Construction Updates

Below are updates and detailed information on each of the projects scheduled to start in 2018. 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
11/6/18 – Stage 3 curb installed. Preparation for stage 3 pavement this week.

10/30/18 – Stage 2 pavement complete. Construction crews switched to stage 3 traffic control. Preparation for stage 3 pavement removal and replacement as well as curb installation this week.

10/23/18 – Stage 2 curb complete. Construction crews to prepare for stage two pavement this week and flip to stage 3 traffic control when binder course is set.

10/16/18 – Stage 2 storm drain installation complete. Roadway subgrade preparation complete. Continue preparation for curb and asphalt installation next week.

7th Street and Washington Avenue Reconstruction

Project will include full Reconstruction of 7th Street, from Madison to Washington, and Washington Street, from 7th to 8th. The improvements will include removal & replacement of the roadway, base, curb & gutter, storm sewer and landscape restoration. 

Main Contractors 
Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering
Construction Services: PT Ferro

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed May 2018. Construction began July 2018.

10/9/18 – Project complete.

2018 Resurfacing Phase II

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
Construction Services: PT Ferro

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed July 2018. Construction work to begin August 2018.

Weekly Updates
11/6/18 – Surface course complete at 163rd and Farrell Rd. 2nd Street and Lincoln Street curb installation complete. 2nd Street and Lincoln Street binder course installation complete.

10/30/18 – Curb removal and replacement has begun at 163rd and Farrell Rd. 2nd Street curb complete. Lincoln pavement removal complete. Cove avenue storm sewer installation complete.

10/23/18 – Surface removal and binder course installation complete at 163rd and Farrell. Full depth pavement removal complete at 2nd Street at Canal. Preparation for final pavement install at Lincoln, 2nd, and 163rd and Farrell this week.

10/16/18 – Preparation for resurfacing at Farrell & 163rd. Preparation for resurfacing and drainage work at Lincoln St, Cove Ave, and 2nd Street.

Well 15

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 to begin August 2018.

Recent Updates
11/6/18 – Bore hole stabilized and drilling operations have resumed. 

10/23/18 – Layne preparing to resume drilling operations this week. Due to subsurface issues, drilling will resume at a depth much more shallow than last reported drill depth.

10/16/18 – Preparation for subsurface inspection this week. Once subsurface inspected and approved Layne will resume drilling operations.

10/9/18 – Subsurface issues addressed. Normal well drilling to resume next week.

10/2/18 – Construction crews delayed due to well sub surface issues. After drilling adjustments are made, drilling to re-start by 10/13/18.

151st Street Water Main

Install new water main along 151st St from MacGregor west approximately 600’. Estimated to start August 2018.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Len Cox & Sons

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed July 2018. Construction work to begin August 2018.

Weekly Updates
11/6/18 – Punchlist items complete. Project complete.

Exeter and Oak Avenue Water Main

This project involves the connection of two dead end water main that are existing on Oak Street as well as the connection of water main installed by the Exeter Development and Sagebrook Development to close the loop at 163rd Street.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Len Cox & Sons

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed July 2018. Construction has begun July 2018.

Weekly Updates
11/6/18 – Punchlist items complete. Project complete.

Frances and Market Street Drainage Improvements

This project will involve the installation of underground drainage piping and structures to both Frances and Market Streets to relieve residential flooding concerns.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Christopher Burke Engineering
Construction Services: TBD

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed July 2018.

Weekly Updates
11/6/18 – Frances St storm sewer installation complete. Preparation for parkway restoration this week.

10/30/18 – Frances St storm sewer installation approximately 75% complete. Market St storm sewer and curb installed.

10/23/18 – Preliminary construction for storm sewer began at Frances St.

10/2/18 – Construction materials received. Preparation for material delivery and construction layout began.

Central Square Resurfacing

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: City of Lockport
Construction Services: D Construction

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed September 2018. Construction work to begin October.

Weekly Updates
11/7/18 – ADA sidewalk installation complete. Parking lot resurfacing complete. Punchlist items and landscaping remain.

10/30/18 – Sidewalk and curb removal and replacement for ADA compliance complete. Preparation for resurfacing this week.

10/9/18 – Preconstruction meeting held on 10/5/18.

2018 Sidewalk Program

This project will involve the removal and replacement of damaged sidewalk, curb & gutter, and driveway aprons.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: City of Lockport
Construction Services: Davis Concrete Construction

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed September 2018. Construction work to begin September.

Weekly Updates
11/6/18 – Sidewalk concrete work 95% complete. Punchlist and landscaping items remain.

10/30/18 – Sidewalk concrete work approximately 70% complete. Preparation for new sidewalk installation on Bruce Rd this week.

10/23/18 – Sidewalk removal complete. Concrete pour has begun.

10/16/18 – Sawcutting operation began. Preparation for sidewalk removal this week.

2018 Pavement Marking Program

This project will involve pavement marking on various streets and intersections throughout Lockport have been identified for pavement marking. Pavement markings include intersection stop bars, roadway centerlines, and pedestrian crosswalks.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: City of Lockport
Construction Services: Mark-It Striping

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed September 2018. Construction work to begin October.

Weekly Updates
11/7/18 – Striping crews approximately 95% complete.

10/30/18 – Striping crews approximately 75% complete.

10/23/18 – Striping crews began work in various areas throughout Lockport. Striping approximately 25% complete.

10/16/18 – Preparations for striping crews to begin this week.

Anticipated Projects

Oak Avenue Water Main
Install new water main along Oak Avenue from Deerwood Drive to Willow Walk Drive water main to complete loop and remove dead ends to minimize iron and particulate build up. Currently out for bid. Scheduled to start July 2018.

163rd Street Water Main
Install new water main across 163rd St to connect to Sagebrook subdivision to complete loop. Currently out for bid. Scheduled to start July 2018.

GIS Mapping
Collection of locations and public utilities data to provide accurate information and inventory of City owned infrastructure and underground utilities. Ongoing project over next few years.

Gougar Road Water Main
Gougar Road from 163rd Street north to Well 14 (Oak Prairie School) extension / loop connection. Scheduled to start October 2018.

Farrell Rd Multi-Use Path
Install new multi-use path along Farrell Road from Bruce Rd to Division St. Estimated to start late summer / early fall 2018.

2018 Storm Water
Upgrade storm water piping system. Work planned for fall 2018.

Frances Street Storm Water
Install storm sewer to limit flooding along Frances St. Work planned for fall 2018.

Daviess Street Culvert Replacements
Chevron is replacing culverts under Daviess St for 13th St drainage ditch as part of the overall West Side Flood Improvement project. Work is scheduled to start summer of 2018.