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Posted on: August 3, 2017

2017 Roadway Program - East Lane Concrete Pour

East Lane Completion

The contractor is scheduled to begin pouring concrete at Harvey Avenue and 39th Street tomorrow, August 4th, weather permitting. They will move to Howard Avenue once they complete Harvey. The contractor has been allowed to begin work at 7:00 AM tomorrow in order to maximize the amount of work that can be completed before the concrete plant closes.  Please be aware that the west lane of Harvey Avenue and Howard Avenue will be very congested with concrete trucks during the construction day. Trucks tend to queue up behind one another as they wait to unload their concrete and access to the driving lane may be unavailable.  Please wave down Village staff or the contractor to let them know you will be exiting your driveway.  Expect to be delayed on entering or exiting your driveway if concrete is being poured on your block.  

The east lane will remain closed at the end of the concrete pour.  New concrete pavement requires 7-10 days of cure time before any load, such as a vehicle, can be applied. Barricades and construction tape will be placed on the new concrete and removed once it has properly cured.  Understand that curing is an essential step in the installation of concrete pavement. Placing a heavy load on the concrete prior to curing will reduce its quality and lifespan.  If any individual is found driving on the uncured concrete, they will be responsible for the immediate removal and replacement of that section. Foot traffic is allowed on the new concrete the day after pouring is complete.  

Please contact Casey Biernacki at 708-246-1800 x 276 or at with any questions or concerns.  

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