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Welcome to the City of Des Plaines Construction Update Blog.
This site will contain up to date information on all road construction within the City of Des Plaines.

Dec 16

Des Plaines River Road Reconstruction Weekly Update December 16, 2015 Update

Posted on December 16, 2015 at 3:59 PM by Al Breeze

Traffic is scheduled to be switched from the existing pavement onto the new pavement, Friday, December 18.  Both northbound and southbound traffic will utilize the new pavement on the east side of the street for the rest of the project.

Side streets and driveways intersecting River Road from the west will crossover the existing pavement to access the new pavement.  Most crossovers are complete, however a few remain due to the length required.  These remaining crossovers will be built 1-2 days following the traffic switch.  Access will be maintained on the existing pavement until the crossovers are complete.


Oct 30

2015 Capital Improvement Program - Contract C - Construction Update - 10/30/2015

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM by Eric Heiker

Oxford Road - Oakton Street to Forest Avenue
The contractor is scheduled to pave the final 2" layer of street pavement on Monday, November 2.  Also next week, parkways will be graded with topsoil, and landscape restoration will be completed with sod.  Mailbox replacement, pavement striping, and street sign replacement will also be completed next week.  Completion date is currently scheduled for Friday, November 6.


Lincoln Avenue - Oxford Road to Wolf Road
The contractor is scheduled to pave the final 2" layer of street pavement on Monday, November 2.  Also next week, parkways will be graded with topsoil, and landscape restoration will be completed with sod.  Mailbox replacement, pavement striping, and street sign replacement will also be completed next week.  Completion date is currently scheduled for Friday, November 6.


Street Resurfacing

The following streets have been resurfaced with 2" of new pavement.   

Estes Avenue (Peter to west dead end) - completed 10/08/2015

Peter Road (Laura to Estes) - completed 10/08/2015
Orchard Street (Riverview to Everett) - completed 10/08/2015
Big Bend Drive (1866 Big Bend to 1898 Big Bend - approx. 500 feet) - completed 10/08/2015
Drake Lane (Ardmore to Pinehurst) - completed 10/16/2015
Galleon Way (Bradley to Westmere) - completed 10/16/2015
Devonshire cul-de-sac (Devonshire to north dead end) - completed 10/16/2015
Susan Drive (Cordial to Elizabeth) - completed 10/16/2015

Please see the attached resident notice for more information.

Additional Street Resurfacing Notice


Des Plaines River Road at Harding Avenue
Landscape restoration will occur in the near future.  


Northwest Place - West Grant to Thacker
Sod has been placed.  Pavement striping and street sign replacement will be completed in the near future.


Northeast Place - East Grant to Thacker
Sod has been placed.  Pavement striping and street sign replacement will be completed in the near future.


Southwest Place - West Grant to West Villa
Sod has been placed.  Pavement striping and street sign replacement will be completed in the near future.


Market Street and Metropolitan Way - Metro Square
Pavement removal and resurfacing work was completed on Wednesday, August 12.


Metra Parking Lot between Graceland & Lee, and between Northwest Highway & RR tracks
Pavement removal and resurfacing work was completed on Wednesday, August 5.


Forest Avenue - Des Plaines River Road to west dead end
Resurfacing was completed on June 9.

Work on Forest involves pavement resurfacing and removal & replacement of sidewalk ramps at intersections. Three inches of asphalt pavement was resurfaced. Landscape restoration was completed with sod. Pavement striping and street signs will also be replaced.   


The following streets are scheduled for 3" pavement removal and resurface:

Rusty Drive - David to Pratt - completed 5/18/15
Birch Street - Everett to Howard - completed 5/18/15
Douglas Avenue - Jarvis to Howard - completed 5/19/15
Jeanette Street - Forest to Van Buren - completed 6/10/15
Oakwood Avenue - Jeanette to Second - completed 9/4/15
Webford Avenue - Graceland to Arlington - completed 7/7/15
Walnut Avenue - Marshall to Willson - completed 7/8/15
Little Path Road - Westmere to Bradley - completed 7/7/15
Michael Road - Wilkins to west cul de sac - completed 6/10/15
Everett Avenue - Lee to Mannheim - completed 10/1/15
Spruce Avenue - Prospect to Howard - completed 9/4/15
Northeast Place - East Grant to East Villa - completed 10/2/15


Please contact Eric Heiker at (847) 561-0720 or eheiker@desplaines.org if you have any questions.



Oct 19

2015 Contract A – Project Update 10/19/15

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 12:50 PM by Becka Shipp

The contractor will continue placing sod this week at Grove, Fargo, Cedar and Jarvis.

The contractor will also complete any miscellaneous repairs and project clean up for the next few weeks.


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