The Village of Glenview

Chestnut Bridge reconstruction


Project description

Reconstruction of the Chestnut Avenue bridge over the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River, just west of Waukegan Road, began on August 17, 2016. The project involves reconstructing the existing bridge deck to provide for three future lanes. It is anticipated the bridge will remain open during construction, and installed in stages. 
 
The new bridge will include decorative pilasters with a country ledge stone pattern with a form liner textured surface; a decorative concrete base with 12-inch black faux wrought-iron railings.

Click here for a map of the construction area, location of temporary traffic signals and turn restrictions.


 

Contact information

Robert Steele, construction manager
(847) 904-4423
rsteele@glenview.il.us​

Shane Schneider, Village engineer
(847) 904-4410
shanes@glenview.il.us​

​2017 project schedule

Construction will resume in the spring of 2017 when weather permits.

2016 project schedule

Construction began August 17, 2016; click here for more information.

Detour information

Please click on the link to view the updated detour map.

Notifications

Construction Update Demo Start, August 11, 2016

Construction Start Notification Letter, July 18, 2016

Project blog

The project blog is a source for weekly progress updates and other pertinent information. Click on the following link to access the blog: http://chestnutbridgeconstruction.blogspot.com/ .

History

The existing bridge was reconstructed in 1983 by​ the Illinois Department of Transportation, after which the Village took over ownership and maintenance responsibility.

In 2006, the Village completed bridge repair work using federal funding, including removal of the existing asphalt surface on the bridge deck, repairs to the deck beams, keyways, expansion joints, sidewalk replacement and placement of a new latex concrete overlay.

Based on the bridge inspection report completed in 2010, the bridge was put on an accelerated inspection schedule of every other year. In 2012, deterioration was found in the superstructure. A damage inspection by the IDOT Bureau of Bridges and Structure resulted in a weight restriction in November 2013.

 
The Village initiated a bridge replacement schedule in 2012, concurrent with submittal of a federal grant request to fund it. Burns & McDonnell Inc. of Downers Grove was awarded a contract on January 7, 2014 for Phase I Engineering Design.

 
In 2013, a federal grant was awarded to cover 80 percent of the total cost for Phase II Engineering and Construction. Burns & McDonnell, Inc. of Downers Grove was awarded the contract on August 4, 2015.

A public information meeting was held on August 6, 2014 to present and discuss the scope of the project.

Responses to public comment​

  • Click here​ to read staff responses to comments received from the public.
  • Click here​ to read the October 2014 summary of the Chestnut corridor study.