Construction Updates

Below are updates and detailed information on projects currently under construction or planned for construction in 2019. Please understand that project milestone dates given below are estimated and weather dependent. 

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
2/22/19 – Preparation for mast arm installation and asphalt resurfacing in early spring. Installation of new temporary roadway striping complete.

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 began August 2018.

Recent Updates
3/18/19 - Current drill depth of 1,114 feet below grade. 

2/22/19 - New drill location selected within current site boundaries. Current drill depth of 615’.

17th & Jefferson Reconstruction and Watermain Installation

Project will involve the full reconstruction of 17th Street, from Washington to Madison, and Jefferson Street, from 16th to 18th. The project will include full removal and replacement of pavement and base, curb and gutter, storm sewer and landscape restoration.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering
Construction Services: Austin Tyler

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed in March 2019. Construction planned for April 2019.

Recent Updates
3/18/19 - Comed & Comcast utility relocation complete. AT&T utility relocation has begun. Resident meeting held March 7th.

2/22/19 - Austin Tyler awarded contract at Feb 6th City Council meeting. Utility relocation has began.

2019 Resurfacing Program

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 Ltd.
Construction Services: Not yet known

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed March 2019. Construction to begin April 2019.

Recent Updates
3/18/19 – Contract to be awarded at 3-20-19 City Council meeting.

Division Street Watermain 

This project involves the replacement of watermain from State St. to Briggs St. The project will include resurfacing within the project limits and landscape restoration.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Not yet known

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed March 2019. Construction to begin Spring 2019.

Recent Updates
3/18/19 – Contract to be awarded at 3-20-19 City Council meeting.

Gougar Road Watermain Extension 

The project involves the installation of a watermain connection between Well 14 and 163rd Street. The distance is approximately 6,900 LF. ROW and/or Easement acquisistion will be required for the project as well. The project also includes the installation/relocation of two (2) pressure reducing valve stations.

Main Contractors
Engineering Services: Strand Associates
Construction Services: Not yet known

Project Timeline
Preconstruction activities completed March 2019. Construction to begin Spring 2019.

Recent Updates
3/18/19 – Contract to be awarded at 3-20-19 City Council meeting.

Anticipated 2019 Projects

Farrell Road Bike Path
Project to include installation of 8' bike path along Farrell Road between Division Street and 163rd.  

2019 Sanitary Sewer Lining
Project to include lining of sanitary sewer evaluated as a part of 2019 Sanitary Sewer Televising project. Lining will greatly increase the strength and lifetime of existing sanitary sewer.

2019 Sidewalk Program
Project to include removal and replacement of sidewalk throughout Lockport that has been deemed unsafe. Sidewalk requests accepted for 2019 Sidewalk Program through May 3, 2019. 

2019 Storm Water Program
This project will involve the evaluation and design of improvements to address stormwater issues as determined by Staff.

163rd & Gougar Signalization
This project will include the installation of a traffic signal utilizing the existing geometry at the intersection.

Milne Creek Streambank Stabilization
Project to include installation of streambank stabilization on a severely eroded portion of Milne Creek just north of Adams Street.

Hamilton Parking Lot Reconstruction
This project will involve the reconfiguration, resurfacing and additional of drainage improvements to the Public Hamilton Parking Lot.

IL-7 Frontage Road Bridge Repairs 
This project involves web repairs of the beams at piers 2 & 6 and full deck replacement. Replacement/relocation ofthe expansion joints where the deterioration is occurring is also included.