North Ardmore Avenue Retaining Wall Project

General Information

Project Location(s):Ardmore Avenue, northeast Ardmore Avenue Frontage Road, north of East Sunset Drive
Project Status:Closeout
Bid Opening Date:February 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Tentative Start Date:May 1, 2018
Tentative Completion Date:May 31, 2018
Contractor:Alliance Contractors, Inc.
Construction Engineer:V3 Companies, Ltd.
Design Engineer:V3 Companies, Ltd.
Awarded Contract Amount:$91,438.07
Funding Sources:Local Funds


To significantly improve the condition of the southeast bridge embankment by removing the existing deteriorated retaining wall and replacing it with a new structurally sound retaining wall.


This project consists of removal and installation of 52.5 feet of retaining wall along the northeast side of Ardmore Avenue Frontage road. The scope of work for the project includes removing and replacing existing curb and gutter, 2 foot wide resurfacing of the adjacent pavement, removal of trees in conflict, and clearing and restoring the parkway behind the retaining wall.


The Village has determined that the condition of the retaining wall has deteriorated to the point that a replacement is needed. This project is to be fully funded by local funds.

Bidding Documents


Project Documents

  • None at this time.


OrganizationOrganization Address
Americana Landscape GroupP.O. Box 63
Elgin, Illinois 60121
Elanar Construction Co.6620 W Belmot Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60634
A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc.1900 Wright Boulevard
Schaumburg, Illinois, 60193
Fox Excavating, Inc1305 S River Street
Batavia, Illinois, 60510
Archon Construction563 S Route. 53
Addison, Illinois 60101
R.W. Dunteman Co.P.O. Box 1129
Addison, Illinois 60101
Herlihy Mid-Continent Co.1320 Marquette Drive
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Norvilla2701 S 13th Avenue
Broadview, Illinois 60155
Alliance Contractors, Inc.1166 Lake Avenue
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Orange Crush321 Center Street
Hillside, IL 60162
Martam Construction, Inc.1200 Gasket Drive
Elgin, IL 60120

Project Updates

Posted DateDescription
August 3, 2018A final balancing change order will be submitted to the Board for consideration at the August 13, 2018 Board Meeting.
July 19, 2018A final balancing change order will be submitted to the Board for consideration at an upcoming board meeting.
July 5, 2018Site work is complete. Staff is in the process of closing out the project.
June 21, 2018Only restoration work remains.
June 7, 2018The curb has been installed and grading work should occur soon.
June 1, 2018The concrete panels have been set. The replacement of the curb is expected next week.
May 24, 2018The area has been excavated and the contractor has begun to set the steel piles.
May 17, 2018The Village is reviewing a change order to resolve the conflict issue with the Nicor gas main.
May 10, 2018A solution to the Nicor gas main has been determined. Staff is working with the contractor to minimize any additional cost.
May 3, 2018A conflict with the Nicor gas main was encountered. V3 is working with the contractor to determine a solution.
April 12, 2018A pre-construction meeting was held on April 10, 2018. Construction is expected to begin the first week of May.
April 5, 2018A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for April 10, 2018.
March 15, 2018Staff is working to execute contracts and schedule a preconstruction meeting.
March 8, 2018Staff has prepared an award recommendation for the Board to consider on March 12, 2018.
March 1, 2018Staff held a bid opening on February 27, 2018. Bids came in significantly higher than the engineers estimate. Staff is reviewing the bids to prepare a recommendation for the Board.
February 9, 2018An advertisement for the project was sent out.