STAGE 1 PROGRESS

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CONTRACT 1 PROGRESS OVERVIEW

The Clavey Road Improvement Project construction is ongoing and making good progress despite the delays caused at the start of the project due to utility conflicts. One key item of work to be completed in 2021 Contract 1 is the construction and opening of the new bridge over the Skokie River by year end. From April to July, the contractor ran into delays with North Shore Gas and ComEd utilities conflicts. The ComEd lines were also required to be de-energized for the safe operation of the crane during bridge construction. The weather allso played a role in the number of days of slow work or no work. We anticipate close to 16 weeks of delay on the completion of the bridge. To make up the time, the contractor has and will continue to work 10 to 12 hour weekdays and also on Saturdays. The additional personnel and Saturday work helped gain four weeks on the delayed schedule. We anticipate continuing the bridge work through the winter months into 2022. The temporary one-lane traffic signal at the bridge will be in use through the winter months to maintain one-lane traffic through the bridge construction work zone. The signal will be removed and two lanes of traffic will be re-established when construciton the bridge is completed in early 2022, barring any major weather delays.

UPCOMING BRIDGE GIRDER STAGE 1 WORK

The Bridge Girders are anticipated to be erected on Stage 1 October 26th. Clavey Road will be shut down for 10-15minutes at a time when each girder is picked off the delivery truck and set. There will be three girders installed in Stage 1.

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