After years of planning and months of anticipation, crews began phase one of the Lake Street reconstruction project, March 3, to remove and replace sewers and utilities that were installed in 1890s. 

The first part of phase one includes updating the sewers and utilities along Lake Street from Oak Park Avenue to Euclid Avenue. In the project’s entirety, the sewer and utility work will extend from Grove to Euclid avenues, with a scheduled completion date in May 2020.

Throughout the entire sewer and utility construction period, one lane of westbound traffic will remain open at all times. During stage one of work, eastbound traffic at Oak Park Avenue will be diverted to North Boulevard. Activation of the detour will occur when traffic control measures are onsite and installed.

Shops, businesses and restaurants will stay open during construction, but on-street parking is prohibited in the construction site. However, people can still park in the 535-spot Avenue Parking Garage.

Stacey Sheridan

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