Monterey Avenue Improvement Project (Washington to Park)

General Information

Project Location(s):
Monterey Avenue between Washington Street and Park Boulevard
Highland Avenue from Monterey Avenue to Riverside Drive
Project Status:
Construction
Bid Opening Date:
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 10:00 A.M.
Mandatory Pre Bid Meeting:
Tuesday, May, 24, 2022, at 10:00 A.M.
QuestCDN Number:
8181433
Construction Start Date:
October 10, 2022
Construction Completion Date:
2023
Contractor:
Benchmark Construction, Inc.
Construction Engineer:
Civiltech Engineering, Inc.
Design Engineer:
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Awarded Contract Amount:
$4,448,000.00
Adjusted Final Contract Amount:
TBD
Funding Source(s):
Street Improvement Fund, Street Referendum, Stormwater Fund, Water Supply Fund, Wastewater Fund, Sewer Separation, IEPA Water Pollution Control Loan

Objective

To improve the condition of the roadway by removing the existing pavement and replacing it with a new, structurally sound pavement. To reduce the frequency and severity of flooding and sewer backups by separating the existing combined sewer.

Description

This project consists of pavement improvements and combined sewer separation on South Monterey Avenue from Washington Street to Park Boulevard and on Highland Avenue from Monterey Avenue to Riverside Drive. Some selective water and sanitary system improvements are also included. Future sewer separation is proposed as a part of the Washington Area Combined Sewer Separation Project.

Justification

The Village’s Pavement Management Program has determined that the condition of the street has deteriorated to the point that pavement rehabilitation is needed. The pavement improvements are to be partially funded by voter approved bond proceeds. The sewer separation was recommended by the 2015 Comprehensive Flood Plan and Storm Sewer Analysis prepared by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

PUBLIC NOTICE: IEPA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

IEPA LogoWork for the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project is partially financed by the Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP) State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes areas throughout the Village of Villa Park. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Villa Park and the Salt Creek Watershed by reducing the inflow and infiltration (I/I) of both stormwater and debris into the sanitary sewer system, thus lessening both the frequency and severity of sewer surcharges and sewer backup. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.

More information can be found here: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/grants-loans/state-revolving-fund/Pages/default.aspx

Bidding & Planholders  Information

Separate, sealed proposals for the WASHINGTON STREET SEWER SEPARATION – PHASE 1 will be received by the Village of Villa Park, Illinois, through QuestCDN at https://www.questcdn.com under QuestCDN Project #8181433 until the Bid Deadline.  Immediately thereafter, the proposals will be opened and read aloud via Zoom.   Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Village reserves the right to defer, postpone, delay, or reschedule the Bid Opening for such time and to such date as the Village, in its sole discretion, determines is in the best interest of the Village.  The Bid Opening Zoom meeting may be accessed as follows:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82798570263?pwd=U3d3d0JvNEhhNy9abkY3ZmVneEtVZz09

Meeting ID:          827 9857 0263
Passcode:           458897

Proposals shall be submitted in accordance with the Bidding Documents prepared by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., 9575 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Project Updates

Date
Description
November 18, 2022This week the contractor made the connection of the new 8 inch water main at Highland Avenue and Riverside Drive and installed new water main in steel casing pipe under existing sewers at the intersection of Highland and Riverside. Installation of new sanitary sewer services and new water services is also in progress. Next week, with the holiday approaching, the contractor plans to confine their work to the intersection of Highland and Riverside and continue installation of storm structures. Thanksgiving Wednesday is also expected to be devoted to cleaning up and securing the site in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
November 11, 2022This week the contractor has worked on the preparation for the proposed 24” storm sewer on Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue. This included coring the existing storm sewer for a connection and lowering existing sanitary services that are in conflict with the proposed storm sewer. New fire hydrants have also been installed on the west side of Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue. The new water main on Highland Avenue passed required testing this week and the village received an operating permit for the new main from the Illinois EPA. The contractor can now transfer water services onto the new water main.
November 4, 2022This past week the contractor has installed enough of the new 8-inch ductile iron water main to begin filling and flushing the new components. The new water main will undergo a pressure test and chlorination to ensure safety. After receiving passing results, the contractor will be able to transfer water services on Highland Avenue from the old water main to the new. Sanitary sewer manholes have been replaced with new concrete manholes along Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue. Next week, the contractor will focus on adjusting or replacing sanitary sewer services that will be in conflict with the proposed storm sewer on Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue. Replacement of existing fire hydrants is also expected to take place next week. 
October 28, 2022This past week the contractor installed a majority of the new 8-inch water main on the north side of Highland Avenue between Monterey and Riverside. New hydrants are also in the process of being installed on this new main. A water shutdown is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2022, to allow the contractor to complete efforts related to this water main installation work. After completion of these installations, the new water main will be pressure-tested, disinfected, and then tested to ensure compliance with water quality requirements. Next week, while the necessary testing of the new water main is in progress, the contractor plans on shifting their efforts to Monterey Avenue to begin selective replacement of sanitary manholes. 
October 21, 2022Construction continued this week. This week the contractor began preparing for the excavating for the new 8inch water main along the north side of Highland between Monterey and Riverside.
October 14, 2022Tree protection installation and parkway tree removals were completed this week. A large number of parkway trees had to be removed to accommodate new underground utilities. A number of these trees are planned to be replaced as part of the project. Full construction operations including underground work are expected to begin next week.
October 7, 2022A Notice to Proceed for the construction was issued this week.  Preliminary construction efforts are expected to begin the week of October 10, 2022. 
September 23, 2022A public information meeting on the upcoming project was held for residents at the Villa Park Community Recreation Building from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
July 29, 2022A construction engineering services agreement for this project has been approved
June 10, 2022Staff has submitted a recommendation to approve conditional contract award to the apparent low bidder for consideration at the June 13, 2022 Village Board meeting.
June 3, 2022A bid opening was held this week on June 1, 2022. Staff is working to review the bids and bidders’ qualifications, and to complete steps related to the IEPA loan that is expected to provide funding for the project.
May 27, 2022A loan ordinance authorizing the Village to borrow $3.4 million in IEPA loan funding for the construction of the project has been approved.
April 15, 2022The project has been advertised for bidding. Bids may be submitted through the online bidding service QuestCDN. The bid opening date is June 1, 2022. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held May 24, 2022.
March 25, 2022Staff is currently working with the design engineer to finalize the plans and specifications for this project in advance of advertising the project for bidding. A loan ordinance authorizing the Village to borrow $3.4 million in IEPA loan funding for the construction of the first phase of this project has been approved and has also passed the required 30-day public comment period. 
February 18, 2022The loan ordinance recently concluded the required 30-day public comment period. Staff is now working through the next steps in the IEPA loan application process.
January 14, 2022A loan ordinance authorizing the Village to borrow $3.4 million in IEPA loan funding for the construction of the first phase of this project, the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project (Washington to Park), was approved at the January 10, 2022 Village Board meeting. The loan ordinance is now under a 30-day public comment period. Staff is working through the next steps in the IEPA loan application process.
April 9, 2021Staff is working with the design engineer to finalize the IEPA loan application for the project.
January 1, 2021This project is in the planning stages.