Village Construction Projects


Current Construction Projects 

Staff is currently preparing to implement the 2023 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. 

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Beach Road Lakefront Storm Sewer Improvements Project
Lakefront Bluff Stabilization and Access Road Improvements
Street Resurfacing Improvements 
Water Main Replacement Improvements
Green Bay Trail Crossing Improvements at Hazel Avenue 
Sanitary Sewer Rehab-IICP (Area 2) Improvements
Residential Sidewalk Replacement Improvements
Safe Routes to School Improvements 

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

Lakefront Bluff Stabilization and Access Road Improvements

Project Description: The access roadway from Hazel Avenue down to the Water Plant traverses across the bluff below Lakefront Park. The lower portion of the ramp from the Halfway House to the Plant was constructed approximately 75 years ago. A bluff condition assessment completed in 2018 recommended the replacement of the retaining wall on the west side of the roadway. The Village and Park District partnered on the design of a comprehensive improvement to replace the retaining walls above and below the roadway as well as reconstruction of the roadway. The project will be partially funded by two State grants totaling $780,000, and constructed in two phases to meet the funding requirements of one of the grants. Phase 1 construction on the new concrete retaining wall above the roadway (west) is expected to begin in early April and be completed by June 30.

  • Total Project Cost: $1,884,000
  • Project Contractor: Martam Construction 
  • Project Start Date: Phase 1 – early April; Phase 2 – September 5
  • Project Completion Date: November 22
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, P.E., Village Engineer 
  • Resident Impacts: Limited pedestrian access to lower roadway
  • Project Location Map: View Exhibit

Progress Update June 2, 2023): This week the contractor continued the installation of the concrete wall. Next week the contractor will continue forming and pouring the concrete wall sections. During this last phase of concrete work, the lower segment of the access ramp will be opened for public access with short-term closures as needed for construction.

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 maintenance resurfacing improvements are phased over two years (2022 and 2023) with the streets identified for resurfacing generally last paved between 1998 and 2008 or locations where significant Village utility improvements have been completed since 2010. In 2023, the Village will resurface approximately 5.34 miles of pavement on 24 street segments.

  • Total Project Cost: $2,525,000
  • Project Contractor: Builders Paving, LLC 
  • Project Start Date: Spring 2023
  • Project Completion Date: Late Summer 2023
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, P.E., Village Engineer 
  • Resident Impacts: Some temporary daytime lane closures 
  • Project Location Map: View location map

Progress Update (June 2, 2023): This week the contractor completed the final layer of asphalt within the first phase project area. Landscape restoration, driveway repairs and pavement markings are being scheduled by the contractor. The second phase of resurfacing on the remaining segments of streets (mostly surrounding Central School) will occur after school lets out for the summer, approximately June 12.

Water Main Replacement Improvements

Project Description: A Water Distribution System Study completed in 2016 analyzed the Village’s water distribution system and identified segments of water main for replacement to improve reliability and water system fire flow. Beginning in 2017 the Village has been slowly working through the plan and completing recommended improvements. In 2023, the Village will be replacing water mains on three residential streets: Skokie Ridge Drive between Oak Ridge/Elm Ridge Drives and Sunset Lane, Sunrise Circle and Pebblewood Lane.

  • Total Project Cost: $1,210,000
  • Project Contractor: Mauro Sewer Construction, Inc.
  • Project Start Date: April 2023
  • Project Completion Date: Summer 2023
  • Project Manager: Don Kirk, Public Works General Superintendent
  • Resident Impacts: Temporary daytime road closures as well as some temporary disruptions in water service.
  • Project Location Map: View Location Map

Progress Update (June 2, 2023): Watermain replacement work has begun on Pebblewood Lane. Installation of the new water main should be completed by the end of this week, followed by pressure testing, chlorination and sampling early next week. Once all testing has passed, work will begin on the transfer of water services from the old main to the new. Remaining water main work should take about two weeks to complete.

Green Bay Trail Crossing Improvements at Hazel Avenue 

Project Description: Improvements on the Green Bay Trail crossing at Hazel Avenue, started in 2022, will be completed this spring. The proposed improvements include widening the trail between Cedar Lane to the south and Park Avenue to the north, improved grading and alignment at the crossing, enhanced signage and pavement markings and new trail and street lighting. The total cost of this improvement is $570,000 with $400,000 of the project costs being covered by Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L) funds.

  • Total Project Cost: $170,000
  • Project Contractor: Alliance Contractors, Inc.
  • Project Start Date: Late Summer 2022
  • Project Completion Date: Late Spring 2023
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, P.E., Village Engineer
  • Resident Impacts: Daytime detours for trail users. 
  • Project Location Map: View location map

Progress Update (March 2023): Remaining work to be completed this spring includes the installation of retaining wall railings, project lighting, signage and pavement markings and final landscape restoration.

Sanitary Sewer Rehab-IICP (Area 2) Improvements

Project Description: Repair and rehabilitation of the Village’s sanitary sewer collection system is an ongoing process that includes the replacement and lining of sewer main pipe and manhole repairs. To that end, the Village continues to work to meet the requirements 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. Working together with an engineering consultant the Village has completed condition assessments to identify defects in a second identified priority area (Area 2) of the sanitary sewer collection system. The results are being utilized to complete additional sanitary sewer point repairs, sewer main lining and sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation in 2023.

Progress Update (March 2023): Bid specifications are being prepared. 

Residential Sidewalk Replacement Improvements

Project Description: The Village maintains over 73 miles of public sidewalks throughout the community. Each year, the Village assesses the condition of residential sidewalks for replacement 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 2023 program will primarily focus on replacing the deficient existing sidewalk in the central section of the Village north of South Avenue and south of Dundee Road.

  • Total Project Cost: $200,000
  • Project Contractor: Schroeder & Schroeder
  • Project Start Date: Late Spring/Early Summer 2023
  • Project Completion: TBD
  • Project Manager: James Tigue, P.E., Village Engineer
  • Resident Impacts: Temporary sidewalk closures
  • Project Location Map: View Location Map

Progress Update (March 2023): The Village awarded a contract in February and staff is finalizing field inspection work.

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 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 early summer 2023, with work starting soon after.

Progress Update (March 2023): Project plans and specifications are being finalized for an IDOT bid letting targeted for June 2023. 

Beach Road Lakefront Storm Sewer Improvements Project

Project Description: The Village’s storm sewer system on Beach Road discharges into Lake Michigan through an outlet pipe at the bottom of the bluff, east of the Beach Road cul-de-sac. The Glencoe Park District’s boating beach operation utilizes a portion of the Beach Road right-of-way extended. The Beach Road storm sewer outlet pipe will be relocated to the north edge of the Village property as part of this improvement to better secure and protect the storm sewer and reduce the impact of the outfall on Park District operations. The work to relocate and upgrade the existing storm sewer to the north edge of the Village property abutting the Park District Boating Beach is expected to be completed by mid-May and have minimal impact on Park District operations. 

Progress Update (May 19, 2023): Installation of the relocated storm sewer pipe and related storm sewer structures has been completed. Final restoration and project wrap up will be completed the week of May 22 and will have minimal impact on Park District operations.