Shermer Road beneath the collapsed Union Pacific bridge "is planned to be fully repaired no later than September 30, 2014" according to a Village of Glenview release.
The railroad bridge, however, might be in place by the end of this year under an expedited schedule recently released by Union Pacific Railroad, according to a village news release.
The road's condition will be uncertain until the crushed rocks that make the temporary rail bed embankment for freight train traffic are removed, according to the village. Additionally, asphalt plants shut down during the winter, so road repairs can't be done until next year.
While business have remained open along Shermer Road between West Lake Avenue and Willow Road through traffic remains blocked at the site of the collapse. .
In the meantime, the village in cooperation with the Glenview Chamber of Commerce created a contest for visitors of Wil-Sher Plaza, Mobil and McGovern's Tavern to register for prizes from Abt Electronics.
The contest drawing was held May 11 and the grand prize winner of a 50-inch Samsung television was Tina Theodorakakis of Glenview, who provided the winning entry form as a customer of Willow Cleaners.
To see a timeline of the Union Pacific derailment and bridge collapse, check out Patch’s past coverage.