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By Devin Rose
A resurfacing project on Washington Boulevard in River Forest is scheduled to begin this week, according to Phil Cotter, the village's public works director.
During the project, which Cotter hopes will take less than six weeks, the entire length from the Des Plaines River to Lathrop Avenue will be resurfaced. Workers from Arrow Road Construction in Mount Prospect will repair the sewer system's drainage and replace some curbs and gutters, Cotter said.
Curb and gutter removal will take about two days, followed by another 2-3 days of new curb and gutter installation. Cotter said there's a possibility that some driveways will be inaccessible for up to three days.
After the drainage and concrete work, a notice on the village website said, the existing asphalt surface will be milled and areas of the pavement patched. Two layers of new asphalt will be laid. Some parkway areas will be restored as well.
In areas where new curbs and gutters are installed, overnight on-street parking will not be allowed. Parking is also not allowed during the day to allow the crews to work.
Cotter said the bid for the project came in at $553,799. The process to secure federal funding — 80 percent of the total cost — began 2-3 years ago, Cotter said. The village budgeted $150,000 for the construction phase, which a consultant is overseeing.
Residents with questions about the project can call the Public Works Department at 708-366-8500. Updates will also be posted on the village website.