Roadway widening will improve Chestnut Avenue safety
The Village of Glenview is improving roadway safety at Chestnut Avenue between Waukegan Road and Lehigh Avenue to make the conditions safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
The project, which is supported by the Surface Transportation and Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program grant, is anticipated to start in summer 2022.
Chestnut Avenue will be widened from two lanes to three lanes, including green medians and lighting and incorporate improved geometry at the Chestnut and Tanglewood intersection. There will also be storm sewer improvements, including additional in-line storage.
The addition of a continuous, third lane will improve safety and traffic flow. In addition, a proposed multi-use path will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists along the north side of Chestnut Avenue.
Learn more about the Chestnut Avenue project at our Open House
Village staff shared design plans and discussed the project aspects and next steps with residents at an Open House on Dec. 13. Click here to review the presentation from the Open House.
Engineering Division Manager: Adriana Webb
Widen Chestnut Avenue from two lanes to three to improve traffic flow
- New multi-use path to improve pedestrian safety
- Increased storm storage capacity
- Street lighting
- Anticipated to start in summer 2022
Project information and updates
Budget: 3.8 million. (2.98 million by grant funding through Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP)).
Project Number: E20-0026
Project Exhibits: Click here
Location map: Click here
- Phase II Engineering: June 2021 - February 2022
- Design Open House Meeting -- Dec. 13, 2021
- Approximate start of construction -- July 2022
- Approximate completion of construction -- December 2022
Schedule may be revised due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Work outside these hours will require Village approval.