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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.

May 29

2015 Contract A – Project Update 6/1/15

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM by Becka Shipp

All work is weather permitting.  Unknown utility conflicts may also cause delays.


The contractor will begin preparation work this week for the project including survey and layout, pavement milling and removal, and utility pole relocations.

On Monday June 1, the contractor will begin pavement milling and removal. The contractor will mill the pavement, then place and compact the grindings as temporary pavement. This work will take approximately 2 days.  Click here for the resident notification.

Commonwealth Edison will relocate various utility poles that are in conflict with the proposed construction.  This work will also begin on June 1.

Later in the week, the contractor will perform survey and project layout.  Existing utilities will be marked with different color spray paint and/or flags.  Proposed work will be staked with wood lath.  Please do not remove any of these markings.
May 26

2015 CIP Concrete Improvement Project – 5/26/15 Update

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 8:19 AM by Becka Shipp

All work is weather dependent and unknown utility conflicts may cause delays. 

The contractor anticipates working on the following items this week: 

Begin removing pavement at alley Wolf Road to West End (between Alfini Drive and Algonquin Road).

Pour pervious concrete at alley Graceland Avenue to Harding Avenue (between Willow Avenue and Harding Avenue). 

Later this week begin removing sidewalk, curb and aprons at various locations throughout the city. 

Should you have any questions please contact the Engineering department at 847-391-5390 or via email at

Click here for the general concrete program notice.

May 19

2015 Capital Improvement Program - Contract A - Construction Project Information

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:14 AM by Debbie Sandacz

The 2015 Contract A – Street and Utility Improvements project will begin the week of June 8, 2015.  John Neri Construction is the general contractor and the City of Des Plaines will perform all construction inspection on the project.

The following streets are included on this project, with approximate construction dates.  Click each link for project scope and general information.


Street Limits
Start Date
Completion Date
Prospect Lane Lee St to Dexter Ln 6/8/15
Dexter Lane Prospect Ln to Everett Ln
Everett Lane Dexter Ln to Lee St
Jarlath Avenue West End to Douglas Av
Grove Avenue Woodland Av to North End
Fargo Avenue Cedar St to River Rd
Cedar Street
Jarvis Av to Fargo Av
Jarvis Avenue Cedar St to River Rd

*Note: Fargo/Cedar/Jarvis work shall begin after River Rd Contract 60X13 has completed sewer work at Fargo and River Rd.

Many general construction project questions are answered on our FAQ’s page.  Please contact Becka Shipp at 847-391-5388 or if you have any questions or concerns regarding this project.

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