Sanitary Sewer Lining - 2021/2022

Completion Date Phase I: April 30, 2021 (Complete)
Phase II: March 30, 2022
Project Manager Erik Jensen, Assistant to the Public Works Director, 847-664-4129
Contractor Hoerr Construction
Awarded Contract Amount $220,000 (Phase I)
$225,000 (Phase II)
Funding Sources Bond Proceeds

Project Description


As part of its on-going responsibilities, the Public Works Department maintains 134 miles of sanitary sewer main. In order to ensure that the Village's sanitary sewers function as designed, crews periodically clean, televise and assess the condition of each individual sewer segment and schedule any repairs as necessary.

The primary means of repair for sewer mains is sewer lining. This process involves installing a thin polyester liner into an individual segment of main and allowing it to cure in place. After curing, the liner reinforces the structural integrity of the main, seals it from groundwater infiltration and repairs any holes or cracks in the pipe. Unlike sewer main replacement work, this work does not require excavation and only causes a minimal amount of interruption to service. 

In 2021 and 2022, the Village will complete sanitary sewer lining in two phases. The first phase (February-March 2021) will occur primarily in and around the area bounded by Shermer Road to the west, Waukegan Road to the east and Illinois Road to the south. The second phase (February - March 2022) will be completed in the Northbrook East and White Plains subdivisions as well as a few other areas in the southeast area of the Village. 

Enabling Resolution

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Village Board approved Resolution 2021-12, which awarded the contract for Phase I and Phase II work to Hoerr Construction of Goodfield, Illinois. 

Phase I Project Locations:

  • The Citadel Condominiums
  • Elm Avenue (Anets to Spruce)
  • Walters Avenue (East Metra Parking Lot to Spruce)
  • Chapel Court (Marcee to Church)
  • Church Street (Chapel to Walters)
  • Shagbark Court
  • Cherry Lane (Briarwood to Greenbriar)
  • Cherry Lane (Greenbriar to Cedar (including a small portion of Cedar)
  • Midway Road (between Whitfield and Marshall)
  • Whitfield Road (Dalton to Marshall)
  • Marshall Road (western portion)

Phase II Project Locations:

  • Dell Road (Longaker to 1009 Dell)
  • Gregg Road (Midway to eastern cul-de-sac)
  • Midway Road (Gregg to 841 Midway)
  • Whitfield Road (Marshall western intersection to southern Marshall intersection)
  • Whitfield Road (Otis to 1132 Whitfield)
  • Happ Road (1711 Happ to Voltz)
  • Peeblebrook Road (western cul-de-sac to Sunset Ridge)
  • Plum Island Drive (3114 Plum Island to White Mountain)
  • Pawtucket Road (1311 Pawtucket to White Mountain)
  • Pawtucket Road and White Mountain Drive (3057 Pawtucket and continuing east to White Mountain and down to Walters)
  • White Mountain Drive (1214 White Mountain to the cul-de-sac)
  • Plum Island Drive and Adirondack Drive (Plum Island cul-de-sac to Adirondack and north to Cherry)
  • Mount Vernon (storm sewer lining - cul-de-sac catch-basin to backyard of 1253 Mount Vernon)

Phase I Project Notifications


  • Televising and Preparatory Work: The contractor will be placing these door tags on doors prior to beginning preparatory work.
  • Lining Work: On Friday, February 28, the Village mailed this letter to all potentially impacted residents. The Contractor will post a notice on the door of each potentially impacted property 24 hours in advance of work commencing.

Phase II Project Notifications


  • Televising and Preparatory Work: The contractor will be placing these door tags on doors prior to beginning preparatory work.
  • Lining Work: On Tuesday, March 1, the Village mailed this letter to all potentially impacted residents. The Contractor will post a notice on the door of each potentially impacted property 24 hours in advance of work commencing.

Project Updates


Monday, March 21

2:00 p.m. Update: The Contractor expects to finish all work for Phase II by 4 p.m. today. The Village thanks all impacted residents for their patience during this work.


Friday, March 18

2:00 p.m. UpdateThe Contractor expects all work for Friday, March 18 to be completed no later than 4 p.m. today. On Monday, March 21, the Contractor will complete work all remaining work on Pawtucket and Mount Vernon.


Thursday, March 17

2:00 p.m. UpdateThe Contractor expects all work for Thursday, March 17 to be completed no later than 4 p.m. today. Tomorrow, the Contractor will complete work all remaining work on Plum Island (from the southern cul-de-sac to White Mountain) and begin work on Pawtucket (1304 Pawtucket to 3111 Pawtucket).


Wednesday, March 16

2:35 p.m. Update: The Contractor expects all work for Wednesday, March 16 to be completed no later than 4 p.m. today. Tomorrow, the Contractor will complete work on Plum Island and Adirondack (from the Plum Island northern cul-de-sac going west to Adirondack and north to Cherry) and on Plum Island from 1314 Plum Island south to the southern cul-de-sac,



Tuesday, March 15

5:00 p.m. Update: Due to an unexpected emergency outside of the community, the Contractor was only able to complete the work on Happ Road today. Tomorrow, the Contractor will complete all remaining work on Whitfield Road, complete the work on Peeblebrook Road and begin work White Mountain Drive (1214 White Mountain to the cul-de-sac).


Monday, March 14

2:45 p.m. Update: The Contractor has completed all work on Dell and the first portion of work on Whitfield (the western Marshall intersection to the southern Marshall intersection). Tomorrow, the Contractor will complete work on Whitfield (Otis to 1132 Whitfield) and all work on Happ Road. 



Friday, March 11

3:15 p.m. Update: The Contractor has completed all work on Midway and Gregg. On Monday, March 14, the Contractor will complete work on Dell Road and Whitfield Road (between the western and southern intersections with Marshall). 


Thursday, March 10

The Village has received noticed that the Contractor plans to complete lining work on Gregg and Midway. All impacted properties will receive notice today for tomorrow's work. Updates will be posted as work progresses.


Friday, February 4, 2022:

On Monday, February 7, the Contractor's crews will begin preparatory work for Phase II. This work will involve televising and cleaning the sewers as well as making any minor repairs necessary for lining work to begin. Lining work is anticipated to occur in early March. During this phase, crews may need to briefly step onto properties to verify sewer locations and potentially conduct dye testing to identify your service line. Staff does not anticipate crews will need to enter your home at any time.


Wednesday, March 24

7:00 a.m. Update: Today, crews will be lining on Midway and in the Citadel Condominiums. The lining work at the Citadel Condominiums will require a temporary lane shift on Shermer Road. Please use caution while driving in this area.



Tuesday, March 23

4:00 p.m. Update: Crews have completed lining work on Whitfield and Marshall. Tomorrow, crews will line the applicable sewer mains on Midway and at the Citadel Condominiums. 

7:00 a.m. update: Today, crews will be lining on Whitfield and Marshall. Traffic impacts should be minimal but please use caution when driving in this area.


Monday, March 22

4:00 p.m. Update: Crews have completed all work on Church and Shagbark. Tomorrow, crews will complete lining on Whitfield and Marshall.

7:00 a.m. Update: Today, crews will be lining on Church Street and Shagbark Court. Some of this work may extend on to Walters but traffic impacts on Walters should be minimal. Please use caution when driving through these areas.


Friday, March 19

Today, crews completed all work on Walters Avenue. On Monday, crews will complete lining on Church Street and Shagbark Court.


Thursday, March 18

2:00 p.m. Update: Crews have completed all scheduled work for today. Crews will complete lining on Walters and, depending on time and weather conditions, Midway on Friday.

Today, crews will complete lining on Elm and the remaining portions of Cherry. 


Wednesday, March 17

Today, crews will begin work on Cedar Lane and complete all lining for Cherry Lane from Briarwood to Greenbriar, weather permitting. Tomorrow, crews will complete lining on Elm and any remaining work on Cherry.


Tuesday, March 16

The Contractor plans to begin work on Wednesday, March 17 beginning first on Cedar Lane. Following this, work will begin on Cherry (Briarwood to Greenbriar). Notices will be distributed to any impacted residents this afternoon.


Monday, March 8

The Village has received notice that the Contractor plans to begin work on Monday, March 15 or Tuesday, March 16, weather depending. ]


Thursday, February 4

Today, crews will complete the remaining televising needed on Cherry Lane. There will no be service disruption during this work, though streets may be narrowed while crews complete the work. Please use caution when driving in these areas. Once this work is completed, lining work is anticipated to begin in March.


Wednesday, February 3

Today, crews will be completing televising work on Elm and cleaning and televising lines in the Citadel Condos area as well as Cherry Lane. There will no be service disruption during this work, though streets may be narrowed while crews complete the work. Please use caution when driving in these areas. 


Tuesday, February 2

Today, crews will be cleaning and televising lines on Shagbark, Church, Walters and Elm in anticipation of lining. There will no be service disruption during this work, though streets may be narrowed while crews complete the work. Please use caution when driving in these areas. 


Monday, February 1

Today, crews will be cleaning and televising lines on Midway, Whitfield and Marshall in anticipation of lining. There will no be service disruption during this work, though streets may be narrowed while crews complete the work. Please use caution when driving in these areas. 


Friday, January 29 - Phase I Work to Begin

On Monday, February 1, the Contractor's crews will begin preparatory work for Phase I. This work will involve televising and cleaning the sewers as well as making any minor repairs necessary for lining work to begin. Lining work is anticipated to occur in early March. During this phase, crews may need to briefly step onto properties to verify sewer locations and potentially conduct dye testing to identify your service line. Staff does not anticipate crews will need to enter your home at any time.