Downtown Streetscape

The Downtown Streetscape project addresses necessary infrastructure improvements to support Winnetka’s business district in the long-term, including critical updates to water and electric services. Learn about the proposed streetscape improvements by reading the adopted Downtown Master Streetscape and Signage Plan (PDF) and read about the overall vision for improvements to our business districts on our Downtown Master Plan page.

Spring 2021 Construction on Lincoln Avenue

The installation of the new 20-inch water main along the west side of Lincoln Avenue is completed. The contractor performed the required testing of the water main, and the Water Department collected a water sample to test the quality of the water for permitting compliance. Once the water sampling is completed and approved, the contractor will start the service transfer from the old to the new main.

Water service transfers to the new main are anticipated to star the week of April 19. The contractor is planning on performing this work overnight so residents and businesses in the area are less impacted by the lack of water service during the transfer and during regular business hours. Additional details and instructions will be coordinated with each business as the work on the water service transfers begins.

The contractor installed three new storm inlets on the west side of Lincoln and continued the installation of new water main near the intersection of Elm and Lincoln. The intersection of Elm and Lincoln remains open. All the public sidewalks and entrances to businesses also remain accessible during construction. Street parking in front of the business on the east side is once again open and available for parking.

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Construction Schedule

A schedule of activities can be downloaded here (PDF). All dates are weather permitting.

Parking during construction

Ample parking will be available throughout the construction project on Lincoln Avenue. View maps of available parking through the project phases.