Officials To Review Proposed Union Pacific Bridge

A public meeting of the Glenview and Northbrook Village Boards Aug. 28 is scheduled to review a bridge design estimated to cost $10 million.

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 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.

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