2022 Watermain Improvements Project

PROJECT SCOPE

This Spring the Village will continue with watermain replacements along Medinah Street, Brookwood Street, and Glendale Street from Marshall Road to Eastview Avenue. This project will install a new 8” ductile iron watermain in the roadway pavement, new fire hydrants, new water valves, and new water services.  Also included in the project is curb, apron, and sidewalk replacement as needed.  Roadway resurfacing and landscape restoration will complete the scope of the project.  During construction, traffic will be maintained with daily lane closures and flaggers.  The project is expected to be substantially completed by Summer 2022 with final completion/restoration completed in Fall 2022.   

Project Details

Contract Bid Date: February 1, 2022, 11:00 A.M
Contract Award Date: February 22, 2022 (Anticipated)
Project Cost: $ 1,421,386.40
Awarded Contractor: Gerardi Sewer & Water Company
Construction Start Date: March 7, 2022
Construction Completion Date: September 30, 2022
Funding Sources: Capital Improvements Fund

Project Contact Information

Village of Bensenville Resident Engineer
Jeffrey Maczko, P.E. Tom Gromada
Village Engineer Hancock Engineering Company
Email: jmaczko@bensenville.il.us Email: tgromada@ehancock.com
Phone: 630-594-1196 Phone: 773-498-6797

Project Documents

Name Link to Document
Information Letter No. 1 (03.01.2022) View
IEPA Lead Information (03.01.2022) View
As-Read Bid Opening Results - 2/1/2022 View
Notice to Bidders View
   

Project Updates

05.20.2022
This week, landscape restoration with topsoil and sod was completed by Schollmeyer Landscaping. The Landscaper will continue to water the new sod until it is established, which happens when the new sod is rooted to the soil.  At that point, homeowners will assume responsibility of the sod.  On Friday, RW Dunteman prepared for roadway resurfacing by milling (removing) the existing roadway surface.  Next week, the contractor will adjust manhole lids that are located in the pavement and weather permitting place a new asphalt surface by the end of the week. A tack-coat of fresh oil is applied prior to laying the new pavement layer as an adhesive or bonding agent between the existing pavement and the new asphalt surface. “Fresh Oil” signage will be posted in advance to remind motorist to travel slowly on the tack-coat material.   After the roadway has been resurfaced, the only remaining items will be pavement marking installation and punch-list cleanup work.  

05.13.2022
This week RW Dunteman, subcontractor to Gerardi Water & Sewer, completed pavement patching work on all streets in the project limits and placed the first lift of asphalt on drive aprons disturbed during the water main construction.  Landscape restoration also began this week with preparation for topsoil and sod by Schollmeyer Landscaping. Next week, the contractors will finish the surface lift on the drive aprons and the landscaper will be installing topsoil and sod. The final step will be resurfacing of Glendale Street, Brookwood Street, and Medinah Street with a new, smooth, asphalt surface and this work should be completed in the next couple of weeks.       

04.29.2022
This week, concrete restoration work began by RW Dunteman, subcontractor to Gerardi Water & Sewer.  Curbs and sidewalks disturbed during construction are being graded, framed, and poured.  Concrete work began on the west end of Medinah Street, and will continue to Brookwood Street and Glendale Street into next week, weather permitting.  If concrete work results in temporary driveway inaccessibility, a door tag will be delivered to affected residents 24 hours prior to work beginning.  After concrete work is completed and the concrete has been given time to cure, landscaping work restore the parkways and front yards disturbed during construction.  The last piece of restoration will be pavement patching and resurfacing of the entire roadway from curb to curb.         

04.22.2022
Gerardi Water & Sewer as completed all of the underground work with the installation of the new water main, water services, and fire hydrants.  All residents are now receiving water from the new main and the old water main is being retired.  The Contractor will finish removing old fire hydrants, valves, and meter pits early next week.  Some minor storm sewer repairs are also being wrapped up early next week.  Additionally, restoration work will begin next week with repairs to concrete beginning first.  If concrete work results in temporary driveway inaccessibility, a door tag will be delivered to affected residents 24 hours prior to work beginning.  

Restoration for this project includes replacement of disturbed concrete sidewalks, curbs, and aprons.  After concrete work is completed, landscaping work restore the parkways and front yards disturbed during construction.   Lastly, the roadway will be patched and resurfaced.      

04.15.2022
Gerardi Water & Sewer finished up transferring water services from the existing watermain to the new watermain on all streets this week.  All houses on all streets in the project are now receiving water from the new watermains.  This week, the Contractor has begun completing the final connections of the new watermain to the existing water system.  Glendale Street at Eastview Avenue and Marshall Road is completed, as well as Brookwood Street at Eastview Avenue.  Next week, the Contractor anticipates completing the final three remaining connections, Brookwood Street at Marshall Road, and Medinah Street at both Eastview Avenue and Marshall Road.  These connections will cause one final water interruption of a few hours to complete for some residents.  Notices will be delivered to each house with the dates and times of the shut off for this work.  After the watermain is reinstated, a final precautionary boil order will be issued and samples will be taken.  Once the precautionary boil order is lifted, a second notice will be delivered to each residence.    

04.08.2022
The Contractor, Gerardi Water & Sewer, is continuing to work on transferring water services from the existing watermain to the new watermain.  All houses on Glendale Street, Brookwood Street, and Medinah Street (from Franzen to Eastview) have been transferred,.  This work is anticipated to wrap up on Monday of next week on Medinah Street.  Once all water service transfers are completed, all houses in the project limits will now be receiving  water from the new watermain system.  Later next week, the Contractor will finish connecting the new watermain to the existing water system at Eastview Avenue and Marshall Road.  This will cause one final water interruption of a few hours to complete.  Notices will be delivered to each house with the dates and times of the shut off for this work.  After the watermain is reinstated, a final precautionary boil order will be issued and samples will be taken.  Once the precautionary boil order is lifted, a second notice will be delivered to each residence.    

03.25.2022
The Contractor, Gerardi Water & Sewer, has begun transferring water services from the existing watermain to the new watermain on Medinah Street from Franzen to Eastview.  This work will continue for the next couple of weeks, and will move on to all streets in this year’s project.  During this process, the Contractor is using trenchless technology to directional drill new copper water services to the long side of the street.  All houses will receive a new water service from the new watermain to the water shut-off valve located in the parkway. Residents experience a short interruption in water service while this transfer is completed.  After being transferred to the new water main, residents can expect a long lasting, reliable water main for more than 50 years to come.  

03.18.2022
This past week, work has continued on all streets in this project.  The Contractor has completed installation of the new watermain on Glendale Street and Medinah Street.  The contractor has also began installing watermain on Brookwood Street going both east and west of Franzen Street and will complete installation of these watermains early next week.  

Once the new watermains are installed, the Contactor will pressure test the newly installed watermain for leaks.  After passing the pressure test, the new watermain will be flushed and disinfected.  Water samples will be taken following the requirements of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to confirm the water is safe.  At that point, the new watermain can be put into service.  Next week, after all pressure testing and water sampling is completed, the Contractor will begin to transfer water services for houses from the old watermain to the new watermain.  Residents will be without water for a couple of hours during this process.  Notifications will be provided to affected residents letting them know when to expect disruption in their water service. 

03.10.2022
This week, Gerardi Water & Sewer began the project by milling the existing pavement were the new watermain is to be installed.  On Tuesday, the contractor made connections to the existing watermain on Medinah Street and Glendale Street.  They then began installing new 8” ductile iron pipe in the south half of the roadway pavement between Franzen Street and Eastview Avenue.  On Thursday the Contractor made connections on the west side of Franzen Street at Medinah Street and Glendale Street.  Installation of new watermain will continue for the next week or so, completing installation on Glendale Street and Medinah Street and then moving to Brookwood Street sometime next week.  

03.01.2022
With favorable weather conditions, preconstruction activities are beginning for the project this week.  The Contractor, Gerardi Water & Sewer Company, has begun to mobilize equipment and materials to the project area.  J.U.L.I.E. locates are being performed this week and construction signage is being installed.  The Contractor will tentatively begin construction of the project on Monday March 7, weather permitting.  Information Letter No. 1 for the project has been delivered to the front doors of all residents with in the construction limits.  This letter details the construction process, as well as addresses resident concerns such as parking, trash collection, mail delivery, and project contacts in case of questions or emergency.