2017 Construction Projects
2017 was a busy year for infrastructure improvements. Staff coordinated with contractors to complete several capital improvement projects, detailed in the Village's 10-Year Community Improvement Program (CIP). As we enter the 2018 construction season, 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.
Ravine Outfall Improvements
Ravine Outfall Improvement Project Background
Approximately half of the Village’s storm sewer system drains to Lake Michigan, primarily through the seven major natural ravines and ravine systems east of Green Bay Road. Storm sewer outfall structures exist where the Village storm sewer system discharges into the bottom of each of these ravines. These outfall structures serve to reduce and control the velocity of the discharge from the storm sewer and protect the ravine areas from erosion, which is critical to ensure the stability and viability of Glencoe’s unique system of ravines. There are two such outfall structures in the ravine located east of Sheridan Road between Rockgate Lane and Brentwood Drive, both of which failed and required replacement.
Water Main Replacement
Water Main Replacement Project Background
Water main replacement is an important part of the maintenance and upgrade of the water distribution system. A recently completed Water Distribution System Plan identified a number of water main locations for replacement to improve reliability and fire flow. The Village completed four water main improvements in 2017 (view the project map here) - per the following schedule:
|Location||Start Date||Project Purpose|
Brookside Lane/Bluff Street/
|Thursday, September 14
|Increase fire flow|
|Mary Street (east of Sheridan)||Monday, October 2||Loop water main due to increased residential needs|
|Wentworth Avenue/Mary Street||Week of Monday, October 2||Increase pipe size due to increased residential needs|
|Sunset Lane (private drive)||Monday, November 6||Increase fire flow|
Storm Water Drainage Improvement Projects
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 were completed in 2017. The Village selected contractor Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc. of Wauconda, Illinois to complete this project.
View 2016-2017 Storm Water Drainage Improvement Projects Map
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.
View 2017 Street Resurfacing Project Map
Sidewalk and Curb Replacement
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.
View the 2017 Sidewalk Replacement Project Map