The following information was released by the Village of Glenview.
The Glenview and Northbrook Village Boards of Trustees have scheduled a public joint meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, to review a Memorandum of Understanding with Union Pacific Railroad and the Illinois Department of Transportation for a permanent bridge over Shermer Road to replace the viaduct that collapsed July 4.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at Glenview Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road, in the Board Room. It can be viewed live on GVTV (cable channel 6 or 17), AT&T U-verse channel 99 PEG and streamed live on our website. It will also air on Northbrook Channel 17.
Key terms of the agreement up for discussion:
- Union Pacific will fund and build an approximately 149-foot-long bridge with a 57-foot clear span to provide for three 12-feet-wide traffic lanes, a 10-foot-wide bike path, a 7-foot-wide bike path and four feet of curbing, estimated to cost $10 million.
- Union Pacific will fund construction of a temporary connection to Patriot Bouelvard via Old Willow Road to facilitate traffic from businesses south of the closed bridge to detour to Willow Road, at a cost of up to $275,000.
- Union Pacific will fund construction of a temporary traffic control signal at West Lake Avenue and Shermer Road to improve traffic flow, at a cost of up to $57,000.
- Glenview, Northbrook and the Illinois Department of Transportation will be reponsible for funding and building the roadway improvements at a future point in time that will be compliant with IDOT’s Complete Streets guidelines.
Stay tuned to Patch for updates following the meeting.