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Lake Villa streetscape improvements moving forward

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Daily Herald report

The Lake Villa village board approved a contract Wednesday for the long discussed Cedar Avenue streetscape and parking lot improvements in the village's business district.

The $341,422 contract with Copenhaver Construction will include reconstruction of parking and the addition of 17 downtown parking spaces; installation of new sidewalks, including a decorative ribbon of bricks north to Railroad Avenue; burying utility lines; and installation of decorative streetlights, landscaping and benches.

Construction will begin March 11 and is expected to be complete by Memorial Day.

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