2017 Construction Projects

CIPLogoFINAL(Small)2017 is gearing up to be 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 August 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

Storm Water Drainage Improvement Projects


Weekly Construction Update: Monday, September 11

Madison Avenue and Greenwood Avenue

  • All major work has been completed on both projects.
  • The Village is compiling a punch list of final items to be completed by the contractor, including landscape restoration, removal of construction signs and general clean-up of the site. 

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.

Water Main Replacement

The Village has four water main improvements slated for 2017 (view the project map here) - projects begin 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, September 18   Loop water main due to increased residential needs
Wentworth Avenue/Mary Street Monday, September 25   Increase pipe size due to increased residential needs
Sunset Lane (private drive) Monday, October 2   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: Tuesday, September 12

  • Update: The Village's contractor will not begin work on Brookside Lane, Bluff Street and Ivy Lane until Thursday, September 14.
  • The Village's contractor, Glenbrook Excavating, will soon begin work on Brookside Lane, Bluff Street and Ivy Lane. Residents adjacent to the project will experience intermittent water shut-offs and daily construction traffic. Advanced notice of water shut-offs affecting a property will be provided. Residents may be required to move vehicles to side streets outside of the construction zone during work hours. Access to all driveways will be reinstated by the end of each workday.

  • All necessary pavement, landscape and public sidewalk restoration will be completed by the Village in a timely manner after the contractor is finished.

View the 2017 Sidewalk Replacement Project Map here. 

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. 

Street Resurfacing


Weekly Construction Update: Monday, September 11

  • The Village’s contractor, Peter Baker & Sons, has completed the final lift of asphalt on a majority of streets in the project east of Green Bay Road. Remaining streets are likely to be completed by next week.

  • This week, the landscaping contractor will be working on parkway restoration.

  • The pavement striping of crosswalks, stop bars, centerline and parking stalls will not occur until all of the final asphalt surface paving has been completed throughout the entire community. Once striping begins, it is anticipated to be completed in a single day.

 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


Weekly Construction Update: Monday, September 11

  • All major work for this year’s sidewalk and curb replacement program has been completed. The Village is working with the contractor on finishing a list of outstanding items, such as parkway restoration and completion of any outstanding sections. 

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.