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 by October 2021.

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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 October. 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)

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.

updated June 17, 2021

Removals are in full swing on the Oak Park Avenue resurfacing project where crews have begun replacing crossing ramps, sidewalks and curbs from North Avenue, working south toward Roosevelt Road.

The water main work in the Madison and Oak Park intersection continues with the installation of new water main along the north half of the intersection. Work in this intersection should wrap up at the end of next week with the water main and sewer installation through the south half of the intersection.

Concrete and landscape restoration continues on the utility project between Augusta to Chicago and Randolph to Madison. Further south, the sewer lining contractor will be finishing up next week with the last sections by Roosevelt Road. The entire project remains on schedule to be completed in November.



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