March 21, 2023 - The 2023 construction season is getting underway this month with a major improvement project along Division Street, the latest in a series of much-needed upgrades to main thoroughfares in the community.
Work has begun on the first phase of the project, which involves replacing and rehabilitating underground water and sewer mains between Grove and Oak Park avenues, East and Ridgeland avenues and Hayes and Humphrey avenues.
Partial road closures and staged detours for thru traffic will be in effect while sewer work is ongoing, including where Division Street intersects with Oak Park Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue.
Following the water and sewer work, street resurfacing will begin along Division Street from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard. The project also includes pedestrian ramp improvements to meet federal ADA standards.
All work on Division Street is expected to wrap up by early fall.
Elsewhere, work is expected to begin later this spring on a street resurfacing project along Roosevelt Road.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is managing the project, which will extend along the Village’s entire southern border and into neighboring communities to the east and west along the busy state highway.
The roadway is expected to remain open to traffic throughout the project, but on-street parking will be impacted at various times.
A number of other smaller projects are also slated to take place throughout the Village this year.
Visit www.oak-park.us/construction for regular updates about various construction projects around Oak Park. The website also includes an interactive map of all construction projects planned for 2023.
For more detailed information about specific projects, call 708.358.5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.