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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 July 17, 2019

This year, the Village will be undertaking several large construction projects during the 2019 construction season, which will be completed under one contract.  Village Council awarded this year’s contract to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc..  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.

For the week of July 8, 2019:

All of the streets to be rehabilitated and reconstructed have been completed, and the Contractor is continuing completing landscaping and restoration of the parkways.

The Contractor was on-site this week performing pavement marking (striping, stop bars and crosswalks). ALamp will be continuing pavement marking next week, weather permitting.

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.

2019 Annual Sidewalk Program

New Update as of July 17, 2019

The sidewalk program is now complete.

The Village's sidewalk construction contractor, Schroeder & Schroeder, will be on site beginning July 12 to perform Village-wide sidewalk repairs and replacements. The duration of the work should last 5 days, weather permitting.

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.

2019 Sanitary Sewer Relining Program

New Update as of July 17, 2019

Visu-Sewer was on site this week performing televising and cleaning of sewers in preparation for the lining work. Preparation work will continue through July 12th. Lining work will take place from July 15th through August 9th, weather permitting.

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.

Fisher Lane and Sheridan Road Ravine Stabilization Project

New Update as of July 17, 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 July 17, 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.

Oak Street and Cherry Street Bridges Rehabilitation

New Update as of July 17, 2019

Construction for the Cherry Street and Oak Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to start after the July 4th Holiday.  It will require the closure of Cherry Street (from Green Bay Road to west of Maple Street) and Oak Street (from Green Bay Road to Lincoln Avenue) to complete the work.  Both will be closed starting Monday, July 8th, 2019.  There will be signs for a Detour Route in place, to direct traffic around these closures.

The project will include the full removal and replacement of the superstructure and some modifications to the existing substructure of both bridges. Precast concrete beams will be utilized to speed up construction and reduce future maintenance costs, and the existing abutment foundations will be supplemented with new helical piers to increase capacity.  Both structures will maintain road and sidewalk widths similar to the existing bridges.  The Oak Street Bridge will receive a decorative concrete railing and pedestrian lighting similar to the Elm Street Bridge.

The construction work will not affect the Metra train schedule, however, while the Oak Street Bridge is being replaced there will not be access to the current drop off zones and stairways at the Oak Street Bridge, as these will be replaced as part of the project.  We ask that Metra riders use stairways and elevators just north of Oak Street, between Oak Street and Elm Street which are accessible from both Lincoln Avenue to the east and the West Elm Lot 5 to the west.

The Green Bay Trail that passes under both the Cherry Street and Oak Street Bridges will remain open during construction, with the exception of several daily closures while major work activities are taking place, such as the removal of the existing beams and installation of the new beams.  Advanced signage will be displayed to notify of those anticipated trail closures.

Both bridges are expected to be back open to traffic by mid-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.

June 28, 2019 Letter

Detour Map

Informational Flyer

Sanitary Sewer Backflow Prevention Program

New Update as of July 17, 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 has determined that this will be the final year of the reimbursement program.

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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