I-290 plans, parking passes online and more From the Village

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Village Board to review aspects of I-290 plans

Widths of sidewalks and streets on the bridges crossing a reconstructed Eisenhower Expressway will be discussed at Village Board study session scheduled for 7 p.m.,Mon., April 27 in Village Hall, 123 Madison St. The discussion will not include other related topics, such as bridge deck widths or aesthetic treatments that will be discussed at future meetings.  Residents can comment on the sidewalk and bridge widths prior to the meeting at www.oak-park.us/ikesidewalks where a short video is posted explaining this narrow aspect of the state’s plans for I-290. Village Board meetings are streamed live and archived online. For more information, emailvillage@oak-park.us.


Historic infrastructure improvement initiative gets underway

The 2015 construction season marks the start of an historic initiative to invest an additional $20 million over the next five years in the Village’s vital transportation network and water and sewer systems. Plans are to rebuild 25 alleys and pave or rebuild five miles of roadway this construction season. A quarter mile of water lines and a mile of sewer mains also will be replaced. An interactive map to help residents track major construction projects planned for the 2015 season is posted atwww.oak-park.us/construction. For more information on capital improvement projects, call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.


Overnight parking passes available online

Oak Parkers can request up to 10 temporary, overnight on-street parking passes per month. To use the system the first time, go to www.oak-park.us/parkingpass and create an account. You will need a credit card, telephone number and the vehicle’s license plate number. One account can manage multiple license plate numbers. Then enter the block and street where the vehicle will be parked. The system will keep track of the number of times per month that vehicle is parked. The first three are free, and then your credit card will be billed $7 for each additional pass you request that month – up to the maximum per vehicle. For information on parking in Oak Park, visit www.oak-park.us/parking.


Please – no swings in trees

Tree swings in parkway trees may appear fun, but they threaten the health of the trees and safety of passersby. That’s why it is illegal to attach any rope, wire, nail, sign, poster or any other man-made object to trees and shrubs located on Village property. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.


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