Lombard Meadows, Phase 3 - Magnolia Circle

Project Map - Lombard Meadows Phase III

General Information

Design Engineering
Start Date:  August 2019
Completion Date:  February 2020
Project Manager:  Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer II
Engineer:  Civiltech Engineering of Itasca
Awarded Contract Amount:  $193,157.00
Surveyor: Jorgensen & Associates, Inc.
Geotechnical Consultant:  Testing Service Corporation
Sewer Televising:  RMS Utility Services
Funding Sources:  Construction and Water & Sewer Funds

Tentative Start Date:  April 2020
Tentative Completion Date:  September 2020
Project Manager:  Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer II
Bid Opening:  March 24, 2020
Project Award: April 2, 2020
Contractor:  R.W. Dunteman Company
Awarded Contract Amount:  $1,579,818.21
Funding Sources: Construction and Water & Sewer Funds

Contact Information

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: publicworks@villageoflombard.org

Project Manager: Ray Schwab
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: schwabr@villageoflombard.org

After Hours: Lombard Police Department
Phone: (630) 873-4400 

Project Information 

Project Limits:  Magnolia Circle (Lilac Way to Cherry Lane)

Project Scope: Magnolia Circle from Lilac Way to Cherry Lane will be fully reconstructed to the same scope as Lilac Way, Lodge and Chase Lanes.  This includes selected tree removal, new water main, new sanitary sewer services, storm sewer, curb and gutter, asphalt pavement, sidewalk and street lighting.  Driveway aprons will be replaced and the parkway re-seeded.  Trees will be planted in the spring of 2021.


A public information was held Thursday, March 12, 2020. The video presentation can be viewed below.

Newsletters & Notices: 
The “Notify Me” feature and periodic newsletters will be issued. Hand distributed notices will be issued when residents will not have driveway access for extended amounts of time (earth excavation, curb and gutter installation and roadway paving).

2/12/20 - Public Information Meeting Notice
3/18/20 - Project Information Video (see below) 
4/13/20 - Newsletter #1
4/15/20 - Newsletter #2
5/8/20   - Newsletter #3
5/27/20 - Newsletter #4
6/23/20 - Newsletter #5
6/11/20 - Parking Permit Newsletter
8/3/20   - Newsletter #6
8/18/20 - Curb & Gutter Notice
8/31/20 - Paving Notice
9/8/20   - Newsletter #7
9/18/20 - Paving Notice
11/6/20 - Lawn Care & Garbage Service Notice


Will the Village proceed with the project given the Coronavirus pandemic?  Based upon the Executive Order issued by Governor Pritzker construction activity has been determined an essential service.  At this time, the Village has no plans to stop or suspend construction because of this health crisis. Workers who support the construction of critical or strategic infrastructure are considered essential by the Department of Homeland Security and have a special responsibility to maintain a normal work schedule. With our partners in industry, we will strive to keep this construction season on schedule. The Village will continue to ensure that employees and contractors use proper personal protective equipment and guidelines issued by the CDC and IDPH.

Why is this project necessary? The current infrastructure is reaching the end of its service life and needs to be brought up to current Village standards.

How does this benefit the Village? The benefits of the project will be an improved and more resilient water distribution and sewer collection network, economical LED lighting, and the pavement section being brought up to current Village standards.

Will this impact traffic and parking? 
There may be periods of time that residents will not be able to access their driveways due to underground utility construction, roadway excavation, curb and gutter installation, and roadway paving.  Overnight parking passes will be distributed prior to resident being out of their driveways overnight or for extended periods of time.

Construction Updates

9/30/20 - Waste Management shall resume regular refuse pick-time starting October 8th.  The project is substantially complete, with some final clean-up, data collection and, follow-up inspections remaining.  Project signage and traffic control (except for a couple of barricades) should all be removed by the end of the week.   The landscape sub-contractor will periodically be watering the seed.  Please refrain from mowing until the straw blanket has substantially deteriorated and the grass has established itself.  Mowing is recommended only after the grass has germinated and grown to a height where it begins to lay-over.

9/18/20 - The Contractor has scheduled the paving of the final surface layer of asphalt on Monday, September 21st. The roadways will be sprayed with a bituminous emulsion, as early as 3:00 AM on Monday, September 21st. Do not mow or blow leaves onto the roadway once the emulsion has been applied.  It is advised that residents park on Chase Lane, Hawthorne Lane, Lombard Circle, Lilac Way, or at Madison Meadows. Do not park on Magnolia Circle or Cherry Lane. If you need to drive on Magnolia Circle or Cherry Lane once the roadway has been sprayed, avoid driving on concrete aprons and driveways as it will cause staining. Proceed very slowly and be prepared to remove any oil that splatters onto your vehicle as soon as possible.  

9/11/20 - The contractor is adjusting manhole frames within the roadway and parkway in preparation for paving and landscaping respectively.  Please be careful when driving as the manholes located in the roadway will be barricaded until the surface layer of asphalt is placed.  Sidewalk work should be completed Monday and grading of the parkways should start early next week.

9/2/20 - Important Driveway Apron Information

The final 2-inch asphalt roadway surface will soon be placed. However, please do not drive onto your driveway quite yet!  The new concrete is susceptible to damage under the weight of a car/truck until it has cured at least 7 to 14 days. Barricades will be removed after tests indicate that the concrete has sufficient strength.

8/27/20 - Driveway Apron Replacement Information

The contractor will be placing concrete driveway aprons today.  Please stay off the concrete for 24 hours to let it set up and start to cure.  Given the hot weather over the next few days, it is suggested that after about 4 to 6 hours after placement,  residents periodically sprinkle the apron using a garden hose nozzle.  The surface just needs to stay slightly damp.  This is no need to soak the apron.  Once daytime temperatures are in the mid-eighties or lower, there will be no need to continue to sprinkle the driveway apron.  Sprinkling will help prevent cracking and add to the long term strength of the concrete.

8/24/20 - Work for this week includes framing and placing concrete driveway aprons and the sidewalk next to those respective aprons.  The electrician will also be placing conduit for the new street lights.  Later in the week, the contractor anticipates preparing the roadway base for paving during the week of the 31st. 

7/30/20 - The contractor has rescheduled the starting date for the removal of the remaining curb and gutter, asphalt pavement, drive aprons and sidewalk.   Weather permitting, work resume on Monday, August 3rd.  Ingress and egress from your property will be affected.  Mr. Champine will alert you before your driveway apron is removed.  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, you will have driveway access each evening.  If you enter and leave your property frequently, please park offsite during the contractor’s working hours.

7/27/20 - Starting on Wednesday, July 29th, the contractor will begin to remove the remaining curb and gutter, asphalt pavement, drive aprons, and sidewalk. This will impact ingress and egress from your property. Mr. Champine will alert you before your driveway apron is removed. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, you will have driveway access each evening. If you enter and leave your property frequently, please park offsite during the contractor’s working hours.

7/17/20 - The Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) sewer lining subcontractor is experiencing delays on another job and has thus rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd through Friday, July 24th, weather permitting. The following week, the general contractor shall begin removing the remaining roadway pavement, driveway aprons, and sidewalk.   During the removal process, residents will still have driveway access each evening, barring any unforeseen occurrences.

7/13/20 - Weather permitting, on Wednesday, July 15th and 16th, Visu-Sewer will perform a Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process for the sanitary sewer on Magnolia Circle and Cherry Lane north of Magnolia Circle.  Look for a door hanger notice regarding the usage of your dishwasher/shower/washing machine and any other instructions and tips.  The CIPP lining process will block your service line during the time that the liner is curing.  Service will be reinstated via a remote control camera and cutter.

6/22/20 - Installation of the new water main and house services is complete. New sanitary services and the expanded storm sewer system is also done. This week, the contractor will be compacting the trenches where the new utility pipes were installed. The lining of the existing sanitary sewer should take place next week. That will be followed by pavement removal and excavation of the new roadway and curb. All residents should have parking permits in hand.

6/12/20 - Reminder!  Those residents with asphalt driveway aprons should contact Mathew Champine (248.756.2626) ASAP if wanting to pay to upgrade for a concrete apron.

Work on water services, sanitary services, and storm sewer structures will continue through the next week.

Parking permits and further details will be provided next week. 

5/12/20 - There will be minimal construction the remainder of this week as the new water main is being tested.  The contractor anticipates completing the rest of the storm sewer (west of Magnolia Court) next week.  After that, the water services will be transferred to the new water main.  Be aware of door hangers that will be provided a day before the water service interruption while transferring from the old to the new water main.

4/17/20 - On Monday, April 20th, starting at 9:00 AM residents along Cherry Lane will experience a water service disruption related to water main work for the project. A reminder to all residents; set aside a gallon or two of water for both scheduled disruptions and in the event of an unforeseen shutdown. Door hangers will always be distributed two days before a scheduled shutdown.