Hemlock Lane / Ironwood Drive Sidewalk Improvements

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New Sidewalks to be Constructed on Hemlock Lane and Ironwood Drive, north of Kensington Road.

Project Information

Important News

- Construction scheduled to start November 2019.


 - November Construction Start

- December Construction Complete


 - Hemlock Sidewalk RIB

-Hemlock Ironwood Sidewalk Plans



Donna Brown, P.E.

Project Manager

Mount Prospect Public Works




Schroeder and Schroeder



The Village will be installing new sidewalk along the west side of Hemlock Lane, from Kensington Road to Linden Lane, and on Ironwood Drive, west of Hemlock Lane, as highlighted in red on the Project Location Map on the left.  This will complete missing sections of the public sidewalk system.  The Village Board will consider awarding a construction contract to Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc. at  an  October Village Board Meeting.  It is expected that construction will begin in early November and be completed this year, weather permitting.  

What Kind of Work Will Be Completed?

  • In general, the project will include:
  • Stake out of the project to establish line and grade.
  • Excavation and installation of formwork for the new sidewalk.
  • Installation of stone base for the new sidewalk.
  • Pouring of concrete for the new sidewalk.
  • Repair of driveways removed during construction.
  • Restoration with topsoil and sod of the parkway areas damaged during the construction activities.

 Please Note:  If you have a sprinkler system, invisible dog fence, etc., please notify the Public Works Department.  We will try to avoid disturbing them, however per Village Ordinance it is your responsibility to temporarily relocate, reinstall or repair the system to facilitate the construction.  Also, if you have a brick driveway, it is your responsibility to replace the bricks once the sidewalk is installed.

 Hemlock Sidewalk Map


What about access to my driveway?
Because the sidewalk crosses thru driveways, there will be times when you will not have access to your driveway.  You will receive notification prior to the work.  When your driveway access is interrupted, you can expect to be without access for 10 days.  Please allow at least three (3) full days before driving over the new concrete.  During this time that you cannot access your driveway, you will be permitted to park on Village streets within the immediate area of your home.  Please note that Golf Road is a State of Illinois road and noparking is allowed.  If you have special needs due to a disability or you discover that your sidewalk has been removed with your vehicle still in the driveway, please contact the Public Works Department. 


Will services to my home be affected?
There will be no changes in your regular services such as garbage pick-up, leaf pick-up, mail delivery, or emergency services. Please use caution when driving and walking through the construction zone.  If you have a sprinkler system, invisible dog fence, decorative landscaping or brick pavers, please notify the Public Works department.  
What time will construction start each day?
The contractor is allowed to start work at 7am and must stop work by 7pm.



Please visit this project web page for updated information throughout the project.  Should you have additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 847/870-5640 or email.