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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.


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

Fisher Lane and Sheridan Road Ravine Stabilization Project

New Update as of November 8, 2018

The contractor for this project, A Lamp Concrete Company, Inc. out of Schaumburg is tentatively scheduled to begin the installation of the watermain next week.  This work is expected to take place over the next two weeks and will include the installation of the new water main, required testing, and transferring of water services.  Only a few residents that connect to a small section of the watermain will be affected.  As with similar construction projects residents will be notified in advance from the Water Department for any scheduled shut-downs or require boil orders.  Once the watermain work has been completed the contractor will begin removal operations and the installation of the new storm sewer.



Green Bay Road at Elm Street Traffic Signal Modernization Project

New Update as of November 8, 2018

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; or (847) 716-3261 or, respectively.

2018 Sanitary Sewer Relining Program

New Update as of November 8, 2018

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; or (847) 716-3530 or, respectively.

Oak Street and Cherry Street Bridges Rehabilitation

New Update as of November 8, 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 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 November 8, 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; or (847) 716-3550 or, respectively.

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