Edens Spur Improvement Project- 2018 - 2020
|Tentative Completion Date||December 31, 2020 (tentative)|
|Project Manager||Illinois Tollway - 630-241-6800
Ed Herlihy - 630-973-6405
|Contractor||Walsh Construction (Spur Reconstruction),
Lorig Construction (Skokie Water Main Relocation)
|Tollway Project Website||Website Link|
Special Note Regarding This ProjectWhile this project is being completed by the Illinois Tollway authority, it will include work that will impact traffic patterns in the Village. Periodic updates will be posted as this information becomes available.
Repair work was completed in 2018. Reconstruction began in the summer of 2018 and be complete by the end of 2020. See more information on this project and sign-up for construction updates at this link.
On Tuesday, February 26, the Village Board approved Resolution 2019-14. This resolution approved an agreement between the Illinois Tollway and Village related to the relocation of a water main located on Skokie Boulevard that is owned by the Village but conflicting with the work being done by the Tollway. The agreement applies only to this portion of the project and not the Tollway’s entire project.
The contact for this project is the Illinois Tollway. More information can be found on their website at this link.
March 27, 2020 - Pfingsten Road Bridge
The Pfingsten Road Bridge is closed to traffic between Lake Cook Road and Maria Avenue/Underwriters Laboratories (UL) entrance and a detour is posted routing traffic via Dundee Road, Waukeegan Road and Lake Cook Road. Access to local businesses and side streets along Pfingsten Road will remain open during bridge construction. More updates will be posted as they become available.
October 7, 2019 - Overnight Closures to Impact Skokie Boulevard Tuesday, October 8 and Friday, October 11
July 9, 2019 - Overnight Closures to Impact Skokie Boulevard Wednesday, July 10 into Thursday, July 11
The Illinois Tollway’s contractor will conduct overnight lane and full closures on Skokie Boulevard at the Edens Spur beginning on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. and continuing until Thursday, July 11 at 5 a.m. During this time, crews will be replacing beams on the Edens Spur bridges over Skokie. The Tollway anticipates that the traffic control will be conducted in three phases. The Tollway’s contractor will reduce Skokie Boulevard to one lane in both directions beginning at 7 p.m., a single lane with flaggers at 9 p.m. and intermittent full closures will begin at 11:30 p.m. These full closures may last up to 20 minutes at a time and will continue up until 3 a.m. All work is anticipated to be completed by 5 a.m. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes during the full closure periods and use caution in the work zone.
February 26, 2019 - Skokie Water Main Relocation Contract Awarded
At its Tuesday, February 26 regular meeting, the Village Board approved Resolution 2019-14. This resolution approved an agreement between the Illinois Tollway and Village related to the relocation of a water main located on Skokie Boulevard that is owned by the Village but conflicting with the work being done by the Tollway. The agreement applies only to this portion of the project and not the Tollway’s entire project. For those with questions regarding the Tollway’s work on the Edens Spur should contact the Tollway directly.