Skokie/Sunset Ridge Infrastructure Improvements
|Tentative Completion Date||November 17, 2017 (public improvements only)|
|Project Manager||Tom Lerick, Lifetime Construction;
Matt Farmer, Village of Northbrook - 847-272-4711
|Contract Award Amount||N/A - This is private project.|
|Funding Source||N/A - This is private project.|
This project consists of pavement widening on Skokie Boulevard and Sunset Ridge Road. The pavement widening included in this project will create a new dedicated right-turn only lane on Sunset Ridge to southbound Skokie from the intersection as well as dedicated left-turn only lanes on Skokie at Sunset Ridge. This work will be largely contained to the area between 899 to 1001 Skokie and from 1000 Sunset Ridge to its intersection with Skokie.
Additionally, as part of this project, the developer will install new storm sewer and sidewalks and a new traffic signal at 1135 Skokie and complete pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Skokie and Sunset Ridge.
Two-way traffic and local business access will be maintained throughout this project.
The project will be limited to the areas immediately surrounding the intersection of Skokie and Sunset Ridge with pavement widening occurring mostly between 899 to 1001 Skokie and from 1000 Sunset Ridge to its intersection with Skokie. Sidewalk installation will take place between the intersection of Skokie and Sunset Ridge and 899 Skokie. See a map of this project at this link.
Current Project Update
May 3, 2018
On Tuesday, May 1, the Village and other parties held a meeting to discuss the status of the utility relocations associated with this project. At this time, the contractor intends to start construction at the Memorial Day holiday.
Previous Project Updates
February 28, 2018
The 1000 Skokie developer has not provided additional utility information for the intersection work at Sunset Ridge Road and Skokie Boulevard as of the last week of February. The Village is working with the developer to establish a schedule for utility relocations followed by intersection and signal work.
January 19, 2018
The 1000 Skokie Boulevard developer’s consulting engineer notified the Village that they are working to resolve any utility conflicts preventing the construction of the project’s public improvements with their respective owners. The consulting engineer anticipates all plan revisions will be completed by the end of the month, with any potential relocations beginning in February, weather permitting.
November 11, 2017
The 1000 Skokie developer’s contractor has identified utility lines that are in conflict with the proposed infrastructure for this project. As a result, the developer’s engineer met with the utility companies to determine required changes. Based on those discussions, work is not expected to proceed this year due to the conflicts and colder weather. The contractor will install the required traffic control devices, hotmix asphalt at the driveways to Dania Furniture, and clean up the area for the winter.
October 27, 2017
This week, the 1000 Skokie developer’s contractor closed a northbound lane of Skokie Boulevard to remove the parkway area for pavement widening to accommodate the storm sewer and curb installation. The contractor has identified unexpected utility lines that are in conflict with the proposed infrastructure and the developer’s engineer is working on options to resolve these issues. While this work occurs, driveway closures will be staged to allow access to all businesses.
October 6, 2017
This week, the 1000 Skokie developer’s contractor closed a northbound lane of Skokie Boulevard to saw cut the pavement and start pavement removal. Next week, the contractor will begin storm sewer installation in the closed lane. While this work occurs, driveway closures will be staged to allow access to all businesses.
September 29, 2017
Last week, the developer for 1000 Skokie finished the temporary signal installation at the intersection of Skokie Boulevard at Sunset Ridge Road. During the week of October 2, work will begin in the roadway with removal of the concrete island on Sunset Ridge Road at the intersection, along with saw cutting the outside lane curb and gutter on Skokie and Sunset Ridge.
September 22, 2017
This week, the developer’s contractor began installing a temporary signal at the intersection of Skokie Boulevard and Sunset Ridge Road in anticipation of upcoming work in the area. The temporary signals are scheduled to be activated on September 28 and the existing signals will be removed. Roadway widening is expected to begin the first week of October.
This work is being done as part of the larger 1000 Skokie project and includes improvements to the intersection of Skokie and Sunset Ridge, as well as the installation of a new traffic signal at the entrance of the development and pedestrian improvements along Skokie.