The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Eye on the Ike

The Village of Oak Park has had its eye on the Eisenhower Expressway since construction began on Interstate 290 in the 1950s. Now, as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) prepares for the largest major reconstruction of the Ike since, the Village of Oak Park is at a pivotal point. For Oak Park, there are pluses and minuses, risks and opportunities.

IDOT is in the final stages of its multi-year study and anticipates identifying the preferred alternative by the end of 2015. Even though actual funding and construction may still be years away, the time is now for our community to engage IDOT in shaping how the project is integrated into our local context.