Starting this spring, aged water main that runs down the middle of Waukegan Road will be replaced between Deerfield Road and North Avenue. The $4 million project was previously planned for 2022, but moved to this year due to supply-chain issues.
With all of the new main pipes delivered earlier this year, the project is anticipated to begin in late March or early April and is expected to be completed by early September, weather depending.
The project was competitively bid and awarded to Lenny Hoffman Excavating by the Village Board in November 2022.
The contract includes the full replacement of all water main items within Waukegan Road from Deerfield Road to North Avenue and will require traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction. Construction will be sequenced in a way to reduce impacts to the downtown area as well as the high school. Most of the work near Deerfield Road will be done overnight to not disrupt businesses in the area, but work in residential areas will take place during the day.
Updates on the project will be shared via the Village website and interested parties can sign up to receive e-mail and/or text message updates on the project. You can also watch a video of a recent public open house about the project.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 847.317.7245.