Dundee Road Bridge/Culvert Replacement - 2019

General Information

Project Manager/Contact Dino Abazovic, IDOT Construction Resident Engineer,
 224-213-7001
Contractor Copenhaver Construction
Awarded Contract Amount Total work estimate: $6,500,000
 (Village portion: $680,000)
Funding Sources Bonds (Village)
IDOT Project Website Will be posted when available
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Project Description


The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is replacing the existing culvert, which has reached the end of its useful life, and the road above the culvert located at the intersection of Dundee and Lee Roads. The scheduled work will affect the Village's 24-inch cast iron water distribution main on the north side of Dundee Road, the 12-inch water main on the west side of Lee Road, and a section of the 15-inch sanitary sewer also located on the north side of Dundee Road, which must all be relocated to avoid any conflicts during the project. 

Dundee Road, between Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard, will be closed to through traffic. All residences and businesses along this stretch will be remain open and accessible throughout the duration of the project. Sign-up for Northbrook Notify to receive information on road closures. 
Dundee Detour Map 2018

Project Updates

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November 2019


IDOT expects paving to begin on Dundee Road around November 19. The roadway reconstruction should take about 3 weeks. IDOT's contractor is expected to have Dundee Road open the week of December 9. In Spring 2020, IDOT's contractor will complete the reconstruction of Lee Road between Shermer and Dundee. During this time, there will be lane closures but Dundee Road will remain open for east and westbound traffic at all times. 

October 2019


The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has granted the contractor an extension until November 21 plus 5 working days. The approved work hours will continue to be extended to 6am-7pm Mon thru Fri, 8am-6pm Sat, and 9am-5pm Sun.



April 19, 2019 - Closure Begins

On Wednesday, April 17, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) contractor closed Dundee Road at Lee Road. Dundee Road will be closed to through traffic for six months. The detour routes traffic to Lake-Cook Road via Skokie Boulevard and Waukegan Road.



April 12, 2019

This week, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) contractor continued preparatory work for the upcoming closure of Dundee Road at Lee Road. On Monday, April 15, IDOT will close Dundee Road at Lee Road to through traffic for six months. Access to all residences and businesses will remain open. A detour route will be established on Lake-Cook Road via Skokie Boulevard and Waukegan Road.


April 5, 2019

This week, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) contractor continued preparatory work for the Monday, April 15 closure of Dundee Road at Lee Road. Crews placed road closure signage near the project area to inform motorists of the anticipated closure date. Village crews also placed signs in and around the project area to help direct motorists to area businesses.

March 29, 2019

This week, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) contractor continued construction of the compensatory stormwater storage for the Dundee Road Culvert Project. Dundee Road, between Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard, will be closed to through traffic from approximately Monday, April 15 – October 31. Traffic will be detoured to Lake-Cook Road via Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard during this time (see the detour map to the right). IDOT’s road closure signage will be posted on Monday, April 1, to inform motorists. Additionally, the Village will place signs in and around the project area to help direct motorists to area businesses.


March 22, 2019


This week, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) contractor continued preliminary work on the Dundee Road Culvert Project in preparation for the upcoming full closure of Dundee Road at Lee Road to through traffic. Staff anticipates the closure will begin on Monday, April 15 and continue for six months. Traffic will be detoured to Lake-Cook Road via Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard during this time. Signs notifying motorists of the upcoming road closure will be put up by IDOT on Monday, April 1.



March 15, 2019


IDOT's contractor continued preliminary work on the Dundee Road Culvert Replacement Project, including clearing trees and constructing a temporary stormwater storage facility. Motorists should expect daily lane closures as crews complete various work in the project area. However, Dundee will remain open to through traffic during this period.



March 8, 2019

IDOT's contractor continued preliminary work on the Dundee Road Culvert Replacement Project, including clearing trees and constructing a temporary stormwater storage facility. Motorists should expect daily lane closures as crews complete various work in the project area. However, Dundee will remain open to through traffic during this period.

March 1, 2019

IDOT's contractor continued preliminary work on the Dundee Road Culvert Replacement Project, including clearing trees and constructing a temporary stormwater storage facility. Motorists should expect daily lane closures as crews complete various work in the project area. However, Dundee will remain open to through traffic during this period.


February 22, 2019

IDOT's contractor began the preliminary work on the Dundee Road Culvert Replacement Project. Next week, crews will continue the initial work needed for the project to begin, including clearing trees and constructing the temporary stormwater storage facility. Starting Monday, February 25, staff anticipates daily lane closures as crews work in the project area. However, Dundee will remain open to through traffic during this period.


February 15, 2019

In preparation for roadwork planned to start next week, IDOT’s contractor installed informational signs on Dundee Road, between Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard. IDOT representatives indicated they would distribute notices of the upcoming work to properties off Lee Road, north of Dundee Road. The first stage of work will include necessary preparations, including clearing of trees. Staff anticipates daily lane closures will begin on Dundee Road during the week of Monday, February 25.


April 20, 2018

Utility crews continued relocating infrastructure located near the project site. The relocations must be completed prior to the start of IDOT's project, and are expected to continue through mid-summer. Once this work is complete, IDOT will re-evaluate the timing of the full road closure.


April 13, 2018

Utility relocations have started and are expected to be completed between August and September. IDOT will re-evaluate the timing of the road closure mid-summer. 


March 23, 2018

IDOT representatives provided information regarding utility conflicts and relocation timelines for utility infrastructure in the work area. Due to the utility conflicts, IDOT has not determined a start date for construction. Once IDOT's utility relocation schedule is finalized, they will provide a start date to all impacted agencies, including the Village.


January 8, 2018 - Work Announcement


IDOT announced that this project has been included on its January letting with construction beginning in the spring. 

Other 2019 Construction
To learn more about the 2019 projects occurring in the Village, check out the 2019 Construction Interactive Map.

For details on the Village's portion of this project and other Capital Improvement Plan projects, see the 2019/2020 Capital Improvement Plan.