Maywood Approves Work On Deteriorating 1st Ave. Water Main

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The Maywood Board of Trustees recently voted unanimously for Hancock Engineering to start preliminary engineering work on one of the most deteriorated water mains in the village.

During a regular meeting on May 15, the board voted approved an agreement between the village and Hancock so that the can firm can start preliminary engineering services related to the replacement of a deteriorated water main located on the west side of First Avenue, from Harrison Street to Washington Boulevard.

The preliminary services include collecting and drafting topographical information for the site, sending documents to utilities and the Illinois Department of Transportation, and drafting utility information on the project plans, among other duties designed to prepare for the actual  work of replacing the water main in 2019.

“The improvements are being done to address a water main that has a history of recurrent breaks over the last 10 years,” Hancock engineer Mark Lucas explained in a document sent to village officials in April.

“The water main is located in between the two southbound lanes of First Avenue,” Lucas wrote, “which results in repairs having a significantly higher cost due to the volume of traffic using the road and the required traffic control on the State owned roadway.”

Hancock added that completing the preliminary engineering work now “will allow for the time that may be needed to obtain easements prior to bidding the improvements.”

The preliminary engineering services will be completed at an hourly rate not to exceed $55,000, a sum that will be paid for out of the village’s Madison Street TIF fund. VFP 

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