Shermer Road Sidepath - 2021

Video Presentation Link

See the video below for an overview of this project. Click this link to download the video presentation slides with narration text.


Project Description

The Village of Northbrook has begun Preliminary Engineering to investigate the possibility of constructing a multi-use side path along Shermer Road. The anticipated project would involve the construction of a new path on the east side of Shermer Road between Willow Road and Walters Avenue that will provide a connection to the recently completed multi-use path in the Village of Glenview. The goal of this project is to provide dedicated, separated facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians, and connect the various residences and businesses to public transportation and existing bicycle facilities. The multi-use path would serve the Central Business District, the local Metra station, Glenbrook North High School, Maple School, several major industrial businesses and residential developments. This project was designated as a high priority in the Village’s 2018 Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan.

Enabling Resolution

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the Village Board approved Resolution 2020-102, which awarded the preliminary engineering services contract to A. Epstein and Sons.

Project Updates

Thursday, September 2

At this time, the Village is continuing to discuss options for this project with the design consultant.

May 19, 2021 – Shermer Sidepath Public Information Meeting

The Village is hosting a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00pm at 1657 Shermer Road.  The purpose of this meeting is 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.  To submit an application to be a part of the Technical Advisory Committee please click on this link and submit an application by February 5, 2021.