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Posted on: October 29, 2020

NICOR Natural Gas Main Upgrades - Starting November 2

Construction Alert

Starting Monday, November 2, NICOR will be completing upgrades to its natural gas mains on Shermer Road, Meadow Road, and Walters Avenue. Work is expected to finish in mid-December, weather depending.

  • The work on Shermer Road will be limited to small areas; there will be intermittent closure of sidewalks with pedestrian detours posted. 
  • The work on Meadow Road will include an open cut trench; two-way traffic cannot be maintained during this operation, so Meadow Road will be restricted to one-way traffic going southbound from Shermer Road to Walters Avenue. The work on Meadow is expected to take two to three weeks.
  • The gas main installation on Walters Avenue will be directionally drilled from multiple locations in the sidewalk on the south side of the road. Driveways and sections of the sidewalk on the south side of Walters Avenue are subject to intermittent closures. NICOR staff will work with residents and pedestrians for reasonable accommodations during construction on weekdays. All sidewalks and driveways will be open on the weekends.

For project specific questions and requests, please contact the NICOR Construction Operations Supervisor, Jeremy Rempert, at 224-242-6543. If the NICOR representative cannot be reached, contact the Northbrook Department of Public Works at 847-272-4711.

Map of NICOR Gas Main Work

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