2022 Rockford Infrastructure Improvement Project
Construction Notice and Update, May 17, 2022
- This notice is intended to provide a general overview of the 2022 Infrastructure Project; including general information on how this project may affect residents, and what potential timelines look like for the various phases of construction throughout this project.
- The City of Rockford awarded the 2022 Infrastructure Improvement Project to New Look Contracting. Pre-construction staging and project set-up will begin around May 13th, with construction of the 2022 Improvement Project beginning in late May, 2022.
- While very preliminary, this project is currently being projected to be completed around the end of October of this year. Please note that this timeline may shift during construction due to a variety of different conditions out of our control.
- The project areas will be under construction for a considerable portion of the summer. The roadways will be restricted to local traffic only, however access to the homes and businesses in these areas will be maintained throughout the project. If you typically travel through these areas, we ask that you find alternative routes. If you travel to within these areas, access will be available but at times my be restricted to one lane or may require you to enter from a different direction if an intersection is under construction.
- We will be sending weekly e-mails that explain what work was accomplished over the past week and what is hoped to be accomplished in the upcoming week. If you would like to receive this weekly update, send an e-mail to Adam Noreen as a request to be included in the e-mail chain: email@example.com.
What is the 2022 Infrastructure Project?
The 2022 Infrastructure Project is a street, stormwater, water and sewer system improvement project that will repair and extend the useful life of these improvements. This project will repair or replace approximately 17% of the city’s infrastructure and can be broken down into six different component that vary by each street: replacement of the existing water main; replacement of water services adjacent to the water main; rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer mainline; rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer service; replacement of failing asphalt pavement; and, replacement of failing storm sewer catch basins.
- The replacement of the existing watermain. Watermain replacement will utilize a method referred to as Pipe Bursting, which reduces the amount of excavation and disruption necessary to complete the watermain replacement. Excavations will be required at intersections, hydrants, bend locations, and at each property to replace the water services.
- The replacement of water services adjacent to the watermain replacement. Water service replacements will require excavations in both the street and yards within the project area up to the water shut off (aka Curb Stop), typically located at the property line.
- The rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer mainline (typically located in the middle of the street). Sanitary sewer mainline rehabilitation will utilize a trenchless “lining” method referred to as Cast-In-Place-Pipe, which limits the necessary excavations to only locations where the existing pipe must be replaced due to conditions prohibiting the CIPP to be installed inside of it.
- The rehabilitation of sanitary sewer services requiring repairs. Sanitary sewer service rehabilitation will utilize a trenchless “lining” method referred to as Cured-In-Place-Pipe, which limits the necessary excavations to only locations where the existing pipe must be replaced due to conditions prohibiting the CIPP to be installed inside of it. A cleanout will be installed on the exterior of your home over the sewer service to allow the contractor access to the pipe.
- The replacement of the failing asphalt pavement. For the majority of the project, the top lift of the bituminous pavement will be removed and replaced by milling the surface of the pavement and replacing the top layer of bituminous pavement. Select locations may have the entire pavement section removed and replaced as needed.
- The replacement of failing storm sewer catch basin rings and storm sewer pipes in isolated locations throughout the project areas. These improvements will require excavations at existing catch basins and the removal and replacement of the concrete curb in areas that are not draining properly.
When Will the Project Start?
New Look Construction (“New Look”) was awarded the 2022 Infrastructure Project after submitting the lowest responsible bid in March 1st of 2022. New Look will begin pre-construction staging and project set-up around the week of May 16th, 2022. Actual commencement of construction will begin in early Late May, 2022.
Overall, it is anticipated that the 2022 Infrastructure Project will be completed with a target date of early November, 2022. The project is broken up into three phases.
Phase 1 which includes the areas Northeast of Hwy 55 is anticipated to begin in Late May and continue through September.
Phase 2 which includes Maple Street from Linden Street to Nathan Boulevard is anticipated to begin in July and continue through October
Phase 3 of the project includes the River Oaks Road and Red Oaks Drive Roadways and is anticipated to begin in September and continue through October.
We look forward to working through this 2022 Improvement Project together for the betterment of our community. We are dedicated to providing clear and consistent communication as we move through the various phases of this project, and we encourage you to reach out with any questions you may have.