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Posted on: June 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 2017 Construction Season


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.  

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.  This type of 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. 

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 

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


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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