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Construction season is in full swing in the Village of Park Forest. The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced roadwork would begin on Shabbona Drive between Sauk Trail and Indianwood this summer, with crews preparing the area doing tree protection in the right of way, followed by sewer work on Monday, April 10.
The department said because of the street's condition, the entire road will be reconstructed. The project will include drainage improvements, complete curb and driveway apron replacements, and sidewalk repairs as needed.
Motorists should expect parking restrictions in the area once work begins. Also, DPW asks cars to be parked on driveways, not the street, whenever possible. However, as the project progresses, there will be a time when residents will lose access to their driveways - which will happen when the curb and driveway aprons are replaced.
The department will provide updates and notify residents ahead of time. The upcoming project will take place during working hours on Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is expected to last through August.
Area residents can expect common construction inconveniences such as traffic congestion, dust, noise, and heavy equipment. The Department of Public Works will follow up frequently with letters and door hangers advising on the construction progress.
If you have any special needs that DPW should be aware of, please get in touch with the department immediately. Additionally, if you have lawn sprinkler systems or invisible pet fences, please make that known so that DPW can limit any possible damage to these items.
If you have any questions, please call 708-503-7702 or check the Village's website for updates.