213 E. Locust Street; 815-756-2319

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Construction Progress

The contractor has installed new curb along 2nd Street. An asphalt patch still needs to be done in front of the curb and will be done soon, but in the meantime, the spots on the East side of 2nd ARE open. HOWEVER, since the spots are slightly narrower, please be conscious of the back end of your car sticking into the lane of traffic. Park at your own risk.

The next items on the list of work include the foundations for the dumpster enclosure and the retaining wall along Palmer Ct. Work is proceeding forward according to schedule!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Storm Sewer Installation

Elliott & Wood began storm sewer installation earlier this week. This operation should take us through to the end of next week.

The entire parking lot is made of permeable pavers. That means that it's going to be brick that drains water. Underneath the bricks is a layer of stone that the water can drain through. 4" pipe underdrains will be placed sporadically through out the parking lot to drain all the water permeating through the pavement to the structures and to the storm sewer main. It's a very interesting process. So instead of water pooling on the surface, it drains right through. You can see an example video on, then click on "NEW Video & TV News Reports on Pervious Concrete".