engineer reports on Sysco, railroad safety, Fifth Street Road
projects, crosswalks and sewer work
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[December 08, 2008]
Mark Mathon, Lincoln city
engineer, presented the following six-month activity report to Mayor
Beth Davis-Kavelman and council members on Dec. 1 during the regular
meeting of the council.
(The following text is a copy of the written report as submitted to
LDN for publication.)
Sysco Infrastructure – Construction work on this project has
been completed. Final pay estimates are being processed for payment
and for submission to IDOT for reimbursement of eligible costs
through the Economic Development Program.
Safety Improvements – The railroad crossing on north Logan
Street is slated for a safety improvement that includes the addition
of crossing gates to the signals under a project funded in an
agreement by the Illinois Commerce Commission Grade Crossing
Protection Fund, the City of Lincoln, and the Canadian National
Fifth Street Road
– The construction plans being prepared by Hanson Professional
Services for the Urban Section of the Fifth Street Road Project,
which runs from Lincoln Parkway west to the Interstate, are over 50%
complete. Remaining work includes intersection design details, storm
sewer sizing, and finalization of required right of way.
Sanitary Sewer – Hanson Professional Services is continuing with
plans for a sanitary sewer extension that will provide sewer access
to properties along and adjacent to Fifth Street from the west end
of Westminster Drive to near the Interstate. The City recently
approved an agreement with Hanson for completing the sanitary sewer
extension plans as a separate project from the roadway. Expected
timeline for bidding and construction will be in early spring.
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North Sherman Street Reconstruction – The North Sherman Street
project, which included curb & gutter, drainage improvements, and
asphalt surfacing, was completed. Additional work on the project
performed by the Street Department included concrete driveway
approaches and sidewalk work.
– Pedestrian Crossing safety signs were installed at three mid-block
crosswalks. One location received new reflective crosswalk striping;
another location required the parking layout of the entire block to
be redesigned to accommodate the new crossing.
Forcemain Replacement – The forcemain that runs from the
Southplant lift station to the Wastewater Treatment Facility was
replaced over the summer and fall. This project replaced a cast iron
forcemain that had been in operation since the 1930's.
In addition to the written report, Mathon added that in regard to
railroad safety, two crossing improvements have been completed
recently on Kankakee and McLean streets.
[Report by Mark Mathon; Nila Smith