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Current Construction Projects

The Village of Winnetka continues to change and improve, often with the help of public infrastructure projects. We strive to provide up-to-date information about the projects with the most impact on those living, working, and visiting the community.  Please keep in mind that construction zones can be dangerous. The Village encourages everyone to heed construction signs and warnings and to ensure that children do not play on or near construction sites.

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Boal Parkway Pump Station Project

New Update as of December 10, 2016

Click here to view the Open House Powerpoint Presentation on 1-4-2017

The Village of Winnekta is please to inform you that the Public Works Department will be hosting a public informational meeting for the Boal Parkway Pump Station Project. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 4th at 6:00 pm at the Public Works Facility located at 510 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL.

Who should attend? Anyone who lives along the Boal Parkway and has been impacted by flooding will benefit from attending this
meeting. Even if a resident was not affected by the flooding events, but lives in the vicinity of the Boal
Parkway Study Area, their input will be very valuable to the project and is invited to attend.

The Boal Parkway Study Area is located along Boal Parkway, south of Tower Road and west of Winnetka Golf Club and includes exclusively single family residential dwellings on large lots averaging approximately 21,700 square feet. The Study Area is drained by two storm sewer outlets that both drain to the East Diversion Ditch: a 24-inch pipe running through the rear yards of properties along Boal Parkway and Sumac Lane; and a 12-inch pipe carrying the drainage from Boal Parkway. The sewer currently only serves to drain the rear yards directly adjacent to it, as several residents have connected area drains to the sewer. When the water surface in the East Diversion Ditch rises, the flow of the stormwater is blocked by tailwater at both storm sewer outlets in the study area, which results in yard and street flooding. The Village’s consultant, HR Green, Inc. of Evanston, Illinois has developed preliminary engineering plans to address the flooding in the neighborhood. The purpose
of this meeting is to present these preliminary engineering plans to the affected residents and interested public and answer any questions related to the project.

Below are previous notifications and meeting documents:

3-24-2016 Surveying Notification Letter

12-7-2016 Open House Notification Letter

If you have questions or concerns about the project please contact James Bernahl of the Public Works Department, by phone or email at (847) 716-3261 or jbernahl@winnetka.org, respectively.

Oak Street and Cherry Street Bridge Construction

New Update as of December 10, 2016

The Oak Street Bridge, just east of Green Bay Road, is a steel and reinforced concrete bridge that has a reinforced concrete bridge deck.  Approximately 19 years ago, the bridge deck was rehabilitated with a thinner concrete overlay.  Last August, 2014, a small portion of that concrete overlay on the Oak Street Bridge Deck failed by delaminating from the original concrete bridge deck.  At that time, the Village Public Works Department secured the area, and then contacted Ciorba Group, the Village’s bridge design and inspection consultant.  Ciorba Group responded immediately, and performed a more extensive investigation of the problem, providing the Village with the appropriate corrective measures to pursue.   
 
The Village’s original objective was to take corrective action by performing the necessary concrete deck patching, but has considered alternative solutions to the problem.  Both the Oak Street and Cherry Street bridges were rehabilitated in the same manner, approximately 19 years ago, and both deck overlays are experiencing similar stages of delamination, as the overlay is approaching the end of its useful life.  The Village will obtain Federal Funding for the rehabilitation of both the Oak and Cherry Street bridges.  As part of the process, the Village received Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) from various engineering firms to perform the necessary engineering studies and design for the rehabilitation of both bridges.  Staff selected the proposal that was in the best interest of the Village, which was then submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), receiving approval for the proposed work and confirmation that the project will be 80% funded with Federal Funds.   Staff then presented the recommendation to the Village Council at the October 20, 2015 Council Meeting, with the Council awarding the contract to Baxter & Woodman.  As IDOT’s review and approval process for bridge design and reconstruction requires a substantial amount of time, it is the Village’s hope to rehabilitate the Oak Street Bridge during the 2018 construction season, and the Cherry Street Bridge during the 2019 construction season.  Baxter & Woodman are currently working on the Phase I Engineering Design programs for both the bridge reconstructions.
 

If you have questions or concerns about the project please contact either Susan Chen or James Bernahl of the Public Works Department, by phone or email at (847) 716-3532 or schen@winnetka.org; or (847) 716-3261 or jbernahl@winnetka.org, respectively.

Green Bay Road at Elm Street Traffic Signal Modernization Project

New Update as of December 10, 2016

This year, the Village is proposing to modernize the traffic signals at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Elm Street.  As part of the modernization, the existing system will be removed and replaced with new traffic signal standards and wiring, as well as accessible pedestrian signals.  At present, the Village is in the initial stages of design and review with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), but will be presenting the Resolution to allocate MFT monies to fund the majority of the work at the April 19, 2016 Village Council meeting.  The Village is still in the review/revision process with IDOT’s, which can take several iterations, and months, before obtaining IDOT approval.  Once IDOT has reviewed and approved the plans, the project will be let out for public bid.  As the project progresses, updates will be provided.

If you have questions or concerns about the project please contact either Susan Chen or Mehdi Vakil of the Engineering Division of Public Works, by phone or email at (847) 716-3532 or schen@winnetka.org; or (847) 716-3530 or mvakil@winnetka.org, respectively.

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