MP water main project nears completion

By on November 9, 2012

by David Maas
MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village Engineer Jeremy Lin on Tuesday updated the Village Board on the status of the current water main project.

“The project is going really well,” Lin said.

Other than one minor scope change, which the board approved later in the meeting, the construction on the project has gone according to plan.

“The schedule has gone fast and relatively smooth,” Lin said. “The majority is finished, and we have no other foreseeable changes.”

Construction on Pearl, Center, and Elm streets has finished, and work on Willow Street is due to finish up by the end of the week.

“The one change in our plan would come at the end of Elm Street,” Lin said. “We would extend the main further to the end of the property in case of future development.”

After completion of the work, Lin assured the board their contractor would repair and clean the areas they worked on.

“After they’re done, they will come back for a final clean up. They will also replace any asphalt they disturbed, and come back in the spring to re-seed grass,” Lin said.

In addition to the project itself, Lin was also working to update the village’s map of its water lines, as there are discrepancies of the size and location on the current map.