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Posted on: June 1, 2016

2017 Construction Season

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The 2017 construction season is underway and there are a lot of exciting projects planned for Northfield!  Click here for a list of roadwork the Village is scheduled to complete this year and click here to view a map of the work.  Click here to view the letter the went to residents effected by these projects.  Some construction operation will require daily lane closures and delays for vehicular traffic while work is taking place, therefore we encourage using alternate routes.  We greatly appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience. 


Update: July 21, 2017
The Village’s contractor has completed the final asphalt surface course on Southridge Terrace, Southgate Avenue, Middlefork Road, Edens Lane, Colonial Lane, Eddy Lane, and North Happ Road, and removed driveway pavement on Eaton Street and Eddy Lane.  The following street segments are considered substantially completed, excluding landscape restoration and pavement marking installation: Southridge Terrace, Southgate Avenue, Middlefork Road, Edens Lane, Colonial Lane, Eddy Lane, and North Happ Road.  Next week the contractor is anticipated to commence Phase II pavement removal operations late in the week on the following street segments: Cherry Street Alley, Linder Avenue, Dickens Street (South of Bosworth Lane), Sunset Road, West Frontage Parking Lot, Public Works Parking Lot, Winfield Circle, and Winfield Drive.  Temporary aggregate ramps will be installed to maintain vehicular access.


Update: July 14, 2017
The Village’s contractor has completed pavement patching operations on Southridge Terrace, Southgate Avenue, Middlefork Road, Edens Lane, Abbott Court, Bosworth Lane, Bristol Street, Churchill Street, Dickens Street, Eaton Street, Eddy Lane, and Colonial Lane, and has installed the first layer of asphalt on all the streets to be resurfaced in Phase I.  Next week the contractor is anticipated to adjust the existing utility castings within the pavement to finish elevation, perform driveway pavement removal operations on Eaton Street and Eddy Lane, install the final surface course on all of the streets to be resurfaced in Phase I, and perform general landscape restoration operations along the edge of pavement on all of the streets included in Phase I.  Please note that the Village’s contractor, Peter Baker & Son Co., is scheduled to work on Saturday, July 15 and in accordance with the Village ordinance regarding working hours.

Update: July 7, 2017
The Village's contractor has completed surface removal and subsequent cleanup operations on Edens Lane, Abbott Court, Bosworth Lane, Bristol Street, Churchill Street, Dickens Street, Eaton Street, Eddy Lane, and Colonial Lane, and has completed driveway pavement removal operations on Edens Lane, Bristol Street, Churchill Street, and Dickens Street.  Temporary asphalt ramps and ‘Bump’ signs have been installed at each street segment limit throughout the Village.  0The existing utility castings within the pavement have been removed and plated. Next week the contractor is anticipated to perform pavement patching operations on the streets to be resurfaced, as applicable and marked out by the Engineer, and will install the first layer or lift of asphalt on all the streets to be resurfaced, commencing from the north working south.

Update: June 30, 2017
The Village's contractors have completed concrete curb and sidewalk removal and replacement operations at various locations throughout the project limits and commenced surface removal operations on the following street segments: Southridge Terrace, Southgate Avenue, Middlefork Road, and North Happ Road.  In the coming week, the Village's contractor will continue surface removal operations on the following street segments: Edens Lane, Abbott Court, Bosworth Lane, Bristol Street, Churchill Street, Dickens Street, Eaton Street, Eddy Lane, and Colonial Lane.  The contractor will perform pavement patching operations on the streets to be resurfaced, as applicable and marked out by the Engineer and will install the first layer or lift of asphalt on all the streets to be resurfaced, commencing from the north working south.

Update: June 28, 2017
The Village’s contractor will commence pavement milling operations on Thursday, June 29, weather permitting, on the following streets: Southridge Terrace, Southgate Avenue, Middlefork Road, Edens Lane, North Happ Road, Eaton Street, Bosworth Lane, Dickens Street, Churchill Street, Bristol Street, Abbott Court, Eddy Lane, and Colonial Lane.  


If you require special assistance or have questions about any projects, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at (847)441-3810.  Throughout construction, you may also contact our Resident Engineer, Lucas Deferville, at (847)344-5719 or LDeferville@gha-engineers.com 


While the Village tries to keep residents informed on all projects, please note that not all roadways fall within the Village’s jurisdiction.  The Village will provide regular updates and the construction progress can be followed here as well as through the Village’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  Click here if you would like sign up to receive email or text notifications regarding construction updates and other Village news.  


Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Cook County Projects in Northfield:

Happ Road Bridge
Construction of the Happ Road Bridge replacement, just south of the Northfield New Trier campus, began on June 13th.  Happ Road, at the bridge, is closed to both north and south bound traffic and is anticipated to remain closed through the end of the year.  All motorists will have to use West Frontage Road as the detour route.   Questions or comments related to this project may be sent to HWY.supt@cookcountyil.gov.

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I-94 Edens Expressway:

IDOT is re-paving and widening the shoulder of I-94 from Foster Avenue to Lake Cook Road.  The work will create a new north and south bound bus lane.


Tower Road
IDOT plans to repave Tower Road from Frontage Road to Forestway Drive in the Villages of Northfield and Glencoe.  The project includes the removal and replacement of the asphalt roadway and concrete curb and gutters; new pavement markings and raised reflective pavement markers; new loop detectors; and the bike path removal and reconstruction to bring this into compliance with the ADA.  The project scheduled for the June 16 letting and is subject to the project award and funding by the State.    Work is anticipated to commence this summer or fall.  


Willow Road
IDOT plans to repave Willow Road, from I-94 Edens Expressway to Provident Avenue/White Oak Lane in the Villages of Northfield and Winnetka.  The project includes the removal and replacement of the pavement; removal and replacement of the curb and gutters; drainage structure adjustments and system cleaning; new sidewalks; new pavement markings and raised reflective pavement markers; and new loop detectors.  Work is anticipated to commence this spring.



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