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Construction updates

Lot 10 upgrades underway…Changes are coming to Lot 10, the frequently-used parking lot situated along North Boulevard between Marion Street and Forest Avenue in the Downtown Oak Park business district. Construction is set to begin in May with sidewalk replacement along the business frontage north of the parking lot that will be followed by a 4-6 week closure of the lot as crews install water permeable brick pavers at the site as part of green infrastructure upgrades. When work is complete, the lot will feature a new traffic pattern with cars entering from Forest and traveling west toward Marion. New angled parking will allow more sidewalk space along the business frontage to better accommodate outdoor dining, sidewalk sales and other special events that occur in Lot 10 throughout the year. The project will also include the resurfacing of North Boulevard between Marion and Forest. Officials anticipate Lot 10 will reopen this summer prior to special events scheduled for August and September. 

Oak Park Avenue project coming in 2025…The Village continues to move forward with planning and design for the streetscape and utility infrastructure project on Oak Park Avenue in the Hemingway Business District. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2025 and be substantially completed in November 2025. The project will bring much-needed water, sewer and infrastructure improvements and a new streetscape on Oak Park Avenue generally between Pleasant Street and Ontario Street. The project will include new sidewalks, roadways, lighting and furniture and will create new public gathering spaces. The design team is progressing on the infrastructure and streetscape design after engaging with the Hemingway Business District, Chicago Transit Authority and Union Pacific on proposed improvements. The Village has also begun working with artists from across the nation to explore art installations for the project. The Village will host its second open house related to the project in June and will also be at A Day in Our Village on Sun., June 2 in Scoville Park to share the latest project design and field questions from the community. More information about the project is at  

Keep track of construction progress online…Keep track of the latest information regarding construction projects in the Village at Simply click the project updates tab at the top of the page for regular updates on specific projects. The site also includes an interactive map that residents can use to track major construction work.