in a new or different or more positive way.

Oak Park Avenue was last resurfaced 18 years ago and existing water mains are from the early 1900s. In 2021, the Oak Park Avenue Projects will provide necessary utility improvements to water and sewer main infrastructure. In addition, resurfacing Oak Park Avenue includes ADA pedestrian ramp improvements, protected pedestrian crossings and beacons at select locations for added safety.

During periods of road closure, construction crews will maintain local access along the entire length of Oak Park Avenue from North Avenue to Roosevelt Road. Construction is scheduled for completion in November 2021.

Stay Informed.

project overview map

updated September 16, 2021

Busy Week Ahead!

  • Oak Park Avenue final paving – Due to private utility adjustment delays, final paving of Oak Park Avenue is expected to begin and be completed next week.
  • Crews are wrapping up structure frame adjustments for utility access holes and catch basins to ensure a smooth roadway.
  • New electromagnetic vehicle detector loops for the traffic signals are also wrapping up this week at each signalized intersection along the route between Roosevelt Road and North Avenue.
  • Lastly, miscellaneous sidewalk and concrete work will also be completed this week.

Once the final paving is completed next week, work will turn to installing traffic control markings on the new surface and repairing parkways disrupted by the construction once all paving operations are completed.


Oak Park Avenue Work On Schedule
Wednesday Journal, July 19, 2021

About the Project

The work consists of roadway improvements along the length of Oak Park Avenue, from North Avenue to Roosevelt Road. Work is expected to take eight months in 2021, beginning in March and finishing in November. The project is contracted in three parts.

Project Timeline


Resurfacing & ADA Improvements:

  • ADA Pedestrian Ramp Improvements the length of the project (omits Pleasant to Ontario)
  • Includes brick paver replacement in Southtown Business District
  • Bump-outs for protected pedestrian crossings at select locations
  • Pedestrian Crossing Beacons at selected locations (Lexington / Van Buren and Ontario)


North Utility Project:

  • Water Main Replacement (Chicago to Augusta and Madison to Randolph)
  • Sewer Overflow at Oak Park and Madison

South Utility Project:

  • Water Main Replacement (Van Buren to Jackson)
  • Water and Sewer Main Replacement (Harrison to Van Buren)
  • Sewer Main Lining (Roosevelt to Garfield)
  • Sewer Lateral Installation (Oak Park and Lexington)


General questions about the Oak Park Avenue Projects can be submitted using this form. All fields are required.

Southtown Business District OPSouthtown Business District

A renewed Oak Park Avenue runs through the heart of the Southtown Business District. Southtown is a neighborhood business district south of Madison Street between Lexington and Van Buren Streets. Come visit local favorites that include salons, book stores, florist, art services, coffee shops, grocery, bakeries, restaurants and so much more! View listing and parking map.


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