Project Update 10/20/2016

WORK COMPLETED LAST WEEK:

1. Continued watering of new sod placed in parkways disturbed by construction.
2. Removed perimeter temporary chain-link fencing from Wescott Park prior to placement of new sod within the Park.
3. Completed placement, grading, and compaction of baseball infield granular.
4. Completed final grading within Wescott Park in preparation for new sod.
5. Placed sod in Wescott Park along the west asphalt parkway, and behind new ball field backstop.
6. Installed additional trees and shrubs on berm adjacent to the Rainwater Harvesting System enclosure, Irrigation System Control Panel, and Transformer.
7. Adjusted irrigation system valve boxes to grade.
8. Installed enclosure around flowmeter and domestic water service valve adjacent to the Irrigation System enclosure.
9. Provided final installations and adjustments to irrigation system pump station piping and valves in preparation for equipment start-up.
10. Cleaned and sealed control and construction joints in newly restored concrete roadway surfaces along Farnsworth Lane and adjacent side streets affected by construction.
11. Replaced welded wire mesh fabric on new baseball backstop with specified gauge material.
12. Received main power from ComEd to power new electrical Distribution Panel on site.



WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT WEEK:

1. Continued watering of new sod placed in parkways disturbed by construction.
2. Complete placement of sod across the Wescott Park site in areas disturbed by construction.
3. Complete installation of trees, shrubs, and miscellaneous plantings that remain to be planted on berms in the northwest and northeast corners of Wescott Park.
4. Complete installation of sod in parkway along the south side of Farnsworth Lane where construction equipment crosses the sidewalk to gain access to the Park.
5. Continue maintenance of the roadways, as required, to remove debris, spoils, and dust generated by construction activities.
6. Install, test, and start-up new instrumentation and controls to operate and monitor the new Rainwater Harvesting System.
7. Final test and start-up the Irrigation Pump Station and Irrigation System.
8. Final test and start-up the Rainwater Harvesting Systems.
9. Clean and apply protective sealer to the newly restored concrete roadway surfaces along Farnsworth Lane and adjacent side streets affected by construction.
10. Remove existing pole and job progress camera at northeast corner of Wescott Park.



NOTICES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

1. Detours, Closures, and Final Roadway Restoration:
All roadways have been restored, however, through the end of next week, partial roadway lane closures can be expected along Farnsworth Lane between Western Avenue and Ellendale Drive, including portions of Fieldwood Drive, Sunnyside Circle, and Ellendale Drive. These closures will be limited to those locations where work is being completed adjacent to Wescott Park and sod is being watered. Closures will only occur while these activities are taking place during normal work hours, and fully re-open at the end of the work day

While sealants are being applied to the restored roadway surfaces next week, residents should expect Farnsworth Lane and portions of the adjacent side streets to be completely closed to traffic for several hours while the sealant is applied. After the sealant has cured, within an hour or two, the roadways will be re-opened. Residents will receive a letter 24-hours prior the closure of the roadways for application of the sealant, and are asked to refrain from parking vehicles on the roadway for that day.

2. Restoration of Sidewalks:
All sidewalks disturbed by construction along Farnsworth Lane from Western Avenue westward to Ellendale Drive, including those portions of sidewalk along Fieldwood Drive, Sunnyside Circle, and Ellendale Drive, have been completely restored. No sidewalk closures are in place, except for those locations where daily construction activities are being completed.