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Feb 27

Upcoming Project and Public Meeting Notice for Woodvale Ave Project

Posted on February 27, 2020 at 11:06 AM by John Guccione

The purpose of this correspondence is to inform you of the upcoming roadway project on Woodvale Avenue.  This notice also serves as an invitation to the public meeting that will be held on Wednesday March 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Deerfield Village Hall, located at 850 Waukegan Rd. Many topics that can’t be covered in this letter will be discussed at the meeting. We will also be introducing our consulting engineer that will remain onsite throughout the project. All residents are strongly encouraged to attend. 

The scope of this project will include the full reconstruction of the existing roadway of Woodvale Avenue and Woodridge Court, patching on North Avenue, installation of new storm sewer, spot repairs to water main, installation of a new 5’ sidewalk along Woodvale Avenue, installation of a new swale located between the new roadway and the creek, and associated parkway restoration. 

Due to limited space while the roadway reconstruction is underway, it is anticipated that Woodvale Avenue traffic will be reduced to northbound traffic only. If this occurs, traffic will be detoured around the project via local streets and detour signs will be installed.  

On February 20, 2019, the Village held a public meeting at the Deerfield Village Hall to present the findings of the drainage study of Woodvale Avenue and the recommended flood remediation options.  Two different options were presented and residents living along Woodvale Avenue were given an opportunity to voice their opinion and “vote” on a preferred option at the public meeting. The majority of those who provided feedback were in favor of the option ultimately selected, though minimal flood protection is provided under that option. A copy of the letter that was sent out to residents is included for reference. 

Project Schedule: To facilitate the work and keep the contractor on schedule, the project will be divided into three stages: Stage I - underground utility work; Stage II - concrete curb installation and roadway rehabilitation; and Stage III - parkway restoration. Weather depending, the contractor is anticipating beginning construction in the next couple of weeks.