Work continues on the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project with contractors starting to install new traffic signals and continuing paving operations. Below is an update on work starting on the east end of the project and moving west.
Deerfield Road at Route 41 in the City of Highland Park RAMP CLOSURES NEXT WEEK
Work on the bridge over Route 41 will result in closures of ramps B and D for a 10 day period beginning 8/29/2016 through 9/8/2016. See attached detour maps provided below. The work on the bridge over Berkeley is nearing completion. Work proceeds on the bridge over old Skokie Blvd.
Ramp B Detour Map:
Ramp D Detour Map:
Deerfield Road East of Waukegan Road in the Village of Deerfield
On Saturday August 27th, the contractor plans to pour the curb beside the lane that was paved this week. Next week, the contractor will pave the inside lane east of Waukegan, which requires the use of flaggers and reduced lanes.
Deerfield Road Between Metra Underpass and Waukegan Road in the Village of Deerfield
This past Thursday, crews started placing curb on both sides of the street. All underground utility conflicts have been resolved and the contractor is finishing placing the subbase. Paving is expected to begin towards the middle of next week in this area.
Deerfield Road Bridge in the Village of Deerfield (east of Deer Path Drive)
The weather-proof membrane has been placed on the bridge west of the Metra underpass. This work was delayed twice last week due to rain. The bridge will be paved early next week and opened to traffic by the end of the week. Before the bridge is completed, crews will complete crack sealing and pavement marking on Deerfield Road between Wilmot and Chestnut while the detour is still in place. Once the bridge work is completed, the detour will move east, with eastbound motorists using Chestnut Street to get around the downtown road closure.
Work continues on the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project with contractors starting to install new traffic signals this past week and paving operations beginning next week. Paving will require some rolling lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.
Below is an update on work starting on the west end of the project and moving east.
Deerfield Road Bridge
This Saturday, weather permitting, the contractor will install the weather-proofing membrane on the bridge west of the Metra underpass. The bridge will be paved next week. Before the bridge is completed, crews will perform crack sealing and pavement marking on Deerfield Road between Wilmot and Chestnut while the detour is still in place. Once the bridge work is completed, the detour will move east, with motorists using Chestnut Street to get around the downtown road closure.
Deerfield Road Between Metra Underpass and Waukegan Road
Electric crews started work on the new traffic signal foundations. Due to complications with an old, buried gas main, the opening of Deerfield Road between Waukegan and the Metra Underpass is delayed and will now open after Labor Day. The gas main was in the way of the road work, preventing grading and pavement operations. Northshore Gas expedited work to replace the main, which will allow the contractor to finish the sub-grade next week.
Deerfield Road East of Waukegan Road
The contractor has nearly completed operation at the intersection of Kipling Place and Deerfield Road. The intersection will re-open Monday morning in time for the first day of school on August 22. On Monday, they will start paving the southernmost lane starting at Rosemary Terrace and going east. This will require a rolling lane closure with flaggers directing traffic. This will cause traffic delays. Police will have extra staff around Kipling during this time to help manage school traffic. Carlisle will be reduced to outbound traffic only during this paving operation. Kings Cove and Colony Point residents will have to use Carriage Way to enter their subdivision. The contractor plans to move traffic to the new, southern lanes in mid- to late-September.
There will be daily lane closures on Waukegan Road at Deerfield Road in the coming days resulting in a reduction of travel lanes on Waukegan Road. These closures will be from 9:00am – 3:00pm and will be taking place this Friday and also Monday and Tuesday of next week. Eastbound access to Deerfield Road will be maintained. These closures will present delays for motorists. The tentative schedule of closures, which is always subject to change without notice, is provided below.
8:00am - NB Turn lane @ Waukegan & Deerfield Rd
9:30am to Noon – Lane 2 NB Waukegan @ Deerfield
3:00pm - All lanes back open.
8:00am to 3:00pm - NB Turn lane @ Waukegan & Deerfield Rd
9:00am to 3:00pm – SB left turn lane on Waukegan @ Deerfield Rd
Be advised that due to the Kipling intersection closure at Deerfield Road, using Longfellow/Kipling as a local cut through is not possible. We appreciate your patience during these required operations.
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August 12, 2016
For Immediate Release
Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project Update – August 12, 2016
On Monday, August 15, the contractor will close Kipling Place at Deerfield Road to allow the contractor full access to the intersection to complete paving operations before school starts on August 22. Deerfield Road will remain open in both directions at Kipling Place during this time. Access to Poets Corner and Kipling School will still be available using Longfellow Ave.
Also on Monday, the entrance to Village Centre, just south of Rosemary Terrace, will be one-way “Enter Only” to allow for paving. As paving work continues, this driveway may be closed in both directions to allow the concrete to cure.
Later next week, Carlisle Avenue will also be one-way “Exit Only” as paving proceeds. Access to the Colony Point and King’s Cove Subdivisions will be maintained using Carriage Way.
Two-way access to Brierhill Road and Briarwood Country Club will be maintained. Left turn restrictions will be lifted during this time period. (See the map below for more details.)
West of Waukegan Road, the contractor has nearly completed removing the old pavement. A grinder on site is being used to recycle the old road surface into the sub-base of the new road. This cost-effective measure reduces both truck traffic and vehicle emissions. Next week, the bases for the new traffic signals will be installed in this area. This work will take place in the sidewalk and will require some sidewalk closures. Once the bases are complete, temporary sidewalks will be placed until the brick sidewalks can be restored.
To avoid future detours on Deerfield Road, the contractor is also performing needed repairs on the bridge over the west fork of the north branch of the Chicago River, just east of Deerpath Drive. This work will continue next week. Once the bridge work is complete, Deerfield Road will be re-opened between Wilmot Road and Chestnut Street. A new, shorter detour will then be established using Chestnut Street until Deerfield Road reopens between Waukegan Road and Chestnut Street.
Due to the heavy road removal operations expected this Saturday near Park Avenue, the Deerfield Farmers Market has been moved to the Lindeman Lot, just east of the AT&T building. The Farmers Market will return to its regular location on August 20.
The Village realizes the inconvenience to residents that a large-scale improvement project of this size can cause. We thank residents for their patience and for driving safely in the construction zone. Please remember that all businesses and the Farmers Market are open during construction.
Released by the Village Manager’s Office
Contact: David Fitzgerald, Management Analyst
The Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project is one-third complete and is planned to be substantially complete by this Thanksgiving. The contractor, in coordination with the Village and Lake County, is now working 10-12 hours on weekdays and 8 hours on Saturdays to ensure a timely completion.
On August 1, Deerfield Road was closed between Waukegan Road (IL-43) and Chestnut Street for 30 days to allow for construction operations in that area. To avoid future detours on Deerfield Road, the contractor is also performing needed repairs on the bridge over the west fork of the north branch of the Chicago River, just east of Deerpath Drive. All lanes west of Waukegan will be open prior to Labor Day. Please note that all businesses remain open during construction.
East of Waukegan Road, the contractor is preparing the sub-base in advance of pouring concrete. The new road will start to be poured within the next two weeks. The contractor will start at Waukegan Road and work east. Once the southern lanes are completed in Deerfield and Highland Park, traffic will be shifted to the new road while the northern lanes are reconstructed.
Due to the roadwork, various sidewalks and crosswalks are currently closed. The maps below reflect sidewalk and crosswalk closures that may require pedestrians to select alternative routes. Pedestrians are required to obey sidewalk detours where posted and are prohibited from crossing through an active construction zone.
SIDEWALK DIAGRAM PART 1
SIDEWALK DIAGRAM PART 2
SIDEWALK DIAGRAM PART 3
The Village realizes the inconvenience to residents that a large-scale improvement project of this size can cause. We thank residents for their patience and for driving safely in the construction zone.
Deerfield Road will be closed between Waukegan Road (IL-43) and Chestnut Street for 30 days beginning on Monday, August 1, 2016, to allow for construction operations. This closure is required in order to reconstruct infrastructure between the Metra Viaduct and Waukegan Road.
Simultaneously, maintenance work will be performed on the Deerfield Road bridge over the west fork of the north branch of the Chicago River (east of Deerpath Drive), which will prohibit traffic from crossing the bridge.
These infrastructure improvements will result in a full closure and detour using local roads (see map include below). Eastbound Deerfield Road traffic will go south on Wilmot Road, east on Central Avenue, then north on Elm Street, then east on Osterman Avenue onto northbound Waukegan Road. Westbound traffic will go north on Waukegan Road, then west on Hazel Avenue, then south on Wilmot Road. This will also result in the closure of Robert York Avenue at Deerfield Road.
In efforts to minimize traffic congestion on the detour route, parking will not be permitted on streets along the detour route (where posted), specifically on Hazel Avenue and Central Avenue east of the bridge.
The Village reminds motorists to obey the posted detour and speed limit as the Village of Deerfield Police Department will be extra diligent in performing enforcement on all Village roadways.
A new traffic configuration has been established on Deerfield Road at US Route 41 in the City of Highland Park. This new lane configuration shifts all traffic onto the southern portion of the bridge resulting in one-way traffic for both east and west bound traffic (separated by a double yellow line). This new lane configuration does not impact access to any of the ramps that provide access to and/or from Route 41 at Deerfield Road. The new lane configuration is required to allow the contractor to perform pavement patching on the northern portion of pavement (formerly westbound lanes) on Deerfield Road over Route 41.
Please drive carefully in construction zones and refrain from using hand held devices when operating motor vehicles.
Construction on the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project will continue following the June 30 passage of a stopgap State budget.
Since June 22, the Village has been working with the contractor to make the work zone safe for a possible long-term project shutdown. Now, the contractor will start working to undo those measures to clear the south lanes to allow for paving operations. Crews will be on site after the July 4 holiday, but it will take until July 11 for work to be back in full force, as the contractor needs to bring back equipment that was removed and reorder deliveries for material that had to be canceled. Barring any unanticipated delays due to weather, the Village and contractor anticipate the project to be substantially complete by the end of the construction season, as originally planned.
Be advised that North Shore Gas is in the process of restoring service to properties in the area. In order to restore gas service to residents, the gas company will be required to access your home to light the pilot light on your water heater. Therefore, North Shore Gas (NSG) has staff standing by to reinstate service to residential properties.
Please call 1-866-556-6004 so that NSG can visit your location as soon as staff is free, and able to visit your location.
This service outage is believed to impact over 280 properties in the Village of Deerfield on roads that include Deerfield Road (Kipling to Villas Court), Brierhill Hill Road, Carlisle Avenue, Cody Court, Cody Lane, Kerry Lane, Wicklow Road, Revere Court, Colony Lane, Standish, Kildare, Shannon, Sequoia Lane, Shenandoah. Also impacted are residents of the City of Highland Park who reside within Villas Court. All impacted residents have received a hand delivered notification from North Shore Gas.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as this utility company works to restore this vital service to the residents of our community.
John S. Guccione
Engineering Project Manager
Village of Deerfield
A gas main was hit on Deerfield Road that has resulted in a complete closure from Kipling Place to Carlisle Ave.
Emergency response vehicles have closed the road to ensure safety as the gas company works to make the repair. We anticipate the road to be opened within the next hour.
Yesterday afternoon, the Village of Deerfield was advised that the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project, which is supported by Federal funds that pass through the State, will stop on June 30, as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will no longer have appropriation authority to pay contractors beginning July 1.
The Deerfield Road Reconstruction project includes resurfacing and reconstruction of the roadway for a length of 2.39 miles from the Metra viaduct in the Village of Deerfield to U.S. Route 41 in the City of Highland Park. The project began in February and lane-impacting work was scheduled to be completed in November. The project totals over $18.1 million with approximately $16 million coming from a combination of Federal, State and County programs. The Village of Deerfield executed a Local Agency Agreement with IDOT on October 5, 2015, to facilitate the pass through of these funds to complete the project.
However, in the absence of a State budget or the necessary appropriation authority, IDOT will not be authorized to continue making payments to the contractor and therefore, they have directed contractors to cease construction activity on all State projects after June 30. It is unknown at this time when the Governor’s Office will be able to pass a State budget and this is having a real impact on our Village. The Village will continue to strongly urge the Governor to address this matter so that Federal funds can pass through the State and contractors can continue to work on State-awarded construction projects.
The Village will work with the contractor to ensure that the work zone is made safe and secure during the indefinite shutdown period. The Village has contacted State Senator Morrison and State Representative Drury for assistance on this critical issue.
The Village will provide updates as additional information becomes available.
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The contractor is continuing the installation of the new storm sewer system which will take another 2-3 weeks to complete and is performed behind the work zone closures. Looking ahead, the contractor is planning on beginning pavement removals in the next 3-4 weeks with installation of the new pavement to follow. During pavement reconstruction and sidewalk replacement, access to side streets and private driveways will be impacted. Notification to those affected residents will be provided previous to scheduled impacts.
Motorists and pedestrians are asked to please use caution when traveling through the construction zone and if possible, to utilize alternate routes. The Village would like to remind the motorists to stay off their cell phones and that the use a cell phone in construction zones is illegal.
A water main connection will take place overnight Friday, April 29, 2016. This work is being performed at night to avoid water service interruptions to businesses in the downtown area. Properties that will experience impacts have been notified.
There will be additional night work performed by AT&T starting this Sunday night through next week. This night work will start at 10 p.m. and continue to 6 a.m. on Deerfield Road. This work will result in a lane closure allowing only one lane of travel total that will be shared by each direction of traffic. Flaggers will be on site to change the direction of traffic during these nighttime closures. Please expect delays and utilize alternate routes.
Next week's construction forecast includes the completion of water main installation, which is anticipated by Wednesday of next week. The contractor will have three crews on site installing storm sewer on Deerfield Road in Deerfield. Bridge work will also continue in Highland Park.
Pavement grinding and removal will begin tomorrow (Friday, April 22, 2016) on the southern portion of Deerfield Road in the Village of Deerfield. During this operation, the contractor will grind off the top layer of asphalt pavement to expose the concrete sub-surface pavement, which will be removed at a later date. Once the roadway’s surface course is removed, the contractor will install asphalt ramps that will allow access to adjacent roadways and driveways, as needed. Pavement removal operations include heavy truck traffic and may present minor access delays of up to five minutes to residential driveways and adjacent roadways.
Asphalt pavement removal will continue next week, as will private water service connections and sewer work on Deerfield Road in Deerfield. The contractor also has crews working on bridge repairs in Highland Park.
On Monday, April 25, the transition into the new configuration will be completed from Waukegan Road through Richfield Ave in Highland Park. This configuration will be in place through mid-July. Shifting traffic to the north lanes now allows crews to perform underground work and pavement reconstruction of the southern lanes. Left turn restrictions from Deerfield Road onto adjacent streets at non-signalized intersections during peak traffic hours will remain in place until further notice. Left turn restrictions exclude Brand Lane and Brierhill Road in Deerfield and Villas Court, Evergreen Way, Ring Court and Piccadilly Road in Highland Park, as these streets do not have outlets.
During pavement reconstruction and sidewalk replacement, access to side streets and private driveways will be impacted. Notification will be provided previous to scheduled impacts.
Transition into stage 1 traffic configuration will begin Thursday, April 14, at Waukegan Road and proceed east. During this transition, all traffic will be moved to the north lanes while crews reconstruct the southern lanes.
In order to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents during this traffic configuration, left turns from Deerfield Road will be restricted during peak traffic hours at non-signalized intersections, excluding Brand Lane and Brierhill Road in the Village of Deerfield and also excluding Villas Court, Evergreen Way, Ring Court and Piccadilly Road in the City of Highland Park.
This means that vehicles will not be able to make left turns from Deerfield Road onto a side street between the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Left turns will only be allowed at intersections with a traffic light.
Motorists seeking to make a left hand turn should proceed to the next signalized intersection to complete their left turn movement.
Left turn access will be maintained to Brand Lane and Brierhill Road in the Village of Deerfield and also Villas Court, Evergreen Way, Ring Court and Piccadilly Road in the City of Highland Park, as these do not have an outlet.
Next week, the contractor will continue underground operations, including connecting the new water main to side streets and private water services to properties on the north side of Deerfield Road. This work often results in water service interruptions to the residents. Impacted properties are notified 24-48 hours in advance.
Weather permitting, the project will move into traffic "stage one" on or around April 13 through April 20th. The transition into this lane configuration is something that happens gradually over a period of about 5 business days. Lane configurations will change daily. Motorists should be extra attentive.
This new traffic configuration will move all traffic onto the northern portion of Deerfield Road (as reflected in the graphic to the right). This new lane configuration will take place from Waukegan Road in the Village of Deerfield to Richfield Ave in the City of Highland Park. In preparation for this, the contractor will continue to patch construction trenches. Left turn lanes will be maintained at signalized intersections. Some local roads may be closed and not accessible during daytime operations. If access to a particular street is not available, please proceed to the next accessible roadway. Construction managers will update motorists of known road closures.
Looking ahead, the contractor will finish water connections to adjacent streets and service lines to residential properties. Moving into the new traffic configuration will allow this same work to proceed on the southern portion of Deerfield Road.
We look forward to entering Stage 1 traffic configuration, as moving traffic to the north side of Deerfield Road will allow the contractor to begin the reconstruction process of the southern half of the roadway. It is anticipated that this configuration will last for approximately three months. Traffic will later be flipped to the south side while the contractor reconstructs the north side.
The project is currently 10% complete. The contractor is working in the center of the roadway with sporadic work occurring in the eastbound and westbound travel lanes.
The traffic configuration will change beginning the week of April 11. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be moved to the northern lanes to allow the contractor to perform work on the southern portion of pavement.
UNDERGROUND PROGRESS REPORT: 100% of the water main line in the Village of Deerfield has been completed. The contractor has one underground crew operating on the west end of the project. This crew is connecting service lines to the new water main. The installation of these service lines often results in modified traffic configurations. Residents impacted by water service interruptions are being notified 24-48 hours prior to any planned interruptions.
Meanwhile, another underground crew is installing storm sewer, operating at the east limits of Deerfield Road working west.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL PROGRESS REPORT: All temporary traffic signals and temporary pedestrian cross signals are in place and active. The temporary traffic signals possess video detection and are interconnected with one another to improve the flow of traffic. The timing of these signals are reviewed and modified if determined to be required by the project's signal engineer.
BRIDGE WORK IN HIGHLAND PARK: Preliminary inspection and marking of the three bridges in Highland Park (Route 41, Berkeley and Old Skokie) will be completed this week. This work is required to identify the actual scope of repairs need as part of this project, beginning mid-April.
** The overall completion is an estimate based on the value spent of the original contract.
There will be a nighttime construction operation tonight beginning at 11 p.m. through 4 a.m. on Deerfield Road just east of Waukegan Road. There will be interruptions to water service as a result of this operation (impacted parties have been notified). Additionally, AT&T will work this Saturday, from 6 a.m. through 2 p.m.. AT&T's work will result in revised lane configurations.
During the week of March 7, 2016, the contractor will have four underground crews installing water main on Deerfield Road in the Village of Deerfield. Various operations next week will restrict access to adjacent streets during daytime operations.
The map below indicates which streets and the day of the week access is expected to be impacted.
MONDAY: Oxford Road will not be accessible from Deerfield Road during daytime construction operations.
TUESDAY: Warrington and Kenton will not be accessible from Deerfield Road during daytime construction operations.
WEDNESDAY: Kenton may not be accessible from Deerfield Road during daytime construction operations.
**** The dates provided above are subject to change. It is our intent to communicate any changes a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Construction operations will limit access to Beverly Lane on Thursday March 3, 2016 (weather permitting).
Eastbound Deerfield Road will not be able to turn left onto Beverly Lane. Beverly Lane will only have westbound access at Deerfield Road. (Right in, right out only.)
The map below indicates access that is expected to be impacted.
***Dates provided above are subject to change. It is our intent to communicate any changes a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
During the week of February 29, 2016, the contractor will have four underground crews installing water main on Deerfield Road in the Village of Deerfield. Various operations next week will restrict left turns onto and off of Deerfield Road at various intersections as crews will be working in the center lanes. This will result in right turns only.
The map below indicates which streets and the day of the week access is expected to be impacted.
MONDAY: Eastbound Deerfield Road will not be able to turn left onto Brand Lane on the north side of the road. Brand Lane will only have westbound access at Deerfield Road. (Right in, right out only.)
MONDAY: Westbound Deerfield Road will not be able to turn left intoBriarwood Country Club. Briarwood Country Club will only have eastbound access at Deerfield Road. (Right in, right out only.)
TUESDAY: Eastbound Deerfield will not be able turn left ontoWarrington Road. Warrington Road will only have westbound access at Deerfield Road. (Right in, right out only.)
TUESDAY: Westbound Deerfield will not be able to turn left onto the Brierhill Road on the south side of the road.Brierhill Road will only have eastbound access at Deerfield Road. (Right in, right out only.)
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Work will be performed at the offset intersection of Kenton and Kipling.Access will be maintained and controlled by flaggers if required.
**** The dates provided above are subject to change. It is our intent to communicate any changes a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Special Notice for Village of Deerfield Residents on Deerfield Road (east of Waukegan Road):
This is a courtesy notice to inform you that starting on Tuesday, February 9, Waste Management will begin trash collection on Deerfield Road starting at 6 a.m.
Please have your trash and recycling containers out by 6 a.m. to ensure proper trash collection.
This change is to ensure weekly trash collection while construction is going on along Deerfield Road. The Village would like to thank you for your cooperation while construction takes place.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Village of Deerfield Engineering Department at 847-317-2490.
Thank you for your patience.
Water main installation will begin Monday, February 8, on Deerfield Road in the Village of Deerfield. Starting Monday, traffic control will be in place minimizing traffic to one lane in each direction (maintaining left turn lanes at signalized intersections when possible). This will allow the contractor to saw cut and remove pavement to install water main down the center of Deerfield Road. Delivery of materials will take place early next week, with the actual installation of water main beginning about 50 feet east of the intersection of Waukegan and Deerfield Roads on Wednesday. Various other operations will also begin next week, including tree removal and temporary traffic signal installation.
Deerfield Road AT&T Relocation Status: Work continues in Highland Park. Duct installation will be completed on February 12, 2016 completing the scope of Archon’s contract with AT&T. Upon completion of duct installation, AT&T will have 6-8 weeks of work which will overlap the Deerfield Road Construction Project . That work includes pulling fiber optic cable from Deerfield into Highland Park and the splicing of copper lines which will allow the removal of utility poles on the south side of Deerfield Road. The Project Management Team, AT&T and ALamp will coordinate these overlapping operations in efforts to minimize impacts to the reconstruction project’s schedule.