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Government

Berwyn completes infrastructure projects with HUD grants

BERWYN – The city of Berwyn completed a series of infrastructure projects in 2017 with about $1.2 million in Department of Housing and Urban Development grants, according to a city news release.

Projects included the 14th Street sewer and water main project, sidewalk replacement and streetlight replacement, the release stated.

As part of the 14th Street project, the city installed new sewer and water main pipes on 14th Street between Lombard and Ridgeland avenues and also in the 1200 through 1400 blocks of Harvey and Highland avenues, according to the release. This project included resurfacing the street after the sewer and water main pipes were replaced. New curbs and gutters, including ADA improvements and landscaping, completed the project.

Berwyn also replaced 17,000 square feet of sidewalk that included 140 square feet of detectable warnings to meet ADA requirements, the release stated. Many residents throughout Berwyn received new sidewalks, replacing old and cracked sections of sidewalk.

The city replaced 107 outdated streetlights in various areas with LED luminaires. This will have an expected annual energy savings of $14,245, according to the release.

Berwyn Mayor Robert Lovero and city staff will continue to apply for federal grant funds for future infrastructure projects to ease the financial burden for the residents of Berwyn, the release stated.

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