Illinois Department of Transportation


Illinois Department of Transportation

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Willow Road Improvements

Northfield, Illinois

The Willow Road Reconstruction Project replaced two miles of the existing two-lane, hot mix asphalt (HMA) roadway with a four-lane, Portland cement concrete roadway with channelization and new traffic signals at seven signalized intersections. Work included replacement of the bridge over the East Branch of the Chicago River and HMA paving on I-94. Wide-scale underground improvements were provided including a 72-inch and a 66-inch trunk line storm sewer system to provide underground storage capacity. Both the existing watermain and sanitary sewer were replaced throughout the project limits. In addition to the roadway improvements, many streetscape elements were provided including landscaped medians, ornamental lighting and brick pavers.