Old Willow Road extension underway
Crews work on installing a new traffic light Monday at the intersection of Shermer and West Lake avenues, in Glenview. Village officials on Tuesday approved construction contracts to connect Old Willow Road with Patriot Boulevard, to move traffic around
Updated: October 16, 2012 10:54PM
GLENVIEW — Village trustees approved construction contracts Tuesday night to begin connecting Old Willow Road to Patriot Boulevard.
The project starts this week to provide a detour around nearby Shermer Road where a fatal July 4 train derailment destroyed the viaduct, killing two people.
Union Pacific Railroad will pay nearly $750,000 for the extended road and traffic signals, while the village will pay $10,000.
Installation of a temporary traffic signal began last week at Shermer Road and West Lake Avenue on the Glenview\Northbrook border.
West of The Glen, the red lights will improve traffic flow on Shermer Road while UP rebuilds the bridge at a cost of up to $57,000.