Deerpath Road Bridge Improvements

September 27, 2016


The bridge was reopened to the public around 3:45 P.M. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.   The City hopes the residents enjoy the added amenities that the replacement of the bridge brought to the area, including a sidewalk and bike path to cross over Mill Creek as well as a wider bridge deck. The City appreciates all your patience during this project.  Thank you!  
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Week of September 19,2016


*Install railing on bike path/walk on bridge and guardrail on bridge
*Groove the bridge deck
*Pour sidewalk and curb 
*Place pavement markings 
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Week of September 12, 2016


*Finish installing storm sewer
*Pour curb, gutter and sidewalk
*Pour asphalt road and bike path 


Week of September 5, 2016

*Finish installing storm sewer
*Pavement removal on the south side
*Final grading
*Preparing to place asphalt path and street


Week of August 29, 2016

*Pour approach pavement
*Curb installation
*Detention final grading
*Installing storm sewer 

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Week of August 22, 2016

*Finish forming deck
*Pour deck
*Haul dirt piles and start final grading
*Installing storm sewerIMG_0892

 


Week of August 8, 2016

These items are to be completed during the following week of 8/08
*The cofferdams will be removed
*The platform for the brick deck will start to be formed
*Rip rap will be installed and rebar formed


Week of July 25, 2016

These items are to be completed during the following week of 7/25.
*The north bridge abutment will be formed and poured
*The bridge deck will start to be formed
 


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Week of July 18, 2016


These items are to be completed during the following week of 7/18.
*The cofferdam has been relocated to the northside and the abutment will be formed and poured

 Week of July 11, 2016


These items are to be completed during the following week of 7/11.
*The streambed on the southside will be excavated, backfilled and rip rap placed
*The cofferdam will be relocated to the northside and the abutment will be formed and poured

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Week of June 20, 2016


Constructing center pier, finishing South abutment, installing rip rap and moving to stage 2 cofferdam for the north abutment
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Week of June 13, 2016


These items are to be completed during the following week of 6/13.
*Most of next week will be installing the cofferdam & excavating.
*Detailed removal of existing concrete at south abutment and pier
*Forming and pouring of south abutment / pier extensions.

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Week of June 6, 2016


*Installation of the cofferdam
*Removal of the bridge decking


Week of May 30, 2016 


Due to the amount of rain the City received the week of 5/9 the Contractor had to wait for the water level of the creek to recede to cross the creek with the watermain. The watermain crossing was completed over the weekend of 5/20-5/21.
*Removal of the bridge decking
*Stabilize site from utility crossing from the creek

Week of May 16, 2016

 
Due to the amount of rain the City received the week of 5/9 the Contractor is waiting for the water level of the creek to recede to cross the creek with the watermain.  
*Utility relocation for the City of Waterman and electric pending weather.

Week of May 9, 2016


*Utility relocation for the City of Waterman and electric pending weather.

Week of May 2, 2016  


  *Utility relocation by others to be completed  
    (Nicor)
  *Utility relocation for City of Waterman and  electric


Week of April 25, 2016  


  *Utility relocation by other (Nicor & AT&T)
  *Utility relocation by City of Water main and electric

 
Week of April 18th, 2016

 


*Tree Removal
*Utility Relocation including water main
Construction for replacement of the bridge is underway.  The contractor has displayed two changeable message boards on Main Street prior to reaching Deerpath Road that the road is closed and to alert drivers to follow the posted detour route.  A few more utilities are being relocated prior to the bridge construction fully starting. 
The road closure will be for the duration of the project and as of now we are anticipating the road being closed until September 2016.  This is weather pending as well as dependent on the utility contractors. 

Week of April 11th, 2016 


*Detour is set up & bridge closure
*Erosion control
*Tree removal
*Utility relocation

The road closure is set to start the week of April 11, 2016. D Construction, Inc. was awarded the job. Removal of the bridge will be one of the first steps during construction.  

 

Project Purpose 


Based on federal regulations and guidelines the current Deerpath Road Bridge, as it stands today, is deficient for width requirements.  The bridge will be reconstructed with a wider deck to meet today’s standards.  The wider deck will also include a 10’ wide bike path on the east side and a 5’ wide sidewalk on the west side for pedestrian access. 
The project will also include transforming the roadway section from rural, ditches and no curb, to an urban with curb and gutter and storm sewer while extending the bike path to the intersection of Deerpath and Saupp & tie into the existing bike path on Main Street. 
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Project Background


The City of Batavia is required by the State of Illinois to have each of our bridges inspected on a two-year or four-year cycle depending on the age of the structure.  The Deerpath Road Bridge, located where Deerpath crosses over Mill Creek, just south of Main Street, is on the two-year cycle where routine evaluations occur relating to the structure condition in relationship to minimum federal regulations.  During one of the more recent bridge inspections the bridge was rated deficient for overall deck width based on current standards.  Since the structure was rated deficient the City contracted with a consultant, Civiltech, to perform all necessary tasks, including studies, monitoring, and engineering evaluation, required to rehabilitate or reconstruct the bridge to accommodate a wider deck. Through the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) process a series of meetings were held to discuss regional traffic and impacts this bridge has and is anticipated to see in future years in order to design a structure that will best address those needs. 
The federal process involved with funding includes three Phases, Phase I, completed by Civiltech, which includes investigative work, was approved in February 2012.  Civiltech was chosen to complete Phase II as well, with approval granted from IDOT in August 2012 to commence Phase II. As of November 2015 final engineering plans for the bridge and land acquisitions are completed and approved.  

 

Construction Impacts


Deerpath Road Bridge will be completely closed from Deerpath/Saupp to Main Street during the project duration.  Limited access will be granted for the home on Deerpath Road and local access to the Holy Cross Church entrance on Deerpath.  All other traffic will be routed to Main Street via Saupp, Hapner & Wade.  

Project Funding 


This project was originally awarded Highway Bridge Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program funds (BRP).  The program funds have been reallocated since the award and those funds are now categorized with and known as STP (Surface Transportation Program).  The project is being federally funded with 80% of the project cost paid through Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and a local match of 20% by the City of Batavia. 

Phase Cost Completed Description
Phase I $110,404.33 12/08-02/10 Preliminary & investigative Engineering/reports
Phase II $323,712.00 06/10-11/15 Design engineering,land acquisition,soil testing
Phase II $1,754.953.44  2016 Construction of bridge and construction engineering
$2,189,069.77

$1,751,255.82 Federal Highway Administration(IL Dept of Transportation) share
$437,813.95 City share




Project Plans


Deerpath Road Bridge Replacement Plans.

Detour Plan

Contact Information

For concerns or questions, please email Andrea Podraza or call 630-454-2757.