Construction Updates

2021 Street Resurfacing

Scope: Resurfacing the below listing streets.  Work generally includes spot curb and sidewalk replacements, asphalt patching, and grinding off the top layer of asphalt and repaving the surface layer asphalt.

Contractor: Brothers Asphalt Paving

Status: (8-03-21 Update) The first stage of concrete removal and replacement is in fullswing and should be completed by the end of this week.  Removal and replacement on the second state of concrete work should begin sometime the week of August 9th.  Substantial completion scheduled for mid September.  Landscaping restoration to follow.

The following streets will be resurfaced this year:

·       Lawrence Court including Rose Street and Kolze Avenue

·       Moore Lane from River Road to Wesley Terrace

·       Wesley Terrace from Moore Lane to Montrose Avenue

·       Cullom Street from River Road to Wesley Terrace

·       Belle Plaine Avenue from Judd Avenue to Denley Avenue

·       Waveland Avenue from Scott Street to Ruby Street

·       Hawthorne Street from Waveland Avenue to Ivanhoe Avenue

·       Elder Lane from Waveland Avenue to Ivanhoe Avenue

·       Emerson Street from Waveland Avenue to Ivanhoe Avenue

·       Emerson Drive from Eden Avenue to Ivanhoe Avenue

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Kolze/River/Eastwood Storm Sewer Replacement


Replacement of the rear yard storm sewer north of Eastwood Ave., between Kolze Ave. and River Road.  The existing sewer has collapsed and needs to be replaced to restore proper drainage to the area.


(8-03-21 update) The work is scheduled to begin in mid September 2021 and continue through November 2021

Contractor: Copenhaver Construction

Kolze-River-Eastwood Storm Sewer

Irving Park Road Widening (IDOT) and Village Water Main Replacement

IDOT is widening Irving Park Road to expand it from four lanes to five lanes west of 25th Avenue and will resurface the roadway. In addition, a left lane turn signal will be installed at Judd Avenue


(8-03-21 Update) Water main installation and water service transfers are complete. Connections to existing system and other miscellaneous work will be completed by the end of this week.  On 8-03-21 and 8-04-21there will be a 2 lane closure of Irving Park Road (thus Irving Park Road will be one lane each way).  The IDOT widening work will continue through Spring of 2022.

Contractor: A Lamp Concrete Contractors

Irving Widening - Delete


Lawrence Ave. Drainage Improvements and Resurfacing (IDOT)

IDOT is completing draining improvements from Rose Street to under the viaduct, and then  will resurface Lawrence Avenue, west of River Road and east of Mannheim Road.  


(8-03-21 Update) Underground work on south side has been completed; underground work on north side is underway and will continue through mid August.  Concrete and paving work is scheduled to be completed in late August.

Lawrence Ave Exhibit


Michigan Avenue Water Main Replacement


Replacement of the water main along Michigan Avenue from Linn Ave. to Lawrence Ave., and along Lawrence Avenue from Michigan Ave. to Rose Street.


(Updated 8-03-21) Installation of the new water main and water service transfers will be completed today on Michigan Avenue.  Restoration work on Michigan will begin this week.  Water service transfers and restoration work on Lawrence Avenue should be completed by August 13th.   Landscape restoration will follow.

Contractor: Mauro Sewer Construction

Michigan WM


Berteau/Denley/Goss Water Main


Replacement of the water main along Berteau Ave from Judd to west dead end, and from midblock of Denley Avenue north along 294 to the north dead end of Goss Avenue.  


(Updated 8-03-21) Water main installation work began on 07-15-21.   Substantial completion scheduled for early September.  Landscape restoration to follow.

Contractor:  Gerardi Sewer & Water

Denley-Berteau-Goss WM


Sanitary Sewer Cleaning & Televising

Scope: Cleaning & televising all of the storm sewer, combined sewer, and sanitary sewer throughout the Village.  The total project footage is about 30 miles of pipe

Contractor: National Power Rodding


(Updated 8-03-21) Work is underway and will continue into December 2021.

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

Water Tower Rehabilitation

Scope: Replacement of the fill/drain pipe, various repairs, blasting and recoating of the interior and exterior.


(Updated 8-03-21)  Construction is underway with completion scheduled for  mid August 2021

Contractor:   SUEZ (Utility Service Corporation)


Irving Park Road Viaduct Painting and Curb Replacement

Scope: Painting of the concrete viaduct, painting of the steel bridge decking, and replacement of the curb/gutter.

Contractor: TBD

Timeline: IDOT's Lawrence Avenue project needs to be complete before this project can begin, which is estimated to be in late August.

Storm Sewer Installation at 4000 and 4100 Blocks of Kolze Avenue and Gremley Avenue


Storm Sewer Installation at 4000 and 4100 blocks of Kolze Avenue and Gremley Avenue




(Updated 8-03-21) Project is being designed.  Construction scheduled to  begin in Spring 2022 with substantial completion scheduled for early summer 2022.

Kolze-Gremley Storm Sewers