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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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Green Bay Road at Elm Street Traffic Signal Modernization Project

New Update as of October 12, 2017

The Village has been working with IDOT over the past year to obtain approval 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.  The Village received approval from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and the project has been let out for public bid, with the bid opening date of October 5, 2017.  As this bid letting is late in the season, and the lead time for the manufacturing of the new mast arms is quite lengthy, the Village plans to begin construction of the project in the spring of 2018.   

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

Hubbard Woods Train Station Platform Repairs

New Update as of October 12, 2017

Repair of the platform area at the Hubbard Woods Train Station has been substantially completed. The contractor will be performing minor punch list items in the next week.

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2017 Street Rehabilitation Program

New Update as of October 12, 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, Hill and Asbury has been completed, aside from pavement marking and restoration.   

ALamp has completed the reconstruction of the intersection of Cherry Street and Chestnut Avenue, which was lowered to address drainage and flooding concerns. Sod work on Asbury was completed on 10/12. Landscape restoration work is expected to begin 10/13 and continue into next week. The final course of asphalt will not be placed until the MWRD sanitary manhole located in the center of the intersection has been lowered.  The Village is still awaiting the permit from the MWRD to proceed with this work.

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.

July 3, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter

May 5, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter

May 19, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter

June 12, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter  

July 21, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter

August 3, 2017 Street Rehabilitation Resident Letter 

2017 Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Program

New Update as of October 12, 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 addressed 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. 
 
The Contractor has completed the program for this year.

2017 Pavement Rejuvenation Program

New Update as of October 12, 2017

This year, the Village of Winnetka entered into the joint partnership with various adjacent municipalities for the pavement rejuvenation of recently resurfaced asphalt pavements.  The Winnetka Village Council awarded the contract to Corrective Asphalt Materials, LLC, at the April 18th Council meeting.

This year’s pavement rejuvenation program will begin the week of August, 21st, weather permitting.  The Contractor will notify all affected adjacent properties prior to commencing the work.

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.

2017 Sanitary Sewer Relining Program

New Update as of October 12, 2017

 

The Village completed a pre-construction meeting with the Contractor, and the Contractor has begun cleaning and televising the sanitary sewer lines to be relined.  The relining of the sewer is expected as follows:

Day                            Street

Monday 10/16            Ash St & Cherry St

Tuesday 10/17            Hoyt Ln, Sheridan Rd & Garland Ave

Wednesday 10/18       Hoyt Ln & Elder Ln

Thursday 10/19          Provident Ave

Friday 10/20              Sheridan Rd

24-hours prior to commencing the relining activities the Contractor will notify all affected homeowners with a letter/door hanger.  Notifications will briefly describe the relining procedures 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.

Oak Street and Cherry Street Bridges Rehabilitation

New Update as of October 12, 2017

The Village of Winnetka is proposing to rehabilitate Cherry Street and Oak Street Bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad. The project will consist of repairs to the bridges and adjacent pavement and sidewalk. During construction, each bridge will be temporarily closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Metra access from the Oak Street Bridge will be temporarily closed during construction. The Cherry Street Bridge will be completed and opened to traffic prior to the closure of the Oak Street Bridge. This work is tentatively scheduled as follows:

• Cherry Street Bridge closure March 2019 through July 2019
• Oak Street Bridge and Metra access closure July 2019 through November 2019

Any interested person who believes a public information meeting should be held for this project may request a meeting by contacting James Bernahl at (847) 716-3261 or via email at jbernahl@winnetka.org. To be considered, requests must be received by September 8, 2017. A public information meeting will be held if the public response demonstrates sufficient interest.

Maps, drawings, and other information are available for viewing and inspection by the general public. Please contact the person listed above to make arrangements to view this material.

Informational Flyer

Fiber Optic Installation by Wide Open West (WOW) - Internet, Cable and Phone

New Update as of October 12, 2017

The Village has issued a permit to Wide Open West (WOW) for the installation of a fiber optic route. In the next few days, WOW contractors will begin construction of this fiber optic route. The path of The path of this fiber optic cable will be routed underground in the right of way along the side of the street. This project will begin on the west side of Old Green Bay Road around the curve at Fisher Lane and continue to the south side of Hubbard Street where it will cross over to the east side of Old Green Bay Road. It will then follow along the east side of the curve and cross over to the south side of Tower Road where it will continue to the end of the road east of Sheridan Road.

WOW contractors will be using a directional boring method to install these fiber optic cables to minimize surface disruptions. With directional boring, JULIE locates are required to identify all existing underground utilities. WOW contractors will have to dig and expose all existing utilities that may cross over our build path to prevent any damages to your existing utilities.

8-9-2017 Resident Letter

Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Program

New Update as of October 12, 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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