Woodlawn Road Stormwater Project - 2018

General Information

Tentative Completion Date Thursday, November 15, 2018
Project Managers Jeff Koza, Capital Projects Manager, 847-664-4124;
Robert Kostner, Project Inspector, 847-997-5719
Contractor A Lamp Concrete Contractors
Award Contract Amount $513,880 (all stormwater work for FY 18/19)
Funding Sources Bonds

Special Note - Receive E-mail Updates About This Project


The Village recognizes that this project will impact a large number of residents living in the immediate area. For that reason, the NotifyMe e-mail listserv is available to anyone who is interested in the project can get regular updates on the project as well as information on any detours. If you are interested, please subscribe at this link. Updates will begin when the project commences in summer 2018.


Project Description

This project involves adding inlet structures, regrading ditches and replacing damaged or non-standard culverts on the 2000 and 2100 blocks of Woodlawn Road (between Shermer Road and Penfold Place). The goal of this work is to enable stormwater to better flow to Shermer Road where it can be transported via the storm sewer infrastructure to the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River. During the work on Woodlawn, the road will be closed to through traffic during the day, though residents will be able to access their driveways throughout the work zone at all times.

Enabling Resolution

A full description of the project can be found as part of Resolution 2018-91, which awarded the project to the Village's contractor.

Project Contacts


The Project Contacts are Jeff Koza and Robert Kostner. The direct phone lines for Mr. Koza and Mr. Kostner can be found at the top of this page. If you have questions, you may contact the Village by telephone at 847-272-4711 or via the GONorthbrook system

Project Locations

The project will be limited to the 2000 and 2100 blocks of Woodlawn Road.

Project Documents and FAQs

Below are copies of some overview documents and answers to FAQs regarding this project:
  • 2018 Construction Notice - This document was delivered to residents and includes an overview of the project.
  • 2018 FAQ Document - This document includes answers to several frequently asked questions regarding the project.

Project Updates

November 16, 2018

This week, the Village's contractor substantially completed this project. The Village thanks local residents for their cooperation during this work.


November 9, 2018 


This week, crews poured new concrete concrete for sidewalks along Woodlawn. Next week, crews will complete asphalt patching and begin parkway restoration work.

October 26, 2018 

This week, crews completed storm sewer installation on Woodlawn Road (pictured right). Next week, crews will continue ditch grading and final restoration work.


October 19, 2018 

This week, staff distributed notices to residents living on Woodlawn Road, between Penfold Place and Shermer Road, advising them that construction is anticipated to begin Saturday, October 20. Crews will begin by installing new manholes for the storm sewer


October 17, 2018 

The Village anticipates construction of this project will begin later this week. 


October 5, 2018 

Next week, crews will begin pothole excavations to locate the underground utilities on Woodlawn
Road. Staff anticipates work will begin on this project shortly thereafter.


September 28, 2018 

Nicor’s contractor began relocating gas mains to resolve any conflicts with the Woodlawn Road and Elm Ridge Drive stormwater projects. Staff anticipates this will continue next week. Once these conflicts are relocated, work will begin on both projects. 


September 21, 2018 

This week, the Village’s contractor began placing storm sewer on the west side of Glendale Avenue. Next week, it is anticipated Nicor will complete the two gas main relocations on Woodlawn Road which will clear the way for the project to continue on Woodlawn.


August 10, 2018 

On Wednesday, August 8, the Village held a pre-construction meeting with representatives from the Village’s Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments as well as representatives from Commonwealth Edison, Nicor, and the Village’s contractor to discuss coordination for the upcoming construction. Staff will continue to work with the utility companies to mitigate any potential conflicts before beginning work. 


August 3, 2018 

This month, the Village will begin construction of three stormwater management projects: Woodlawn Road, Dehne Road and Glendale Avenue, and Elm Ridge Drive culvert replacement. On Thursday, August 2, the Village held an Open House for residents to share information on the scope of work and timelines for each project. Staff anticipates work will begin early to mid-August and be completed in November.


July 27, 2018 - Construction Announcement

Next month, the Village will begin the construction of three stormwater management projects: the Woodlawn Road Project, the Dehne Road and Glendale Avenue Project, and the Elm Ridge Drive culvert replacement. This week, the Village delivered letters to residents living near the construction areas notifying them of the project and inviting them to an Open House on Tuesday, August 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall. Staff anticipates work will begin early to mid-August and end in November 2018.


January 15, 2018 - Work Announcement


At this time, staff anticipates work on this project will begin summer 2018. For more details, see the Village's Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Capital Improvement Plan