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March 15, 2018


Dear Lindenhurst Resident:

As you are well aware, Hawthorne Drive, Sprucewood Lane, and Lake Shore Drive need repair to address pavement deterioration. As such, the Village has initiated a Phase I Engineering Study to investigate proposed roadway improvements along Hawthorne Drive (from IL Route 132 to Sprucewood Lane), Sprucewood Lane (from Hawthorne Drive to Lake Shore Drive), and Lake Shore Drive (from Sprucewood Lane to Beck Road). The anticipated scope of the improvement includes pavement reconstruction, concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer and other drainage improvements. The project should be very similar to the recently completed Beck Road improvements.

The initial stage of the Phase I Engineering Study is data collection, consisting of topographic survey, traffic counts, accident analysis, and environmental surveys. You may see staff from our engineering consultant (Christopher B. Burke Eng., Ltd.) conducting these various surveys over the next month.  To properly design the roadway, topographic survey is needed approximately 30 to 40 feet beyond the roadway pavement as well as all drainage outlets to Lake Linden.

An Open House Public Meeting is anticipated to be held in Winter 2018 to display the proposed improvement and seek stakeholder input.  The Phase I Engineering Study is anticipated to conclude in Spring 2019 and the Village will then initiate Phase II Engineering, which takes 12 to 18 months and consists of detailed design and preparation of construction documentation.  The Village is pursuing federal funding to assist in paying for construction of this project, which is anticipated in 2020 at the earliest and contingent upon funding availability.

As part of the data collection stage of the project, we like to reach out to the stakeholders early in the project development process to inquire if there are any specific roadway, drainage, utility or other issues the Village should be aware of as we look at proposed improvements to Hawthorne Drive, Sprucewood Lane, and Lake Shore Drive. 

Please contact the Ed Laudenslager at 847-356-8252 or email mail@lindenhurstil.org to report such information.

Project related information and updates will be posted on the Village website as it becomes available.

Hawthorne Drive/ Sprucewood Lane/Lake Shore Drive Improvement Project Comment Form

Project location map 

If you have an questions or concerns please email mail@lindenhurstil.org or call 847-356-8252.