Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project Archive

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March 17, 2017 Update:

The Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project construction will continue next week with sanitary sewer installation work as the Contractor works to finalize the downstream connection under the CN Railroad and construct sanitary sewer main at 114 W. Liberty Street and along Liberty Street, west of Hough.  As this work continues, additional exploratory excavations and boring pits may be noticed along Liberty Street and North Avenue as AT&T finalizes their facility relocation plans and Nicor begins to relocate their facilities for this project. As before, these exploratory excavation areas will be fully backfilled the same day as the work occurs and fully restored as part of the construction contract. Boring pits will be backfilled upon completion of facility relocation and fully restored as part of the construction contract. All work is weather dependent and the timeline and progression may be altered as necessary.

 

March 10, 2017 Update:

The Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project construction will continue next week on the parking lot and staging area at 114 West Liberty Street. Sanitary sewer installation work will begin in this lot as the Contractor works to make the downstream connection under the CN Railroad. As this work continues, additional exploratory excavations may be noticed along Liberty Street and North Avenue as AT&T finalizes their facility relocation plans. As before, these exploratory excavation areas will be fully backfilled the same day as the work occurs and fully restored as part of the construction contract. All work is weather dependent and the timeline and progression may be altered as necessary.

 

March 2, 2017 Update:

The Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project construction will continue next week on the parking lot and staging area at 114 Liberty Street. Exploratory excavations along Liberty Street and North Avenue will be completed, and the contractor will finish installing all construction signage east of Hough Street.  This signage will be will be covered until the work shifts east of Hough Street. All work is weather dependent and the timeline and progression may be altered as necessary.

 

February 23, 2017 Update:

Construction of the parking lot and project staging area will continue at 114 Liberty Street. Exploratory excavations will begin along Liberty Street and North Avenue to identify potential project conflicts before construction crews reach these areas. This insures a smooth work progression in the future and avoids project delays.  Residents and businesses can expect temporary, moving lane closures throughout Liberty Street and North Avenue during this locate process. All exploratory excavation areas will be fully backfilled the same day as the work occurs and fully restored as part of the construction contract. All roads will be fully opened at the end of each working day. All work is weather dependent and the timeline and progression may be altered as necessary.

 

February 16, 2017 Update:

Construction of the parking lot and project staging area will continue at 114 Liberty Street next week. Water main installation will continue on Liberty Street, west of Hough Street only. Tree trimming of over-hanging branches in Village right-of-way along the entire construction route will begin at the start of the week. JULIE utility locates will be marked along Liberty Street and North Avenue in preparation for informational exploratory excavations which are used to identify potential project conflicts before the crews reach these areas. This insures a smooth work progression in the future and avoids project delays.  Residents and businesses can expect to see paint marking and flags throughout the work route during this locate process.  Another update will be provided prior to this exploratory excavation work.  All exploratory excavation areas will be fully backfilled the same day as the work occurs. All work is weather dependent and the timeline and progression may be altered as necessary.

 

February 6, 2017 Update:

The Village of Barrington has completed the construction documents for the Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project. This project is replacing approximately one mile of aging sanitary sewer as well as storm sewer and roadway improvements.  During final design of the project, the Village determined that the project would need to be split into two phases due to budgetary constraints.  Phase 1 of the project will occur in 2017 with construction generally from the north commuter parking lot through Wool Street, Main Street (North Avenue to Wool Street), North Avenue (Main Street to Liberty Street) and Liberty Street (North Avenue to CN Tracks).  Phase 2 of the project will occur in 2018 with construction generally from the south commuter parking lot, including, Miller Park, through Summit Street (Lincoln Avenue to Russell Street), Lincoln Avenue (Spring Street to Summit Street) and Russell Street (Summit Street to Spring Street).  Click here for a map showing the project limits.

In anticipation of the commencement of construction, equipment and trailers will be moving onto the Village owned lot on West Liberty Street (behind Paul's Burrito) over the next couple weeks. The lot will be cleared and graded and construction access will be installed. Additional work will include pavement saw cutting along all of Liberty Street.  

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM the Village will host a Public Information Session to answer any questions you may have about the project in the Board Room at Village Hall.  This will be an open house format meeting and there will not be a formal presentation, but project exhibits will be on display with Village staff and the design engineer present to answer your questions. 

Beginning the week of February 13th, the contractor will begin water main and sanitary sewer installation along Liberty Street, west of Hough Street.

It is anticipated that Main Street will be closed to all traffic between Wool Street and North Avenue for a period of up to four weeks starting in mid-July. A detour will be in place, directing traffic to use Route 59 and Route 14 to detour this area. Pedestrian access will still be available along Main Street during the road closure.  A portion of the Commuter Parking Lot north of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks may be closed during a period of time when the Contractor is completing work on Wool Street.

 

January 24, 2017 Update:

The Village of Barrington has completed the construction documents for the Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project. This project is replacing approximately one mile of aging sanitary sewer as well as storm sewer and roadway improvements. 

During final design of the project, the Village determined that the project would need to be split into two phases due to budgetary constraints.  Phase 1 of the project will occur in 2017 with construction generally from the north commuter parking lot through Wool Street, Main Street (North Avenue to Wool Street), North Avenue (Main Street to Liberty Street) and Liberty Street (North Avenue to CN Tracks).  Phase 2 of the project will occur in 2018 with construction generally from the south commuter parking lot, including, Miller Park, through Summit Street (Lincoln Avenue to Russell Street), Lincoln Avenue (Spring Street to Summit Street) and Russell Street (Summit Street to Spring Street).  Click here for a map showing the project limits.

Bids from Contractors for the project were opened at Village Hall on December 8, 2016.  The Village was pleased with the response from Bidders.  The construction contract award was an agenda item for consideration at the President and Board of Trustees Regular Meeting on January 23, 2017.

Parking will be prohibited on the affected roadways when construction is ongoing.  Residents will be allowed to park 24 hours a day on adjacent streets during this project.  It is anticipated that Main Street will be closed to all traffic between Wool Street and North Avenue for a period of up to four weeks starting in mid-July. A detour will be in place, directing traffic to use Route 59 and Route 14 to detour this area. Pedestrian access will still be available along Main Street during the road closure.  A portion of the Commuter Parking Lot north of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks may be closed during a period of time when the Contractor is completing work on Wool Street.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM the Village will host a Public Information Session to answer any questions you may have about the project in the Board Room at Village Hall.  This will be an open house format meeting and there will not be a formal presentation, but project exhibits will be on display with Village staff and the design engineer present to answer your questions. 

 

June 23, 2016 Update:

On Monday, June 20th, 2016, the Village of Barrington held an Informational Open House on the 2017 Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project. Representatives from the Village and from the consulting engineering firm of Gewalt Hamilton Associates were on hand to discuss the project and answer questions from the public.  The Plan and Profile Sheets from the Engineering Plans were on display.

Approximately thirty residents came to the open house to learn about the project and ask questions.

The design is being completed, and the project is anticipated to go out for bid this fall, with construction scheduled to being at the west end of W. Liberty Street early next year.

 

February 1, 2016 Update:

Welcome to the 2017 Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project website.

Over the last several years, the Village completed a comprehensive Sanitary Sewer Study which determined a major sanitary sewer line that conveys flow from the south side of town to the north side is in poor condition, and requires replacement. The project will replace approximately one mile of outdated and deficient sanitary sewer, much of which was installed prior to 1950. The Village of Barrington is currently in the design and permitting stages of the project.

This project will be one of the largest utility projects undertaken by the Village. Staff is currently working on the engineering and design phase of the project. Construction is currently anticipated to begin in February, 2017, with a tentative substantial completion date at the end of November, 2017.

This sewer is extremely deep in sections and we anticipate temporary road closures in affected areas. The sidewalks will remain open at any time vehicular access has been restricted. At this time, the Village is collecting property owner and tenant information for the project area to use for future notifications. We are also requesting anyone located in the project area with special accommodation needs to notify the Village so that proper accommodations can be prepared.

Throughout the construction process, the Village will be holding public meetings. These meetings will discuss the status of the project, scheduling, and upcoming milestones. The public is encouraged to attend so project questions or concerns can be addressed. The first meeting is currently scheduled for June 20, 2016, at Village Hall. Additional information about this meeting will be provided as the date approaches.