July 5, 2017
Last month, IDOT announced plans to suspend all construction projects that include state funding on June 30 if a budget is not in place to make payments to state contractors. As there is not an approved state budget, and the Skokie/Hibbard Intersection project is a state contract, this project is currently delayed.
Once a budget is approved and IDOT announces payments can be made, the contractor can initiate the startup of this project. It is estimated that the startup activity including the transfer of maintenance responsibility for the traffic signals and street lighting will take 3 to 4 weeks to complete at which time the construction activity will commence. Preliminary JULIE markings will occur during this delay period which are used for verification and coordination of the planned improvements. Please send any questions or comments to SkokieHibbard@wilmette.com.