Touhy Avenue Overpass Project

Location: Valley Line Trail between approximately Estes and Chase Avenues

Estimated Start of Construction: Fall, 2017

Estimated Completion of Construction: Summer, 2018

Contractor: Areatha Construction

Project Description: The Village will be installing a multi-use recreation path bridge over Touhy Avenue. The bridge will allow users of the Valley Line Trail to safely cross Touhy Avenue and serve as a gateway feature for the Village. The bridge will be a three-span truss bridge made of corten steel with mechanically stabilized embankments (MSE) approach walls. The bridge will include a sign that reads “Village of Lincolnwood” on the center span as well as a variety of accent lighting and landscaping features.

Estimated Construction Cost: $3,700,000

Funding Source: This project has been awarded a Congestion Mitigation an Air Quality (CMAQ) grant, where 80% of the total cost is paid for using Federal funds.

Project Updates: Update (August 9, 2017) – Contractor bids for the Touhy Overpass were opened last week. The chosen bid at $3.9 million was approximately $33 thousand less than the engineer’s estimate. Areatha Construction will begin work in 60 days with estimated completion next summer.

 Update (March 21, 2017) – The project is currently in the design phase and plans are under review by IDOT. It is anticipated that the project will be released for bid in the summer.