Public Works Department

The Lincolnshire Public Works Department maintains over 40-lane miles of roadways. It takes a village to keep our neighborhoods safe and beautiful, and the Public Works Department needs your help to make sure these operations are successful. Cleaning the roads of snow and ice can take up to six hours once the snow stops falling. Be a good community partner by observing the following reminders and winter restrictions:

  • Place refuse containers behind the curb – not on the street – to ensure they are not hit by plows.

  • Shoveling or blowing snow from your driveway onto the street creates hazardous and icy conditions for drivers and pedestrians, and violates Village Code.

  • It is unlawful to park on the street after a snowfall of 1-inch or more unless the street was cleared on snow.

For more information, contact the Village of Lincolnshire Public Works Department at 847-913-2380. To view the Village Snow Plow routes, click HERE.

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Winter Road Responsibilities

When you are driving in snow and icy conditions, you will be sharing the road with County, State, and Village snowplows. The information below details winter road maintenance responsibilities:

  1. Village of Lincolnshire Public Works Department – Responsibilities include residential and corporate streets. If you have a concern regarding a Village maintained road, please contact the Public Works Department at 847-913-2380 or by service request.

  2. Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) – Responsibilities include Route 22 (Half Day Road) and Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue). If you have a concern regarding one of these two roads, please contact IDOT at 847-244-0034 or by email.

  3. Lake County Department of Transportation – Responsibilities include Riverwoods Road, Aptakisic Road, Duffy Lane, and Everett Road. If you have a concern regarding one of these roads, please contact Lake County at 847-377-7400 or by the Lake County website.

  4. Illinois Tollway Authority – Responsibilities include Interstate 94 and ramps from IL 22 to and from Interstate 94. If you have a concern regarding one of these roads, please contact the Illinois Tollway at *999.


Village Anti-Icing Procedures

The Village cut rock salt usage down by 30% annually by utilizing an anti-icing liquid which is more effective and allows Public Works to respond well before the first snowflakes fall. The organic compounds in the liquid help to reduce the environmental issues connected with salts and have longer residual effects when spread on roadways. When wintery weather is predicted, the Public Works Department will initiate anti-icing operations 12-24 hours prior to the predicted start of an event during normal business hours. This operation consists of applying a combination of salt brine, a liquid agricultural product, and liquid chloride to the pavement throughout the highest traffic areas in the Village.

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Avoid the Second Shovel

An unavoidable, and unfortunate, consequence of snow removal operations is when snow from the street ends up at the end of driveways. We understand the frustration this causes. To help avoid some headaches – and backaches – shovel snow towards your home. This method is safer and more efficient.

Avoid the Second Shovel

Mailbox Damage

The Public Works Department makes every effort to avoid damage to mailboxes. Residents should inspect their mailbox to ensure it complies with USPS guidelines.

USPS Mailbox guidelines
If a mailbox is damaged by Public Works for any reason, homeowners will be given the choice of our cedar post/standard box replacement OR reimbursement of the cost of up to $150.00. The resident will need to furnish receipts to the Village prior to the reimbursement. Public Works will only perform installation of the stock cedar post/mailbox. No repairs will be made to mailboxes that do not meet USPS guidelines or pre-2002 installations grandfathered in per Village Code Section 8-3-11.

For damages caused by snow removal operations during normal business hours, please contact Public Works at 847-913-2380. To report damaged mailboxes outside of normal business hours submit an online request for service HERE.

Bike Path Snow Removal Policy

It is the Village’s policy to provide snow removal to paths identified as critical transportation corridors for safe travel to schools and commerce areas within 48 hours after roadway snow removal operations are completed. Other connector and neighborhood paths will be addressed within 72 hours after roadway snow removal operations are complete. It is not the Village’s policy to plow internal paths located within Village parks. The Village does not apply salt to pathways; use caution when traveling on the paths.

Click HERE For Ways to Protect Your Home In The Winter

Brad Woodbury

Brad Woodbury

Public Works Director

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1 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: 847-883-8600
Fax: 847-883-8608