Village of Winnetka
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.
New Update as of July 19, 2018
The reconstruction of the Elm Street Metra Station Parking Lot will commence on July 23rd, weather permitting. The project is anticipated to be completed in approximately 4 weeks, weather permitting. In order to expedite the construction, the work will require the closure of the parking lot through most of the construction process. Therefore, parking, vehicular access and pedestrian access will not be permitted through the parking lot and adjacent sidewalks throughout most of the duration of the project.
Pedestrians can access the station and track platforms from Lincoln Avenue, via the pedestrian bridge. Alternate permitted parking is available on the eastern side of Green Bay Road; the western side of Lincoln Avenue, adjacent to the tracks; Lincoln Avenue Parking Lot; and the public parking lot located on the south side of Elm Street, adjacent to the Hadley School. However, the Metra Station will remain open and operations will not be affected. Also, the two businesses at the Elm Street Station (Cafe Fleurette and Zengeler Cleaners) will remain open during construction, and reserved parking will be provided to a limited number of customers on the east side of Green Bay Road, adjacent to the parking lot.
The parking lot reconstruction will consist of the complete excavation of the existing asphalt pavement, and reconstructing the parking lot with Portland Cement Concrete (PCC). The western portion of the lot will be reconstructed with a permeable paver system which will allow for the infiltration of storm water to an engineered underdrain collection system, combined with typical storm manholes for heavy rainfall events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or (847) 716-3530 or email@example.com, respectively.
The traffic signal modernization at Green Bay Road and Elm Street is almost complete. The Illinois Department of Transportation performed their inspection for the transfer of the temporary construction traffic signal system to the new traffic signal system on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Village’s Contractor, HomeTowne Electric still has a few items to finish up, but the signals are now operational. 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. IDOT has approved the final inspection, but there are a few punch list items that still need to be addressed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or (847) 716-3261 or email@example.com, respectively.
This year, the Village will be undertaking several large construction projects during the 2018 construction season, which will be completed under one contract. The bid opening for the 2018 Street Rehabilitation and Public Improvements Program was on March 8, 2018. Village Council awarded the contract to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. at the March 19, 2018 meeting. The program includes Street Rehabilitation, Pavement Patching, and Pavement Striping, throughout various locations in the Village.
Street Rehabilitation: The following is the list of streets to be rehabilitated:
Elm Street Station Parking Lot
The rehabilitationof 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 reconstructionof 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.
All street rehabilitation work has been completed. The date for beginning the storm sewer work on Hill/Chestnut has not yet been determined, though it will occur upon completion of the storm sewer work in the Elm Street Metra Station Parking Lot. Pavement patching in various locations throughout the Village will begin after the 4th of July, though a specific date has not yet been determined.
2018 Street Rehabilitation Map
5/4/2018 Construction Letter - Scott, Birch, Linden
5/4/2018 Prospect Surface Letter
4/18/2018 Letter - Prospect & Summit Reconstruction
4/19/2018 Letter & schedule re Forest Glen project
5/8/2018 Scott, Birch & Linden Construction Letter
5/10/2018 Forest Glen Surface Letter
6/7/2018 Concrete Construction Letter - Linden, High, Meadow, Brier
6/20/2018 Surface Letter - Linden, High, Meadow, Brier
New Update as of July 13, 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 pre-construction meeting with the Contractor has been scheduled for the week of July 23rd, and a more defined schedule will be provided.
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.
This year, the Village of Winnetka entered into the joint partnership with various adjacent municipalities for the pavement rejuvenation of recently resurfaced asphalt pavements. The Winnetka Village Council awarded the contract to Corrective Asphalt Materials, LLC. The Contractor has completed this year’s program.
The roads that were rejuvenated include the following:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com; or (847) 716-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org, respectively.
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