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City Focuses on Infrastructure Investment

Highland Park, Illinois – The City’s 2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is underway with an aggressive schedule to complete more than $10 million worth of infrastructure design and construction projects. CIP projects are prioritized based on community feedback, health and life safety, age of infrastructure, economies of scale, functional deficiencies, and the reduction of costly long-term repairs. Projects may be reviewed with project descriptions and mapped locations at www.cityhpil.com/construction.

The Asphalt Street Rehabilitation Program will begin in May when asphalt production plants re-open. This project is designed to extend the life of our existing pavement and provide a new smooth riding surface for motorists. Other planned road projects include concrete street repairs on sections of Richfield Rd., Clavey Rd., McCraren Rd., Cloverdale Ave., and Priscilla Ave.

In addition to road rehabilitation, the City maintains 130 miles of public sidewalk. Sidewalk repairs and replacements will begin in June 2019 and run through August 2019. The annual sidewalk repair program addresses tripping hazards and replacement of deteriorated sidewalk panels. Other planned projects include the construction of a Ridge Road Sidewalk from Lawrence Lane to Lake Cook Road to be completed as part of the City’s BikeWalk 2030 master plan. This project includes the construction of a new concrete sidewalk along the west side of Ridge Road from Lake Cook Road to Lawrence Lane. The new sidewalk will connect to an existing sidewalk at the north end.

Residents will be notified by postal mail of any planned CIP construction on their street or in their neighborhood. Other notifications are provided to residents through the City’s communication outlets such as the Highlander, City website, eNews, and social media.

Construction hours are from 7 AM to 7 PM on weekdays and from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays. For detailed information on the City’s 2018 CIP projects, including updates on projects throughout the construction season, visit www.cityhpil.com/construction or call the Public Works Department at 847.432.0807.