Construction Updates

Throughout the year, the Village of Westmont coordinates, schedules, and performs a number of construction updates that improve our community’s infrastructure for our residents and businesses. Also, the County and State perform various construction projects that may impact our community. This page has been designed to provide information regarding construction projects that will impact the Village of Westmont during the upcoming year.  Additional information regarding some of these projects may be included on the Village of Westmont's GIS Maps Construction Projects webpage.

Warwick Watermain Improvements Project

Expected completion date: Summer 2024

Location:

  • Warwick Ave from Burlington to Naperville

Description:

This project consists of approximately 2,200 linear feet of 8" PVC watermain, including gate valves, vaults, fire hydrants, services and other associated work.   This project is being partially funded by a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  

Update:

02/22/2024:
Anticipated contract award by Village Board.  


Residential Alley 12N Reconstruction Project 

Expected completion date: Spring 2024

Location:

Residential Alley bounded by Park & Williams and Naperville & Burlington Ave.

Description:

Reconstruction of the gravel alley with asphalt pavement, concrete edge restraint, storm sewer and associated restoration. 

Updates:

09/18/2023:  Nicor relocations will begin this week.  Nicor work is expected to take 2-3 weeks, weather permitting. 

10/20/2023:  Storm sewer installation in the alley will start next week, weather permitting. 

11/03/2023:  Storm sewer installation in the alley will begin on Monday 11/6/23.  Work will begin at Naperville Road and move south.  Expect delays on Naperville Road while there is storm sewer work in the roadway.  Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.  Affected residents have been directly notified.  

12/20/2023:  Work on the project is suspended for the winter.  Residents have access to the alley and garbage pickup will be done from the alley during the winter shut-down period.  Residents will be notified before work begins again in Spring 2024.  


Residential Alley 5S Reconstruction Project 

Expected completion date: Summer 2024

Location:

Residential Alley bounded by Washington Street & Adams Street and 55th Street & Quincy Street.

Description:

Reconstruction of the gravel alley with asphalt pavement, concrete edge restraint, storm sewer and associated restoration. 

Updates:

03/21/2024:  Anticipated contract award by Village Board.  


2023 MFT Street Resurfacing Project

Expected completion date: Fall 2023

Description: 

Resurfacing of approximately two (2) miles of roadways at various locations throughout the Village. Project will include surface grinding, base repairs, curb and gutter repairs, sidewalk repairs and ADA improvements, storm sewer rehab, along with other miscellaneous work. 

Locations:

  • S. Williams Street (W 63rd to W 59th)
  • S. Wilmette Avenue (E 60th to 55th)
  • Arlington Avenue (Oakwood to Franklin)
  • Franklin Street (Philadelphia to Arlington)
  • Monticello Avenue (Oakwood to Franklin)
  • Philadelphia Avenue (Oakwood to Franklin)

Updates:

11/14/2023:
Work is substantially completed.  Landscaping, miscellaneous cleanup and punchlist work is remaining. 


CBD Alley Reconstruction Project Sec G

Location:

Central Business District (CBD) Alley bounded by Cass & Lincoln and Quincy & Richmond

Description:

Reconstruction of the deteriorated asphalt alley with decorative pervious brick pavers and pervious concrete base for structural stability. Project also includes storm sewer installation along the alley. Design and construction shall be coordinated with the upcoming development of Quincy Station located at the southwest corner of Cass Avenue and Quincy Street.

Updates:

07/17/2023:
Sanitary sewer work in Alley G is completed.  The remainder of the Alley G work, including excavation, curb, pervious concrete and brick pavers, is scheduled to begin the week of July 24, 2023.  Construction is expected to take approximately six weeks, weather permitting.  

08/30/2023:
Permeable concrete is scheduled to be installed on Friday September 1, starting at 7:30 am, weather permitting.  The concrete will need to cure for 14 days before it can be driven on; however, the brick contractor will be able to start work setting the bricks after 7 days.  

09/22/2023:
Construction is substantially complete.  There are still some restoration and clean-up items remaining.  

CBD Alley Reconstruction Project Sec H

Project completion expected by Fall 2023, weather permitting. 

Location:

Central Business District (CBD) Alley bounded by Cass & Lincoln and Richmond & Dallas

Description:

Reconstruction of the deteriorated asphalt alley with decorative pervious brick pavers and pervious concrete base for structural stability. Project also includes storm sewer installation along the alley. Downers Grove Sanitary District will also be replacing the sanitary sewer in the alley in conjunction with this project.  

Pervious Concrete Information:

Pervious concrete is a specialized concrete mix that has specific manufacturing, transport, temperature and installation requirements. Specialized training and equipment is required to install it, making it a more complex process than the installation of regular concrete.  Once placed, the pervious concrete must cure for 14 days prior to any vehicular traffic.  The brick paver surface course can be installed after 7 days. 

Updates:

06/16/2023:
Sanitary sewer work will begin in the alley on Monday June 19, 2023.  Impacted residents and businesses will receive an individual notification.

07/30/2023:
Installation of sanitary sewer continues.  Storm sewer installation expected to begin this week. 

08/07/2023:
Installation of storm sewer continues.  Earth excavation of the alley expected to begin later this week. 

08/28/2023:
Completion of storm sewer and earth excavation.  Installation of drain tile and grading of alley for curb installation expected this week.

09/22/2023:
Concrete curb and apron has be installed.  Installation of pervious concrete expected next week. 

10/12/2023:
The project has become stalled on the pervious concrete stage for numerous reasons.  The Village is making plans to complete the pervious concrete installation in the next ten (10) days.  We expect that project completion will occur quickly after this stage is completed.  

10/20/2023:
Pervious concrete was installed on Monday October 16.  Miscellaneous asphalt patching was installed this week. 

10/26/2023:
Brick pavers are being installed this week. 

11/03/2023:
This project is substantially complete. Cleanup and punchlist work is underway. 

Quincy Streetscape Project

Project began Spring 2023.  Project completion expected Fall 2023, weather permitting.  

Location:

Quincy Street from Cass to Lincoln, Lincoln one block south of Quincy Street. 

Description:

This project will consist of full width asphalt resurfacing on Quincy Street and Lincoln Street, replacement and realignment of sidewalk, curb and gutter and ADA accessibility ramps, installation of new lighting, landscape features and signage, installation of new storm sewer and drainage structures, new pavement markings and decorative streetscape features. 

Phase 1 includes the south side of Quincy Street and the east side of Lincoln Street.  Phase 2 includes the north side of Quincy Street and the west side of Lincoln Street.  

Updates:

Week of 9/5/2023: Pedestrian traffic along Quincy Street will be switched to the new sidewalk; existing sidewalk in front of buildings will be removed.  Access to all buildings and businesses will be maintained. 

Monday 11/6/23: The contractor will be milling Quincy Street.  Traffic will be able to get through but may be delayed due to work in the roadway.  Motorists should use alternate routes if possible. 

Thursday 11/16/23: The contractor will be paving Quincy Street and Lincoln Street.  Extended road closures on Quincy Street and Lincoln Street can be expected during working hours.  Expect delays.  A detour route will be posted.  Motorists should use alternate routes.   

Wednesday 12/20/23: Work is substantially complete on the project.  There are some remaining lighting and landscaping items which will be completed in Spring 2024.  ComEd is scheduling power for the streetlights on the south side on Quincy in the next 14 days.  

Contact Person:

Austin Nault, Primera Engineers, (636)734-0986, anault@primeraeng.com 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  How will parking be affected?  Street side parking within the work zone will be unavailable during construction.  Street side parking on Lincoln and Quincy outside of the work zone, as well as the commuter parking lot, will be available.  

2.  Will deliveries to my business be affected?  If there are any scheduled deliveries, please contact Austin Nault.  If necessary, construction activities will be temporarily halted to ensure that businesses can receive scheduled deliveries. 

3.  Will pedestrian access be affected?  Delineated walking paths for pedestrians will be maintained throughout construction.  Areas in front of businesses will be restored as quickly as possible.  Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained via temporary ramps and walkways throughout construction.

4.  Where can I get dropped off for the train?  Commuter drop offs are on the East side of the Metra depot building in the parking lot. 

5.  Will the train station building remain open?  Train station hours will not be affected by this construction project. 

6.  Will commuter parking be affected?  The commuter parking lot will remain open.  The West parking lot exit will be narrowed during certain times of construction. 

7.  Will my garbage pickup be affected?  Garbage pickup will not be affected by the Quincy Street project. 

8.  Will my water service be interrupted?  Water service will not be interrupted.  


Residential Alley 1S Reconstruction Project 

Project to begin Summer 2023

Location:

Residential Alley bounded by Lincoln & Grant and Quincy & 55th Street

Description:

Reconstruction of the gravel alley with asphalt pavement, concrete edge restraint, storm sewer and associated restoration. 

Updates:

08/29/2023:  Nicor relocations are completed.  Storm sewer work has started at the north end of the project.  

09/20/2023:  Storm sewer work has been substantially completed.  Earth excavation will begin starting at the north end of the alley. 

10/09/2023:  Earth excavation is continuing working south from Richmond.  Framing of the concrete edge restraint has started beginning at the north end and working south. 

10/26/2023:  Concrete edge restraint installation is continuing, working north to south.  Subbase stone installation is occurring on the north section. Asphalt installation on the first block is scheduled for next week, weather permitting. 

11/17/2023:  Asphalt surface will be installed today.  Miscellaneous work and restoration will occur next week. 

11/27/2023:  This project is substantially complete. Cleanup and punchlist work is underway. Garbage service in the alley will resume this week.  



2023 Westmont Sidewalk Program- Adams, W 57th, Lindley, S Wilmette and 65th St. 

Project to begin Spring 2023

Locations:

  • Adams Street (Diane Park to 55th Pl)
  • W 57th Street (S Park to S Adams)
  • Lindley Road (W 57th to 55th)
  • S Wilmette Avenue (E 55th to E Dallas)
  • 65th Street (Fairview Schram)

Description:

This project consists of construction of new sidewalks and ADA compliant ramps.

Updates:

08/10/2023:  Work is substantially complete in Newfield Manor.  The contractor will be back to address punchlist items and any dead sod.  Contractor is framing and pouring sidewalk on 65th Street.  This is done in phase to allow access to the apartment buildings. Excavation will start shortly on the Wilmette portion of the project. 

09/22/2023:  Work is substantially completed.  Landscape restoration and punchlist work is underway.

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For more information regarding Westmont Public Works projects, please contact Public Works Director Amy N. Ries, P.E. at aries@westmont.il.gov or 630-981-6289.