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Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn to spend $5M on roadway improvements

GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn will spend about $5 million on two roadway improvement projects this summer.

The Glen Ellyn Village Board voted to approve a $2.17 million construction contract to R.W. Dunteman Company of Addison for the 2013 Street Improvements Project at its meeting June 10.

The project will involve various utility improvements and rehabilitation efforts along 4,000 feet of roadways on Country Club Lane, Miller Court, Cranston Court, Grandview Avenue between Smith Street and Hill Avenue, and Brandon Avenue between Hill and Hillside avenues, according to village reports.

This contract approval follows a board vote to grant a $2.79 million contract to Swallow Construction, Inc., of Downers Grove for the Oak-Euclid-Forest-Alley Improvements Project at its May 28 meeting, the Glen Ellyn News previously reported.

The project includes performing underground improvements and rehabilitating 1.1 miles of road on Oak Street between Western Avenue and Main Street, Euclid Avenue between Hawthorne Boulevard and Oak Street, Forest Avenue between Maple and Oak streets, and the north-south alley between Oak and Elm streets, east of Western Avenue.

Trustees voted June 10 to increase a contract with Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers by $15,211, for a total of $120,211, for additional plan preparation services on the Oak-Euclid-Forest-Alley Improvements Project.

Swallow Construction, Inc., is expected to begin preliminary project activities next week, Village Professional Engineer Bob Minix said in an email to the Glen Ellyn News.

Both projects also include other costs associated with retaining consultants for oversight and other services, according to village reports.

The village will pay $215,000 to Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers for construction engineering services for the Oak-Euclid-Forest-Alley Improvements Project.

The 2013 Street Improvements Project will include a $156,000 contract with Engineering Resource Associates for similar services.

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