Elm Street Business District 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.

2023 Construction

The Downtown Streetscape Project’s fifth phase construction in the East Elm district continues. During the week of August 28, the contractor continued the electrical work and installed the underground electrical ducts, precast bases for the new streetlights, and the new led bollard’s at the southwest corner of Lincoln and Elm. The contractor also started the installation of the new electrical lighting controller at the intersection of Arbor Vitae Road and Elm Street.

 The contractor will remain focused on the electrical items for the next couple of weeks. Once the electrical installation work is completed ALamp will begin sidewalk restoration and hardscape placement work.   The Streetscape project is expected to be substantially completed by the end of September.

The project was initiated to provide necessary infrastructure improvements that are critical to the ongoing support of Winnetka’s business districts and is informed by the Village’s Downtown Master Plan. Read about project details including the scope of work, parking, and business support in the project's information packet (PDF).  

2023 Construction Updates

Construction activities commenced during the week of July 24 just east of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Elm Street. Work was completed ahead of schedule, with temporary closures of roadway being reopened the same day. With the initial connection work completed, the proposed one-way eastbound traffic on Elm Street will be initiated and parking will resume on the south side of Elm Street. 

Watermain work is anticipated to continue through the upcoming week. The installation of the new watermain between Lincoln Avenue and Maple Street is scheduled to be completed by August 7. 

All impacted businesses and residents have been notified in advance about the upcoming construction, project scope, and parking details. Read the September construction update to businesses and residents.