Construction Updates

2020 Active Projects              

Kolze/River/Eastwood Storm Sewer Rehabilitation

This section of backyard storm sewer needs repair or possible replacement to correct storm water drainage issues.  The project is currently under design with survey scheduled for Monday July 27 and Friday July 31.  Construction of the project is anticipated for September-October 2020.

Kolze-River-Eastwood Storm Sewer

2020 Concrete Repairs

Triggi Construction will be completing concrete "remove and replace" repairs at various locations throught the VIllage.  This work is scheduled from Monday July 27 to Friday August 7.  See attached location maps.

2020 Concrete Repairs - Location Exhibit_Page_1
2020 Concrete Repairs - Location Exhibit_Page_2

Alley Reconstruction (7 Alleys)

6 alleys are 100% completed.  The 7th alley, (shown below) located between Kolze Ave, River Road, north of Collum St., south of Montrose Ave. has all concrete work completed, and now just has landscape restoration remaining.

Frannies Alley


Scott Street Resurfacing (Seymour Avenue to Waveland Avenue)

Status: Construction is complete, with the only current task of watering the new sod.

Project Background: Chicagoland Paving, Inc. is the Contractor that will be completing the work.  The work is being funded primarily with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, which are part of a federal grant program that the Village applied to and was awarded money from.

The project will primarily consist of grinding the top layers of asphalt, patching of the underlying pavement, and then a final overlay of the entire roadway with new asphalt.  Also included in the project is removal and replacement of selected portions of the curb and gutter, sidewalk, and driveways or carriage walks located behind the curb being replaced.

Scott St. Web Image (Big)


IDOT River Road Resurfacing


River Road from Foster Ave. to IL 171 (1st Avenue), and Lawrence Ave. from River Road to Ridgewood Ave. - 4.4 miles of pavement milling, patching, resurfacing, ADA sidewalk repairs, shoulder and drainage improvements.


April 2020 through November 2020

What to Expect:

The contractor: 1) digs in the pavement to remove manhole lids, 2) grinds off the top 2-inches of asphalt, 3) digs in the pavement as needed to repair sewers and patch soft sections of pavement, 4) removes and replaces failed section of curb and gutter, 5) removes and replaces sidewalk at intersections to meet the new ADA requirements, 6) repaves the top 2-inches of asphalt, 7) replaces pavement striping. 

Since this project is a long section of road to be improved, the contractors work in sections.  It will be common to see barricades and lane closures while it appears no one is working.  Although it may look like no one is working, the contractors will be working on a different section of the project outside of the Village.  

Click Here To View A Larger Exhibit

IDOT River Road Exhibit v20200423


Grace Street Water Main Replacement


Replacement of all the water main and water services along Grace Street from Irving Park Road to Lawrence Ct.


Early April 2020 through mid June 2020.                                     Landscape restoration in Fall 2020 


4-3-20 Project Notification & IEPA Notice

Grace Street WM Exhibit


Sanitary Sewer Cleaning & Televising

Scope: Cleaning & televising the sanitary sewer throughout the Village.

Contractor: National Power Rodding

Timeline: April 2020 through July 2020

Below are photos of National Power Rodding’s work vehicles.  These vehicles will be seen all across the Village parked mostly in the roadway and parkways to access sewer manholes.  The work consists of running a high pressure jet hose through the sewer to clean the sewer, then running a televising camera through the sewer to videotape the condition of the sanitary sewer pipes. After the cleaning and televising project is complete, the videotapes are viewed to identify any needed sewer repairs.

NPR Jetter

ComEd Tree Trimming

Scope: Tree Trimming and vegetative management along:

  • Scott/Ruby Street
  • Waveland Avenue
  • Addison Avenue

Timeline:       May 2020- June 2020

Contractor:   Davey Tree Service

See Larger Exhibits of Work Locations:

  1. Exhibit 1
  2. Exhibit 2


2020 Completed Projects

Water Valve Exercising

Scope: Exercising and inspecting all the water valves in the Village.

Contractor: M.E. Simpson

Timeline: April 2020 through June 2020

To the right is a photo of an M.E. Simpson work vehicle, and a M.E. Simpson employee uniform.  M.E. Simpson staff will be seen all throughout the Village exercising and inspecting the Village water valves.  Most water valves are located along the roadway, however M.E. Simpson staff will also sometimes be seen in rear-year or side-yard easements, as some valves are located in residential backyards.