The Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a contract with K-Five Construction Corp. to spend $1.4 million to repave and reconstruct 21 blocks on 11 streets throughout the village this year.

In addition to repaving the roadways, the funds will be used to upgrade corners to make them compliant with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also will repair curbs and gutters along the roadways.

The village released a map showing which roadways will be repaved this year. Those include:

Kenilworth Avenue from Greenfield to Thomas streets.

Iowa Street from Oak Park to Linden avenues.

Scoville and Elmwood avenues from Erie to Lake streets.

North Boulevard from Lombard Avenue to Austin Boulevard.

East Avenue from Lake to Randolph streets.

North Boulevard from East Avenue to halfway between Euclid and Wesley avenues.

Lombard Avenue from Washington Boulevard to Madison Street.

Home Avenue from Monroe to Harrison streets.

Elmwood Avenue from Harvard to Fillmore streets.

“The streets are selected based on the pavement rating index and those that are most in need,” Village Manager Cara Pavlicek said. 

She added that the village does sometimes work on roadway improvements in “clusters” based on timing and location.

Drainage adjacent to the Holley Court Parking Garage, 1125 Ontario St., also will be upgraded as part of the project.

“There is consistently ponding water and mud following larger rain events along the east side of the parking garage by the sidewalk and landscaped area,” a village memo notes.

The $1.4 million contract is the first of two planned for 2018, according to the village. The board will consider the second contract in July.


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