2017 is gearing up to be a busy year for infrastructure improvements within the Village. Several capital improvement projects, detailed in the Village's 10-Year Community Improvement Program, are already on the books – endeavors which will improve the quality of life for our residents and improve visitor experiences.
Improvements to stormwater collection infrastructure are vital to ensure proper drainage of our streets during rain events. As time progresses, pipes and manholes age and deteriorate which is made worse by the increase in frequency and intensity of rain storms seen throughout the Midwest in recent years. The combination of these factors result in pipe networks which do not function as originally designed.
The Village of Glencoe has slated three stormwater system improvements for 2017:
- Rockgate Lane Ravine Outfall Improvements: Storm sewer pipes will be replaced; toe of ravine to be stabilized
- Park Avenue (Valley Road to Greenwood Avenue): Increasing pipe sizes to alleviate a known inundation area
- Madison Avenue (Vernon Avenue to Greenwood Avenue): Increasing pipe sizes and creating new overland flow route
Water Main Replacement
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.
The Village has four water main improvements slated for 2017:
- Sunset Lane: Increase fire flow
- Wentworth Avenue/Mary Street: Loop water main due to increased residential needs
- Mary Street: Increase pipe size due to increases residential needs
- Brookside Lane: Increase fire flow
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.
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.
In 2017, the Village will continue to work in Area 1 (approximately Lake Cook Road to Dundee Road).