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Project Overview

As part of a continued effort to improve, the drainage throughout the Business Park, the Village will be installing a relief storm sewer under Louis Avenue (existing culvert to Busse Road). This relief storm sewer will take storm water during high rain events from the existing culvert under Louis Avenue east approximately 926 feet and then flow south through a storm sewer discharging back into Higgins Creek Tributary A. This will decrease the surface water elevation during these high rain events. The Village with the assistant of MWRDGC and other governmental agencies will begin construction this spring.   

Project Start: June 2019
Anticipated Completion: December 2019
Contractor: Swallow Construction Corporation (Click Here for Bid Tab)

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Louis Avenue Culvert Improvement Project
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Project Updates November 2019

Swallow Construction has completed installation of the new roadway pavement, except for the final surface; the roadway is now reopened to two-way traffic.  The week of November 4, landscape restoration along Louis Avenue will begin.  Ditch clearing continues towards Brummel Avenue, and seeding along the cleared ditches is beginning along Louis Avenue.  Weather permitting; the final roadway surface will be placed before Thanksgiving. 

Previous Construction Updates

Swallow Construction has completed new curb and gutter, sidewalk and aprons along the south edge of pavement on Louis Avenue.  The week of October 28, new full-depth pavement will be placed on the south half of the roadway.  At the completion of paving, the roadway will be reopened to two-way traffic.  Ditch clearing continues north Howard Street heading towards Brummel Avenue.

Swallow Construction has completed the new curb and gutter, sidewalk and aprons along the north edge of pavement on Louis Avenue.  The week of October 7, new full-depth pavement will be placed on the north half of pavement and traffic will shift onto this new pavement.  Restoration will then begin on the south half of the roadway.  Ditch clearing continues north of Louis Avenue heading towards Howard Street.  Roadway traffic remains one-way westbound, and will remain under the detour until the new roadway has been completed.

Swallow Construction has poured the new curb and gutter along the north edge of pavement on Louis Avenue.  The week of September 30, concrete work will continue with aprons and sidewalk on the north side of Louis.  Ditch clearing will also continue north of Louis Avenue heading towards Howard Street.  Roadway traffic remains one-way westbound, and will remain under the detour until completion in the fall. 

In addition to Swallow Construction beginning to restore the roadway, work has also begun on clearing rear and side property ditches that contribute to the new box culvert.  This work involves removing all brush, weeds, and debris that has accumulated over the years and restoring the slopes with seed and blanket.  Roadway traffic remains one-way westbound, and will remain under the detour until completion in the fall. 

Swallow Construction has completed the entire new storm sewer system on Louis Avenue.  At this point, the underground work has been completed.  The contractor will begin constructing the roadway the week of September 16, including placing a new stone base, new curb, sidewalk and aprons, and finally 12” of new HMA pavement.  Traffic remains one-way westbound, and will remain under the detour until completion in the fall. 

Swallow Construction has completed installation of the new box culvert pipe under the north half of the existing roadway pavement.  The week of September 2, the remaining storm sewer on Louis Avenue will be connected into this new culvert. The contractor will then begin preparing to replace the curb and gutter, roadway, and sidewalk.  Traffic remains one-way westbound, and will remain under the detour until completion in the fall.  

Swallow Construction continues to install the new box culvert pipe under the north half of the existing roadway pavement.  This work will continue for a couple of weeks as they progress west.  Traffic remains one-way westbound, and will remain under the detour until completion in the fall. 

The week of August 12, Swallow Construction transferred traffic to the south side of Louis Avenue and began installing the new box culvert pipe under the north half of the existing roadway pavement.  This work will continue for a couple of weeks as they progress west.  Traffic remains one-way westbound, and will remain under the detour until completion in the fall. 

The week of July 22, Swallow Construction continued working on a new sanitary sewer in the existing roadway pavement.  The week of July 29, the contractor will begin working on installing the relief sewer outfall into the existing ditch next to 800 Busse Road.  Later in the week, traffic will move from the north side of Louis Avenue to the south side, but still remains one-way westbound.  The roadway will remain under the one-way westbound only detour until completion in Fall. 

The week of July 15, Swallow Construction continued working on a new sanitary sewer in the existing roadway pavement.  This work will continue next week.  The roadway will remain under the one-way westbound only detour until completion in Fall. 

The week of July 8, Swallow Construction continued working on water main services and installation of a new sanitary sewer in the existing roadway pavement.  This work will continue through the week of July 15.  The roadway will remain under the one-way westbound only detour until completion in Fall.  

The week of June 17, Swallow Construction installed new ductile iron water main from Busse Road through the 1500 block of Louis Avenue.  The new water main will be pressure tested and chlorinated prior to transferring water services to the new water main.  In the coming weeks, the contractor will begin installing a new sanitary sewer in the existing roadway pavement.  The roadway will remain under the one-way westbound only detour until completion in Fall.  

The week of June 10, Swallow Construction began the Louis Avenue Culvert Improvement Project.  Louis Avenue has a one-way detour westbound only from Busse Road to 1480 Louis.  This detour will be in place for most of the summer as the contractor installs new water main, sanitary sewer, and box culverts in the roadway pavement. 

Construction on the Louis Avenue Culvert improvement Project will begin on Monday June 10.  During construction, Louis Avenue will become one-way in the westbound direction only from Busse Road to 1530 Louis Avenue.  Eastbound traffic traveling to Busse Road should follow the posted detour route.  The following Construction Notice was delivered to all businesses this past week.