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:
Complete
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
February 23, 2024This project is complete, and additional phases of the Washington Street Sewer Separation may begin once design is completed.
December 12, 2023All site work is complete and a final balancing change order has been approved. Staff is now working through all of the documentation and reporting efforts that are required by the CDBG grant funding attached to the project.
October 6, 2023Punch list work is mostly complete. Some of the remaining punch list items were completed this week. Public Works staff is now in the process of completing efforts related to contract and loan closeout.
September 1, 2023The completion of punch list work is mostly complete. Two of the remaining punch list items--the replacement of sod that did not survive, and the planting of remaining parkway trees--is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 5th, weather permitting.
August 18, 2023The completion of punch list work is mostly complete.  One of the remaining items—the replacement of sod that did not survive—will be deferred until at least early September, and possibly even further if necessary, until temperatures are more favorable and any newly-replaced sod has a better chance of survival. The other remaining punch list items are fairly minor, and should pose little to no impact to residents.
August 8, 2023The completion of punch list work is underway. These efforts are expected to take one to two more weeks to complete. Replacement of sod that did not survive will be deferred until at least early September, and possibly even further if necessary, until temperatures are more favorable and any newly-replaced sod has a better chance of survival.
July 21, 2023The completion of punch list items is the only work that remains.  Staff is working to coordinate those efforts.
July 14, 2023Pavement marking installation was completed this week. The contractor also conducted some site cleanup and demobilization efforts this week, while village staff and the construction engineering consultant worked to perform punch list inspection and prepare a punch list for transmittal to the contractor. The contractor will continue to work on punch list completion and final site cleanup.
June 30, 2023Preparations for final asphalt surface paving began this week. These efforts included the adjustment of structures in the roadway to their final elevations, pavement patching on Highland Avenue, and sweeping and cleaning of the asphalt binder. Paving of HMA driveway approaches was also completed this week. Parkway restoration continues, with the placement of topsoil now complete, and the placement of sod still ongoing in a few remaining areas. Paving of the final asphalt surface layer is tentatively expected to take place next week.
June 23, 2023Parkway restoration continues, with the placement of sod starting this week, and the placement of topsoil also still ongoing. All HMA driveway approaches have received at least a preliminary layer of asphalt, and the remaining HMA driveway paving is expected to be completed within the next week. In order to facilitate the completion of all of these ongoing efforts, work may take place this Saturday.
June 16, 2023The contractor has begun working on parkway restoration, with the placement of topsoil currently underway in preparation for future sodding. Additionally, they are planning to start paving the HMA driveway approaches this week, so within the next week most driveways should have been restored. They are scheduled to be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting.
June 9, 2023Placement of the preliminary layer of asphalt, or “binder course”, was completed late last week. Work is now underway on restoration of parkways and other areas impacted by construction. Site cleanup and punch list work are also in progress.
June 2, 2023Fine grading of the roadway base was completed this week. Weather permitting, placement of the preliminary layer of asphalt, or “binder course”, is also tentatively expected to be completed before the end of the week. After the preliminary paving has been completed, work will resume on parkway restoration efforts. Site cleanup and punch list work are also expected to take place.
May 26, 2023Work on the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project this week included rough grading of the roadway base in preparation for the paving of a preliminary layer of asphalt, or “binder course”, which is expected to take place next week weather permitting. Preparations for parkway restoration continued this week. The contractor is in the process of cleaning up the project area, the roadway, and temporary driveway access ramps in advance of the holiday weekend.
May 18, 2023Work on the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project this week included pouring new concrete curb and gutter and driveway aprons on the south side of Highland Avenue. The remaining lead water services were replaced this week. Preparations for parkway restoration also began this week. Weather permitting, preparation of the roadway base and paving of a preliminary layer of asphalt, or “binder course” are expected to be completed next week.
May 12, 2023Work on the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project this week included pouring of new concrete driveway aprons on the east side of Monterey Avenue. Pouring of new concrete curb and gutter and concrete driveway aprons on the west side of Monterey Avenue is expected to take place next week. Excavation of the subgrade and placement of geotechnical fabric in preparation for the construction of the roadway continued this week. Completion of remaining underground utility installation work, including storm inlet structures and storm stubs, is also underway and nearing completion.
May 5, 2023Work on the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project this week included pouring of new concrete driveway aprons on the east side of Monterey Avenue. Pouring of new concrete curb and gutter and concrete driveway aprons on the west side of Monterey Avenue is expected to take place next week. Excavation of the subgrade and placement of geotechnical fabric in preparation for the construction of the roadway continued this week. Completion of remaining underground utility installation work, including storm inlet structures and storm stubs, is also underway and nearing completion.
April 28, 2023Work this week included pouring of new concrete sidewalk on the east side of Monterey Avenue between Washington and Highland. Efforts related to the construction of the new concrete curb and gutter on the east side of Monterey Avenue are now underway. Excavation of the subgrade and placement of geotechnical fabric in preparation for the construction of the roadway continued this week. Completion of remaining underground utility installation work, including storm inlet structures and storm stubs, is also underway and nearing completion.
April 21, 2023Work this week included framing and pouring of sidewalk, as well as excavation of the subgrade and placement of geotechnical fabric in preparation for the construction of the roadway. These efforts are expected to continue next week.
April 7, 2023Replacement of remaining sanitary sewer services was completed this week. Removal of sidewalks and driveways on the west side of Monterey was also completed this week. Installation of new sidewalks on the west side of Monterey between Highland and Park is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 10, 2023, weather permitting. Installation of new sidewalks on the west side of Monterey between Washington and Highland is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, weather permitting. Construction of the remaining portions of the new 24” storm sewer on Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue is also expected to continue next week.
March 31, 2023The Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining of the 48” combination sewer was completed this week. Construction also continued on the new 24” storm sewer on Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue and on new sanitary sewer services. Removal of sidewalks and driveways on the west side of Monterey Avenue also began this week. Next week the contractor work on installing the remaining 24” storm sewer, storm connections, and sanitary sewer services.
March 24, 2023This week the contractor continued installing new sanitary sewer services. Installation of Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) liner was also completed on the first of three sections of the 48” combination sewer this week. Next week, the contractor will focus their efforts on lining the remainder of the combination sewer, completing the installation of sanitary sewer services and storm connections, and constructing the proposed 24” storm sewer on Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue. The concrete subcontractor is tentatively scheduled to begin sidewalk and driveway removals next week as well. Affected residents will receive a notice prior to any removals.
March 17, 2023This week the contractor completed the installation of the 54” storm sewer on Monterey to the intersection of Washington. They also completed the heavy cleaning of the 48” combination sewer in preparation of the Cured in place pipe (CIPP) liner installation beginning on Monday March 20th. Additionally next week they will focus on completing the resident participation for private sanitary and storm water connections.
March 10, 2023This week the contractor worked on relocating the 6-inch water main at the intersection of Monterey Avenue and Washington Street as a part of the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project. A second crew began cleaning the 48” combined sewer in preparation for the CIPP sewer lining efforts. Next week the contractor will focus their efforts on completing the installation of the 54” storm sewer and will then work on installing storm and sanitary structures at the intersection. Please avoid using Washington Street during this time. The contractor will set up a detour for traffic while they work in the intersection.
March 3, 2023This week the contractor continued the 54" storm sewer main line installation. They also began the relocation of the 6" watermain at the intersection of Washington Street and Monterey Avenue. They plan to install sanitary and storm structures at this intersection following the completion of the watermain relocation. This work will take about a week to complete. Please avoid using Washington Street during this time. The contractor will set up a detour plan for traffic while they work in the intersection.
February 24, 2023This week the contractor focused on adjusting existing sanitary sewer service lines in preparation for continuing the installation of the new 54” storm sewer main on the east side of Monterey Avenue south of Highland Avenue. Construction of that new storm sewer is expected to resume next week, and should take approximately one more week to complete.
February 17, 2023This week the contractor continued the installation of the 54” storm sewer on the east side of Monterey Avenue south of Highland Avenue. In coordination with these efforts, the contractor is also still working to adjust existing sanitary sewer service lines that are in conflict with the proposed storm sewer. These joint efforts will continue on Monterey over the next several weeks, moving south towards Washington Street until complete.
February 10, 2023This week the contractor starting the installation of the 54” storm sewer on the east side of Monterey Ave just south of Highland Ave. They will be working their way south towards Washington over the next several weeks.
January 27, 2023This week the contractor completed the installation of the new 8” sanitary sewer conflict main on the east side of Monterey Avenue south of Highland Avenue. Adjustment of water services to avoid conflicts with new utilities also continued this week and will extend into next week. Next week, after all of the water service adjustments have been completed, the contractor will resume work on the installation of the new 54” storm sewer main on Monterey Avenue.
January 20, 2023This week the contractor continued the installation of the new 8” sanitary sewer conflict main on the east side of Monterey Avenue south of Highland Avenue. Water services are also being adjusted to avoid conflicts with the new utilities. The water service adjustment work will continue next week.
January 13, 2023This week the contractor continued the installation of the 54” storm sewer and 8” sanitary sewer on the south side of Highland Avenue. Water services are also being adjusted to avoid conflict with the new storm sewer to be installed on the east side of Monterey Avenue. New water main and valves were installed at the southwest corner of Monterey and Highland this week as well. Next week the contractor will continue adjusting water services and will focus on installing the new sanitary sewer main and manholes on the east side of Monterey Avenue south of Highland Avenue.
January 6, 2023This week the contractor began the installation of the 54” storm sewer on the south side of Highland Avenue. They also continued the relocation of services on Monterey Avenue north of Highland Avenue for the proposed 24” storm sewer to be installed. Next week the contractor plans to start having two crews onsite. One crew will continue with the 54” storm sewer installation, and the other will continue to relocate services in conflict with the new storm sewers. 
December 30, 2022This past week the contractor continued to work on the relocation of services that are in conflict with the proposed storm sewers on Monterey. The contractor will continue these utility relocation efforts until they are sufficiently complete to allow for the installation of the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer mains. After the holidays and weather permitting, full construction operations should resume.
December 16, 2022This past week the contractor completed the relocation of services that were in conflict with the proposed 54” storm sewer to be installed on the south side of Highland Avenue. They are currently working to relocate utilities on the north section of Monterey Avenue for the proposed 24” storm sewer. The contractor will continue these utility relocation efforts until they are sufficiently complete to allow for the installation of the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer mains. The current weather and the upcoming holidays will result in a reduction in the number of days on which construction takes place. After the holidays and weather permitting, full construction operations should resume.
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.