Dead Dog Creek Restoration Project, Phase 2
The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is now seeking sealed proposals for the project designated as the Dead Dog Creek Restoration Project, Phase 2. The project is located along Dead Dog Creek, between Sheridan Rd. and a point approximately 300 feet downstream of Ravine Dr., in the Village of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois.
The project includes: the installation of rock riffles to provide grade control and additional aquatic habitat; the installation of rock step pools to provide grade control, prevent further channel incision, and remove barriers to fish passage; the installation of rock toe to stabilize eroding streambanks; the restoration of moderately eroded streambanks by re-grading to 3:1 (H:V) or flatter and re-vegetating with native plant seed, native plant plugs, and erosion control blanket; the restoration of moderate-to-severely eroded streambanks by treating with vegetated geogrid lifts, re-grading to 3:1 (H:V) or flatter, and re-vegetating with native plant seed, native plant plugs, and erosion control blanket; the installation of rock points to deflect erosive stream flows away from streambanks that are susceptible to erosion; the installation of wing deflectors to redirect stream flows toward the center of the stream and restore aquatic habitat; the installation of tree rootballs to provide bank stabilization and additional aquatic habitat; the installation of rock checks to stabilize eroding swales and gullies tributary to the stream channel; and the installation of native plant seed and native plant plugs throughout the project reach. It will also include clearing and tree removal; the installation of temporary soil erosion and sediment control practices; the installation of temporary stream crossings; and, the removal and offsite disposal of concrete and other debris. Upon completion, this project will address the deteriorating conditions along Dead Dog Creek and will provide a long-term solution to the streambank erosion that is occurring within the project reach.
Copies of the bidding documents for the project are fully downloadable below and each prospective bidder may obtain one complete set of the bidding documents from the issuing office, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Suite 201, Libertyville, Illinois 60048. Additional complete sets of the bidding documents may be inspected at the issuing office and may, upon request, be issued to prospective bidders by the issuing office.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the project site. All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting. The meeting will begin outside, or, in the case of inclement weather, inside, the Winthrop Harbor Community Center, which is located at 1520 7th St., Winthrop Harbor, Illinois 60096. Pre-bid meeting attendees are advised to park only in the parking lot located immediately adjacent to the Community Center, and not along the public rights-of-way to avoid blocking private driveways located nearby.
Bids Due Date
The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission will receive bids for the project until 10:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the issuing office, the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Suite 201, Libertyville, Illinois 60048, at which time, or as soon thereafter as possible, and at which place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Instructions for submitting sealed proposals are provided in the bidding documents.