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Clavey Rd Improvement Project | Past Updates

This page archives recent updates made to the Clavey Rd Improvement Project page.

****UPDATE AS OF 03.16.2020****

The Clavey Rd Improvement Project Conference Call-In Virtual Meeting is scheduled for this Wed, March 18 starting at 6 PM. Please note the Conference Call-In details below. Here's the link to the Project presentation that will be reviewed on Wed, March 18.

 If you plan to call-in, please RSVP to to get a count on number of attendees.

For inquiries prior to the meeting or to ask questions during the virtual meeting, please send an email to

Clavey Road Improvements Virtual Meeting
Wed, March 18, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 125-017-917

As a reminder, please submit comments to

****UPDATE AS OF 03.13.2020****

 In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the importance of maintaining social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus, the Clavey Road Improvement Project meeting will be modified to a conference call.  Please RSVP to the City at if you are interested in participating so we can ascertain the approximate number of parties that will be calling.  The agenda for the meeting can be viewed by clicking on this link.  To ensure that we are able to address all comments and update the engineering plans, please submit comments no later than April 3, 2020.  The City of Highland Park is closely monitoring the developing situation of COVID-19 in partnership with the Lake County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health area governments and partner agencies.  Information about the City of Highland Park’s response may be accessed at, via social media and through the City’s eNews. 

Clavey Road Meeting
Wed, Mar 18, 2020 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 125-017-917

****UPDATE AS OF 03.09.2020****
The City will host a Clavey Road Reconstruction Project Engineering Plan Review Public Meeting on March 18, 2020, from 6 PM - 7 PM at City Hall, 
1707 St. Johns Ave. The purpose of this meeting is to present the project engineering plans. The agenda for the meeting can be found here. The plans mirror the project description and scope posted on the City's website at

****NEW UPDATE AS OF 03.03.2020****

The City received the preliminary plans for the Clavey Road Reconstruction Project. The plans are available hereIf you wish to provide the City with your comments feel free to do so by sending us your written comments at In the subject line of your email please indicate “Clavey Road Plan Review Comments”. 

To ensure that we are able to address all comments to update our plans we ask that you submit your comments no later than April 3, 2020. Comments may be used to update the preliminary plans.  The next step in the design process is to update the preliminary plans and submit Pre-Final Plans to IDOT.  The Pre-Final Plans are scheduled to be sent to IDOT in May. Project construction is tentatively scheduled to commence in early 2021. 

Clavey Road is a major east-west arterial route accessed daily by residents and visitors year-round, especially in the summer during Ravinia Festival season. The City’s public infrastructure along Clavey Rd, namely watermain, storm sewer, and roadway, has deteriorated beyond normal repair. As such, the Clavey Road Improvements Project was prioritized in the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to undertake necessary infrastructure improvements. The limits of the project are from the Route 41 ramp to the west to Green Bay Road to the east. In addition to the underground infrastructure upgrades, the Clavey Road Bridge over the Skokie River will also be replaced along with the installation of a new 8-foot multi-use path on the south side of the street. The City was able to successfully secure a US Department of Transportation Surface Transportation Program (STP) Grant, administered by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), for the Clavey Road Improvements Project that pays for 80% of the project costs. Based on current design plans, the cost estimate for this project is $10,000,000 with the grant paying $8,000,000.

The scope of the project includes:
  • Reconstruction of Clavey Road from U.S. Route 41 to Green Bay Road;
  • Replacement of the Clavey Road Bridge over Skokie River;
  • Multiple pedestrian crosswalks safety enhancements;
  • Upsizing storm sewers to meet current City standards;
  • Replacement of an aging watermain;
  • New 8-foot wide asphalt multi-use path on the south side of Clavey Road;
  • New landscape enhancements including high quality trees replacement; and
  • Improved signage.

Following is a list of questions and answers. Additional information can be found at Questions can be directed to Manny Gomez, P.E. at or 847.432.0807.