Oak Parkers can hear about plans to reconstruct the Eisenhower Expressway from Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. in Oak Park.
Organized by Sen. Don Harmon the meeting will allow audience members to ask questions about the agency’s proposed alternatives for reconfiguring lanes along a stretch of I-290 between Racine Avenue and Mannheim Road. A top CTA official also is scheduled to participate.
IDOT has said it will choose a final preferred alternative by late 2014, and then begin detailed engineering that will lead to construction within the next few years. The CTA is conducting its own study of potential improvements to the Blue Line along the same transportation corridor. Read more about the project and its impact on Oak Park here.Roosevelt Middle School Exterior Renovation Plan Public Forum
River Forest School District 90 on Monday will hold a public forum to discuss an updated Roosevelt Middle School exterior renovation plan. The $1.073 million project would include a new congregation plaza for students north of the main entrance to the school, a through-drive on Lathrop with visitor parking and a River Forest Public Library drop box and an improved playground for students on the east side of the building, according to District 90. It would also include disbursement of bike parking, work to reduce drainage run-off problems and improved signage and lighting.
Other things that are good to know this week in Oak Park and River Forest:
- OPRFHS to Present Tradition of Excellence Awards
- Oak Park Sets Trick-or-Treating Hours
- Sex Offender Watch: A Map of Homes to Keep on Your Radar This Halloween
- Creatures of the Night at the Garfield Park Conservatory