Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Finish Line!

The project is complete and we couldn’t be happier with the result! All that remains is punch list items, and those are usually inside the sewer structures, so as far as the eye can see, we have crossed the finish line. The landscaping contractor still may have a couple of waterings remaining, but this rain and cool weather has been very good for the new sod. Just a reminder to residents: you should still wait a little while longer before mowing the new sod. It helps the sod take root if the grass isn’t too short.

To those residents that had brick or stone driveways, you are free to re-install those now. As stated in letters and notices that were sent before the project began, any brick/stone work is the responsibility of the resident.

Residents: Please keep your eyes out for a survey from the Village. The Village really appreciates any responses/comments you may have to better improve future year projects. Thanks for all your cooperation throughout the work.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Final Paving Schedule

The final layer of asphalt is scheduled to be placed on Thursday, September 17th. Early Thursday morning, the existing asphalt surface will be coated with fresh oil and sand. The oil will help the top coat of asphalt to bond to the existing layer. The layer of sand is to help to prevent tracking the oil onto driveways. We ask residents to please try to keep driving to a minimum between 7:00am and 9:00am while the oil dries. If the oil must be driven on, drivers should proceed slowly to help prevent splattering onto the vehicle.

The contractor will follow up immediately with the placing of 2 inches of asphalt on Thursday and Friday. Of course paving is weather contingent, if paving cannot start Thursday, then it will begin the next available dry day.

Access to driveways will still be available, although there may be short delays during the paving process. Please adjust schedules accordingly. We will be in contact with the school buses to notify them of the schedule.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Now that the binder level of asphalt is complete, there are several things that need to be done before surface can be placed. Some things have all ready begun; as many drivers may have noticed, the frames of the structures have been broken out, meaning the binder asphalt was opened up so that the frame of the structure can be placed at the correct elevation. The parkway restoration has begun, starting with the clearing and smoothing out of the areas that will get restored, and then placing topsoil. The sod will not be placed until AFTER the surface asphalt has been installed.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The paving subcontractor is onsite this afternoon to pave the remaining portion of West Ridgewood. They will be back on Monday to complete the binder. Landscape restoration will resume after the binder is placed, and sod will be placed sometime in September.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

On Friday, August 7, DiMeo will begin grading the remaining roads, West Ridgewood (north of Pleasant Lane), Linden Lane and Glen Oak Drive, in preparation for paving. The schedule is to place the binder lift (bottom layer) of asphalt on those roads late next week. We ask residents to please plan accordingly when coming and going on any day paving is taking place; they may need to wait a few minutes or find a different route.

After the contractor has completed paving the first layer of asphalt on all streets, work will begin to remove all of the debris from the site, grade the parkways and place topsoil, in preparation for sod. The sod work will not begin until September, when temperatures are cool enough to ensure that the sod does not die in the heat of the day.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Asphalt pavement on East Ridgewood, Pleasant and West Ridgewood (south of Pleasant) will be completed as of this morning! The remaining binder will be done at one time, and this will commence once the underground work is done, the pavement is removed, and the roadway is prepped. This is scheduled to happen within the next few weeks.

Underground utility work is nearing completion. All work that remains is located on the north half of Glen Oak. This includes water services and sanitary manholes. This work should be completed by the end of next week, weather permitting.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Storm sewer installation continues on West Ridgewood north of Glen Oak, Glen Oak and Linden.

DiMeo is presently grading the road in preparation for asphalt paving. The asphalt paving subcontractor, Arrow Road Construction, will be onsite in the next few days to complete the prep work for the roadway on East Ridgewood, Pleasant, and West Ridgewood (south of Pleasant only) for paving with asphalt. The schedule is to place the binder lift (bottom layer) of asphalt on those roads sometime in the next week. Please plan accordingly when coming and going on any day paving is taking place; residents may need to wait a few minutes or find a different route. Thanks for understanding!