Arlington Park grandstand roof demolition begins with high reach attachment on Volvo EC75EHR excavator (CARDINAL NEWS). YouTube Tips ⓘ
An extended reach device on an excavator began chomping at the Arlington Park grandstand roof around noon, Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Looking like a cross between a giraffe and a T. Rex dinosaur Terminator creation, the high-reach attachment took a bite out of the southeast corner of the Arlington Park grand stand roof. The operator made several practice moves before removing about a 20-foot section of the gable of the history Arlington Park grandstand roof. The high reach attachment was attached to a Volvo EC750EHR excavator machine, which was hidden behind some trees along the home stretch area, until the high reach attachment was raised into the air.
Several support personal appeared to be watching closely and carefully as a new phase in the exterior demolition began. Safety inspectors were also on hand. The initial bites were apparently followed by a lunch break. Then thunderstorm cells popped up in the area, and apparently the risk of a lightning strike curtailed any high-reach, high altitude work for the rest of the afternoon.
A new banner was installed on the construction site — Francis Construction, with headquarters in Des Plaines, apparently now joining work with Alpine Demolition Service.
The Alpine Demolition Service equipment was first noticed during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 27, 2023 — staged on the northeast side of the Arlington Park grandstand on the property where the Chicago Bears hope to build a new domed NFL stadium surround by residential, entertainment, recreational and commercial properties.
Previous demolition projects by Alpine Demolition Services include the Wrigley Field Demolition Phase 1 Inner Ball Park Expansion, the Des Plaines Oasis Project, the Washington and Wabash Demolition Project and more.
Truck routes have been provided in a map by the Village of Arlington Heights and Kimley Horn — a construction and civil engineering company involved in planning, surveying, engineering, and design consulting. Truck activity on a circuit appeared to increased on July 5, 2023.
Trucks will be exiting with demolition material on Rohlwing Road, and will be transferring material to two separate waste/recycling transfer stations …
LRS Rolling Meadows Transfer Station
3851 Berdnick Street
LRS West Chicago Transfer Station
1655 Powis Road
West Chicago, Illinois
The Rolling Meadows transfer station is located less than one-half mile west of Arlington Park, and is accessible from Rohlwing Road and Berdnick Street.
The traffic route for carrying demolition material to West Chicago is designated from southbound Rohlwing Road to westbound Euclid Avenue to the on ramp from westbound Euclid Avenue to southbound Route 53.
Empty trucks will be entering the property at three checkpoint locations …
Euclid Avenue near the property entrance near Salt Creek,
Euclid Avenue near the former Ditka’s Trackside restaurant, and
Rohlwing Road and Industrial Avenue on the west side of the property.
An Emergency Response Access Gate will be located at the northeast corner of the property at the entrance on Wilke Road just south of Northwest Highway.
Permits for exterior demolition of buildings will be reviewed and approved separately by both the Village of Arlington Heights and Cook County. Increased truck traffic due to the interior demolition is possible in the area, and the property surrounding 2200 West Euclid Avenue will continue to be monitored by security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
DEMOLITION MAP BELOW …
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