The Village of Glenview

Pine River Bank Stabilization


2021 public improvement project

​​Contact information

Project ManagerTom Hagerty​
(847) 904-4421
thagerty@glenview.il.us

Natural Resources Manager: Robyn Flakne
(847) 904-​4536

rflakne@glenview.il.us

Engineering Division Manager: Adriana Webb
(847) 904-4414
awebb@glenv​iew.il.us

Project description

A water quality project for the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River is planned on the 1300 block of Pine Street, where 11 residences were removed in 2015 due to frequent and excessive flooding. The Village has secured a grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's 319(h) program that will cover approximately half of the improvement costs on Village-owned property that will reduce pollutants in the river. The proposed improvements, which follow best management practices, include 

  • removing invasive plan species along the west river bank,
  • installing a bio-swale and rain garden along and within 40 feet of the river and stabilizing the river bank, and
  • stabilizing the bank using rock armoring and vegetation and a rock riffle structure that will cross the creek and connect along Sleepy Hollow Park to add dissolved oxygen into the water. 

These improvements will improve the immediate area by creating naturalized flora which will encourage native fauna. Additionally, the reduced pollutant runoff to the river will further improve the water quality of this scenic waterway. There is no anticipated impact to the east river bank.

On July 7, 2020, the Village Board of Trustees authorized an Intergovernmental​ Agreement with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission to manage and coordinate the grant funding, since the Village partners with the commission and is part of the North Branch Chicago Watershed.

Project information and updates

​Contractor: ENCAP, Inc. of DeKalb, Ill.

Budget: $487,148​

Location map: Click here

Information meetings:

Tentative schedule

  • Bid award: February 16, 2021 (Read Staff Report)
  • Estimated construction start: March 1, 2021
    • March 22 -- Erosion control measure, tree protection​ and tree removal
    • April 26 -- Project layout
    • May 3 -- Excavation and streambank stabilization
    • May 17 -- Planting and restoration
    • mid June -- Plug planting
    • September-October -- Tree planting

Schedule may be revised due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday. Work outside these hours will require Village approval.​​​


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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4/9/2021 12:19 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule4/9/2021 12:19 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor was not working onsite as anticipated due to scheduling conflict with the subcontractors. There will be no work onsite until the week of April 12, 2021.

During the week of April 12, the contractor plans to finish installing the erosion control protection. The contractor is also tentatively scheduled to begin removing trees that have been marked for removal with orange fence, and begin clearing select areas of invasive species. This work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and will be postponed if necessary. 

Throughout this phase of construction, the contractor will be working in the street and parkway. 
Thank you for your patience. 



4/17/20214/11/2021Start of Construction
  
4/2/2021 12:24 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule4/2/2021 12:24 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor was not working onsite as anticipated due to scheduling conflict with the subcontractors. There will be no work onsite until the week of April 12, 2021.

Two week look ahead. During the week of April 12, the contractor plans to finish installing the erosion control protection. The contractor is also tentatively scheduled to begin removing trees that have been marked for removal with orange tape, and begin clearing select areas of invasive species. This work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and will be postponed if necessary. 

Throughout this phase of construction, the contractor will be working in the street and parkway. 
Thank you for your patience. 



4/10/20214/4/2021Start of Construction
  
3/26/2021 12:32 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule3/26/2021 12:32 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor installed tree protection and began installing the erosion control protection onsite. The contractor also installed the access road that will be utilized by construction vehicles.

During the week of March 29, the contractor plans to finish installing the erosion control protection. The contractor is also tentatively scheduled to begin removing trees that have been marked for removal with orange tape, and begin clearing select areas of invasive species. This work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and will be postponed if necessary. 

Throughout this phase of construction, the contractor will be working in the street and parkway. 
Thank you for your patience. 



4/3/20213/28/2021Start of Construction
  
3/19/2021 12:00 PMKim Wenzel9/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule3/26/2021 12:39 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

Welcome to the project updates pages for the Pine Street Bank Stabilization Project. Project updates will typically be posted on Fridays of each week. The contract was awarded to Encap Inc. and a virtual resident meeting was held on Thursday March 11. If you have any questions about the project or project updates please contact the project manager, Tom Hagerty, by email thagerty@glenview.il.us or phone (847) 904-4421.

 This week the contactor and Village representatives flagged the larger buckthorn and honeysuckle trees, but all the invasive species will be removed within the project area. There were a few trees including one large cottonwood flagged for removal as well. The removals are flagged with orange flagging tape. There were several trees flagged with green tape, these are to specifically identified as do not remove.

The week of March 22, there will not be much work on site due to potential for rain. The contractor will install the construction access road as well as begin some of the erosion control. They will also begin staging materials and equipment on site.​


3/27/20213/21/2021Start of Construction

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