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On Monday, June 24 the Village will host a planning open house for its upcoming Green Bay Road reconstruction project. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide comment about the project including its design, schedule, detours, and other details. The Open House will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lake Bluff Public Safety Building Community Room located at 45 East Center Avenue in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

While the actual road reconstruction will most likely not take place until 2021 or later (pending available funding), the Village needs to start planning now.  Noteworthy project goals include:

  1. The project will include reconstruction of Green Bay Road and utility repairs from IL Route 176 south to the Village’s southern limit.
  2. The Village intends to keep Green Bay Road in the same footprint, alignment and speed limits.
  3. Some tree removal will be necessary. 
  4. Pedestrian safety enhancements will be considered provided a safe and practical location(s) can be identified that links multiple uninterrupted sidewalks which lead to regular destinations (schools, parks, places of employment, activity trails, etc.).
  5. Storm water improvements will be installed as part of the project to reduce local flooding and meet Village design goals.
  6. Although not part of this meeting, it is anticipated that the Green Bay Road Bridge will be rehabilitated during the same period of time. 
  7. It is estimated that the total construction period will last 18 months and will require detours and bridge closure for extended periods of time.

Individuals who are unable to attend the meeting may view the exhibits by clicking here or by visiting Village Hall. You may submit written comments to:

Jeff Hansen, P.E., Village Engineer
Village of Lake Bluff, 40 East Center Avenue, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044
(847) 283-6884 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comments received on or before July 12 will be included in the Project Development Report.