Engineering Department
9500 Belmont
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(847) 671-8304
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Tom McCabe
Village Engineer

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Franklin Avenue Reconstruction Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has contracted with Plote Construction, Inc. to construct the Franklin Avenue Reconstruction Project. This project consists of reconstruction and widening of Franklin Avenue from Runge Street to the Mannheim Road bridge, and reconstruction of Williams Drive from Belmont Avenue to Franklin Avenue.  This project includes a new closed storm sewer system, water main installation, traffic signal improvements, new roadway lighting, a multi-use pedestrian path, signs, landscaping, and pavement markings.

The Contractor is scheduled to begin construction of temporary traffic signals and pavement widening in late May 2022.  Major construction activity is scheduled to begin this summer and will continue throughout the next two years.  The overall completion date is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2024. 

 A summary of anticipated major activities includes the following:

Temporary Roadway Widening: Summer 2022

Canadian Pacific Railway Crossing Replacement: Fall 2022

Stage 1 (Utilities/Roadway work on North Franklin and East Williams): Fall 2022 thru Summer 2023

Stage 2 (Utilities/Roadway work at center lane of Franklin and Williams): Summer 2023

Stage 3 (Utilities/Roadway work on South Franklin and West Williams): Summer 2023 thru Winter 2023

Stage 4 (Final Paving of all areas and Traffic Signals): Spring 2024

The Contractor is required to maintain an 11’ thru lane in each direction during construction except during the Canadian Pacific Railway crossing replacement.  Franklin Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from Silver Creek to the Industrial Park for a period of 8 consecutive weeks this fall to complete track and signal replacement. Once the closure dates are set by the railroad, additional advanced notification will be provided to business owners and residents.

We understand that this project will be very intrusive to businesses and truck drivers throughout this corridor.  There are provisions in the contract to maintain dock access, and short duration restrictions will be required at times.  The engineering staff will coordinate this work with business owners at least 14 days before work begins to make prior arrangements. 

Questions or Concerns

The Village of Franklin Park is aware of the disruption and inconvenience that will be caused and appreciates your patience and cooperation during this construction project. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Consulting Resident Engineer, Kevin Wilson at (847) 833-0274 or the Village’s Senior Project Manager, Jimmy Samaniego at (630) 272-3401.

"Franklin Avenue Project Limits"

The Franklin Avenue Roadway Reconstruction Project is currently delayed by a Local 150 Operators Strike at local quarries, preventing the General Contractor from obtaining material necessary to being work.  Once the Strike is resolved, the Contractor will begin excavation activities for Temporary Widening of Franklin Avenue from Runge to Williams.  This excavation work is anticipated to take approximately two weeks.  After this activity is complete, the Contractor will spend the next month constructing Temporary Storm Sewer and Temporary Pavement.  We will keep you updated on the schedule of events once the Strike is resolved.  Thank you for your patience.

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