The Village of Deerfield would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience during this year’s Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project. This was a complex project that included new water main, storm sewers, underground utility relocation, new traffic signals and, finally, a new road. Work began on this $18.2 million, multi-agency project in early February and the Village is pleased to report that all lanes of traffic were opened this week on Deerfield Road between the bridge over Route 41 on the east to the Metra underpass on the west.
The contractor has completed the winterization of the project within the Village limits with all sidewalks and roads now open to the public. Over the course of the winter, the electrical contractor will continue installation of traffic signals, as weather permits. This may require lane closures near the work area.
In the spring, the contractor will resume operations in both Deerfield and Highland Park. In Deerfield, the contractor will work to complete the installation of the remaining traffic signals, permanent pavement striping, and the remaining brick sidewalk work on the north side of Deerfield Road between Rosemary Terrace and Waukegan Road. This work will require some temporary lane closures. Weather depending, the majority of the work within Deerfield is anticipated to take up to one month to complete. In Highland Park, the contractor will be completing the reconstruction of the north side of Deerfield Road from the City limit to Windsor Road. This work will require the complete removal of the roadway, preparation of the road base, and paving of the new roadway. Also planned for next year in Highland Park is the resurfacing of Deerfield Road from Windsor Road to Route 41. This work in Highland Park is anticipated to take three months and will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction through the work limits in Highland Park.