This federally/locally funded project includes construction of an off-street 8-feet wide shared use path to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists along the west side of Church Rd from Grove Ave to Irving Park Rd. This project will mark the last segment of shared use path construction along Church Rd. Other infrastructure improvements included in this project are curb and gutter replacement, minor storm sewers, driveway aprons, parkway restorations, sidewalk removal, culvert extension, railing, pavement markings, pedestrian railroad crossing gates and other miscellaneous items necessary to complete the project.
During the week of Aug 19, the contractor worked on tree removal and silt fence installation. Weather permitting, the week of Aug 26, the contractor will work on stump grinding, saw cutting, pruning and potholing existing utilities. There is a possibility of beginning some storm sewer work in the latter of the week. All the work will be done under daily lane closures, and traffic will be flagged around the work zone. Traffic will be hindered during construction and long delays are expected. Please utilize alternate routes if possible.
A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for Aug 12 and the project construction will begin soon thereafter. Project area residents should be receiving the project information letter within the next week.