Union Pacific Railroad crews will begin work the morning of Sunday, Nov. 2, and are expected to finish the project the evening of Monday, Nov. 4, according to village of Glenview spokesperson Lynne Stiefel.
While work is underway, the railroad will reroute freight trains away from the line of track, although there will be work trains delivering materials to crews on site. Flaggers will direct traffic along the south side access road while work is going on, according to Stiefel.
Once the bridge is in place, crews can remove the crushed rock embankment and determine the condition of Shermer Road. Stiefel said that it may not be possible to begin repairs to the roadway or install underground utilities until spring, since asphalt plants shut down during the winter.
"The villages of Glenview and Northbrook will make every effort to get the road in usable shape as soon as possible," she said in an e-mail to local media.
The road must be open no later than Sept. 30, 2014, under an order of the Illinois Commerce Commission.