Construction Projects

Please click on this link for a map of various construction projects:.2021 Construction Project Map

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.

Foundations and conduit work for the new street lights is underway and will continue throughout the summer and fall.  Weather permitting, the project is scheduled for a December, 2021 completion.

Howard Street Improvements

The work on Howard Street is nearing its full completion with only punch list items and restoration still scheduled. Howard Street received a much needed overhaul from Milwaukee Avenue to Lehigh Avenue. Aspects of improvement include water main, utilities, storm sewer, street resurfacing, major safety improvements, bike lanes, lighting, and more. Thank you to all those that have participated in the improvement project, Howard Street Commuters, and most or all our Niles residents.

New Howard Street Information Page

Howard Street North Branch Trail Crossing with Flashing Beacons Information Page

2021 Street Program

It is anticipated the contract for the 2021 Street Program will be awarded in June.  Streets/alleys to be improved include:

  • Lexington and Concord Lanes in the Bunker Hills Estates neighborhood
  • Kirk Drive from Oriole Avenue to Mulford Street
  • Alley west of Oketo Aveune and north of Monroe Street.
  • Alley north of Oakton Street and west of Milwaukee Avenue
  • Alley south of Chase Avenue and west of Neva Avenue

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

Milwaukee Avenue Streetscape Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded the Phase V Streetscape construction project for work from Howard Street to Jonquil Terrace.  Water and sewer work began on May 10th.  Pavement removal will be completed in two phases (north and south) in order to maintain access to local businesses.  Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed in late summer 2021.

Greenwood Stormwater Basin

Competitive bids have been received for the project.  Construction is planned to start following the IEPA loan approval, which is currently in process in Springfield, and Village Board to Trustees approval.

Culver School Pedestrian Safety Improvement / Nordica Avenue Mid-Block Crossing

A project to install a mid-block crossing on Nordica Avenue was awarded at the March Village Board meeting.  Construction will be completed by the start of the Fall, 2021 school year.  More information is available by clicking on the Nordica Crossing - Resident Information Bulletin.

Ballard Culvert Improvement

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is reconstructing the culvert at Ballard Road located between 8950 & 9000  Greenwood Avenue.  IDOT is planning to stage construction of the culvert with reduced lanes and widths on Ballard Road at this location.  Staged construction began May 4th, and is scheduled to end in October, 2021.  Following the culvert replacement, Ballard Road will be resurfaced from Rand Road to Greenwood Avenue. Drivers should reduce speed, allow extra time and use caution in this area and/or seek alternate routes.