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
Phil Hyma, Project Engineer (815) 838-0549 x2314

2020 Sidewalk Program 

As part of the yearly sidewalk maintenance program, the 2020 Sidewalk Program includes the removal & replacement of sidewalk on a first come, first serve basis as well as ADA improvements in anticipation of the upcoming resurfacing projects.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering
Construction Services: J&J Newell Concrete

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed July 2020. Construction began August 2020.

Recent Updates
11/17/20 – Project Complete

9/1/20 – Project awarded to J&J Newell at 8-5-20 council meeting. Currently 40 or 57 locations complete.

2020 Pavement Marking Program 

Pavement marking rehabilitation is a cheap and useful roadway maintenance operation vital to maintaining safe roadways and intersections for both vehicles and pedestrians.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering
Construction Services: Traffic Control Company

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed July 2020. Construction began August 2020.

Recent Updates
11/17/20 – Project Complete

9/1/20 – Project awarded to Traffic Control Company at 8-5-20 council meeting. Crews currently completing pavement marking rehabilitation.  

10th - 11th Parking Lot Improvements 

two formerly private gravel parking lots between 10th Street and 11th Street will be utilized as one single large public parking lot capable of parking 42 vehicles for easy walking access to Lockport’s Downtown businesses. Included in these improvements is installation of asphalt parking and driving lanes with underground storm water utilities, permeable brick paver installation, demolition of concrete block wall currently separating two lots, and installation of block retaining wall.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: V3 Engineering / Christopher Burke Engineering
Construction Services: PT Ferro

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed August 2020. Construction to begin September 2020.

Recent Updates
11/17/20 – Demolition complete. Underground utilities installed. Curb and binder installation complete. Preparation for concrete and brick paver sidewalk has begun. 

9/1/20 – Project to be awarded at 9-2-20 council meeting.  

2020 Storm Water Program 

The 2020 Storm Water Program includes the addition of sump pump connections to existing storm sewer along Farrell Road in the rear yards of 16 residences in the Broken Arrow subdivision.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering / Baxter & Woodman
Construction Services: Conley Excavating

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed August 2020. Construction to begin September 2020.

Recent Updates
11/17/20 – Project Complete 

9/1/20 – Project to be awarded at 9-2-20 council meeting. 

2nd - 5th Street Water Main Replacement & Roadway Reconstruction 

The 2nd – 5th Street Water Main & Roadway Improvement Project includes the following: existing asphalt pavement removal and replacement, concrete curb and gutter removal and replacement, driveway apron removal and replacement, and side walk installation. Utility infrastructure improvements include installation of new inlets, manholes and storm sewer pipe; installation of new water main and water services, and related restoration including sodding and temporary erosion control. This work will be completed on 4th Street from State to Madison, Washington Street from 5th to Thornton, Madison Street from 5th to 2nd, 3rd Street from Washington to Madison, Hamilton from 4th to 5th, and 8th Street from Hamilton to Washington.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering & Christopher Burke Engineering
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed February 2020. Construction began February 2020.

Recent Updates
11/17/20 – Project Complete

9/1/20 – Suface asphalt installation complete. Preparation for tree placement began. Pavement marking operations have begun. Sod 95% complete. Punchlist work has begun.

7/7/20 – Asphalt binder installation complete. Curb installation complete. Sidewalk installation complete. Contractor currently installing sod on 4th Street. Preparation for asphalt surface installation has begun.

6/15/20 – Pavement binder installation 95% complete. Curb installation 95% complete. 8th street concrete and retaining wall complete. Sidewalk installation 95% complete. Contractor currently installing sod throughout project limits. Preparation for curb installation on 4th street from Washington to Jefferson has begun.  

5/4/20 – Water main installation complete. Storm sewer installation complete. Road removal operations have begun. Austin Tyler Construction to begin preparation for concrete curb and gutter installation.

14th - 18th Street Water Main Replacement & Roadway Reconstruction

The planned work consists of roadway reconstruction of approximately 7,500 linear feet of centerline including existing asphalt pavement removal, new concrete curb and gutter, hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement and driveway aprons. Utility infrastructure improvements include storm water management consisting of the installation of new inlets, manholes and storm sewer pipe, new water main and water service constructions, and related parkway restoration including sodding and temporary erosion control. The related work will be completed on; Hamilton Street from 13th to Division, 14th Street from State to Washington, 15th Street from State to Division, 15th Street from Washington to Lawrence, Jefferson Street from Division to 16th, Hamilton Street from 17th to 19th, 18th Street from State to Lawrence, Madison Street from 17th to 18th, and Lawrence Street from 18th to Whelan.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Chamlin & Associates Engineering
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed February 2020. Construction began February 2020.

Recent Updates
11/17/20 – Project Complete

9/1/20 – Curb installation complete. Sidewalk installation complete. Driveway installation complete. Sod installation complete at 15th/14th/Hamilton. Surface asphalt installation complete at 15th/14th/Hamilton. Top soil installation complete at 15th and Jefferson. Topsoil installation began on 18th.  

7/7/20 – Asphalt binder installation complete on Hamilton Street, 14th Street, 15th Street, and Jefferson Street. Curb installation 75% complete. Concrete & asphalt driveway aprons complete on Hamilton Street, 14th Street, 15th Street, and Jefferson Street. Preparation for curb installation on 18th has begun.  

6/17/20 – Storm sewer installation complete. Road removal operations complete. Curb installation 50% complete. Asphalt binder installation has begun on Hamilton/14th/15th. Preparation for curb installation on Hamilton & 18th has begun. Preparation for asphalt installation on 15th & Jefferson has begun.  

Well 15 Water Treatment Facility Construction

Project includes construction of well house water treatment facility.

Public Information
The construction of the Well 15 Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its Money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant and piping improvements to connect the new water treatment plant to the distribution system. Once Complete, this WTP will improve water quality for the residents and businesses in Lockport by providing higher quality water than the existing wells. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, Maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Thieneman Construction, Inc

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed September 2019. Construction began in Spring 2020.

Recent Updates
11/17/20 – Underground utility work complete. Well house instrumentation work has begun. Parking lot paving to begin on 11-18-20. 

7/7/20 – Well house brick masonry has begun. Contractor currently installing well house piping and instrumentation. Well house site utility work has begun.  

5/4/20 – Well house foundation walls complete. Preparation for underground utility installation has begun.

4/20/20 – Salt storage tanks tested and back filled. Water treatment plant footings installed. Crews to begin construction of water treatment plant foundation.  

2/21/20 – Project construction began week of 2-10-20. Thieneman began foundation work. Preparation for underground utility installation began.

Projects Completed in 2020

Gougar Road Water Main Extension Project
The project involves the installation of a water main 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 one pressure reducing valve station.

2020 Sewer Lining Project
This project will involve cured in place pipe lining of lines sewer main that is identified in previous years televising to be in poor condition.

2020 Resurfacing Project
This project involved resurfacing, patching, curb repair and sidewalk repairs across the City. Locations are various across the City.

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

Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project
This project involves keyway repair, water proof membrane installation, and bridge deck surface removal and replacement work.

Downtown Streetscape 
This project involves installation of new sidewalk, planter boxes, and brick pavers throughout the City of Lockport Downtown area. 

2020 Crack Filling Project 
This project involves crack filling throughout various streets in the City of Lockport.