Construction Updates

Below are updates and detailed information on projects currently under construction or planned for construction in 2019. Please understand that project milestone dates given below are estimated and weather dependent. 

For State Street Reconstruction updates, visit the Downtown Construction page.

City Engineering Contacts:
Daniel Hansen, Program Engineer, (815) 838-0549 x2315
Brian Stone, Engineering Technician (815) 838-0549 x2316

Division and Gougar Intersection Improvements and Signalization

Project will include the widening of both Gougar and Division at the intersection, to include turn lanes. Project will also include a traffic signal (including pedestrian signals), curb and gutter, storm sewer and landscape restoration.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Transystems
Construction Services: D Construction

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed June 2018. Construction to begin July 2018.

Recent Updates
5/10/19 – Roadway striping complete. Intersection turn on complete. Minor punchlist items remain.

4/30/19 – All intersection resurfacing complete. Roadway striping planned for this week, pending weather. Intersection signal turn on planned for Friday, 5-3-19.

4/17/19 – Intersection resurfacing completed on North and South legs of Gougar Rd. Electrical handholes and signal loops installed on Gougar Rd. Preparation began for resurfacing on Division St.  

4/9/19 – Installation of traffic signals complete. Intersection resurfacing began on the north leg of Gougar Road, to be followed by the remaining 3 legs of intersection. Preparation for installation of signal detection system has began in preparation for signal turn on.  

Well 15 Drilling

Project will involve the construction of a new deep well at the existing Well 10 Site, along 151st Street, just west of I-355. The new well will be a deep well and will include a water treatment facility as part of the project.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Layne Construction

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed May 2018. Site preparation completed June 2018. Well drilling began August 2018.

Recent Updates
5/10/19 - Well casing installation complete. Preparation began for final drilling operations.

4/30/19 - Broken drill bit retrieval complete.

3/18/19 - Current drill depth of 1,114 feet below grade.  

2/22/19 - New drill location selected within current site boundaries. Current drill depth of 615’.

17th & Jefferson Reconstruction and Watermain Installation

Project will involve the full reconstruction of 17th Street, from Washington to Madison, and Jefferson Street, from 16th to 18th. The project will include full removal and replacement of pavement and base, curb and gutter, storm sewer and landscape restoration.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction Inc

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed in March 2019. Construction planned for April 2019.

Recent Updates
5/10/19 - Subgrade removal complete. Stone road base installation complete. Curb installation complete. Preparation for sidewalk and driveway installation began. Preparation for roadway binder installation next week. 

4/30/19 - All underground utility work complete. Sidewalk, curb and roadway removal work began 4-25-19. Roadway subgrade removal on 17th Street complete. Stone road base installed on 17th Street. Preparation for roadway subgrade removal on Jefferson St began this week (pending weather). Following completion of 17th Street and Jefferson Street road base installation, Austin Tyler will begin preparation for curb and sidewalk installation. Roadway pavement will be installed following curb installation.

4/17/19 - Storm sewer installation complete. Residential water services installed. Preparation began for roadway removal and replacement.

4/9/19 - Watermain installation complete. Storm sewer installation currently 80% complete. Preparation for watermain pressure testing and chlorination to begin this week.  

2019 Resurfacing Program

This project will involve resurfacing, patching, curb repair and sidewalk repairs across the City. Locations are various across the City.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Christopher Burke Engineering Ltd.
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction Inc

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed March 2019. Construction to begin April 2019.

Recent Updates
5/10/19 – Curb and sidewalk removal and replacement complete at Neuberry Ridge Subdivision. Roadway milling began at Victoria Crossings East. Preparation for surface asphalt at Victoria Crossings East next week weather pending.

4/30/19 – Curb and sidewalk removal and replacement complete at Victoria Crossing East subdivision. Saw cutting complete at Neuberry Ridge Subdivision. Preparation began for sidewalk and curb removal and replacement.

4/17/19 – Roadway and concrete saw cutting began in Victoria Crossing East subdivision.  

4/9/19 – Project awarded to Austin Tyler at 4-3-19 City Council meeting.

Division Street Watermain 

This project involves the replacement of watermain from State St. to Briggs St. The project will include resurfacing within the project limits and landscape restoration.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction Inc

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed March 2019. Construction to begin Spring 2019.

Recent Updates
5/10/19 – Water main installation complete from Washington - Garfield. Austin Tyler to continue installation from Garfield to Briggs St next week pending weather.

4/30/19 – Roadway removal complete. Water main installation complete from Washington - Madison St. Austin Tyler to continue installation from Madison to 13th St this week pending weather.

4/17/19 – Austin Tyler to begin roadway removal on Division St in preparation for watermain installation. CAUTION: Division St closures required throughout duration of project.

4/9/19 – Project awarded to Austin Tyler Construction at 3-20-19 City Council meeting. Preconstruction meeting scheduled for this week.

Gougar Road Watermain Extension 

The project involves the installation of a watermain connection between Well 14 and 163rd Street. The distance is approximately 6,900 LF. ROW and/or Easement acquisition will be required for the project as well. The project also includes the installation/relocation of two (2) pressure reducing valve stations.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Airy's Inc

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed March 2019. Construction to begin Spring 2019.

Recent Updates
4/9/19 – Project awarded to Airy's Inc at 3-20-19 City Council meeting.

3/18/19 – Contract to be awarded at 3-20-19 City Council meeting.

Milne Creek Stream Bank Stabilization  

Project to include installation of stream bank stabilization on a severely eroded portion of Milne Creek just north of Adams Street.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: HLR Inc
Construction Services: Not yet determined

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed March 2019. Construction to begin Summer 2019.

Recent Updates
5/10/19 – Project Awarded to Misfits Construction at 5/1/19 City Council Meeting.

4/17/19 – Project bid opening held on 4/11/19.

Anticipated 2019 Projects

Farrell Road Bike Path
Project to include installation of 8' bike path along Farrell Road between Division Street and 163rd.  

2019 Sanitary Sewer Lining
Project to include lining of sanitary sewer evaluated as a part of 2019 Sanitary Sewer Televising project. Lining will greatly increase the strength and lifetime of existing sanitary sewer.

2019 Sidewalk Program
Project to include removal and replacement of sidewalk throughout Lockport that has been deemed unsafe. Sidewalk requests accepted for 2019 Sidewalk Program through May 3, 2019. 

2019 Storm Water Program
This project will involve the evaluation and design of improvements to address stormwater issues as determined by Staff.

163rd & Gougar Signalization
This project will include the installation of a traffic signal utilizing the existing geometry at the intersection.

Hamilton Parking Lot Reconstruction
This project will involve the reconfiguration, resurfacing and additional of drainage improvements to the Public Hamilton Parking Lot.

IL-7 Frontage Road Bridge Repairs 
This project involves web repairs of the beams at piers 2 & 6 and full deck replacement. Replacement/relocation ofthe expansion joints where the deterioration is occurring is also included.