The Village of Libertyville approved a bond referendum for major Village-wide street improvements to be scheduled over a five-year period. In advance of pavement resurfacing improvements, the Village hired Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA) to design various water main and sewer replacements/repairs on numerous streets identified as having deteriorated underground infrastructure. Installation methods have included both traditional open cut as well as directional drilling. Work also included replacement of 1.5” residential water services, fire hydrants, mainline valves, sanitary and storm sewer spot repairs, and miscellaneous restoration work.

As a separate contract during the construction seasons of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Village retained GHA to assist with coordination and observation of various capital improvement projects. While the extent of the work has varied from year to year, the projects typically include approximately five months of full-time assistance during the summer. Gewalt Hamilton’s Resident Engineer worked hand and hand with Village Engineering, Public Works and Building Department staff on numerous projects, and also assisted with coordination of work by the Village’s other engineering consultants.