Friday, November 9, 2012
Maintenance from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. will delay Shermer Rd. traffic where it crosses the Metra railroad in Downtown Northbrook.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
The following update was provided by the Village of Northbrook. On Sunday, Nov. 11, Metra will be conducting repair work at the Shermer Rd. railroad crossing in Downtown Northbrook. The work will involve re-setting rails and replacing portions of the rubberized panels. One lane of Shermer Road will be closed while crews perform the work between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Metra personnel will conduct traffic control at the crossing, so a detour will not be necessary. There will be slight delays, so motorists should allow for extra time. "Like" Northbrook Patch on Facebook to see future community updates in your news feed.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Northbrook and Glenview officials passed motions approving a redesign plan to replace the Shermer Rd. bridge that collapsed in July following a Union Pacific train derailment.
Update Aug. 29 at 4:05 p.m. According to village officials at the board meeting, the two year time frame begins when all involved parties agree to the Memorandum of Understanding, and allows for the time it takes to receive necessary permitting, bridge design, manufacturing of new materials and finally installation. The new bridge, as described in the memo presented last night, would not be constructed with premade components. Everything, including the rails on top of the bridge, would be made specifically for this project. Officials said they hope using new materials would provide additional safety precautions in addition to the safety measures addressed in the structure's design. Update Aug. 29 at 10:40 a.m. According to a Union Pacific…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Community members gather at Village Hall to discuss downtown development.
One person suggests that Northbrook should raze its downtown and start from scratch. Another says the downtown needs some cohesiveness of appearance. A third warns that “cohesiveness” might just turn it into Anytown, U.S.A. These suggestions were among hundreds given for the future of Northbrook’s downtown at a public input meeting at Village Hall Monday night. Attended by roughly 65 people, the meeting launches a weeklong, intensive planning process involving input from residents, business owners, property owners, developers and village staff, with the goal of creating a comprehensive plan for downtown development. The process is led by Teska Associates Inc., a consultant the village hired with a $100,000 community planning grant from the…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Faltering economy and storms are no match for an undetered, strong turnout.
The numbers are in, and despite the faltering economy and several storms that took their toll on the Village Green, this summer’s Northbrook Days Festival turnout was one of the top five in the event’s 87-year history. “Well, the news is good. It appears we had 50,000 to 55,000 people attend,” said Paul Decker, festival chairman. “We wanted to draw more from the North Shore proper, and that was a success. It appears pretty solid.” Last year’s festival—which took place during an even more challenging economy—had the best turnout ever, according to Decker. In 2010, for the first time in the festival’s long history, event organizers from the Civic Foundation got permission to close down Shermer Road and hold a Business Expo along the …