Willow Road Corridor Plan

Northfield & Winnetka, Illinois

The Willow Road Context Sensitive Enhancement Plan was an eight-month collaboration between the Villages of Northfield and Winnetka, led by The Lakota Group and Christopher B. Burke Engineering. As a major east-west strategic regional arterial roadway that passes through both municipalities, Willow Road has been a major planning issue for decades. The joint effort between the municipalities was initiated to study solutions for achieving an improved street that meets both communities’ character goals within the framework of a new IDOT roadway planning process called Context Sensitive Solutions. Lakota’s final corridor plan ultimately created a shared vision that was used to guide the final design and reconstruction of the street.