With construction expected to start this spring, the village of Oak Park will be resurfacing Division Street from Harlem Avenue to Austin Boulevard. The village board approved the project as part of its consent agenda during its Feb. 21 meeting.

The project will be state funded as a part of the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan, a comprehensive transportation infrastructure improvement plan. The village board entered into two contracts for the project, the first with construction company R.W. Dunteman Co. and the other with engineering firm Edwin Hancock Engineering Co. The respective contracts are worth $2.7 million and $286,558.

Hancock previously designed the resurfacing project and has provided engineering services to the village in the past, while R.W. Dunteman submitted the most cost-effective proposal out of the 10 bids the village received.

In addition to resurfacing the street, construction crews will make improvements to sidewalk corner ramps, as well as to bicycle and pedestrian crosswalks in several different locations.

This resurfacing project is expected to be a relatively short one, with construction crews beginning work in late spring and finishing in fall.

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