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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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2019 Street Rehabilitation and Public improvements Program

New Update as of March 21, 2019

This year, the Village will be undertaking several large construction projects during the 2019 construction season, which will be completed under two contracts.  The bid opening for the 2019 Street Rehabilitation and Public Improvements Program will be on February 14, 2019, to be sent to the Village Council for approval at the March 5, 2019 meeting.  The program includes Street Rehabilitation, Pavement Patching, and Pavement Striping, throughout various locations in the Village.

Contract #1:                  Street Rehabilitation:    The following is the list of streets to be rehabilitated:

Street                                                           Limits                                      Scope of Work          

Arbor Vitae Road     from      Elm Street         to         Pine Street                    Resurface;

Birch Street             from      Ash Street         to         Oak Street                    Resurface;

Forest Street            from      Hill Road           to         Willow Road                  Resurface;       

Lamson Drive          from      Sheridan Road   to         West End                      Resurface;

Oak Street                from      Birch Street       to         Chestnut Street             Resurface;

Orchard Lane           from      Wilson Street    to         Fairview Avenue            Reconstruct;

Ridge Avenue          from      Hill Road           to         Willow Road                  Resurface;

Walnut Street           from      Cherry Street     to         Spruce Street                Resurface;                   

*Woodland Alley      from      Woodland Ave   to         South End                     Reconstruct

Contract #2:             Water Main Construction/Street Rehabilitation:           

The following is the list of streets to be rehabilitated:

Mt. Pleasant             from      Chestnut Streetto         Ridge Avenue                Reconstruct + Water Main;

Westmoor Road       from      Hibbard Road     to         Rosewood Avenue         Resurface + Water Main

The rehabilitation of 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 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.

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.

Fisher Lane and Sheridan Road Ravine Stabilization Project

New Update as of March 21, 2019

The Contractor completed the installation of the new watermain within the ravines; transferring of the existing water services is expected to be completed early next week.  The Contractor has also begun the installation of the new private storm sewer and is expecting to complete this work within the next week.  Once the utility work has been completed the contractor will begin grading operations and the installation of the new erosion control measures.  Final grading and installation of planting materials will be completed in the spring of 2019.

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Green Bay Road at Elm Street Traffic Signal Modernization Project

New Update as of March 21, 2019

The traffic signal modernization at Green Bay Road and Elm Street has been completed and are operational, though there remain a few outstanding issues that the Contractor will need to address.  The Illinois Department of Transportation has approved the final inspection of the new signal system.  The signals have been equipped with accessible pedestrian push-buttons and signals, which include an audible indicator to locate the push-button, and instructions for pedestrians on when it is safe to cross both Green Bay Road and Elm Street.

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 Sanitary Sewer Relining Program

New Update as of March 21, 2019

This year, the Village of Winnetka entered into the joint partnership with various adjacent municipalities for the trenchless relining of existing sanitary sewers.  This year, the contract was awarded to Hoerr Construction, at the June 19th Council Meeting.  The Village has received the necessary MWRD permits.  The Contractor has completed the cleaning and televising the sewers to be relined, and the relining program has been completed for 2018.

The Village of Winnetka greatly appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation during through the completion of this project.

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 March 21, 2019

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.

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Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Program

New Update as of March 21, 2019

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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