Construction Projects

Well 15 - Water Treatment Facility 

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 (IEPA) with federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This project includes the long-term construction of a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP). Improvements made to current piping system will allow connectivity to the new water treatment plant's 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.

Contractors

Design Services: Strand Associates, Inc.
Construction Services: Thieneman Construction, Inc.

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionSeptember 2019Complete
ConstructionSpring 2020In Progress

Latest Updates

MonthYearSummary
August2021Continued start up activities. Substantial completion met. Punchlist work has begun.
July2021Treatment plant start up has begun.
May2021Crews currently evaluating start up complications. Preparations for treatment start up has begun.
April2021Well start up operations have begun. Final punch list work in progress.
March2021Well Pump and motor installed. Preparations have begun for testing, disinfection, and start up.
February 2021Well house construction complete. Start up and testing anticipated this month.
November 2020Underground utility work complete. Well house instrumentation work started. Parking lot paving to begin soon.


2022 Resurfacing Project 

Currently, the City of Lockport is completing roadway improvements on Farrell Road from Bruce Road to 151st Street and 151st Street East of Farrell to Gougar Road. The contract was awarded to PT Ferro Construction and the City is using Motor Fuel Tax and Local funds to complete the project. The Project also includes curb removal and replacement, sidewalk installation, and storm sewer repairs. Streets will be open to traffic during construction. As the work progresses, there will be varying congestion and traffic patterns. To ensure the safety of motorists, workers, and pedestrians, be on high alert for construction flaggers, arrow boards, barriers, and additional signage. Besides intermittent closures for construction operations, driveways are expected to remain open.

Public Notice (PDF)

Contractors

Engineering Services: Christopher Burke Engineering
Construction Services: PT Ferro Construction

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionMarch 2022Complete
ConstructionMay 2022In Progress
ConstructionJune 2022Farrell Road asphalt surface will be milled on 6/9/22 from 159th to Bruce Road.
Construction DelayJuly 2022On June 7th, 2022 the Local 150 Operators union went on strike against the CAAPA, an organization which represents the 3 largest quarry owners in the Chicagoland area that provide essential aggregates for Hot-Mix Asphalt. The contractor had enough material to pave south of 159th, but the decision was made to stop further destructive work until the Strike is resolved.

Recent Updates

MonthYearSummary
May2022City Council awarded PT Ferro the 2022 Resurfacing Project on 4-6-22. Pre construction meeting scheduled for 5-4-22.

3rd & Hamilton Water Main Replacement & Roadway Reconstruction  

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. 

Location Details

  • 3rd Street - Washington to Hamilton
  • Hamilton Street - 4th Street to 2nd Street
  • Hamilton Street - Franklin to Morgan

Contractors

Engineering Services: City of Lockport
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionJanuary 2022Complete
ConstructionFebruary 2022In Progress

Recent Updates

MonthYearSummary
May 2022Water Main installation complete. Storm sewer installation complete. Sidewalk and driveway installation complete. Curb and asphalt binder installation complete. Austin Tyler has begun preparation for topsoil and sod installation. 
February2022Tree removal complete. Sidewalk removal began in preparation for water main installation. Water main installation began 2-24-22.




Kelvin Grove Rear Yard Water Main Replacement Project 

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. 

Contractors

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

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionJanuary 2022Complete
ConstructionFebruary 2022In Progress

Recent Updates

MonthYearSummary
May202265 water services installed on Milne, Maple, and 7th Street. Water Main installation complete on Holly from Read to Summit. Water Main installation complete on 8th from Read to Summit. Water main installation on 8th from Summit to Adams to begin after school is on summer break. Austin Tyler has begun scheduling water service replacements on Holly and 8th. 
February2022Austin Tyler has begun reaching out to residents within project limits to set up initial water service inspections. Crews have begun replacing water services on Milne, Maple, and 7th. 


2022 Roadway Patching Project 

This project includes removing and patching roadways throughout Lockport that cause repeated pot holes. 

Contractors

Engineering Services: City of Lockport
Construction Services: McGill Asphalt

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionApril 2022Complete
ConstructionMay 2022In Progress

Recent Updates

MonthYearSummary
May2022City Council awarded McGill Asphalt the 2022 Roadway Patching Project on 4-20-22. Pre construction meeting scheduled for 5-5-22.


Streetscape Project 

This project includes streetscape improvements to State Street from 10th to 11th and 9th Street from State to Hamilton. Improvements include sidewalk replacement, brick paver installation, planter box installation, and lighting improvements. 

Contractors

Engineering Services: V3 Companies
Construction Services: Dunteman Construction

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionJune 2021Complete
ConstructionJune 2022In Progress

Recent Updates

MonthYearSummary
May2022Sidewalk removal activities to begin in mid to late June.


Streetscape ProjectWWTP Phase I Improvements  

This project includes upgrading existing Division Street Waste Water Treatment Plant influent storm water processing capacity to allow for greater wet weather processing capabilities using the addition of a wet weather force main. 

Contractors

Engineering Services: Baxter & Woodman
Construction Services: Williams Brothers

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionSeptember 2021Complete
ConstructionJune 2022In Progress

Recent Updates

MonthYearSummary
May2022Williams Brothers currently receiving materials and equipment in preparation for construction activities in Summer 2022.


Canal Bike Path Project  

This project includes the installation of an asphalt bike path from 6th street to second street along the I&M Canal.

Contractors

Engineering Services: City of Lockport
Construction Services: Schroeder Asphalt

Milestones

PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionSeptember 2021Complete
ConstructionApril 2022In Progress

Recent Updates

MonthYearSummary
May2022Tree removal complete. Schroeder has begun the stone removal process in preparation for placement of asphalt. 


Veterans Memorial Bike Path

The City of Lockport has embraced pedestrian and bicycle-friendly causeways throughout the community and approved an update to the Bike Path Master Plan. The Veterans Memorial ("VMT") Bike Path is a major introduction to a new path in multiple communities by the Tollway and Will County Forest Preserve in collaboration with the City of Lockport. 

June Update: Construction on the first leg of VMT in Lockport has begun. Bruce Road will be closed at the I-355 overpass for the month of June. The contractor (D Construction) anticipates that it will reopen before July 4th. After that, they will be doing the bridge on 167th Street between 355 and Prime Blvd starting on July 5, 2022 it should re-open by August 4, 2022.

July Update: Work is moving along quickly on the 3.5-mile expansion of the Veterans Memorial Trail, which will travel from the Spring Creek Greenway Trail at Hadley Valley north to a state-owned trail along 159th Street in Lockport. The picture below  is from 167th Street, where crews have removed a section of the road and are excavating so another pedestrian tunnel can be installed; the first tunnel at Bruce Road is already in place and that road has been reconstructed and reopened. This trail extension is tentatively scheduled to be completed in October 2022. Read more about this project by visiting: https://bit.ly/3ajU2Ir.  

VMT 167TH