.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On June 20, 2012, an emergency shut-down of the water main was conducted due to a water main break within the project limits.

Residents were notified of the shut down following the water main being turned off.

Water service to the area has been restored.

If you have cloudy or rusty water coming out of your faucets, please allow to water to run for a few minutes to allow the water to clear.

If you have any additional issues regarding water quality, please contact the Public Works Department at 847-657-3030.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Friday, June 15, 2012


PirTano Construction performed 8-inch PVC water main directional drilling from Glenview Road to mid-block.

The contractor will directional drill the remaining water main along Forest Road.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Friday, June 8, 2012

This past week, the contactor began working on-site by performing general job site set-up, layout, utility locates, and televising of the existing sewers.  The contractor also began the directional drilling for the new 8-inch PVC water main.

Next week the contractor will continue to directional drill the new 8-inch water main.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience. Please note the no parking on street signs posted for Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Work is scheduled to begin next week with the contractor doing layout, utility locates and televising of the existing sewers.

Throughout the duration of the project, driveway access may be restricted, but will be restored to residences as soon as possible and at the end of each day. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Construction is almost upon us.

Residents are invited to attend a preconstruction meeting at the Village of Glenview Police Department Community Room on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.