Capital Improvement Projects for 2020

Please click here for a PDF of this year’s project locations.

Please use this interactive map for additional information. 


Road Program

The annual Road Program resurfaces Village streets that are in very poor condition with hot-mix asphalt. This program helps maintain the nearly 65-mile network of Village-owned, non-brick streets. Curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and utility structures are repaired as required.

Tentative Start Date:  April 2020
Tentative Completion Date: October 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Ryan Kearney, P.E., Project Manager, kearneyr@wilmette.com, 847-853-7629


Alley Reconstruction Program

The annual Alley Reconstruction Program replaces alleys that are in very poor condition with concrete pavement.  This program helps maintain the Village’s 225-alley system.

Tentative Start Date: June 2020
Tentative Completion Date: October 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Jorge Cruz, P.E., Assistant Village Engineer, cruzj@wilmette.com, 847-853-7623


Brick Street Reconstruction Program

The annual Brick Street Reconstruction Program relays one block of brick street each year. The 2020 program location is Forest Avenue, from 8th Street to 7th Street.

Tentative Start Date: May 2020
Tentative Completion Date: June 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Jorge Cruz, P.E., Assistant Village Engineer, cruzj@wilmette.com, 847-853-7623


Sewer Repair and Valve Installation Programs

The annual Sewer Repair Program completes point repairs on the sewer system, which involves excavating and replacing portions of the sewer system.  Common problems addressed with the program includes severely cracked or collapsed pipe, pipe with large holes and voids, or settled pipe. This project also addresses defective manholes and sewer service connections as necessary.

The annual Valve Installation Program installs new valves and replaces defective existing valves on the water distribution system. The new valves are installed to comply with Village Code 18-1.1.

Tentative Start Date: July 2020
Tentative Completion Date: August 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Danielle Horn, P.E., Project Manager, hornd@wilmette.com, 847-853-7628


Sidewalk and Curb Programs

The annual Sidewalk Program replaces damaged sections of sidewalk throughout the Village. The annual Curb Program replaces non-functional, hazardous, broken, and missing curbs throughout the Village.

Tentative Phase I: April 2020
Tentative Phase II: August 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Dan Smith, P.E., Project Engineer, smithd@wilmette.com, 847-853-7621


Brick Street Maintenance Program

The annual Brick Street Maintenance Program involves relaying brick pavers that have settled at various locations.

The 2020 Brick Street Maintenance Program Zone Map will be posted here when finalized.

Tentative Start Date: August 2020
Tentative Completion Date: October 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Jorge Cruz, P.E., Assistant Village Engineer, cruzj@wilmette.com, 847-853-7623


Utility Patching Program

The annual Utility Patching Program repairs the pavement at various locations in the Village where water and sewer repairs were done by Public Works.

Tentative Phase I:  May 2020
Tentative Phase II: September 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Dan Smith, P.E., Project Engineer, smithd@wilmette.com, 847-853-7621


Street Rejuvenation Program

The annual Street Rejuvenation Program applies a product to recently paved asphalt surfaces in order to restore flexibility lost from oxidation.  This service helps decrease the deterioration rate of the asphalt surface, which reduces/delays the need for patching or crack sealing.

Tentative Start/Completion Date: August 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Ryan Kearney, P.E., Project Manager, kearneyr@wilmette.com, 847-853-7629


Sewer Lining Program – Phase V

The annual Sewer Lining Program uses cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), a trenchless technology, to rehabilitate sewers by eliminating infiltration, structural defects, and root intrusion.

Tentative Start Date: September 2020
Tentative Completion Date: November 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Danielle Horn, P.E., Project Manager, hornd@wilmette.com, 847-853-7628


Sewer Cleaning & Televising Program

This annual Sewer Cleaning & Televising Program involves cleaning and televising approximately 10% of the Villages 150+ miles of sewers each year.  Routine cleaning is a vital component of maintaining the existing sewer system to its maximum capacity and effectiveness. Sewer televising identifies badly deteriorated pipe and sewer pipe that have obstructions caused by mineral deposits or tree root intrusions.

Tentative Start Date: March 2020
Tentative Completion Date: June 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Danielle Horn, P.E., Project Manager, hornd@wilmette.com, 847-853-7628


Crack Sealing Program

This program is designed to perform preventative maintenance on recently resurfaced asphalt streets throughout the Village by sealing cracks that have developed. Crack sealing pavement prevents water from entering the base and will extend the life of the pavement.

Start/Completion Date: April 2020

Contractor:  Patriot Pavement Maintenance, Inc.

Click here to view the Village Board contract award for this project.

Project Contact: Dan Smith, P.E., Project Engineer, smithd@wilmette.com, 847-853-7621


Pavement Marking Program

The annual Pavement Marking Program  involves re-striping pavement markings that have faded and worn. The program prioritizes locations in the following order: pedestrian crossings along school walking routes; pavement markings along arterial, collector and residential streets.

Tentative Start/Completion Date:  July 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Jorge Cruz, P.E., Assistant Village Engineer, cruzj@wilmette.com, 847-853-7623


Water Main Replacement Program

This program consists of replacing water main sections based on age and break history in the Village. This year’s Program will replace the water main on Lake Avenue, between Skokie Boulevard and Hibbard Road.

Contractor: DiMeo Brothers, Inc.

Tentative Start Date: March 2020
Tentative Completion Date: June 2020

Click here to view the Village Board contract award for this project.

Project Contact: Ryan Kearney, P.E., Project Manager, kearneyr@wilmette.com, 847-853-7629


Asphalt Pavement Patching Program

The purpose of this program is to help extend the service life of the asphalt pavement surface. The scope of work consists of patching localized areas of pavement deterioration (non-utility) with hot-mix asphalt. This work will occur at various locations throughout the Village

Tentative Phase I: May 2020
Tentative Phase II: October 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Ryan Kearney, P.E., Project Manager, kearneyr@wilmette.com, 847-853-7629


West Side Neighborhood Storage Project – Phase 1A

This project involves the installation of storm relief sewers in west Wilmette to address neighborhood flooding. This phase includes installation of storm sewers only, subsequent phases will include stormwater storage facilities currently proposed to be constructed underneath three different parks throughout the west side. See www.wsnsp.com for more information.

Start Date: October 3, 2019
Tentative Completion Date: June 2020

Contractor: DiMeo Brothers, Inc.

Click here to view the Village Board contract award for this project.

Project Contact: Dan Manis, P.E., Village Engineer, manisd@wilmette.com or (847) 853-7602


West Side Neighborhood Storage Project – Phase 1

This project involves the installation of storm relief sewers in west Wilmette to address neighborhood flooding. This phase includes installation of storm sewers only, subsequent phases will include stormwater storage facilities currently proposed to be constructed underneath three different parks throughout the west side. See www.wsnsp.com for more information.

Tentative Start Date: April 2020
Tentative Completion Date: November 2020

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Dan Manis, P.E., Village Engineer, manisd@wilmette.com or (847) 853-7602


Central Avenue Reconstruction & Downtown Streetscape Plan

This project involves the installation of water main and reconstruction of Central Avenue, as well as resurfacing the pavement on Wilmette Ave and implementing streetscape improvements downtown.  Click here for more details.

Tentative Start Date: July 2020
Tentative Completion Date: September 2021

Contractor: TBD

Project Contact: Dan Manis, P.E., Village Engineer, manisd@wilmette.com or (847) 853-7602

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