Project scope consists of roadway widening and resurfacing, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewer, water main, intersection signalization, pedestrian signal improvements, street lighting, and parkway restoration. The project improvements include:

· Additional and improved turn lanes at Chestnut/Waukegan and Glenwood Waukegan intersections
· Sidewalk replacement
· Storm sewer extensions
· Modernized traffic and pedestrian signal installation
· Driveway closures and reconfiguration
· Pavement will be widened and resurfaced
· Street lighting replacement

Project Timeline
April 2013 – Start of Construction
November 2013 – End of Construction




Friday, May 24, 2013


This past week, the electrical subcontractor Elmund & Nelson installed the temporary traffic signal posts at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Chestnut Avenue.  Elmund and Nelson also removed a portion of the street lights that will be in conflict with construction which will be reinstalled after the road widening has taken place.  Additionally this past week, the tree removal subcontractor Homer Tree Service began removal of trees that will be in conflict with construction.

Next week, the general contractor Berger Excavating Contractors will be digging small holes in the parkways to determine existing utility location, the electrical subcontractor will continue removal of the existing streetlights along Waukegan and work on the temporary traffic signals, the tree removal subcontractor will continue tree removal, tree root pruning and tree trunk protection.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Water main work to begin next week.

Berger Excavating Contractors will begin making small excavations to locate utilities on Monday on Waukegan Road between Woodlawn and Glenwood.  After locating utilities in the proposed work area Berger plans to begin excavation and directional drilling of the water main pipe mid to late next week. 

The electrical subcontractor Elmund & Nelson will begin installation of the temporary traffic signals next week.  Additionally, another subcontractor will begin tree removal next week.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Construction to begin next week.

Changeable message signs indicating proposed start of construction have been installed at the intersections of East Lake Ave. and Waukegan, Waukegan and Winnetka, Chestnut and Lehigh, and Chestnut and John's Drive.

Next week Berger Excavating is scheduled to begin mobilizing onsite and potholing for utilities.  Additionally, a subcontractor is scheduled to begin tree removal onsite.  The temporary traffic signals will not be installed until construction dictates they are needed.