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Village of Libertyville

Highlands Subdivision Flood Reduction Project

Construction Updates


Phase 1 - Vegetation

While the Phase 1 improvements are fully functional for stormwater flood control purposes, it remains an active construction site as the Village completes the final details. Full establishment of turf grass in the “lower bowl” and side slopes of the basin remains a top priority. This area received overseeding, fertilizer, specialized weed abatement, and currently features an automated watering system to promote grass growth after an unusually dry summer. Project close-out will include an “As-Built” survey of the entire park to determine in any re-grading efforts are necessary to adhere to the approved design plans.


Please note that even into summer 2024, this lower perimeter area will be considered an active construction site, as it is within the project scope to install “sand seams” along the bottom to enhance drainage once the grass has been fully established. Until all work is completed (likely through summer 2024) we ask that people please stay off the perimeter grass, and thank you for your cooperation.


Additional plantings are planned around the new storage building and are anticipated for installation in October 2023.  Any additional trees or other landscaping within the park will be assessed by the Village separately in the future after completion of the active project.


Phase 2 - Vegetation

Phase 2 has been broken up into two areas, “West” (Dymond, Harms, Shari, and Crestfield) and “East” (Drake, Carter, Burdick, Ames, Rockland, Crane, Austin, and Ash).


The “West” area is in the process of final asphalt roadway paving improvements.


The “East” area is nearing completion of all utility installations. Crews are now addressing curb and sidewalk replacements. Once concrete work is complete, the gravel utility trenches will be replaced by asphalt patches roadway base/patches. Then new asphalt surface will be installed throughout the work zone, and any remaining ground disturbance will receive restoration.


Once paving is completed for the entire project area, roadway pavement markings and striping will occur at one time for both the East and West side of the project. There will then be a punch-list period to address any outstanding items that have not been properly restored. We anticipate that all work will be completed in Fall 2023.


Contractor expects to be finished with sewer pipe installation the week of September 18. Reconstruction of the roads will begin the week of September 11.

08/30/23 Progress and Detour Route

The Highlands Subdivision Flood Reduction Project is advancing into the final phase of storm sewer installations and will require an extended road closure at the intersection of Garfield Ave and Austin Ave. The closure and detour route are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 5th and are anticipated to remain in place for approximately one week, weather permitting.  Please see the attached Detour Route Map below.  Surface paving will commence on the west side of the project starting 9/5.

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