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West Chicago's Forest Avenue project to include roadway, storm sewer updates

WEST CHICAGO – Forest Avenue in West Chicago is getting a facelift this summer.

According to a newsletter from the city, work was scheduled to begin this week to resurface the street, replace the storm sewer and more.

The 2014 Forest Avenue Roadway and Storm Sewer Rehabilitation Project is being funded by the city of West Chicago, DuPage County Community Development Commission, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a Community Development Block Grant.

Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc., is expected to complete the project by Oct. 31, weather permitting.

The project includes roadway and storm sewer rehabilitation along Forest Avenue between
Town and Pearl roads and storm sewer rehabilitation along the northern section of Pearl Road, just south of its intersection with Forest Avenue.

The scope of the project consists of pavement milling and resurfacing, pavement patching, storm sewer replacement, concrete curb and gutter work, and sidewalk replacement.

Daytime on-street parking along Forest Avenue will not be allowed during construction. Public parking will be available during the day on adjacent streets.

Driveway access may be restricted for some periods of time during construction.

Construction activities are scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Traffic will be restricted during construction hours, but all streets will be open to drivers at the end of each business day.

Traffic signs will be posted to alert residents to construction areas and detour routes.

The city of West Chicago will provide project updates at its website,

Questions about the project should be directed to project manager Douglas Masters with Thomas Engineering Group at 630-293-2255 ext. 534 or

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