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Construction season gets underway

Warmer weather typically means road construction and this year is no exception.

Among the most visible projects will be extensive work on Ridgeland Avenue beginning next month that will include replacing sewer lines along various sections of the roadway and resurfacing from I-290 to Division Street. The project also will include adding bike-share lane pavement markings from Roosevelt Road to North Avenue.

Bike lanes and shared lane markings along Jackson Boulevard from Harlem Avenue to Ridgeland Avenue also likely will be part of the scheduled resurfacing of Jackson between Harlem and Oak Park avenues.

In addition to new pavement planned for various other streets in the community, 13 alley segments will be replaced beginning midsummer.

The Village received a federal grant for bike parking improvements at four locations near mass transit stations, including shelters at three locations near the Blue Line.

A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Washington Boulevard at Wisconsin Avenue/Marion Street and the state will be upgrading signals at 28 intersections.

An interactive map to track and display major construction projects planned for 2014 is available 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 detailed information, call 708.358.5700 or email