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Woodvale Ave Update - 4/20/2020

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 11:10 AM by Tyler Dickinson

April 20, 2020


Last week, the contractor completed the remaining storm sewer and available water main work on the project which has allowed them to begin the next phase of the project.

As part of this next phase, the contractor has installed the previously communicated detour for SE bound traffic on Woodvale Avenue. This allowed the contractor to begin to remove the existing roadway and also begin earth excavation below the old road near the south end of Woodvale Avenue.


This week, the contractor will continue the roadway reconstruction and excavation beginning near Kenton and moving north. This will include Woodridge Court which is anticipated to begin towards the end of the week.


This phase of construction will often result in heavy truck traffic as material is moved in and out of the site. During these removals, access to driveways will be maintained by using stone ramps. However, during the excavation directly in front of driveways, access may be delayed at that time. Furthermore, during the concrete replacements of the curb and sidewalks, driveway access will be blocked until the concrete is strong enough to handle vehicles. Notices with additional information will be hand delivered prior to these driveway impacts.


The Village’s infrastructure construction projects fit under an exemption per the Governor’s Stay at Home order. Outdoor activities, like construction projects, generally will provide for good social distancing that poses little risk of transmission, but it is still important to ensure the ability to wash or sanitize hands and take other precautions. Village and contractor personnel will continue to practice safe social distancing and sanitation efforts during the construction.

If you have any questions or require special assistance during construction, please contact the Village of Deerfield Engineering Department at 847-317-2490 and request to speak to with someone regarding the Woodvale Avenue Project.