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Clavey Road Improvements Project

Clavey Road Improvements Project

Update - April 2021:  The Clavey Rd Improvements Project construction is ongoing. For updates or information pertaining to the project, please visit

Update - March 12, 2021: The Clavey Rd Improvements Project Stage One is scheduled to start on Mon, Apr 5, 2021. The proposed work by North Shore Gas (NSG) which was scheduled to begin on March 12th has been re-scheduled to start at the end of March.  ComEd is currently working in the same area relocating power poles.  The work zone would become too congested if NSG and ComEd work simultaneously. Additional details on the Clavey Rd Improvements Project Stage One, bridge and roadway work, is forthcoming.

Update – March 9, 2021:  The Clavey Rd Improvements Project Stage One is scheduled to start on Mon, Apr 5, 2021.
In anticipation of the start of bridge and roadway construction work, North Shore Gas (NSG) will begin the relocation of gas lines that are in conflict with the proposed new bridge.  Weather permitting, NSG will start removing pavement sections beginning Friday, March 12.  Two-way traffic will be maintained on Clavey Road with flaggers. There will be delays on the traffic; as such alternate routes are recommended. Please use caution as you travel through the work zone and look out for workers and equipment.  The NSG relocation will be complete by the end of March. Additional details on the Clavey Rd Improvements Project Stage One, bridge and roadway work, is forthcoming.

Update - February 3, 2021: City was notified by IDOT on accepting the bid for Clavey Rd Improvements Phase One Construction project. The project limits are from US Route 41 to Green Bay Road.  Due to federal funding constraints the construction of the project will be completed in two separate contracts, Two-Phase Construction staging project. Major items of work completed in Phase One Construction staging project include complete removal and replacement of the bridge that carries Clavey Road over the Skokie River, construction of new water main and construction of temporary pavement to be used to maintain two-way traffic in future construction operations. Major items of work in Phase Two Construction staging project include reconstruction of new asphalt pavement, new upsized storm sewers, installation of new 8-ft wide bike path, traffic signal upgrades, and pedestrian safety enhancements. Upon completion of both these contracts, a separate landscape contract will be bid to complete the Clavey Rd corridor landscape beautification plan.

The Phase One Construction infrastructure work is scheduled to begin in April. Prior to roadway work, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) is scheduled to begin work to relocate their utility poles. The ComEd work will entail tree and landscape/brush removal, on the north side of Clavey Rd, to make room to install new relocated poles. Weather permitting, the ComEd tree removal work is scheduled to begin on February 4th

Phase One Construction Plans:

For additional information on this project, please see the FAQ below.

Update - August 13, 2020:
The following letters from the Highland Park Department of Public Works regarding upcoming steps of the project were mailed to residents on August 12, 2020.  

Update - April 15, 2020: 
The Clavey Rd Improvements Project Conference Call-In Virtual Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 starting at 6 PM. The conference call was well attended by residents. Residents may now access a copy of the presentation shown on March 18 as well as the meeting minutes.

Clavey Road Improvements Project Q&As
The City has responded to a number of questions.  The following Q&A was updated based on public inquiry and has been reformatted to organize the questions and answers into major categories. Click on a category below to view its questions and answers. For inquiries on this project, please contact Manny Gomez, P.E. at or 847.432.0807.

Project Purpose & Need
Project Timeline
Traffic Management
Construction Impacts
8’ Multi-Use Path
Crosswalk Enhancements
Landscaping Plan
Aesthetic Items
Project Funding
Communication Plan

Page Update Archives
Use the link above to view an archive of updates to this page made during 2020.

Last updated: February 3, 2021.