Thursday, May 28, 2009


Lots of work has been going on around Glen Oak Acres! The storm sewer is now complete on Balmoral and Kenilworth and the contractor began removing pavement today. The plan is to place the binder level (bottom level) of asphalt on those two streets to be able to move away from them while work continues throughout the acres. The asphalt work should happen within the next couple of weeks.

Underground work has continued along Pleasant and Ridgewood East. Mostly water main is being installed right now. Water main along Pleasant is complete and the crew is now going to work their way north on Ridgewood East.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Water Main Shut Down on Ridgewood West

The water main along Ridgewood Drive West, south of Pleasant, will be shut down on Friday, May 22 at 9 AM for approximately 4 – 6 hours. The new water main is being connected to the old water main. All services along Ridgewood West from Pleasant to Wildwood are now connected to the new water main; this connection will complete the loop. Residents to be affected will be notified by the water department.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Water Main Installation

The crew completed water main installation along Ridgewood West (south from Pleasant) at the end of last week. The water main was pressure tested and passed. A pressure test is when the newly installed water main is filled with water to a pressure of 150 psi (pounds per square inch). The water main needs to hold that pressure for 2 hours. If the pressure were to drop, that could signal a leak. Leaks are nothing to worry about in this stage because the water main has not been connected yet, so they’re easy to fix. After the pressure test, a water main is chlorinated to get it nice and clean. Then it is tested (to make sure there’s not chlorine remaining in the system), and flushed numerous times. Now that the water main is installed and tested along Ridgewood West (south of Pleasant to Wildwood), the contractor will begin installing house services. This will involve a short-duration water shut off to each house, but residents will be notified when that will happen. This work should begin on Monday, weather permitting.

Construction along Kenilworth

The crew that has been working on Kenilworth has almost all the storm sewer installed. They will place storm sewer along Ridgewood East from Kenilworth to Pleasant and then will begin installing water main on Pleasant from the East side.

A Nicor crew should be out on Monday at Kenilworth and Balmoral to lower a gas main.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Water Main Shut Down - Thursday, May 14

The water main along Kenilworth and Balmoral will need to be shut down at 9 AM on Thursday, May 14, 2009 for approximately 4 hours. Public Works will be distributing notices to those residents affected. Thank you for your understanding!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Construction Update

Water Main Installation

Water main installation has continued on Ridgewood Lane West, south from Pleasant. The new water main will connect to the existing water main at Wildwood. Once the connection is made, the crew will start installing water main along Pleasant.

Construction along Kenilworth

The crew that is working on Kenilworth is doing a couple different things right now. Storm sewer installation is almost complete on Balmoral (just need to do a connection at the intersection of Kenilworth), and continues on Kenilworth. The water main shut down that happened yesterday, May 7th, was done because the water main connection on Kenilworth has to go under the storm sewer. So the crew made the connection, placed a little bit of water main, and turned the water back on. They will continue on water main installation. From Kenilworth, they will proceed north on Ridgewood Lane East.

School Bus Routes

Di Meo will be placing water main on Pleasant next week. The bus company has been alerted that there may be short delays, but the crew WILL accommodate them.

The bus that runs along Ridgewood Lane East will be rerouted on Wednesday, May 13th. Please be looking for an update from the bus company. We are doing everything we can to accommodate the buses and to make sure everyone gets to school smoothly. Thanks for understanding!

Some Before Photos

Ridgewood Lane East, Glen Oak Drive, and Balmoral Ave.