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Village Construction Projects

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Current Construction Projects 

Staff is currently making preparations for the implementation of the 2022 capital improvement projects as detailed in the Village's 10-Year Community Investment Program (CIP). As the construction season progresses, stay tuned to the construction updates on this page and subscribe to Village eNews for timely updates. 

Look here for more information on regional construction projects being conducted by other agencies. 

 


Street Resurfacing Improvements 
Project Description: Included in the referendum approved by Glencoe residents in April 2021 was $3.1 million for maintenance street resurfacing of residential streets. The resurfacing improvements will be phased over two years and the streets identified for resurfacing were generally last paved between 1998 and 2008 or were locations where significant Village utility improvements were completed since 2010. In 2022, the Village will resurface approximately 5.7 miles of pavement on 20 streets located south of South Avenue. 
  • Total Project Cost: $2,100,000
  • Project Contractor: Builders Paving, Inc. 
  • Project Start Date: April 18, 2022
  • Project Completion Date: September 2022
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, P.E., Village Engineer 
  • Resident Impacts: Some temporary lane closures 
  • Project Location Map: View location map
Progress Update (June 27, 2022):
Paving of the first lift of asphalt has been completed on each of the streets that have been grinded as well as the adjustments to manhole frames within the street pavement area.

On June 7, 2022, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 announced it was on strike against three major construction material producers, which provide the sand, gravel and crushed stone materials that are essential to the production of asphalt and concrete. The reduction of available material has slowed construction in all of northeastern Illinois, including the planned street resurfacing schedule on the Village’s project. At this time, the Village does not know how long this strike will continue and whether the shortage of available material will continue to impact the Village contractor’s ability to continue working. The Village will provide schedule updates as they become available.

Please direct any questions regarding the work to be performed to either of the following:
General Contractor’s Representative, Peter Danchisin (708) 556-7821 Or Village Resident Engineer: Nick Fagan (847) 921-3656

Green Bay Trail Crossing at Hazel Avenue 

Project Description: The crossing of the Green Bay Trail at Hazel Avenue has potential conflicts for pedestrians and cyclists due to the offset alignment, sight distance restrictions and vehicle traffic on Hazel Avenue (view the exhibit for the improvement). In 2017, the Village began studying the intersection for a potential improvement. The proposed improvement to this crossing is designed to mitigate conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists, improve the tight turns that currently exist at Hazel Avenue and achieve ADA compliance. The proposed improvements also include widening the trail between Cedar Lane to the south and Park Avenue to the north. The total cost of this improvement is estimated to be $570,000. The Village expects to receive $400,000 in federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L) funds for this project, and the Village is responsible for funding the remainder, which is estimated to be $170,000.


Safe Routes to School Improvements 

Project Description: The Village’s Active Transportation Plan (ATP), completed in 2017, identified several barriers to walking and biking. The Village, in partnership with School District 35, received $118,500 in federal Safe Routes to School funding to mitigate some of the barriers identified in the ATP. The proposed improvements, scheduled for completion in 2022, will include updated and restriped crosswalk markings, widened sidewalk waiting areas at school corners, school zone pavement markings and the installation of two new rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) systems at crossings on Dundee Road and Green Bay Road. The contract for this work is anticipated to be approved in June 2022, with work starting soon after.

  • Total Project Cost: $130,000
  • Project Contractor: TBD
  • Project Start Date: Late Summer 2022
  • Project Completion Date: TBD
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, P.E., Village Engineer
  • Progress Update: Bid specifications are being prepared. 

Downtown Sidewalk Paver Restoration

Project Description: Calendar Year 2022 marks the fifth and final year of the Downtown Sidewalk Brick Paver Restoration Program. There are approximately 78,000 square feet of brick paver sidewalk in the downtown area and this year’s program will restore an estimated 15,000 square feet. The areas in this year's program are: 

  1. West side of Vernon Ave between Tudor Ct and Park Ave,
  2. West side of Green Bay Road between Tudor Ct and Park Ave,
  3. West side of Village Court between Park Ave and the Village Court public parking lot,
  4. Islands in the Village Court public parking lot,
  5. Brick walkway in front of Village Hall

The scope of the work includes the removal of all brick pavers and border tiles, regrading of the stone sub-base and resetting the brick and border tiles including the replacement of any that are stained or cracked. The Village will be working with the contractor to limit the impact on businesses and patrons.

  • Total Project Cost: $140,000
  • Project Contractor: Midwest Brickpaving, Inc. 
  • Project Start Date: Week of May 2, 2022
  • Project Completion Date: May 25, 2022
  • Project Manager: Donald Kirk, General Superintendent
  • Resident Impacts: Some intermittent loss of parking and temporary sidewalk closures
  • Project Location Map: View location map
  • Progress Update: (May 23, 2022): The Village’s contractor, Midwest Brick, has completed the work. The 5-year brick restoration project is now complete. 

Sanitary Sewer Rehab-IICP (Area 2)

Project Description: Repair and rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer collection system is an ongoing process that includes pipe replacement, lining and manhole repairs. As a requirement of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) mandated Infiltration/Inflow Control Program (IICP) to eliminate inflow and infiltration (I/I) from the sanitary sewer system, the Village has retained an engineering consultant. In 2021, this consultant will continue condition assessments to identify defects in a second identified priority area (Area 2) of the sanitary sewer collection system. The results will be utilized to complete sanitary sewer point repairs, sewer main lining and sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation. (Improvements in Area 1 of the sanitary sewer collection system were completed in 2018 and 2019.)

  • Total Project Cost: $320,000
  • Project Contractor: Redina Construction Company 
  • Project Start Date: May 9, 2022
  • Project Completion Date: TBD
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, Village Engineer
  • Resident Impacts: TBD
  • Project Location Map: View location map
  • Progress Update: (May 13, 2022) The contractor started the manhole rehab improvements this week. The contractor estimates the remainder of the work to take place over the next 4 weeks. There are no anticipated sanitary sewer service impacts to residents as part of this project. The manhole rehab work will occur within existing manholes and at the access grates.

Residential Sidewalks

Project Description: The Village maintains over 73 miles of public sidewalks throughout the community. Each year, the Village assesses the condition of residential sidewalks and replaces them based on the structural condition of the concrete (cracking, spalling or deterioration), heaved or excessive sloping due to tree roots and poor drainage. The primary goal of the program is to maintain a safe and functional pedestrian sidewalk system. The residential sidewalk replacement program in the Village is managed by dividing the sidewalk system into three zones with each zone inspected on a three-year cycle. Identified sidewalk squares, together with reported hazard locations, comprise an annual targeted replacement program. The 2022 program will focus on replacing the deficient existing sidewalk in the northern third of the Village.

  • Total Project Cost: $200,000
  • Project Contractor: Schroeder & Schroeder
  • Project Start Date: Spring 2022
  • Project Completion Date: TBD
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, Village Engineer
  • Resident Impacts: Temporary sidewalk closures
  • Project Location Map: View location map
  • Progress Update: The bid was awarded to Schroeder & Schroeder at the April 21, 2022, Village Board Meeting.

Storm Sewer Drainage Improvements 

Project Description: The 2022 Stormwater Improvements Project consists of new storm sewer installation within the Park Avenue/South Avenue/Washington Avenue drainage basin (Park Avenue basin) and the Sunset Lane/Vernon Avenue drainage basin. The Park Avenue basin project area is a 146-acre watershed including the residential streets north and east of the Skokie Country Club. The proposed improvement is the final phase of work that was initially completed in 2017 on Park Avenue and will include the installation of a new, larger storm sewer pipe to address insufficient capacity at the west end of South Avenue and Washington Avenue/Washington Place. The Sunset Lane/Vernon Avenue basin project area is a 39-acre watershed that drains stormwater from Green Bay Road and a residential area surrounding the intersection of Sunset Lane and Vernon Avenues. The proposed improvement will include the installation of storm sewer upgrades on Sunset Lane to address insufficient storm sewer capacity and reduce significant street flooding.

  • Total Project Cost: $1,638,200
  • Project Contractor:  Lenny Hoffman Excavating, Inc
  • Project Start Date: Spring/Summer 2022
  • Project Completion Date: TBD
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, Village Engineer
  • Resident Impacts: TBD
  • Project Location Map: View location map
  • Progress Update: The bid was awarded to Lenny Hoffman Excavating at the April 21st, 2022, Village Board Meeting.