Full-scale construction operations are scheduled to resume the week of March 12. Construction work involves intersection widening, drainage improvements, sidewalk and drainage improvements, traffic and pedestrian signal modernization, new roadway lighting and asphalt pavement resurfacing.
Work will begin with construction zone temporary traffic control staging (similar to last fall) which will have the following impacts:
Skokie Blvd. Lane Reduction
Skokie will be reduced from four lanes of traffic to two lanes (one lane in both directions) and traffic will be shifted to the west side of Skokie Blvd. The east side of Skokie Blvd. will be closed to accommodate construction on the east side of the roadway. The lane reduction will be in effect from south of Lake Avenue to north of Wilmette Avenue.
Hibbard Road Detour
Hibbard will be reduced from two lanes of traffic to one lane. Traffic will be prohibited in the northbound direction between Central Avenue and south of Lake Avenue. Advanced warning signs will be posted directing motorists traveling north on Hibbard Road to follow the posted detour using westbound Glenview Road to northbound Harms Road to eastbound Lake Avenue.
Work is scheduled to be substantially completed in mid-May which means the roadway paving will be complete and the Skokie lane reduction and Hibbard detour traffic control will be removed. Minor traffic signal and restoration work will continue through June that will require intermittent daily lane closures only as needed.
This project is being supervised by Baxter & Woodman consulting engineers. Questions during construction should be directed to Chris Allen, PE, Resident Engineer at (815) 444-3233 or at email@example.com. Questions about the project in general can be directed to SkokieHibbard@wilmette.com.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has scheduled improvements to the intersection of Illinois Road and Hibbard Road. This project consists of attaching a flashing red light to the existing stop signs on all four legs of the intersection, pruning trees/bushes within the right-of-way to improve sight lines, providing crosswalk pavement marking and ADA compliant sidewalk ramps on all legs of the intersection, minor roadway patching, and related parkway restoration. Construction is scheduled to begin the week of March 26 and is expected to last approximately five weeks.
Work will require intermittent daytime lane closures to accommodate construction activities and provide a safe work zone. This may result in some delays so please plan accordingly and allow extra time to use this intersection during this time.
This project will be supervised by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Questions during construction should be directed to Glen Pennington, PE, Resident Engineer at (630) 816-5940 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the project in general can also be directed to Dan Manis, PE, Village Engineer at email@example.com or (847) 853-7602.