Village Hopes to Reopen Shermer Road This Spring

Officials must assess underground water lines for breaks that may have been caused by the accident.

Glenview and Northbrook officials are hoping to reopen Shermer Road this spring after a freight train derailed in July 2012 and collapsed the viaduct over the roadway, according to the Glenview Announcements.

While a new, $10 million bridge was installed Nov. 1, the road remains closed until officials can study underground water lines for breaks that may have been caused by the accident, the Glenview Announcements reports

The derailment on July 4, 2012, killed Glenview husband and wife Burt and Zorine Lindner, whose car was passing beneath the bridge just as it collapsed.

The road must be open no later than Sept. 30, 2014, under an order of the Illinois Commerce Commission.
Billy December 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Want to see what red tape looks like? Anixter on Patriot started construction this past summer on a large, new office building/complex next to their current location. Looks to be nearing completion. Compare that project to this tiny viaduct, which collapsed on July 4, 2012!!
chris December 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Almost two years, ten million dollars (not to mention subsidizing rents to the affected retailers and the needlessly clogged traffic.) They must have weaved the bridge from gold thread! Office Depot had the right idea, bye bye Illinois, hello Florida!


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