Public Works Department - 2015 Construction Projects

Click here to view the 2015 Village Construction Project map. Thank you in advance to Skokie residents for their patience with these important improvement projects.

2015 Village Construction Projects

Residential Street Resurfacing
Timetable: May-July, August-October
Resurfacing of about four miles of residential streets at various locations throughout the Village. This will be completed in two projects.

Green Alley Program
Timetable:  April-June
Four alleys will be reconstructed with permeable pavers.  The work will create an improved driving surface and reduce storm water runoff into the sewer system.  

Skokie Multi-Use Path: Oakton Street to Lincoln Avenue
Timetable:  April-June
A new bituminous path will be constructed connecting the existing path at Oakton Street to a soon-to-be constructed path in the Village of Lincolnwood at Lincoln Avenue.

East Oakton Streetscape
Timetable:  April-September
The Village has received grant funding to help construct streetscape improvements on Oakton Street between Lowell Avenue and Hamlin Avenue.  Improvements include sidewalk, street lights, brick pavers and landscaping. 

Main Street Bike Lanes
Timetable:  April-June
New striping will be placed on Main Street between Lincoln Avenue and McCormick Boulevard for bikers.  The on-street parking will remain in place.

Water Main Improvements
Timetable: April-July
Water main replacement at three locations in the Village will occur this spring.  Several water valves located throughout the Village will also be replaced with this project.

Sewer Rehabilitation
Timetable: Various
Sewer lining repairs throughout the Village will resume this spring. Another project that will be completed this year will focus on sewer point repairs throughout the Village.   The Village also has an annual sewer cleaning program which improves sewer flow and identifies future needs.

Crawford Avenue Improvements
Timetable: April-July
A major Cook County reconstruction project is occurring on Crawford Avenue between Oakton Street and Devon Avenue.  Work will be completed this year and includes new storm sewer, pavement reconstruction, traffic signal upgrades, sidewalk and median improvements.  

Sidewalk Improvement Project
Timetable: June-August
This maintenance program replaces broken sections of sidewalk.  Concrete street patching and the replacement of broken curb are included with this project.  This year, work will focus on the area south of Howard Street.

High-Priority Patching Program
Timetable: June
This project repairs large bituminous patches and berms throughout the Village.

Illinois Department of Transportation
Timetable: March-September
A project that will provide upgrades to 26 signals throughout the Village.

Timetable:  June-September
Installation of new residential gas mains and services in the area bounded by East Prairie Road to McCormick Boulevard and Dempster Street to Golf Road.  The New England Village area is also included in this project.

Upgrade Gas Service
Click here for a full list of addresses effected. Click here for more information on the enhancements.

Replace Gas Mains - Location #1
Click here for more information about the installation of new gas mains along the following roads: 3400 – 3440 Arcadia Street; 8822 – 9200 Bennett Avenue; 8814 – 8957 Central Park Avenue; 3300 & 3330 Davis Street; 3300 – 3706 Dempster Street; 8815 – 9201 Ewing Avenue; 8814 – 9125 Forestview Road; 3330 – 3545 Greenwood Street; 3501 – 3519 Grove Street; 3300 – 3530 Lake Street; 8814 – 9055 Lincolnwood Drive; 8815 – 8859 Monticello Avenue; and 9001 & 9025 East Prairie Road.

Replace Gas Mains - Location #2
Click here for more information about the installation of new gas mains along the following roads: 9200 – 9354 Bennett Avenue; 3312 – 3338 Church Street; 9305 – 9406 East Prairie; 3303 – 3306 Emerson Street; 9201 – 9244 Ewing Avenue; 3300 – 3344 Lyons Street; and 3301 – 3322 Manor Court.

2014 Completed Construction Projects:

Downtown Skokie Improvements
Construction of the major streetscape improvements on Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue was completed.  Work included curb, sidewalk, brick pavers, street lighting, resurfacing, traffic signal modernization, pedestrian safety enhancements, signage upgrades, street furniture and landscaping.

Main Street Resurfacing
The Village resurfaced the west and east portions of Main Street with two projects.  The west section resurfaced between Lincoln Avenue and Skokie Boulevard.  The east section resurfaced between Crawford Avenue and McCormick Boulevard.  These project utilized significant state and grant funds.  Landscaping will be completed this spring.

Residential and Community Development Block Grant Resurfacing
Resurfacing of three miles of streets within the Village was completed.

Intersection of Church Street and Crawford Avenue:  Traffic Signal Replacement
The existing signal was replaced and modernized with new signal equipment and intersection operational upgrades.

Intersection of Pratt Avenue and Carpenter Road:  Traffic Signal Replacement
A joint project with Chicago and Lincolnwood.  The existing signal was replaced and modernized with new signal equipment and intersection operational upgrades.  Landscaping will be completed this spring.

Sidewalk Improvement Project
This maintenance program replaced over 15,000 square feet of broken sections of sidewalk and added about 5,000 square feet of new sidewalk.

High-Priority Patching Program
This annual project provided repairs for many surface patches.