2019 Water Main Replacement Project

The Village of Bensenville is undertaking a watermain replacement project in the vicinity of your home in the spring/summer of 2019. The project mainly consists of replacing approximately 3,500 linear feet of watermain within the project limits. As part of this project, the Village will also be replacing water service up to the existing b-box, conducting spot curb and gutter repairs, spot sidewalk repairs, some driveway aprons anticipated to be impacted by the construction, roadway resurfacing, parkway restoration and other miscellaneous items as necessary.

Late last year the Village hired James J Benes & Associates (JJB) of Lisle, IL to provide design engineering services on the project. Over the past few months, JJB has put together the necessary plans and specifications to construct the project. The Village recently went to bid on the project. Bolder Contractors of Cary, IL was the low apparent responsible bidder on this project. Bolder comes with many years of experience in utility installation of this magnitude. Bolder will likely utilize services of other sub-contractors to complete the asphalt and curb work proposed on the project. The contract award to Bolder is anticipated at the March 26, 2019 Village Board meeting... READ FULL INFORMATION LETTER

Update 07/12/19

this project is substantially completed as of June 28, 2019. With the temperatures suddenly heating up, we’ve decided to postpone the sod installation until fall of 2019. We took a similar approach last year which resulted in a proper growth and establishment of the parkways in the fall. During the week of July 8, the contractor prepped the landscape are with topsoil. This will be the last update on this project until the Fall time.

Update 06/21/19

During the week of June 17, the contractor installed hot-mix asphalt binder on Washington Marion and Memorial. They also performed structure adjustments as well as begin prepping for landscaping. Weather permitting, during the week of June 24th, the contractor plans to perform topsoil installation as well as hot-mix surface and possibly sod placement. The contractor will also try to squeeze in the sign installation and striping.

Update 06/07/19

During the week of June 3, the contractor continued with removals of concrete as shown on the plans along Marion, Washington and Virginia St. They also performed spot C&G, sidewalk and driveway removals on replacements along Washington, Memorial and Virginia. The concrete crew was also in this week to prep, form and pour some of the C&G, sidewalk and driveways along Roxan, Memorial, Marion, Washington and Virginia. The concrete operations will cause residents to be out of their driveways while the concrete is curing. Typically, after the pour it takes about 72 hours to be back in the driveways. Weather permitting, during the week of June 10th, the contractor will finish will finish any remainder concrete work that we had to stage due to access. Please note, we are only performing spot C&G, sidewalk and driveway removals that have been previously identified as well as impacted during construction. The pavement crew is scheduled to be onsite to perform a hot-mix asphalt patch over the watermain trench on Virginia and Roxan Ave. They will also be looking to begin grinding during the week at some point depending on the cure time for concrete.

Update 05/31/19

During the week of May 28, the contractor finished water service transfers on Washington St and also finished watermain connections at Washington/Park as well as Memorial/Park along with Marion/Washington. They also performed spot C&G, sidewalk and driveway removals on Roxan and Memorial. The concrete crew was also in this week to prep, form and pour some of the C&G, sidewalk and driveways. Weather permitting, during the week of June 3rd, the contractor will finish will some minor storm sewer work and will continue with removals of C&G, sidewalk and driveway on Washington, Marion and Virginia St. The concrete crew is also scheduled to be onsite to prep and pour the removal areas. Please note, we are only performing spot C&G, sidewalk and driveway removals that have been previously identified as well as impacted during construction.

Update 05/24/19

During the week of May 20, the contractor finished transfer service on Virginia St and begin service transfer on Washington St. weather permitting, the contractor will finish service transfer on Washington St during the week of May 28th and then will make watermain connections at Washington/Park and Memorial/Park. At this time a removal crew is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of May 28th as well. This crew will work on C&G, sidewalk and driveway removals. Please note, we are only performing spot C&G, sidewalk and driveway removals that have been previously identified as well as impacted during construction. (9670, 9671, 9676, 9679)

Update 05/10/19

On and off rain affected this week’s progress but the contractor was able to transfer services along Marion St, Memorial Rd and Roxan Ave. Weather permitting, during the week of May 13, they plan to work on transferring water service transfers on Virginia St and if time allows begin the same work on Washington St. Impacted residents during service transfers will lose water for a brief period of time while the contractor is making the connection between the existing and new service.

Update 05/02/19

Much of the week was lost due to rain. The contractor performed some service transfers and Marion St as well as pressure test and chlorinate both Virginia and Washington watermain. Weather permitting, during the week of May 6, they plan to work on transferring water service transfers on Marion St and Memorial Rd. Impacted residents during service transfers will lose water for a brief period of time while the contractor is making the connection between the existing and new service.

Update 04/19/19

During the week of April 15, the contractor installed 8-inch watermain on Memorial Rd and Roxan Ave along with fire hydrants and valve vaults. Weather permitting, during the week of April 22, the contract will continue watermain installation along Virginia St. The contract also plans pressure testing and chlorinating the Memorial and Roxan watermain next week.

Update 04/12/19

During the week of April 8, the contractor installed 8-inch watermain on Marion St between Jefferson and Memorial Rd along with fire hydrants and valve vaults. During the week of April 15, weather permitting, the contract will continue watermain installation along E Memorial Rd. The contract also plans pressure testing and chlorinating the Marion watermain up to Washington St.