The following report was provided by the Village of Northbrook.
On October 9, the Village Board authorized the purchase of eight automated parking machines for use in the commuter lots. The machines will replace the existing slot boxes and will allow commuters to pay for parking using cash, coin, credit card or pay-by-cell. There will be no change in the $1.00 daily fee, but there is a $0.37 convenience fee for all pay-by-cell transactions.
The new machines will allow commuters to pay for parking at any of the eight locations and provide a receipt as proof of purchase. Over the last week, the Village’s electric contractor, Kordick Electric, along with Public Works crews have conducted the preparatory electrical and concrete work. The Village’s sign contractor, Highway Technologies, installed the new parking stall signs (with the new number only configuration) on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Village staff has made every effort to ensure that commuters are aware of the new parking machines. Signs are displayed in multiple locations around the train station, including at each pay box location. Staff was on hand for three days this week during the morning rush to hand out flyers and answer questions.
Information, including an instructional video, is posted on the Village’s website. Staff from the Village and the parking machine vendor, Total Parking Solutions, will be on hand next week to assist morning commuters with the operation of the new machines.
Techny Road Opens to Two-Way Traffic
Construction along Techny Road is nearly complete. The final pavement markings were installed last week and the road has been reopened to two-way traffic. The only remaining work is the installation of the new traffic signal at the Pfingsten intersection.