Lake Shore Drive Water Main Replacement (Green Tree Court- Sprucewood Lane)- February 2024
In continuing with the Village's water main improvements, the balance of the water main along Lake Shore Drive, between Green Tree Court and Sprucewood Lane, is slated for removal and replacement beginning in February 2024. The Lake Shore Drive project started with removing and replacing the water main on Lake Shore Drive from Beck Road to Green Tree Court in 2022. This project will continue the upgrades of the water main from a 6-inch to a 12-inch diameter pipe to allow for a better flow pattern between adjacent water mains and will better serve the residents in the area.
|Prior to any excavations, the road will be saw cut along the planned route off the new water main along Lakeshore Drive.
|Water Main Install
|Excavation for the water main installation will begin at Green Tree Court working south towards Sprucewood Lane.
|Valving will be installed as the new water main is installed.
|Connection to Existing System
|Upon successful testing, the new water main will be connected to the existing distribution system.
|All water services will be moved to the new water main one house at a time. You may experience a brief interruption in service as this work is performed. You do not need to be present during this portion of the work.
|Any grounds that have been disturbed will be restored to its original state.
|A temporary road patch will be placed along the trench in the road. The completion of this project will precede the full road resurfacing through the FAU program.
Due to the location of the new water main and the safety of the construction crew, Lake Shore Drive will be closed from Green Tree Court to Sprucewood Lane during the day from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Residents living along the planned work route will have access to their homes throughout the project. Detour signs will be placed at the beginning of the work day and removed at the end of the day. We respectfully request our residents to follow the alternate routes listed below.
|Lake Shore Drive (Within the
|Exit residence as normal.
|Lake Shore Drive (Outside of
|Use Springhill Lane to Beck Road for access to Grass Lake Road.
|Use Beck Road as your alternate route to Grass Lake Road, Sand Lake Road, or Grand Avenue.
|Green Tree Court
|Please exit Green Tree Court and head north on Lake Shore Drive to Beck Road.
|Use Beck Road for access to Grass Lake Road.
Please note that this project is not part of the Lake Shore Drive/Sprucewood Lane/Hawthorne Drive Road Project under the Federal Aid Urban (FAU) Program, which is slated to begin in the late Spring/ Summer of 2024.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the project, please contact Charles Hernandez, Utility Systems Manager, at 847-356-8252.Hawthorne Dr./Sprucewood Lane/Lake Shore Drive Project- late Spring/ Summer 2024
Due to the Village's preparedness in being shovel-ready to begin the Lake Shore Drive Project, the Village has received additional funding of $1.2 million. This increases the funding of the overall project from just over $2.1 million to $3.32 million. The additional funding allows the roadway project to extend westward along Sprucewood Lane to Rolling Ridge Lane.
The beginning work for the Lake Shore Drive Project has already started. The appraisals on the needed private easements for construction have been submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for their review. The Village will need to obtain eleven temporary and one permanent easement along the project route to facilitate construction. The primary purpose of the temporary easements is to regrade driveway slopes to better meet the new roadway profile and sidewalks, where applicable. A permanent easement will be needed within Linden's Landing for the purposes of stormwater improvements. Those affected by the needed acquisition of the easements have been contacted by a third-party to discuss the details of the acquisition process. Timely acquisition of the easements will allow the Village to meet bidding and construction schedules.
Prior to the roadway reconstruction, the water main along the route beginning at Green Tree Court to Sprucewood Lane will be replaced. The Village is targeting a winter 2023 bid for the Lake Shore Drive Project, with the estimated construction starting in July 2024.
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