Pedestrian Bridge Replacements

Woodland Pedestrian Bridge


Description
The City is replacing the pedestrian bridge over Woodland Road between Western Avenue and McKinley Road.

Background
The existing steel pedestrian bridge that carries the Robert McClory Bike Path over Woodland Road has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced. The City will be replacing this bridge with a new steel bridge this summer.

What's Happening the Week of August 8
  • The portion of Woodland Road underneath the bridge will be closed from Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12 for installation of the new bridge.
  • The intersection of Woodland and McKinley Roads will be closed during the day on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10 to accommodate the crane as it works to place the new structure. The intersection will reopen in the evenings.
  • To accommodate the concrete pumper truck, the intersection of Woodland and MicKinley Roads will also closed during the day on Friday, August 12.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian traffic from the Robert McClory Bike Path will continue to be detoured at Woodland and McKinley Roads while the bridge remains closed for the duration of the project. 

Schedule
Removal of the old bridge began on Monday, July 25. Onsite construction is expected to last approximately three weeks (weather permitting), with the bridge opening by Friday, August 19.

Woodland Bridge Schedule 7.27.22

Location and Detour Route
Woodland Bridge Pedestrian Bridge Bike Detour Map
Anticipated Impacts
During construction, you can expect:

  • The Robert McClory Bike Path that goes over this bridge will be closed for the duration of the project.
  • The portion of Woodland Road between McKinley Road and Western Avenue will be closed for the most of the project, but will reopen between July 29 and August 7.
  • Two temporary 1-2 day closures of the intersection of McKinley Road and Woodland Road when the crane is set up to remove the old bridge and install the new bridge.
  • General construction impacts, including increased noise, increased truck traffic, construction equipment, etc.
  • Working hours will be Monday-Friday from 7 am-7 pm and if needed, Saturday-Sunday from 8 am-6 pm. Additional work hours outside the hours noted may be necessary to make sure this project is completed before August 17.

Stay Informed
Our goal is to limit surprises and ensure neighbors are aware of construction activities. Visit this webpage for the latest project information. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as the City invests in this important infrastructure improvement project.

Construction Contact

Engineering Assistant Jim Koblas, 847.810.3553 and koblasj@cityoflakeforest.com.


Illinois Pedestrian Bridge

Description

The City is replacing the pedestrian bridge over Illinois Road between Western Avenue and McKinley Road.

Background

The existing steel pedestrian bridge that carries the Robert McClory Bike Path over Illinois Road has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced. The City will be replacing this bridge with a new steel bridge this year.

Schedule
While the project start date is still to be determined depending on steel availability, it is expected to begin fall 2022. Onsite construction is expected to last approximately three months (weather permitting).

Location
Bike detour map coming soon!

Anticipated Impacts
During construction, you can expect:

  • Roads will be open to local and business traffic during most of the project
  • The Robert McClory Bike Path that goes over this bridge will be closed for the duration of the project.
  • The portion of Illinois Road between McKinley Road and Western Avenue will be closed on two separate occasions lasting approximately 1.5 weeks each time; once when the bridge is removed and a second time when the new bridge is installed.
  • General construction impacts, including increased noise, increased truck traffic, construction equipment, dust, etc.
  • Working hours will be Monday-Friday from 7 am-8 pm and if needed, Saturday-Sunday from 8 am-6 pm

Stay Informed
Our goal is to limit surprises and ensure neighbors are aware of construction activities. Visit this webpage for the latest project information. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as the City invests in this important infrastructure improvement project.

Construction Contact

Engineering Assistant Jim Koblas, 847.810.3553 and koblasj@cityoflakeforest.com.

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