Construction Projects

Street and Alley Improvement

Street and alley improvement work in Niles begins in a few weeks. The following locations will see improvements this summer and fall:

•            Ballard Road from Milwaukee to Greenwood

•            7800 and 7900 blocks of Mulford

•            Alley south of Jonquil - Olcott to dead end

•            Alley south of Monroe - Olcott to dead end

•            Alley south of Keeney - Oketo to Keeney (between Oketo and Odell)

Work will begin on or around July 27 on Ballard and Odell. All work is expected to be completed around the beginning of October. The work will include repaving the roads; sidewalk, curb, gutter, and driveway work; and pavement marking and striping.

Howard Street Improvements

Work is ongoing on Howard Street. In the months ahead, work will continue on street resurfacing, on the bridge, construction of a multi-use path, and lighting. Final patching is expected to take place at the beginning of October.

Gross Point Water Main Replacement

Work is ongoing for the replacement of the water main along Gross Point Road. Currently, the water main itself is being installed. Testing will begin around the end of August, followed by final connections to buildings in the area. Roadway restoration is expected to take place in mid October.

Touhy Avenue Construction

The Illinois Department of Transportation is resurfacing Touhy Avenue from Lee Street in the City of Des Plaines to Caldwell Avenue in Niles. Work is taking place in phases, with each step of construction starting at the west end and progressing to the east. Sidewalk and curb repairs are going on now, old pavement will be removed in August, and final paving will take place in October. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October.