Months of construction on South Marion Street in Oak Park will soon be coming to an end, in time for the holiday shopping season.

The village has been working for months to reinvent the 100 block of South Marion, investing about .4 million to add brick streets, bluestone sidewalks and a canopy of overhead lights. The project is now in its final stretch, and is expected to be finished on schedule, Nov. 22, according to Village Engineer Jim Budrick.

Crews are expected to finish paving the intersection of South Boulevard and Marion by this Friday, Budrick said, and will be up to Pleasant by Nov. 18. Some of the finishing touches, such as the overhead canopy of lights, will start going in next week, too.

Budrick said they expect to finish within budget. The street’s business association hopes to hold a grand reopening event for the street on Dec. 1.

“We’re just hoping the weather holds out like it has been. That’s what’s been allowing them to progress as well as they have been,” he said.

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