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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Hillgrove Avenue Project: Prospect Avenue to Public Works Facility

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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.

Learn more on the Tollway's project page.

For an overview of the complete Central Tri-State Tollway Corridor Improvement Plan, watch this video


UPCOMING WORK ACTIVITIES (weather-permitting)

 Hillgrove Ave from the VoWS Public Work facility to Prospect Ave. will remain closed for construction through Monday, 4/18.  The Detour route and previous street closure information remains unchanged from our previous updates and will continue until the end of shift on Monday 4/18.  Beginning Tuesday, April 19th, expect daytime single lane closures, with flaggers, along Hillgrove until all remaining work is completed. 

      • May 9 - May 13    
        • Single lane closures as needed to complete remaining work.
        • Complete the HMA butt joint paving at the pool driveway (tentatively)

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.

new sidewalk on Hillgrove Avenue

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