July 11: The watermain and storm sewer improvements are substantially complete! Roadway excavation is scheduled to begin Monday, July 15. Traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane for the remainder of the summer.
The east side of the roadway will be reconstructed first. This involves removing the remaining pavement, curb and driveway aprons on the east side. The roadway will be excavated to its subgrade and the stone base will be placed in preparation for asphalt paving.
Temporary access will be provided to all driveways and side streets; however, with all this activity, delays are expected – please plan accordingly and allow more time to get to your destination.
Residents will be notified the day before their driveway apron is removed and asked to park on adjacent side streets. The Wilmette Junior High School entrances will be removed one at a time leaving two open so bus traffic can be maintained.
June 21: As a safety precaution, a daytime closure of the first block of Locust Road between Wilmette Avenue and Greenleaf Avenue is needed in order to install the large diameter storm sewer down the center of the road.
Traffic will be detoured to Karey Court and Greenleaf Avenue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday, June 24 till no later than Friday, June 28, weather permitting.
No street parking will be allowed on the detour route between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to accommodate larger vehicles.
The detour will be posted with construction signs and message boards.
Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be maintained on both the east and west sidewalks of Locust Road.
Thank you for your patience.
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