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Lemont's Centennial Campus entranceway getting face lift

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

LEMONT – The Lemont Park District will begin construction on July 5 on an improved entranceway at the Centennial Campus.

Funded primarily by a $400,000 “Safe Routes to School” federal grant, this project will reconfigure the main thoroughfare of the campus that serves the District’s Preschool program and neighboring Old Quarry Middle School, improving driving conditions as well as solving a flooding issue that is experienced after heavy rains.

Other areas of enhancement are paved sidewalks and the Centennial Outdoor Walking Path where it crosses the main campus drive currently parallel with 127th street.

During July and part of August, members and guests visiting Centennial Campus, The CORE and the Outdoor Aquatics Center will enter through Old Quarry Middle School's entrance. Old Quarry Middle School’s parking lot will also be made available to District visitors to accommodate for some of the parking spaces being unavailable during construction.

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