Construction Projects and Capital Improvement Plan

Please click on this link for a map of various construction projects:. 2023 Construction Project Map

Please click on this link for the current Capital Improvement Plan.

Village Construction Project Updates

2024 Street Program:

Another large street improvement program is currently under design.  The project will be let in March with construction to start by late spring or early summer.  Residents on affected streets will be notified directly. More information can be found here: https://www.vniles.com/1552/2024-Streets-Project

2023 Street Program:

The largest street improvement program in over a decade was designed last year.  Work on Nordica Avenue will continue and complete spring or early summer.  Residents on affected Nordica will be notified directly. More information can be found here: https://www.vniles.com/1446/2023-Streets-Project

Touhy and Gross Point Intersection Improvement

This roadway project consists of intersection improvements at Touhy Avenue and Caldwell Avenue.   The Village began construction in 2023 and will continue to summer 2024.

Caldwell Avenue and Cleveland Street Pedestrian Crossing Safety Improvements

This pedestrian safety project consists of the construction of a road widening, refuge island and rectangular rapid flashing beacons at the intersection of Caldwell Avenue and Cleveland Street.  The final design contract is complete.  The project team continues to work with IDOT to obtain approval.  The project will break ground in the spring of 2024.

Lawrencewood Garden Stormwater Improvements Phase 2

Partially funded through a grant, The Lawrencewood Garden – Oasis Neighborhood Stormwater Improvements Sewer project involves the construction of new storm sewer to reestablish positive drainage from the depressional areas in these neighborhoods. Niles recently completed a significant infrastructure improvement project along Howard Street. As part of this work, Niles took the opportunity to install the first 1,000 foot segment of the relief sewer. The next two phases of work will progress upstream starting at the intersection of Dobson and Nordica. The next section of pipe (Phase 2) will provide positive drainage from the depressed roadway section on Harlem. The final design contract is nearing completion.  The project team continues to work with IDOT and other agencies to obtain approval.  The project will break ground in the summer of 2024.

2024 Lead Service Line Replacement Pilot Project

The State of Illinois has mandated that all municipalities eliminate lead water services by 2044. This project will test the effectiveness of the multiyear plan to replace the service and fund the construction.  The final design contract is nearing completion.  The project team continues to work with the IEPA and other agencies to obtain approval.  The project will break ground in the summer of 2024.

Green Alley Improvements

Partially funded through a grant from the MWRD, an alley west of Milwaukee Avenue and north of Neva will be constructed with permeable pavers to help alleviate stress on the sewer network. The alley will capture and store water where it falls, allowing stormwater to infiltrate into the ground before entering the sewer system. The final design contract is nearing completion.  The project team continues to work with MWRD to obtain approval.  The project will break ground in the summer of 2024.

Oakton Neighborhood Connection

This pedestrian mobility project consists of the construction of sidewalk along Oakton Street from Caldwell Avenue and into the Evergreen Estates neighborhood. The final design is complete.  The project will break ground in the spring of 2024.

Golf Road, Greenwood Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue Street Lighting and Pedestrian Improvements

This pedestrian safety project consists of the construction sidewalk along Greenwood Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue as well as construction of sidewalk and street lighting on Golf Road from Dee Road to Washington Street. The project team continues to work with IDOT to obtain approval.  The project will break ground in the fall of 2024.

Pace/Pulse Project Updates

Pace began construction on the Pace Pulse Dempster line this past summer.  Station construction in the vicinity of Niles includes stops at Dee Road, Western Avenue, Cumberland Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue, Harlem Avenue, and Waukegan Road will continue throughout Summer 2024.

IDOT Construction Project Updates

Touhy Avenue Bridge over North Branch River Project IDOT is planning to begin replacement of the Touhy Avenue Bridge. The project is in the final design phase and is planned to be bid in the spring of 2025. This project will follow the Gross Point Touhy Improvement Project. Updates will be provided as they become available. 

Dempster Street Bridge Deck Replacement and Overlay  IDOT is planning to begin bridge deck replacement and overlay of the Dempster Street Bridge. The project is in the final design phase and is planned to be bid in the spring of 2025.