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Oak Park Avenue was last resurfaced 18 years ago and existing water mains are from the early 1900s. In 2021, the Oak Park Avenue Projects will provide necessary utility improvements to water and sewer main infrastructure. In addition, resurfacing Oak Park Avenue includes ADA pedestrian ramp improvements, protected pedestrian crossings and beacons at select locations for added safety.

During periods of road closure, construction crews will maintain local access along the entire length of Oak Park Avenue from North Avenue to Roosevelt Road. Construction is scheduled for completion by October 2021.

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About the Project

The work consists of roadway improvements along the length of Oak Park Avenue, from North Avenue to Roosevelt Road. Work is expected to take eight months in 2021, beginning in March and finishing in October. The project is contracted in three parts.

Project Timeline

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Resurfacing & ADA Improvements:

  • ADA Pedestrian Ramp Improvements the length of the project (omits Pleasant to Ontario)
  • Includes brick paver replacement in Southtown Business District
  • Bump-outs for protected pedestrian crossings at select locations
  • Pedestrian Crossing Beacons at selected locations (Lexington / Van Buren and Ontario)

 

North Utility Project:

  • Water Main Replacement (Chicago to Augusta and Madison to Randolph)
  • Sewer Overflow at Oak Park and Madison

South Utility Project:

  • Water Main Replacement (Van Buren to Jackson)
  • Water and Sewer Main Replacement (Harrison to Van Buren)
  • Sewer Main Lining (Roosevelt to Garfield)
  • Sewer Lateral Installation (Oak Park and Lexington)

Southtown Business District OPSouthtown Business District

During construction, don't let our work stop you from getting to all that's good in the Southtown Business District. Southtown is a neighborhood business district south of Madison Street between Lexington and Van Buren Streets. Local favorites include salons, book stores, floral arrangements, art services, coffee shops, grocery, bakeries, restaurants and so much more! View listing and parking map.

updated April 15, 2021

South Utility Phase: Vehicle traffic will be limited at times on Oak Park Avenue between Harrison and Van Buren streets in the Southtown Business District while crews finish water and sewer service connections through next Wednesday, April 21. Next up will be pavement restoration. The parking lot east of Fifth Third Bank on Harrison Street (Lot 1) remains open for customers.

North Utility Phase: Work continues on the water main installation on Oak Park between Chicago Avenue and Augusta Street, with traffic detoured during work hours as crews install water service lines in the 600 block of north Oak Park Avenue and valves in the intersection at Augusta. Crews will reopen the roadway to northbound and southbound traffic at the end of each workday. Elsewhere on Oak Park Avenue, traffic control will be set up this week for the water main replacement between Randolph Street and Madison Street as crews finish sawing the pavement and delivering materials for the upcoming utility improvements.

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Contact

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