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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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Willow Road Resurfacing Project

New Update as of June 22, 2017

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun the Willow Road Resurfacing and Pedestrian Ramp Project.  The project limits extend from the bridge over the Skokie River (immediately west of Forest Way Drive) through the intersection at Provident Avenue/White Oak Lane.  The project includes localized removal and replacement of curb and gutter, and the replacement and upgrading of the accessible ramps along the corridor limits, localized pavement base repair, and the milling and resurfacing of the pavement with Hot-Mix Asphalt.  Peter Baker and Son is the paving contractor who was awarded the contract.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) we recommence the Willow Road Resurfacing and Pedestrian Ramp Project beginning Monday, June 12th.  The paving contractor, Peter Baker, will be saw cutting patches on Willow Road east of Hibbard on the concrete road section followed by replacement patching.  This work will be followed by the removal of the concrete surface removal east of Hibbard and HMA surface removal west of Hibbard.  HMA surface course and thermoplastic striping will follow these work activities. Due to the postponement of work activities near the Crown Island School the final completion date for the completion of the project has been moved to July 30th.  Considering the Villages upcoming Music Festival and the 4th of July Fireworks events the Village has requested that IDOT postpone roadway grinding operations until July 5th.

If you have questions or concerns about the project please contact Lawrence Pray, the IDOT Resident Technician, or Michael Denne, IDOT Project Manager, by phone or email at (847) 705-4300 or Lawrence.Pray@illinois.gov; or (847) 705-4461 or Michael.Denne@illinois.gov, respectively.  If you wish to speak to someone at the Village of Winnetka Public Works Department, please contact James Bernahl at (847) 716-3261 or jbernahl@winnetka.org.

Willow Road Resurfacing Plans

2017 Street Rehabilitation Program

New Update as of June 22, 2017

This year, the Village will be undertaking several large construction projects during the 2017 construction season, which will be completed under one contract.  The bid opening for the 2017 Street Rehabilitation and Public Improvements Program was on April 5, 2017.  Village Council awarded the contract to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. at the April 18, 2017 meeting.  The program includes Street Rehabilitation, Pavement Patching, Water Main Improvements, and Pavement Striping, throughout various locations in the Village. 

Street Limits Work Activities
Asbury Avenue Grove Street to Vernon Avenue Rehabilitation + Water Main/Services
Asbury Avenue Vernon Avenue to Lake Street Reconstruction + Water Main/Services
Birch Street South End to Willow Road Rehabilitation
Cherry Street Locust Street to Linden Street Rehabilitation + Water Main/Services
Cherry Street Linden Street to Green Bay Road Rehabilitation + Water Main/Services
Chestnut Street Willow Road to Oak Street Rehabilitation/Reconstruction
Church Road South End to Green Bay Road Rehabilitation
Hill Road Chestnut Street to Ridge Avenue Rehabilitation
Humboldt Avenue Foxdale Avenue to Prospect Avenue Rehabilitation
Humboldt Avenue Prospect Avenue to Sheridan Road Rehabilitation
Lincoln Avenue Prospect Avenue to Humboldt Avenue Rehabilitation
Pine Street Killian Court to Lincoln Avenue Rehabilitation

 

The rehabilitation of the noted streets generally consists of milling the existing surface, repairing curbs where needed, and resurfacing.  Minor storm and sanitary sewer structure repair will also be performed, as necessary.  On those noted portions of Asbury Avenue and Cherry Street, portions of the project will have new water main constructed, and the existing water services to those homes will be removed from the smaller and older water main that is to be abandoned, and reinstated to the newer and larger water main on those noted streets.  New sections of water main will be constructed on Asbury, between Randolph and Lake Street; and on Cherry Street, between Birch and Green Bay Road.
 
The reconstruction of the noted streets consists of the complete removal of the existing pavement, curb/gutter, pavement base course, and any necessary repair/replacement of underground utilities, and the placement of new aggregate sub-base course, new concrete curb and gutter and new asphalt base, binder and surface courses.  As this scope of work requires much cooperation with affected residents, the Village will notify each affected resident with a detailed schedule of construction events, in addition to advance notification of when affected residents will need to relocate their vehicles during the construction of the concrete curb and gutter.
 
Pavement Patching: Miscellaneous pavement patching will be performed at various locations throughout the Village to address winter weather destruction and damages caused by water main breaks.  Advance notice will be provided to affected residents.  
                       
Pavement Striping: This portion of the program will provide for the placement of thermoplastic pavement markings at various locations throughout the Village.
 
The construction on Birch, Church and Hill is underway, starting with performing the necessary repairs to the underground sewer system and then performing all necessary curb and sidewalk removal and replacement the week of June 26th.  The milling of the asphalt surface, structure adjustments and the final resurfacing of these streets is anticipated to commence the week of July 3rd to be completed by the end of the week of July 21st.   Also, the Contractor has proposed to start the underground work on Asbury for the week of June 19th.  The construction process and general schedule has been outlined in a notification letter provided to all affected properties.
 
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.

May 5, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter

May 19, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter

June 12, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter

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2017 Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Program

New Update as of June 22, 2017

This year, the Village once again joined the Municipal Joint Bidding Program, with the Villages of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood and Wilmette, for the 2017 Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Program. This program will address the replacement of sidewalks and miscellaneous sections of curb that are either in disrepair or pose a drainage issue, at various locations throughout the Village.  This project had the bid opening on Thursday, April 20, 2017, with the Village of Lincolnwood acting as the lead agency.  The bids were reviewed for accuracy and completeness, and the Village Council awarded the contract to the low bidder, Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc. at the June 6th Council Meeting.
 
After the Village has the pre-construction meeting with the Contractor, a schedule will be provided, and the Village will provide updates throughout this process.  As the work commences, residents who will be affected by the removal of any sidewalk and/or curb that may temporarily limit access to their driveway will receive advance notice of the work.

2017 Sanitary Sewer Relining Program

New Update as of June 22, 2017

This year, the Village of Winnetka entered into the joint partnership with various adjacent municipalities for the trenchless relining of existing sanitary sewers.  The Winnetka Village Council awarded the contract to Visu-Sewer of Illinois, LLC, at the April 18th Council meeting, and all necessary MWRD permits have been obtained.  
 
The Village has not yet received the proposed schedule from the Contractor.  However, once a definite schedule has been determined, the Contractor will notify all affected homeowners with a letter/door hanger that briefly describes the procedure and any necessary instructions to the homeowner, at least 24 hours in advance, with a letter that briefly describes the procedure and any necessary instructions to the homeowner.

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.

Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Program

New Update as of June 22, 2017

The Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Program is a cost sharing program between the Village of Winnetka and the homeowners of single family homes built before 1970.  This year, the Village Council budgeted $105,000 toward the Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Program.  The program is administered by Staff on a first come, first serve basis.  The program was a great success.  As of June 6th, all monies have been utilized.  No further reimbursements will be processed this year.  If you were in the process of installing a backflow device, or were considering entering the program, Village Staff cannot process your request until further funds are made available.  However, Staff will continue to accept all required documentation and schedule the required pre-construction inspections, but cannot make any further reimbursements, as noted.  The Village Council shall retain the sole and exclusive discretion to determine the funding for each fiscal year.
 

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