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Historic infrastructure improvement initiative begins

April 22, 2015 – The 2015 construction season marks the start of an historic initiative to invest an additional $20 million over the next five years in the Village’s vital transportation network and water and sewer systems.

Oak Park has more than 600 alleys and 110 miles of streets, many in need of major repair. But as available funds waned over the past several years, repair efforts had fallen behind community needs and expectations, a situation this new emphasis on capital improvements intends to remedy.

Plans also are in the works to improve the Village’s 105 miles of water lines and 110 miles of sewer, much of which are nearly a century old.

During the 2015 construction season 25 alley segments will be rebuilt and five center-lane miles of roadway will be resurfaced or rebuilt, including 17 east-west blocks and 19 north-south blocks of residential streets.

In addition, the Village will replace a quarter mile of water lines and a mile of sewer mains.

An interactive map to help residents track major construction projects planned for the 2015 season is posted at

As Village-managed project start dates near, residents who live in areas most affected will receive a written alert. Parking permit holders affected by construction will be notified prior to work beginning and temporary alternate arrangements made.

For more information on capital improvement projects in Oak Park, call 708.358.5700 or email