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Article updated: 3/27/2013 9:12 PM

City Announces Onset of Streetscape and Roadway Improvements

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The City of Des Plaines Public Works and Engineering Department announces the onset of the Streetscape and Roadway Improvements Project, part of the City's 2013 Capital Improvement Program, in the area of US Route 14 (Miner Street), from Graceland Avenue to Pearson Street.

A tentative schedule for the project, which will include the installation of sidewalks, curb and gutter, pavers, trees, sod, irrigation, lighting, planters, seating walls, site furniture, signage and other improvements to rehabilitate the streetscape, is as follows:

Area 1 South Side of Miner Street from Graceland to Lee Street

Area 2 South Side of Miner Street from Lee to the Metra Station

April 1 to April 30, 2013 Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers.

Area 3 South Side of Miner Street from the Metra Station to Pearson Street.

May 1 to May 21, 2013 Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers.

Area 4 North Side of Miner Street from Pearson Street to Metropolitan Way

Area 5 North Side of Miner Street & East Side of Lee Street from Metropolitan Way to Lee Street

Area 6 North Side of Miner Street & West Side of Lee Street & East Side of Graceland Avenue from Lee Street to Graceland

May 21 to July 3, 2013 Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers.

Area 7 Median Installation Miner Street Center from Lee Street to Pearson Street

Area 8 City Hall Plaza

July 3 to July 24, 2013 Traffic Control, Site Layout, Mobilization, Demolition/Removal of Existing, Sewer and Water, Irrigation, Electrical, Concrete Curb/Planter/Walk, Pavers.

All Areas

July 25 to September 25, 2013 Pavement Markings, Punch-list, Plantings and Furniture

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Add One/Streetscape and Roadway Improvements

Construction work hours will be from 7AM-6 PM, Monday through Friday. Work on Saturdays is currently not scheduled, but may occur if needed. "NO PARKING" signs will be posted along the construction route as necessary. Street and sidewalk access may be limited during working hours. Every effort will be made to maintain access for residents and patrons and may include temporary ramps.

The overall project completion date is Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Completion is dependent on weather and unforeseen conflicts.

Detailed project scheduling and information will be updated on a regular basis on the City's website at: www.desplaines.org and click on the "Construction Updates" link. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions please visit the Des Plaines website at: http://www.desplaines.org/faq.aspx.

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