New Signs at Train Station
New signs at the Wood Dale train station were recently installed that match the City's existing gateway signage. These signs serve as an extension of the new Wood Dale branding, and welcome visitors and commuters to the City.
New Stop Signs at Mittel Drive Intersection
Additional stop signs are being installed at the Mittel Drive and N. Thorndale Avenue intersection to allow traffic from all directions to stop. Variable message signs were placed the week prior to notify traffic of the upcoming traffic change.
A new clock tower is being installed at the northwest corner of Irving Park and Wood Dale Road. The tower serves as a key element in the downtown beautification plan and will provide a new focal point within the City, welcoming visitors to the Community. The project will also include hardscape and landscaping improvements and was funded in part by $490,000 in grants provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.
Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project
The Illinois Route 390 Project was completed and opened to the public in November of 2018. This $780 million project improved the roadway from Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) to I-290 and extended Illinois Route 390 east to Illinois Route 83 along the current Thorndale Avenue with bridges and frontage roads to accommodate local traffic, including access to Wood Dale Road. This project has provided easier access to businesses throughout Wood Dale, with the community already seeing the benefits of the project. This is the second section of 390 to open, making it at 10-mile toll road. The first section, formerly known as the Elgin-O'Hare expressway starts in Hannover Park and ends in Itasca. Part of an estimated $3.4 billion project, the Tollway wants to eventually have western access to O'Hare.
Safety Improvement Project
This project consists of intersection reconstruction and widening, new combination concrete curb and gutter, traffic signal modernization, traffic signal interconnection, storm sewer, water main, lighting and retaining walls. An additional southbound right turn lane will be provided which will accommodate dual right turns onto WB Irving Park Road. An eastbound Irving Park Road right turn lane is also being added to the intersection. The west leg of Commercial Street and Wood Dale Road will be realigned and relocated approximately 500 feet north of existing Commercial Street.
Updated information on the establishment of a Quiet Zone in Wood Dale.
Squaw Creek Headwall and Streambank
The Squaw Creek project is a reconstruction of the Headwall where the storm sewer pipes daylight between Miller Lane and Dalewood Ave. This headwall is in need of repairs. The second portion of this project is to repair the streambank of the Squaw Creek and reestablish a useful flow throughout the area.