Addison Creek Stormsewer Improvements Project - Phase #1
The Village of Bensenville has experienced frequent and severe flooding upstream and downstream of Redmond Reservoir. In 2015, the Village completed the Redmond Reservoir Hydraulic study that identified several improvements that will help alleviate some of the flooding concerns. Included in these recommendations is a stormsewer project referred to as “Area A-1 Improvements” that consists of storm sewer installation in various sizes from Lions Park down to Redmond reservoir. The Village applied for and was awarded Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding of $2,000,000 through DuPage County to install the upstream portion of this storm sewer.
Phase 1 of the Addison Creek Stormsewer Project will install oversized diameter stormsewer pipes beginning on Wood Avenue just west of Lions Park. The project will continue east and south, crossing York Road, and terminating at Rose Street. Future stormsewer projects will continue from this location down to the Redmond Reservoir, with the goal to have a completed oversized sewer route competed by 2028, dependent on funding of future projects.
|Contract Bid Date:||May 3, 2022, 11:00 A.M|
|Contract Award Date:||May 24, 2022 (Anticipated)|
|Awarded Contractor:||Acqua Contractors Corporation|
|Construction Start Date:||Summer 2022|
|Construction Completion Date:||December 1, 2022|
|Funding Sources:||Capital Improvements Fund|
Private utility relocation work has been completed. Acqua Contractors will receive the require storm sewer materials early next week and will begin installation of the new storm sewer pipe in the alley south of Pine Avenue and east of York Road. Work will progress from this alley west to York Road, then up York Road to the alley on the west side of York. Work will take the remainder of this calendar year to complete.
Private utility relocation work continues into next week as utilities move out of the way for the installation of the new storm sewer. The contractor is also continuing to wait on the delivery of concrete storm sewer pipe and manholes for the project, which is backed up due to the Local 150 strike earlier this summer. It is anticipated that work on the storm sewer installation will begin in mid-September.
AT&T is finishing up the lower of a duct bank along York Road this week. The Contractor, Acqua, is waiting on delayed storm sewer pipe and sewer structures in order to begin the installation of the new sewers. We anticipate that it could take another 2 weeks for materials to be procured, and this is due to the strike earlier this Summer. This project is still on schedule to be completed by the end of this construction season, it is just progressing slower than anticipated.
Acqua Contractors spent this week lowering watermain segments at locations where the large diameter storm sewer conflicts with the existing watermain. One final conflict location, the intersection of Addison and Wood, is planned for early next week. Also next week, in order for AT&T to lower a duct bank along York Road, traffic on southbound York will be shifted to the inside southbound lane on Monday. Affected residents will receive a door hanger indicating dates and times of water outages if there are water service interruptions required to perform this watermain work.
On Tuesday this past week, resolution was reached between the Chicago Area Aggregate Producers and IUOE Local 150. This strike has slowed progress on this project considerable due to the availability of stone required for underground utility work. The strike began back on June 7 and lasted 49 days. Quarries in the area are diligently working on producing virgin stone from the ground. Asphalt and concrete producers estimate a few weeks of time will be needed to get the stockpiles replenished all over the Chicagoland area.
Acqua Contractors continues to work with private utility companies to relocate conflicts on the project in preparation for sewer installation. Com Ed has relocated a service line in the alley on the north side of Bridgeway. AT&T has also been coordinating with Acqua to lower a duct bank along York Road, and that work should begin soon. Next week, Acqua will begin lowering Village watermain segments at locations where the large diameter storm sewer crosses the existing watermain and is in conflict. Affected residents will receive a door hanger indicating dates and times of water outages if there are water service interruptions required to perform this work.
Acqua Contractors is working to source the required stone backfill for the utility work that needs to happen prior to the installation of the storm sewer. Due to the material strike, CA-7 (a ¾” stone without fines, used for pipe bedding) is hard to come by. Acqua also continues to work with private utility companies to relocate conflicts on the project in preparation for sewer installation.
Acqua Contractors has begun work on the Addison Creek Strom Sewer Project. The Contractor has set-up traffic control, which includes closure of the inside lanes of northbound and southbound York Road from Memorial Road to Wood Avenue. The Contractor spent this week pot-holing existing utilities to determine conflicts with the proposed storm sewer pipe. This underground exploration will continue next week for conflicts with the proposed sewer pipe.
Beginning Thursday July 7, York Road will be reduced to one lane in both the northbound and southbound directions from Wood Avenue to Memorial Road. These lane closures are required to accommodate construction of the Addison Creek Storm Sewer Improvements Project, the first phase of a multi-year storm sewer improvement aimed at helping reduce flooding upstream of the Redmond Reservoir. During working hours, flaggers may also be present to help direct traffic around equipment and workers. It is anticipated that this lane reduction will be in place for approximately 4 weeks, and delays should be expected in the vicinity of the lane closure. Lane Reduction Map