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updated: 3/31/2013 4:08 PM

Des Plaines begins downtown street improvements

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Des Plaines will begin streetscape and roadway improvements Monday as part of the city's 2013 Capital Improvement Program in the area of Miner Street, from Graceland Avenue to Pearson Street. The project will include the installation of sidewalks, curb and gutter, pavers, trees, sod, irrigation, lighting, planters, seating walls, site furniture, signage and other street improvements. Work will be done along the south side of Miner Street from Graceland to Lee Street and from Lee to the Metra Station starting Monday, April 1, through April 30. Improvements along the south side of Miner Street from the Metra Station to Pearson Street will be done starting May 1 through May 21. There are several more phases to the improvement project with an overall completion date of Oct. 1. Construction work hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work may occur on Saturdays, if needed. Signs restricting parking will be posted along the construction route. Street and sidewalk access may be limited during working hours. Temporary ramps may be put in place for access to businesses. For a project schedule and construction updates, visit the city's website desplaines.org.

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