Public Works Department - 2016 Construction Projects

Click here to view the 2016 Village Construction Project map. Thank you in advance to Skokie residents for their patience with these important improvement projects.

2016 Village Construction Projects

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

Water Main Improvements
Timetable: May-November
The water main along Crawford Avenue will be replaced and upsized this year.  The limits of the project are between Dempster Street and Oakton Street.  There will be detours installed for traffic along Crawford Avenue during this work.

Street Lighting Improvements
Timetable: May-July
The Village will install east-west street lighting in two areas of the Village. 

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.

Old Orchard Road Multi-Use Path
Timetable:  May-July
A new path will be installed along the south side of Old Orchard Road between Skokie Boulevard and Gross Point Road.  This path will eventually continue west and connect with the Forest Preserve.

East Howard Street Multi-Use Path
Timetable:  September-October
A new path will be installed along the north side of Howard Street between Hamlin Street and McCormick Boulevard.  New striping, west of Hamlin will match the existing striping on Howard.  This will connect to the Sculpture Park Trail to the east.

Sewer Rehabilitation
Timetable: Various
Sewer lining repairs throughout the Village will resume this spring.  The Village also has an annual sewer cleaning program which improves sewer flow and identifies future needs.

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 between Oakton Street and Howard Street.

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

NICOR
Timetable:  April-November
NICOR will be working on several projects throughout the Village.  Installation of new residential gas mains and services in the area bounded by Gross Point Road to Skokie Boulevard and Dempster Street to Church Street.  


2015 Completed Construction Projects:

Residential Street Resurfacing
Resurfacing of over four miles of residential streets within the Village was completed.

Green Alley Program
Four alleys were reconstructed with permeable pavers.  This project has both improved the driving surface and reduced storm water runoff into the sewer system.  

Skokie Multi-Use Path: Oakton Street to Lincoln Avenue
A new bituminous path was completed, 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
The Village constructed streetscape improvements on Oakton Street between Lowell Avenue and Hamlin Avenue.  Improvements include sidewalk, street lights, brick pavers and landscaping. 

Main Street Bike Lanes
New striping was placed on Main Street between Lincoln Avenue and McCormick Boulevard for bikers

Water Main Improvements
Water main was replaced at three locations in the Village.  Several water valves located throughout the Village were also be replaced with this project.

Sewer Rehabilitation
Sewer lining repairs and sewer point repairs were completed throughout the Village.   The Village also has an annual sewer cleaning program which improves sewer flow and identifies future needs.

Crawford Avenue Improvements
A major Cook County reconstruction project was completed on Crawford Avenue between Oakton Street and Devon Avenue.  Work included new storm sewer, pavement reconstruction, traffic signal upgrades, sidewalk, and median improvements.  

Sidewalk Improvement Project
This maintenance program replaces broken sections of sidewalk.  Concrete street patching and the replacement of broken curb are included with this project.  Work focused on the area south of Howard Street.

High-Priority Patching Program
This project repaired large bituminous patches and berms throughout the Village.

Illinois Department of Transportation
The state provided upgrades to 26 signals throughout the Village.

NICOR
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.