Bike Wilmette

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THURSDAY at 7 p.m.: Central Avenue presentation by project engineers

Central Avenue Reconstruction Project – Second Public Meeting – Engineer’s Presentation
Tonight at 7 PM
Wilmette Village Hall, Council Room
In case anyone missed the announcement, Wilmette’s consulting engineer, TranSystems, will make a presentation tonight regarding the Central Ave. reconstruction project. They will present several design options for review and discussion.
The focus of tonight, per the agenda that has been disseminated:

  • Develop design criteria for the roadway horizontal and vertical geometrics including typical roadway sections based on traffic, bicycle and pedestrian needs.
  • Perform a pedestrian safety analysis at Central School. 

The email from the Village is below.
Please attend to learn how this project is taking shape, and to demonstrate your support for the inclusion of strong, forward-looking bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in this important, federally-funded project.

Wilmette Citizens for Active Transportation (WCAT) 

Central Avenue Improvements
Public Meeting

The Village of Wilmette cordially invites you to attend the second public meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to the Central Avenue corridor between Green Bay Road and Sheridan Road. The general scope of work includes road reconstruction, repair or replacement of utilities, replacement of the traffic signal at Central and Wilmette Avenues, rehabilitation of sidewalks and driveways, and a “complete streets” consideration of all modes of transportation. The project is primarily financed with federal funding and final design elements are contingent on state and federal approval.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Central Avenue public meeting and responded to the on-line survey. We received over one hundred responses. The next step in the process is for our consultant, TranSystems, to present several design options for review and discussion. The next Central Avenue presentation will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Municipal Services Committee of the Village Board. The meeting details are as follows:

Municipal Services Committee of the Village Board
Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Wilmette Village Hall – Council Room
1200 Wilmette Avenue

Your continued participation is important to us, so all stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting, participate in the discussion and offer ideas. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Village’s website at to view the full videotaped presentation. Comments can be e-mailed to [email protected], mailed, or hand-delivered to the Village by Thursday, April 27th at 4:30 p.m.