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Current Project Update

  • November 26, 2019: The IDOT pre-construction meeting was held on November 26. 
  • November 13, 2019: City staff met with Nicor on November 1 to discuss the project and scheduling. Nicor anticipates starting in the next month, pending final approval from their internal departments. Utility companies will continue their work in anticipation of construction of the intersection starting in spring of 2020.
  • Fall 2019: AT&T continues with their relocation work along Crystal Lake Avenue between Williams Street and Main Street.
  • September 18, 2019: AT&T started their relocation work along Crystal Lake Avenue between Williams Street and Main Street.

Construction plans are being finalized. Coordination with the UPRR and utility companies is underway. Right-of-way acquisition is also in progress. 

Project Description

The intersection improvement of Main Street and Crystal Lake Avenue includes: widening and resurfacing Main Street and Crystal Lake Avenue, installing a permanent traffic signal, adding intersection lighting, and streetscaping elements. The Federal Surface Transportation Program awarded the City $1.5 million for this project.