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Posted on: June 1, 2016

2017 Construction Season

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The 2017 construction season is still underway.  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.


Update: August 28, 2017
Cook County will be erecting a temporary traffic signal at Winnetka Road and Happ Road to mitigate New Trier traffic until the Happ Road bridge project is completed and the detour no longer in effect.   The County anticipates installation of the signal to take roughly two weeks, therefore the signal will not be installed by the first week of school.  Motorists are encouraged to allow additional time and anticipate delays at the intersection during the first week of classes.

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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.


Nicor Gas Line Retrofit
INTREN (a contractor of Nicor Gas) trucks are at work around town retrofitting old copper gas service lines with plastic lines.  The project should be complete by the end of November.

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