Madison Street Construction Work To Cause Traffic Changes

Sunday, September 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Commuters traveling through Maywood should brace for traffic changes related to construction on Madison Street, from First Avenue to the Des Plaines River.

“The village will receive federal funding as part of the Surface Transportation Program to cover 80 percent of the construction costs,” according to a letter sent to residents by village officials. “In all, the village will receive up to $547,000 to construct the project.”

The construction work started on Sept. 10 and is expected to take around two months to complete, the letter states. Construction will include “repairing certain sections of the sewer and drainage structures, intermittent replacement of the concrete curb and gutter, handicap accessible sidewalk ramps, and replacement of certain sidewalks,” among other work.

The letter states that certain “lane closures of the street will need to occur during the day to allow for the installation of the improvements. Generally, the lanes will be re-opened to local traffic after work hours.

“The contractor will pass out notice again when he begins work on the curb and gutter and sidewalks, as well as the pavement patches.  Certain businesses will not have access to their driveway aprons while the curb and gutter, or pavement patches are being installed and curing.” 

During certain phases of the construction, the letter continues, “Greenwood Avenue as well as Orchard Avenue may need to be closed at Madison Street for a period of up to several days.  Residents may enter and exit their properties via Legion Street or Wilcox Street as needed at that time.  Additionally, Greenwood Avenue will be converted to ‘two-way’ traffic at that time.” 

Village officials said that they don’t anticipate that garbage collection will be affected and that residents may “continue to place garbage cans as usual, and the contractor will assist in ensuring the garbage is removed.  However, notice will be given to all affected residents if any changes in service are necessary once work begins.”

For more information on the construction, residents should contact Bill Peterhansen at Hancock Engineering at or (708) 865-0300). They can also call the village’s Community Development Department at (708) 450-4429. 

Pace detour alert 

The following Pace detour will be in effect only on Sept. 22:

Madison Street will be CLOSED between Circle Ave. in Forest Park and 9th Ave. in Maywood Routes 303, 310, 317 and 318 will operate on the following detours during trips that operate between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Route 331 will operate on the following detours during trips that operate between 9:00am, through 12:00pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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