Construction Projects


Franklin Avenue Will Be Closed October 24 to December 18

Franklin Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Silver Creek to the Industrial Park beginning October 24 to remove and replace the existing railroad tracks and signal equipment. The roadway is expected to be fully reopened by December 18. Watch for detours. Local traffic will be able to access the project area and all driveways will have access. Thank you for your patience.

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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 from October 24 to December 18 to complete track and signal replacement.  Local traffic will be able to access the project area and all driveways will have access.

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 continues to proceed with construction of utility relocations before Temporary Pavement can be constructed.  Beginning on 9/1, the Contractor will construct Temporary Pavement Widening of the south side of Franklin Avenue from Runge to Williams.  The construction of Temporary Pavement uses Concrete materials which will require driveway closures for a period of 3-4 days.  We are coordinating access with businesses in advance of this work to limit inconveniences.  The construction of Temporary Pavement should be complete by mid-September.  Once this is complete, a new traffic pattern will be installed and the installation of new Storm Sewers will begin and continue through Winter 2022-2023

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