Construction Updates

2023 Village   Street  /  Water Main  /  Sewer   Improvement Project Has Begun


Updates will be posted regularly on the Village Website and through letters delivered to impacted residents. If you have questions about any aspect of the project please contact Brian Bursiek, Assistant Village Manager at (847) 671-8534 / at Village Hall. You may also submit a Service Request using the online system -                                            

2023 Street and Alley Improvements (List of Streets):

  • Emerson Avenue – Irving Park Road to 25th Avenue
  • Emerson Court - Emerson Avenue to Dead End
  • Ivanhoe Circle – Ivanhoe to Dead End
  • Ruby Street – 25th Avenue to Lawrence Avenue
  • Ruby Street – Waveland Avenue to Ivanhoe Avenue
  • Sterling Lane – Emerson Avenue to Eden Avenue
  • Judd Avenue – Wehrman Avenue to Montrose
  • Wehrman Avenue - Montrose Avenue to Judd Avenue
  • Moore Lane – Rose Street to Soo Line Lane
  • E-W Alley between South Avenue and Lawrence Avenue west of Ruby Street

The Village has entered into a contract with Brothers Asphalt Paving to resurface the roadways listed above.   

The project will include the removal and replacement of select portions of curb and gutter and any associated sidewalk, driveways located behind the curb and gutter that is being replaced. The project will primarily involve the removal of the existing asphalt pavement, patching of the underlying pavement, and the installation of two new layers of asphalt.  

The first phase of work is anticipated to begin on or about March 22, 2023 (the exact date is weather dependent). This first phase will include saw cutting of concrete sidewalks, driveways, and curb.  Completion of this project is expected by roughly September 15th with the exception of sod restoration which will take place in the fall.  As in all construction, we expect that you will experience some inconvenience.   

Driveway Access

Some homes will have their curb and gutter removed which will affect their driveway. This means you may not have access to your driveway or garage during this time.  

If work is being done that will interrupt access to your driveway, you will receive a notice from the Contractor at least one day in advance. As a courtesy reminder, the Contractor will knock on your door one time the morning the removal process begins. Also, curbs, gutters and driveways that are slated to be removed will be marked with pink paint in advance to help you identify if your driveway access will be affected.  

The interruption of access to your driveway could last up to ten (10) days but will likely require less time. Barricades preventing access to driveways will be removed as soon as you can resume using them. The interruption of access to your driveway is necessary to remove the old curb/gutter, to pour the new curb/gutter, and finally to allow the concrete to reach the proper strength before permitting vehicle traffic on the new contract.   


 During curb, gutter and driveway work, parking will be prohibited where the work is taking place. We are asking residents to avoid street parking between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to allow for a safer work environment for the Contractor and to assist roadway traffic flow.

There will be other days during the project, when the existing asphalt is being removed and when the two lifts of asphalt (one day for each lift) are placed, that parking will be prohibited on both sides of the street. The duration for each of these interruptions will be one day or less. “No Parking” signs will be posted on the street in advance.

Finally, if you have a sprinkler system in the parkway please let us know in advance so we can alert the contractor and avoid damage to your system.

Please contact the Village at (847) 678-2550 with any concerns or questions you may have. In addition, updates on the project will be available on the “Construction Updates” section of the Village website.


Eastwood Avenue

Work on Eastwood Avenue is scheduled to begin April 3rd with curb and gutter removal & replacement being the initial phase of the project and will take approximately 10 days.

After the completion of the curb and gutter work on Eastwood, the final two phase of the project will be placement of sod and the removal of the existing asphalt pavement, patching of the underlying pavement, and the installation of two new layers of asphalt.  We anticipate these last two phases to begin on or around April 17th.