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2021 Roadway and Public Works Projects
**River lane reconstruction (Phase 1)**

Phase 1 of the River Lane reconstruction project will begin the week of August 2, 2021. The construction will take place between Walker Avenue and North Second Street. The reconstruction consists of new water main, curb, sidewalks, dedicated bike lane and a new road surface. The work will continue into late fall with any remaining restoration work to take place in early 2022. During the work, the road will be closed to through traffic but will allow local traffic. All truck traffic will have to enter from Forest Hills Road and leave towards Forest Hills Road. Phase 2 of the River Lane reconstruction is anticipated to start in Spring/Summer of 2022. Funding for this project is a combination of ReBuild Illinois and local funds.

**2021 Street Overlay Projects**
Starting the week of August 2, 2021, work is set to begin on the 2021 road overlay projects. Work consists of a mill and overlay of the roadway, along with various spot curb repairs, and ADA sidewalk improvement. This project should be completed by mid-October.
Streets to be completed are as follows:
Walker Avenue Lawn Drive to Riverside Boulevard
Short Street
River Park Road City Hall to Hollis Avenue
Garden Plain Avenue Pearl Avenue to Riverside Boulevard
Whispering Way
Whisper Court
Rockaway Court
Harriett Avenue Plus water main work
Cherry Place Plus water main work
Funding for these projects is from the 2014 Road Referendum

**Devon Ave Storm Sewer Extension**
Starting mid to late August 2021, the City will be connecting two drywells located at Devon Avenue and Devon Court and extending a pipe west to connect to the existing storm system. This will eliminate the standing water that accumulates during rain event at this intersection. Funding for this project is from local drainage funds

**Powderhorn and Thomas Storm Extension**
Starting early September 2021, the City will be connecting the stubbed storm sewer at the dead end of Powderhorn Place to tie in to the existing storm sewer on Thomas Drive. This will improve the drainage at the intersection of Powderhorn Place and Cascade Lane along with eliminating the standing water in the dead end. Funding for this project is from local drainage funds
Questions, please call Shannon Messinger at 815-654-5040 or email


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