2017 Construction Projects

The Village has invested over $5.15 million into construction projects this summer as part of our Fiscal Year 2018 Community Improvement Program. We understand that being adjacent to these types of major projects is not always convenient and we thank you for your patience throughout the duration of the project near your home or business. 
The Village is always looking for ways to improve our communication efforts, and as such, we are fielding a survey is to gauge your satisfaction with our outreach during the construction season. All response data will be kept anonymous and will be used to inform our future communication plans.

Should you have questions regarding this survey, please contact Management Analyst Megan Hoffman at 
mhoffman@villageofglencoe.org / (847) 461-1104.


CIPLogoFINAL(Small)2017 has been a busy year for infrastructure improvements. Several capital improvement projects, detailed in the Village's 10-Year Community Improvement Program (CIP), are already underway, with many near completion. 

Stay tuned to the Weekly Construction Updates on this page, register for Glencoe CONNECT and subscribe to Village eNews for timely updates as these projects progress.

View the Fiscal Year 2018 CIP Project Schedule (As of December 2017) 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as these and other major Community Improvement Program (CIP) projects move along this summer. Questions can be forwarded to Village Engineer Anna Kesler at akesler@villageofglencoe.org / (847) 461-1119

Ravine Outfall Improvements

Approximately half of the Village’s storm sewer system drains to Lake Michigan, primarily through the seven major natural ravines and ravine systems east of Green Bay Road. Storm sewer outfall structures exist where the Village storm sewer system discharges into the bottom of each of these ravines. These outfall structures serve to reduce and control the velocity of the discharge from the storm sewer and protect the ravine areas from erosion, which is critical to ensure the stability and viability of Glencoe’s unique system of ravines. There are two such outfall structures in the ravine located east of Sheridan Road between Rockgate Lane and Brentwood Drive, both of which have failed and require replacement.


Weekly Construction Update: Monday, November 6

  • Work will be completed this week on storm sewer installation and engineered backfill of ravine slopes.
  • Remaining work this week will include restoration of the ravine slopes and public sidewalk area.   


Water Main Replacement

The Village has four water main improvements slated for 2017 (view the project map here) - projects began the week of September 11, per the following schedule:

Location   Start Date Project Purpose 

Brookside Lane/Bluff Street/
Ivy Lane  

Thursday, September 14
 Increase fire flow
Mary Street (east of Sheridan) Monday, October 2   Loop water main due to increased residential needs
Wentworth Avenue/Mary Street Week of Monday, October 2  Increase pipe size due to increased residential needs
Sunset Lane (private drive) Monday, November 6  Increase fire flow

Note that work on each segment is anticipated to last approximately two to three weeks, depending on weather and other factors.


Weekly Construction Update: Monday, November 6

  • Water main installation and service connections at the Brookside Lane/Bluff Street/Ivy Lane site is complete. Remaining work at this site will include restoration of disturbed parkway and roadway areas.
  • Water main and service connections on Mary Street and Wentworth Avenue are complete. Restoration work on street openings, curb & sidewalk cuts and parkways will be completed the week of November 6. Anticipated completion date for this area is Friday, November 10.
  • Work on Sunset Lane is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, November 6.
  • Upon installations of the water main, some properties will require the installation of new water services. The affected properties will be notified by Public Works staff with ample time to prepare for water service shutoff. These residents can expect to have water service interruption for no more than a few hours.

Improvements to water main infrastructure are triggered by one of three reasons: 1) replacement due to age/deterioration of existing pipe, 2) replacement to accommodate increased residential supply needs or 3) addition or replacement to accommodate increased firefighting supply needs. 

Village Hall Flood Control Structure

  Weekly Construction Update: Monday, November 6

    • Work will be completed this week on asphalt paving of the storm sewer trench, driveway and Hazel Avenue.


Storm Water Drainage Improvement Projects


Madison Avenue and Greenwood Avenue

All major work for this year’s street resurfacing program has been completed. 

View 2016-2017 Storm Water Drainage Improvement Projects Map


Storm Water Drainage Projects Background

A series of storm water improvement projects were proposed after a comprehensive study, conducted in 2014, found that the storm water collection infrastructure in the Skokie Ridge and Terrace Court neighborhoods, Greenwood Avenue Basin, the Madison Avenue Basin and the Hazel Avenue Underpass was insufficient to ensure proper drainage of our streets during/after rain events. Voters approved a bond referendum in April 2015 supporting these projects, and in 2016 improvements were made within the Skokie Ridge and Terrace Court basins. 

The remaining three projects are scheduled to be completed in 2017. Substantial progress has been made to the Madison Avenue and Greenwood Avenue basins and work on the Hazel Avenue Underpass is scheduled for fall 2017, timeline pending. 

The Village selected contractor Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc. of Wauconda, Illinois to complete this project, however questions can be forwarded to Village Engineer Anna Kesler at akesler@villageofglencoe.org / (847) 461-1119. Please note, that neighbors to the project may experience restricted day-time access to driveways and there may be minimal impact to the street, parkway, curb and gutter.

Street Resurfacing


All major work for this year’s street resurfacing program has been completed. 

  View a printable version of the 2017 project map here. 

Street Resurfacing Project Background
In 2016, the Village of Glencoe retained Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) to assess the surface conditions of all public roadways maintained by the Village. Taking into account Fiscal Year 2018 budget quantities, Village staff used the condition assessment data to select those streets which were identified as being in the poorest shape.

Sidewalk and Curb Replacement


All major work for this year’s sidewalk and curb replacement program has been completed. 

View the 2017 Sidewalk Replacement Project Map here. 


Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Project Background
Glencoe is a pedestrian friendly community. With the high frequency of foot and stroller traffic on Village sidewalks, coupled with natural settling which occurs over time, Village staff keep a running list of sidewalk sections which need replacing.