2025 – Shermer Corridor Improvements

Project Description

This corridor is identified in the Village’s 2018 Master Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (MBPP) as a location where installation of a sidepath is recommended.  The MBPP can be found at this link. The MBPP identifies the Shermer Road Corridor Improvements as a high priority project. Walters Road from Sanders to Shermer is also identified as a priority corridor in North West Municipal Conference (NWMC) transportation plan as regional route. The NWMC transportation plan can be found at this link

In 2022, the Village of Northbrook was awarded $2,002,400 in Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant funding for installation of a sidepath and roadway resurfacing of Shermer Road through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.  The target construction date for this project is 2025.  The roadway resurfacing, concrete patching, and sidepath projects are being designed and constructed in Fiscal Year 2025/26 together to minimize impacts to residents and leverage economies of scale.

Enabling Resolution

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the Village Board approved Resolution 2023-108, which awarded the detailed design engineering services contract to A. Epstein and Sons.

Project Updates

April 3, 2023 – Preliminary Design Approval

The Village received preliminary design approval from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).  Preliminary design approval signifies the end of the preliminary design process (Phase I) and allows the Village to proceed with detailed design engineering (Phase II).

May 24, 2023 – Detailed Design Begins

The Village has begun detailed design engineering.  Once sufficient progress has been made in design, a third open house will be hosted to present the pre-final design to the public.

February 15, 2022 – Shermer Sidepath Public Information Meeting

The Village hosted a virtual public information meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  Meeting exhibits can be viewed by clicking on this link.  Additional information can be found on the meeting flyer.

May 19, 2021 – Shermer Sidepath Public Information Meeting

The Village hosted a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00pm at 1657 Shermer Road.  The purpose of this meeting was to share information about the Shermer Sidepath Project, answer questions regarding the project, and collect public feedback regarding the project.  More information can be found on the meeting flyer.

January 22, 2021 – Online Video Presentation/Technical Advisory Committee Application

The Village posted an online video presentation providing residents an opportunity to learn about the project and inviting project stakeholders to submit an application to be a part of the Technical Advisory Committee.  To view the online video presentation please click on this link . To download a copy of the presentation slides with the narration text please click on this link