Lone Tree Subdivision Phase II

General Information

Tentative Completion Date September 30, 2017
Project Manager Village Staff
Contractor A Lamp Concrete (Water Main Portion), Triggi Construction (Streets)
Awarded Contract Amount $955,004 (Street Construction)
Funding Sources Bonds

Project Description


The Village of Northbrook proactively reviews the condition of our utility systems, water and sewers, on an annual basis and updates our recommended five-year Capital Improvement Plan. The existing 6-inch diameter water mains will be replaced with 8-inch mains to accommodate the increased volume needed by the community, to ensure sufficient water flow if needed by the Fire Department in the case of an emergency, and due to its deteriorated condition.

Project Locations


Water mains are scheduled for replacement on Bayberry Drive (between Laburnum Drive and Huehl Road), Sorrel Drive (between Laburnum Drive and Huehl Road), Tamarind Drive (between Laburnum Drive and Huehl Road), Banyan Drive (between Sorrel Drive and Tamarind Drive), and Huehl Road (between Harris Drive and Tamarind).

Current Project Update


August 18, 2017

With another week of mostly good weather, the Village’s contractor was able to make good progress and is now about a week ahead of schedule. In addition to completing some minor work on Donegal Lane and Iris Court, crews began work on the south side of Sorrel and west side of Banyan Drives respectively. Staff anticipates that crews will begin the last major concrete pour of this project early next week.

Previous Project Updates


August 11, 2017

This week, the Village’s contractor took advantage of the good weather and made significant progress, including conducting concrete pours on the north side of Tamarind Drive and east side of Banyan Drive (between Tamarind and Sorrel Drive) and removing damaged concrete street panels on Huehl Road. Due to this work, crews were able to reopen both Tamarind and Laburnum Drives to two-way traffic. Next week, crews will pour concrete for the patches on Huehl Road and complete all pours on the east side of Banyan, weather permitting. Staff anticipates that Bayberry Drive may also be reopened to two-way traffic next week, once the final patch has cured. The Village would like to thank residents in the area for their patience during these improvements as work continues this summer. 



August 4, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor continued work in the Lone Tree Subdivision, focusing on concrete pours on the south sides of Tamarind and Bayberry Drives and patching on the west side of Laburnum Drive. Staff anticipates that Laburnum Drive and Tamarind will be reopened to two-way traffic next week. Bayberry will remain one-way during the next week but will be reopened as soon as possible. Page 3 Next week, the contractor will begin working on Sorrell Drive and one block of Banyan Drive between Sorrell and Tamarind. Staff will be delivering letters to all Lone Tree residents today explaining the changes that will occur as the project moves from Tamarind and Bayberry to Sorrell and Banyan. As part of this project, staff mailed notices to all impacted residents on Tuesday, August 1, inviting them to sign-up for the Village’s new NotifyMe feature. NotifyMe allows the Village to create subscription lists for website users based on specific topics (such as construction updates for the Lone Tree Subdivision project) and transmit e-mail and/or text notifications to these users. While the NotifyMe emails will allow faster and better communication, it will not replace the written notices staff delivers at key project stages. Those who wish to subscribe to this list or other notifications can visit the Village’s website at www.northbrook.il.us/notifyme.  


July 28, 2017

This week, the Village’s contractor poured approximately 200 cubic yards of concrete roadway on the north side of Bayberry Drive from Banyan Drive to Huehl Road. Additional work also occurred on Laburnum Drive and Tamarind Drive, where the contractor completed the pouring of concrete patches on the east and north sides of those roads respectively. Next week, the contractor expects to pour pavement on the south side of Tamarind and remove pavement on the south side of Bayberry. 


July 21, 2017

The rain this week and last week slowed the progress of concrete installation on the Lone Tree Subdivision Street Reconstruction project. The residents on Tamarind Drive were provided stone access ramps to their driveways over the weekend to minimize the time without driveway access. As of the middle of this week, the contractor has poured approximately 200 cubic yards of concrete roadway on the north side of Tamarind from Laburnum Drive to just past the intersection with Banyan Drive. Pavement removal on the north half of Bayberry Drive from Laburnum to Banyan started this week and will continue next week. By the end of next week, the northern lanes of Tamarind and possibly Bayberry are scheduled to be completed. After that, work will begin on the southern lanes. 


July 14, 2017

The first phase of construction of the Lone Tree Subdivision street reconstruction project began this week with the complete removal of the north half of the street on Tamarind and Bayberry Drives. The contractor began with saw cutting and pavement removal on Tamarind this week but could not start on Bayberry due to rain delays. The pavement on Bayberry will be removed next week. Staff has distributed updated driveway closure notifications to the impacted residents on Bayberry.  Please note that Tamarind will only be accessible in an east/west direction, whereas Sorrel and Bayberry only allow one-way traffic in a west/east direction. Harris Drive will be kept open in both directions during the entire construction period.


July 7, 2017

The Village’s contractor began placing traffic control devices and saw cutting of the concrete pavement. Pavement removal work will begin Monday, July 10.  The first phase of construction consists of the complete removal of the north half of the street on Tamarind and Bayberry Drives. Public Works staff has distributed notices regarding driveway closures to residents who will be impacted by the work. 


June 30, 2017

After the 4th of July holiday, the Village’s contractor will begin the replacement of the concrete pavement on Banyan, Bayberry, Sorrell, Tamarind and Laburnum Drives, as well as Huehl Road. The project’s initial work will include setting up traffic control, marking underground utilities and making material deliveries. Starting Monday, July 10, the existing roadway will be sawcut and removed. Frequent lane closures, lane shifts and one-way routing are expected on these streets throughout the length of the project, which is scheduled to be completed early September.  


June 23, 2017

The contractor continued to work on final items this week, including fire hydrant height adjustments, valve height adjustments and sidewalk repairs. The contractor expects to have the punch list substantially completed by today (Friday, June 23).

The replacement of the concrete pavement on Banyan, Bayberry, Sorrell, Tamarind and Laburnum Drives, as well as Huehl Road, will start the week of Monday, July 10. This week, letters about the forthcoming construction were mailed to all potentially impacted residents. Frequent lane closures and lane shifts are expected on these roads throughout the length of the project, which is scheduled to be completed early September. 



June 16, 2017


With this project nearing final completion, the Village’s contractor will continue to work on punch list items next week. This will include adjusting the height of select hydrants and valve boxes, installing hydrant flags, repairing damaged irrigation systems and sidewalks, and patching damaged driveways.

June 9, 2017


All major work items on the Lone Tree Water Main Project are now complete. The contractor completed parkway restoration work this week and submitted notice of project completion to Public Works staff. Public Works staff is completing a final inspection of the entire project site and generating a formal punch list of any items the contractor may need to address before the project is accepted.


June 2, 2017


This week, the contractor installed utility locate stations for the new PVC water main and continued restoring parkways with topsoil and erosion control blanket. Public Works staff inspected hydrants, water valves, vaults and buffalo boxes to verify all are in working condition.

May 26, 2017


This week, crews began final cleanup and restoration work, including replacing sidewalk squares and replacement of topsoil. Staff anticipates all remaining work will be completed next week.

May 19, 2017


This week, crews completed connecting the new mains to the existing mains at the intersections of Sorrell with Laburnum and Banyan Drives as well as the removal of old hydrants and temporary asphalt patches. Next week, sidewalk and parkway restoration will be completed, and this project will be substantially complete.

May 12, 2017


This week, crews completed installing all water services remaining on Sorrell Drive. Next week, work will focus on connecting the new and existing mains at the intersections of Sorrell with Laburnum and Banyan Drives. Once these connections have been made, the contractor will begin clean-up work, including concrete sidewalk repairs, parkway restoration, adjusting the height of fire hydrants, and other miscellaneous site clean-up.

May 5, 2017


This week, crews completed all water main and service installations on Bayberry Drive. Next week, crews will complete the main connections at the intersections of Bayberry at Laburnum Drive and Banyan Drive. Additionally, the contractor will begin installing water services on Sorrell Drive.

April 28, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor completed the installation of the water main on Sorrel Drive. Additionally, crews completed pressure testing and chlorination of the water main on Bayberry Drive. Next week, crews will begin installing the water services for homes on Bayberry Drive. Staff anticipates that crews will also complete the interconnection between the existing main on Laburnum Drive and new main on Bayberry.

April 21, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor continued work on the Lone Tree Subdivision water main replacement project. The contractor completed installation of the water main services on Tamarind Drive and completed the installation of the water main on Bayberry Drive. Next week, the contractor will work on storm sewer repairs and water services installation on Bayberry Drive and will continue installing water main on Sorrel Drive.

April 14, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor continued work on the Lone Tree Subdivision water main replacement project. The contractor completed installation of approximately half of the water main services on Tamarind Drive. Water main services will continue to be installed on the remaining portion of Tamarind Drive and Huehl Road next week. The contractor will also continue water main installation work on Sorrel and Bayberry Drives.

April 7, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor continued work on the Lone Tree Subdivision water main replacement project. The contractor began installing water main services on Tamarind Drive and Huehl Road, which will continue into next week. Next week, the contractor will continue water main installation work on Sorrel and Bayberry Drives.

March 31, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor continued work on the Lone Tree Subdivision water main replacement project. The contractor began installing new water mains on Banyan and Sorrel Drives as well as pressure testing and chlorination of previously installed mains on Huehl Road and Tamarind Drive in anticipation of connecting new water service lines. Next week, the contractor will continue work on Sorrel and Bayberry Drives.

March 24, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor completed the installation of water main, fire hydrants and storm sewer on Tamarind Drive and Huehl Road as applicable. Next week, crews will begin water main work on Banyan and Bayberry Drives.

March 17, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor continued installing an eight-inch water main on Tamarind Drive and Huehl Road. Next week, pressure testing and chlorination of these new water mains will begin. Following chlorination of the mains, residential service lines will be installed on the new water mains.

March 10, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor began installing an 8-inch water main along Tamarind Drive and Huehl Road. The installation on Tamarind and Huehl Road is anticipated to be completed next week. Once the installation is complete, pressure testing and chlorination of the new water mains will begin.

March 3, 2017


This week, the Village’s contractor began preparations for the Lone Tree water main replacement project and completed the construction layout of the work site. The contractor also installed tree protection, pruned trees, and began concrete saw cutting on Tamarind Drive. Water main installation work will start the week of Monday, March 6.

February 23, 2017


The 2017 water main improvements contract for the Lone Tree subdivision was awarded last week at the board meeting to A Lamp Concrete Contractors. Resident letters are being sent out this morning. The Pre-construction meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, February 28 with the contractor beginning layout, tree protection/pruning, and saw cutting on March 1. Water Main installation will begin the week of March 6.