, Union Pacific and the Illinois Department of Transportation, a temporary traffic signal will be installed at West Lake Ave. and Shermer Rd. later this week, signaling the start of a two year process to rebuild the bridge over Shermer Rd., according to a Village of Glenview press release.
The temporaray signal is designed to improve traffic flow in the area, which was disrupted after the July 4 train derailment and bridge collapse that killed two people driving underneath. The temporary signal will remain in place for about two months.
Installing the signal should take about a week, Glenview Announcements reports.
The signal will be removed when a temporary connection to Patriot Blvd. via Old Willow Rd. is built to improve traffic flow from businesses south of the closed bridge. This connection will remain in place until a new bridge is build, which could take 18 to 24 months.
Attorneys for all parties listed in the Memorandum of Understanding are still working on an Intergovernmental Agreement that will formalize the terms set forth in the memo.
See Also: Patch coverage of the Memorandum of Understanding.