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Street Resurfacing Project
Project Summary
The 2017 Street Resurfacing Project includes three locations: Claychester Drive (Bopp to bridge), Lillian Avenue, and Harwood Road. Claychester and Lillian include the removal of the existing concrete pavement and asphalt overlay, then construction of a new aggregate base, rolled curb, and full-depth asphalt pavement.  Harwood Road includes the replacement of select rolled curbs, addition of traffic calming features and parking areas, isolated base repair, milling of the existing asphalt surface, and installation of a new asphalt surface course. 

Open House March 8th for Claychester Drive and Lillian Avenue

The Director of Public Works gave a presentation at the April 10th Board of Aldermen meeting, describing this and all summer projects. A simplified version has been posted, as the original presentation included animation to explain stages of projects.

All of this summer's projects were covered on page 8 of the April Newsletter.

Project Update
Bids for the project were opened on May 11th, and Gateway DCS was the successful bidder. The construction contract was approved at the 5/22 Board of Aldermen meeting.  

Based upon feedback at that Board meeting, the traffic calming features on Harwood Road have been put on hold, and will be discussed further in the upcoming month. Alderman Sansone is working to set up a stakeholder meeting with the residents of Harwood Road and Harwood Hills.

The full plans and specifications can be viewed online.  The traffic calming and parking proposed for Harwood Road are shown on sheets pages 115 and 116 of 130.  An exhibit further explaining the improvements is shown at the bottom of the page.

More information on Traffic Calming can be found through the 
Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) or by downloading this presentation prepared for this project.

Work on Claychester Drive is expected to start on June 5th.  The following steps will take place:
  1. North curbline will be removed and replaced with a new rolled curb.  During the workday, traffic will be ONE WAY-EASTBOUND from Bopp to Windridge Drive,  At night, normal traffic will resume.
  2. South curbline will be removed and replaced with a new rolled curb.  During the workday, traffic will be ONE WAY-EASTBOUND from Bopp to Windridge Drive,  At night, normal traffic will resume.
  3. The pavement will be removed and replaced.  This will result in complete closures of the street, split into four phases.  More details will be provided at that time.
Work on Lillian Avenue will start a few weeks after Claychester starts.  Lillian will be split into three phases, at the intersections.  One block will be closed at a time to allow for removal of the pavement, construction of curbs, and construction of the pavement.  The easternmost block/cul-de-sac will be first, followed by the middle block and then the western block.

Work on Harwood Road is projected to start in late August, once Claychester Drive is fully reopened to traffic.  The base of Harwood Road is relatively good condition, so it is not being fully reconstructed like the other streets.  First, portions of the curbs will be replaced where needed (mostly to south), and the parking areas along the park will be constructed.  Traffic calming features would tentatively be installed at that point as well.  After that is finished, 2" of existing asphalt will be removed, base repairs will be completed if necessary, and 2" of new asphalt will be installed.

Mailings will go out prior to the start of work, but this website is always the best place to go for the most current information.

Last updated 5/24/17