Construction Projects and Capital Improvement Plan

Please click on this link for a map of various construction projects:. 2023 Construction Project Map

Please click on this link for the current Capital Improvement Plan.

Village Construction Project Updates

2023 Street Program

The contract for the 2023 Street Program is planned to be bid in February and awarded in March.  Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring/early summer 2023 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2023. Streets/alleys to be improved include:

  • Rusch Drive from Newark Avenue to end
  • Oriole Avenue from Howard Street to Oakton Street
  • Mulford Street from Oleander Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue
  • Jonquil Terrace from Waukegan Road to east end
  • Nordica Avenue from Harvard Street to Oakton Street
  • New England Avenue from Oakton Street to north end
  • Keeney Street from Waukegan Road to Caldwell Avenue
  • Newland Avenue from Cleveland Street to Madison Street
  • Newcastle Street from Cleveland Street to Madison Street
  • Madison Street from Waukegan Road to Caldwell Avenue
  • Kedzie Street from Neva Avenue to Shermer Road
  • Madison Street from Neva Avenue to Shermer Road
  • Neva Avenue from Cleveland Street to Kedzie Street
  • Niles Avenue from Harlem Avenue to Shermer Road
  • Peter Terrace from west end to Cumberland Avenue
  • Grace Avenue from Ballard Road to Davis Street
  • Clifton Avenue from Ballard Road to Davis Street
  • Davis Street from Greenwood Avenue to Cumberland Avenue
  • "T" Shaped Alley between Osceloa and Oketo north of Oakton between Osceloa, Oketo and Keeney
  • Alley between Oconto and Harlem from Keeney Street to Monroe Street
  • Alley between Milwaukee and Ottawa from Kedzie Street to north end
  • Alley south of Main Street on Oleander Avenue between Oriole Avenue and Olcott Avenue

Resident Information Bulletin - Full

Resident Information Bulletin - Partial

Resident Information Bulletin - Neva-Seward

Resident Information Bulletin - Alleys

Additional locations may be awarded via alternate bids pending budget availability. 

Gross Point and Touhy Intersection Improvement

The intersection at Touhy and Gross point has a skew angle and the lack of left turn lanes that make the intersection unsafe.  In addition there is a lack of coherent pedestrian route on Touhy from Gross Point Road to Caldwell Avenue. Multiple residents have requested pedestrian connections through this area.  The plans have been reviewed in public meetings. The proposed work is an intersection improvement at Touhy and Gross Point Road. The proposed project will increase bicycle safety with off street multimodal trail, will increase roadway safety with left turn lanes and lighting and will increase pedestrian safety by completing infill on Touhy Ave. The improvement includes a multimodal trail, roadway widening, left turn lanes, and lighting. The work will also consist of sidewalk removal and replacement, curb & gutter and traffic signals. The project is planned to be bid in March 2023.  Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring/early summer 2023 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2023. 

Milwaukee Brick Crosswalk Replacement - Milwaukee and Touhy Intersection

The Milwaukee Corridor committee selected decorative thermoplastic crosswalks for the replacement of the poor performing brick paver crosswalks.  The cross walks have been replaced incrementally on an annual basis. The existing brick paver cross walks are in poor condition and need to be replaced. The project aims to improve the aesthetics of the Village as well as remove the settling and deteriorating brick pavers. The scope will consist of brick crosswalk removal, patching,  milling and resurfacing, and decorative thermoplastic crosswalk pavement markings. The contract for the Milwaukee Brick Crosswalk Replacement is planned to be bid in February 2023 and awarded in February.  Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023 and end in early summer 2023.

North Branch Trail Connection - Bunker Hill

This project was conceived  to direct bike traffic from the busy North Branch Trail to the Touhy Triangle. The proposed path begins at the North Branch Trail in Bunker Hill in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and ends at the intersection of Touhy Avenue and Caldwell Avenue. The work consists of sidewalk and bike path construction, installation of pedestrian push buttons, new crosswalks, drainage items and pavement markings. The contract for the North Branch Trail was bid in September 2022 and awarded  in October 2022. Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2023 and end in Summer 2023.

Greenwood Stormwater Basin

Competitive bids have been received for the project.  Construction began in September, 2021. The detention pond and StormTrap underground detention system have been completed. Sewer work has been completed on Church Street from Greenwood Avenue to the east side of Milwaukee Avenue as of December 2021. Sewer work in the Courtland Park neighborhood was completed in February 2022. Reconstruction of Church Street from Greenwood to Cumberland has begun as of April 2022 and was completed in August 2022. Paving and restoration work in the Courtland Park neighborhood was completed in early Summer 2022. The project was substantially completed by September, 2022 with landscape and plantings to be completed in early 2023.

Construction of the Greenwood Stormwater Basin project in Niles was financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), a grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) and local funds. The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes construction of approximately 14 acre-feet of stormwater storage; with an open water basin with native plantings, underground storage chambers beneath an event lawn, storm sewer improvements, water main improvements and landscaping. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Niles by causing stormwater flow rate reduction, sediment collection and removal from runoff. The green infrastructure will provide temporary storage for stormwater runoff and allow stormwater infiltration, reduce runoff and flooding, and improve water quality. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.

Construction Update Week of November 28, 2022

  • Progress Made the Past Week:   Install permanent signs. Work is significantly complete and and working on punch list and final restoration.  
  • Anticipated construction for the next week: Work is significantly complete and and working on punch list and final restoration. Corten wall mockups.
  • Current road closures and detours:  Daily lane closures on Church as needed. 
  • New road closures or detours expected for the following week: Daily lane closures on Church as needed.
  • Road closures that are ending: N/A

Milwaukee Avenue and Waukegan Road Street Lighting Replacement

New street light poles and fixtures are being installed on Milwaukee Avenue from Albion Avenue to Greenwood Avenue, and on Waukegan Road from Milwaukee Avenue to Main Street.

Final pole installations and punch list items are underway and will continue throughout the summer.  Weather permitting, the project is scheduled for a October, 2022 completion.  This project installed a total of 370 light poles and 76,000 linear feet of fiber optic conduit.

IDOT Construction Project Updates

Touhy Avenue Bridge over North Branch River Project IDOT is planning to begin replacement the Touhy Avenue Bridge in 2023. The project is in final design and will is planned to be bid in Spring 2023.