SG opts for more artistic barrier wall

By on May 31, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on May 21 approved a change order to provide the community with a decorative barrier wall at the intersection of Route 47 and Cross Street.

Public Works Director Tony Speciale updated the board on the construction and proposed change.

“We’re planning to add a decorative aspect to the project instead of plain concrete wall,” Speciale said. “I think it’s worth the cost and would provide something the community could be proud of.”

The change would increase the contract with Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) cost by $33,086.

EEI on April 16 provided information on the decorative options for the barrier wall, including decorative treatments, an estimate of costs, and the procedure for changing the design. Items discussed included a decorative form for the concrete to give the appearance of stone, and staining the finished project for color and visual impact.

Speciale stated that the concrete will be poured and held together with form-liners. Painting will follow.

“I think it would be a nice addition,” village trustee Kevin Geary said. “I drove down to Mill Creek recently and saw what they’ve done, and I think it would be a nice touch.”

“It’s moving along out there,” Speciale said. “The plan was to do it all in the shortest amount of time possible to not interfere with traffic, so we’re busy.”

Board trustee David Paluch suggested community landscaping in the area, as well, which will be considered after the project’s completion in late June.