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Open house scheduled for Lake Street improvements

Jan. 25, 2017 – An open house is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wed., Feb. 8 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St., to give Oak Park residents and business operators an opportunity to learn about major improvements being planned for Lake Street. 

Individuals may drop by any time during the open house to view exhibits, speak with Village staff and consultants, and comment on the project that could include the entire length of the important commercial roadway from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard.

Exhibits on display will illustrate various aspects of the proposed project that is intended to replace infrastructure that has reached the end of its life cycle, while also improving walkability, accessibility and traffic flow along this important Oak Park corridor.

The project envisions new concrete and asphalt roadway surfaces, lighting and signal improvements, as well as sidewalks designed for increased walkability, curb and street crossing upgrades to better accommodate persons with disabilities, and improved signal timing to help keep traffic flowing smoothly, especially in the business districts between Harlem and Euclid avenues.

Streetscape enhancements also are under consideration, including street furniture, improved street and pedestrian lighting, and informational wayfinding signs for visitors. In addition, decorative sidewalk and crosswalk materials could be used to highlight major intersections and enhance pedestrian safety at Maple Avenue, Marion Street, Forest Avenue, Kenilworth Avenue and Oak Park Avenue.

The meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring assistance to participate in any Village program or activity should contact the ADA Coordinator at 708.358.5430 or email at least 48 hours before the scheduled activity.

Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or similar accommodations can call the TTY/TTD number at 800.526.0844 or 711. TTY users who speak Spanish may call 800.501.0864 or 711. For Telebraille, dial 877.526-6670 or 711. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting.

More information about the project is posted at