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As many are 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 in early 2018 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). This project is a continuation of the recently completed Beck Road improvements.

The initial data collection stage of the Phase I Engineering Study was completed during Spring/Summer 2018, which included: topographic field survey, traffic counts, accident analysis, and environmental surveys. A project notice and comment form were sent out to all residents within the project study area.  Ten responses were received, mostly regarding drainage issues experienced along Hawthorne Drive and Sprucewood Lane.

Following the initial data collection stage, the design stage started, which consists of composing preliminary engineering roadway plans, existing drainage plans, and proposed drainage plans.  The engineering consultant (Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.) has been working with Village staff on the design plans. Coordination has occurred with the Lindenhurst Park District regarding Linden’s Landing & Beach, where parking will be replaced along with new sidewalk along the frontage of the park and drainage improvements. The anticipated scope of the improvement includes pavement reconstruction, minor roadway alignment/profile adjustments, concrete curb & gutter, driveway replacement (to the right-of-way), sidewalk (both sides), storm sewer and other drainage improvements.

An Open House Public Meeting will be held near the completion of Phase I Engineering to display the proposed improvement and seek stakeholder input, which is anticipated in Summer 2019.  Following the completion of the Phase I Engineering Study, the Village will initiate Phase II Engineering, which takes 12 to 18 months and consists of detailed design,  preparation of construction documentation and any necessary land acquisition.  The Village is pursuing federal funding to assist in paying for construction of this project, which is anticipated in 2021 at the earliest and contingent upon funding availability.

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

Documents:

Hawthorne Drive/ Sprucewood Lane/ Lake Shore Drive Improvement Project Public Meeting Summary June 27, 2019

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

Project location map 

Overall Proposed Improvement Exhibit

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

Project Update #3

June 2019

The Phase I Engineering Study has made substantial progress this year and a Public Meeting has been scheduled to inform the public, including the project schedule, existing conditions and the proposed improvement plans. The proposed improvement includes a reconstructed roadway pavement with one 12-foot lane in each direction, concrete barrier curb and gutter, 4-foot sidewalk, storm sewer, and drainage swales (where needed). In several areas of the project the sidewalk is directly behind the curb to fit the sidewalk within the roadway right-of-way and maintain existing drainage patterns. There are five drainage outfalls to Lake Linden that will be replaced as the existing infrastructure is at the end of its useful life. Two outfalls are within Linden’s Landing Beach and three outfalls are within existing drainage easements between residential properties. Also included with this project is the replacement of driveways to the roadway right-of-way. There are currently 11 driveways that will require a temporary construction easement to re-grade the driveway onto private property, which is predominantly due to steep existing driveway/front yard grades.  

The details of the Public Meeting are as follows:

Date:                June 27, 2019

Time:                7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Formal Presentation

                        7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Open House

Location:          Village Hall – Council Chambers

2301 E. Sand Lane Road

Lindenhurst, IL 60046

The meeting will include a formal presentation at 7:00 pm, followed by a question and answer session. At approximately 7:45 pm, the meeting will transition into an open house format where meeting attendees can view exhibits and submit formal comments. Representatives from the Village and project engineering consultant will be present to discuss the project and answer questions on an individual basis.

Written comments will be accepted during the meeting, as well as after the meeting, and through the U.S. mail or the Village website (https://www.lindenhurstil.org) project page.  All comments received by July 12, 2019 will be summarized within the Public Meeting record. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, you are encouraged to view the meeting materials and provide your comments via the Village website.

The Village is also seeking public comment on the use of property from the Lindenhurst Park District at Linden’s Landing and John Janega Memorial Park, which are related to new sidewalk, parking replacement and drainage improvements. These properties are protected by Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The Village intends to seek a de minimis impact finding from the Federal highway Administration based on the project not adversely affecting the features, attributes or activities qualifying the property for protection under Section 4(f).

Please contact Clay Johnson at 847-356-8252 or email mail@lindenhurstil.org with any questions or concerns.