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Work is scheduled to begin in early 2020. The most current updates will be made here as they become available.


Lake & Forest Traffic Signal Work

posted June 7, 2019
In conjunction with the ComEd, AT&T, and Albion construction at Lake and Forest, traffic signal work will begin next week to reconfigure and upgrade the existing signal and lighting system on the northwest corner for future improvements. The contractor will begin installing temporary traffic signal components to maintain the existing signal function during construction. In addition, they will begin installation of the underground conduits, electrical handholes, and the new traffic signal controller base. Expect minor delays through the intersection next week while the temporary signal lines are being installed.


Lake and Forest Traffic Disruptions Delays

posted May 31, 2019
The start of installing ComEd infrastructure for the Albion development downtown was delayed until next week. Once the work begins, traffic will be interrupted on Lake Street and Forest Avenue for about a month, with most of the activity occurring overnight, which should help reduce impact on traffic flow. Work will begin in the alley west of Forest Avenue and progress towards Lake Street and will include installing a large underground manhole at the west jog of Forest Avenue that will require closing northbound Forest Avenue for several days. The contractor then will install conduit on Lake Street from the alley west of Forest Avenue to the east jog of Forest Avenue, closing eastbound Lake Street during the overnight hours into early July. AT&T also will install fiber optic conduits in the same trench so that high-speed internet will be available to businesses on Lake and Marion streets south and west of the Forest Avenue intersection.