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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Hillgrove Avenue Project: Prospect Avenue to Public Works Facility



As part of the Illinois Tollway’s reconstruction of the BNSF bridge, the Illinois Tollway is coordinating local watermain replacement and sewer work, as well as sidewalks and lighting, with the Village of Western Springs. This work began October 5 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.


Construction will occur on Hillgrove Avenue between the public works facility and Prospect Avenue. A portion of Hillgrove Avenue has been closed to accommodate the work. A detour is posted via Walker Street and Hampton Avenue. Access to the Western Spring Service Club will be provided via Prospect Avenue.


A schedule is attached showing the anticipated work activities over the next few weeks. Further updates will be provided as construction progresses.



  • Jan. 17 - Jan. 21
    • Complete the abandonment of the old watermain and sewer on Hillgrove Ave.
    • Complete Class D pavement patching at the Hampton Ave/ Hillgrove Ave. intersection (weather permitting).
    • Complete Curb and gutter work (weather permitting).


  • Jan. 24 - Jan. 28  
    • Complete Earth Excavation operations along the BNSF RR slope.
    • Re-Open Hillgrove Ave to traffic.



To learn more about the Central Tri-State Tollway Project, please visit the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at  There are a variety of resources available including construction updates, fact sheets and map, as well as a Virtual Open House that will provide access to a Corridor Design Map feature that will allow you to type in your address and view what is anticipated in the project area near your community.

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