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, August 21

Madison Avenue and Greenwood Avenue

  • The Village’s contractor Berger Excavating has completed all pipe and manhole installations in the Madison and Park Avenue basin areas as well as on the west extension along Park Avenue from Valley Road to South Avenue. 

  • Work is scheduled to be completed this week on Park Avenue, Bluff Street, Grove Street and Greenwood Avenue and will include completion of the asphalt pavement base restoration by mid-week, completion of the remaining concrete curb replacement and adjustment of all of the storm sewer manhole frames in preparation for the final asphalt pavement surface. 

  • Next week the contractor anticipates completing landscape restoration of the parkway areas and final asphalt surface paving. Residents should expect a short term interruption to the access to their driveway the day the final asphalt surface is being placed, but all impacted properties will have driveway access restored at the end of the day.

  • The Village anticipates the contractor will be substantially completed with both the Madison Avenue and Park Avenue Projects by Labor Day.

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

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 - projects are currently scheduled to be underway by early September:

  • Sunset Lane: Increase fire flow
  • Wentworth Avenue/Mary Street: Loop water main due to increased residential needs
  • Mary Street: Increase pipe size due to increased residential needs
  • Brookside Lane: Increase fire flow

Street Resurfacing


Weekly Construction Update: Monday, August 21

Street Resurfacing Projects

  • Peter Baker & Sons has completed the maintenance resurfacing work on all of the streets in this year’s Street Resurfacing program that are west of Green Bay Road.

  • This week pavement grinding will begin on those streets east of Green Bay Road, starting with the north end of the community and moving south throughout the week. Grinding will continue for the majority of this week and is anticipated to be completed by Friday. During this asphalt work, there will be a short term interruption to the access to driveways. All impacted properties will have access to their driveways at the end of any day that paving is underway.

  • Base patching will follow the grinding effort in preparation for placement of the binder course (first layer) of the asphalt. Landscape restoration and driveway repairs will also continue throughout this week.  

  • Next week the contractor anticipates resuming the asphalt paving work on any remaining streets. The pavement striping of crosswalks, stop bars, centerline and parking stalls will not occur until all of the asphalt paving has been completed throughout the entire community. Once striping begins, it is anticipated to be completed in a single day.

  • The Village anticipates the contractor will be substantially complete with all street resurfacing related work by the first week of September. 

 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, August 21

  • All major work for this year’s sidewalk and curb replacement program has been completed. The contractor will conduct final cleanup and parkway restoration work by the end of next week.

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.