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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Click here to view a guide to utility flags prepared by the Public Works Department.
To see a gallery of construction photos, click here.

Green Bay Road at Elm Street Traffic Signal Modernization Project

New Update as of April 12, 2018

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 was let out for public bid.  The bid opening date was October 5, 2017, and the Village Council approved the bid award to Home Towne Electric at the October 17, 2017 Council meeting.  Home Towne Electric has begun the work at the intersection with the installation of the temporary traffic signals, and is proceeding with the removal of the existing traffic signal components and foundations.  Work is anticipated to be completed by June 29, 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.

2018 Street Rehabilitation Program

New Update as of April 12, 2018

This year, the Village will be undertaking several large construction projects during the 2018 construction season, which will be completed under one contract.  The bid opening for the 2018 Street Rehabilitation and Public Improvements Program was on March 8, 2018.  Village Council awarded the contract to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. at the March 19, 2018 meeting.  The program includes Street Rehabilitation, Pavement Patching, and Pavement Striping, throughout various locations in the Village.

Street Rehabilitation:    The following is the list of streets to be rehabilitated:

Street Limits Work
Birch Street Oak Street to Pine Street Rehabilitation

Brier Street

Village Limits to Green Bay Road Rehabilitation
Forest Glen E. Tower Road to Forest Glen N. Reconstruction
Forest Glen N. Lake Street to Forest Glen E. Reconstruction
Forest Glen S. Forest Glen W. Drive to Forest Glen E. Drive Reconstruction
Hazel Lane Heather Lane to Sumac Lane Rehab + Curb R&R
Heather Lane Tower Road to Hickory Lane Rehab + Curb R&R
Heather Lane Hazel Lane to Hickory Lane Rehab + Curb R&R
Hickory Lane Heather Lane to Sumac Lane Rehab + Curb R&R
High Street Meadow Road to Winnetka Avenue Rehabilitation
Linden Street Hill Road to Willow Road Rehabilitation
Linden Street Cherry Street to Oak Street Rehabilitation
Meadow Road Church Road to Brier Street Rehabilitation
Mt. Pleasant Chestnut Street to Ridge Avenue Rehabilitation
Prospect Avenue Lincoln Avenue to Lloyd Place Reconstruction
Scott Avenue Gordon Terrace to Green Bay Road Rehabilitation
Sumac Lane Hazel Lane to Hickory Lane Rehab + Curb R&R
Summit Street Foxdale Avenue to Prospect Avenue Rehabilitation
Tower Road Sheridan Road to Electric Plan Rehabilitation

Elm Street Station Parking Lot

Green Bay Road to Elm Street Reconstruction
Hill Road Storm Sewer Chestnut Street to Indian Hill Road Storm Sewer

 

The rehabilitationof the noted streets generally consists of milling the existing surface, repairing and/or replacing curbs where needed, and resurfacing.  Minor storm and sanitary sewer structure repair will also be performed, as necessary.

The reconstructionof 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.

Construction on Hazel, Heather, Hickory and Sumac, as well as Prospect has begun, starting with the removal and replacement of the curb and gutter.  All curb removal and replacement on these streets should be completed by April 13th, weather permitting.  Work on Forest Glen has also commenced.  The curb and gutter removal and replacement on Forest Glen should be completed by April 21st.  Upon completion of the curb and gutter removal and replacement, each street will be followed by the rehabilitation/reconstruction of the pavement.  Notifications will be provided to the residents prior to the Village beginning the curb removal and replacement.  As the work progresses, notifications will be provided to the affected residents prior to construction beginning on the remaining streets.

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.

2018 Street Rehabilitation Map

4-18-2018 Letter - Prospect & Summit Reconstruction
4/19/2018 Letter & schedule re Forest Glen project

2018 Sanitary Sewer Relining Program

New Update as of April 12, 2018

This year, the Village of Winnetka will enter into the joint partnership with various adjacent municipalities for the trenchless relining of existing sanitary sewers.  The bid documents are being prepared at this time, with an anticipated bid opening of May 3, 2018.  Once a Contractor has been selected, the contract documents will be presented to the Winnetka Village Council for award.  Upon award and all necessary MWRD permits have been obtained, work can commence.

Prior to beginning the work on the scheduled sewer lines, 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.

Oak Street and Cherry Street Bridges Rehabilitation

New Update as of April 12, 2018

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

Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Program

New Update as of April 12, 2018

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.  At this point in time, monies are still available.  If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Susan Chen and/or Matt Havlik to obtain the necessary applications and program information and to schedule the mandatory pre-construction inspection.  Upon successful completion of the pre-construction inspection, obtain all necessary permits for the work through the Community Development Department.  The Village Council shall retain the sole and exclusive discretion to determine the funding for each fiscal year.

If you have questions or concerns about the project please contact either Susan Chen or Matt Havlik of the Public Works Department, by phone or email at (847) 716-3532 or schen@winnetka.org; or (847) 716-3550 or mhavlik@winnetka.org, respectively.
 

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