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Posted on: September 13, 2018

York Street Resurfacing Updates

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Update: October 16, 2018

Stage 1 of the York Street Resurfacing is now complete and the contractor is preparing for stage 2 of the project. Curb replacement, drainage structure adjustments, and sidewalk updates on the east side are done, and a new traffic  pattern will be installed on October 17th to allow for similar work to be completed on the west side of the street. The new pedestrian island on the north end of the project has been constructed, and stage 2 will include installation of curbed bump outs along the east and west shoulders at this location. We ask all commuting traffic to be extra cautious and anticipate delays as the there will be narrow travel lanes in that area.

Update: September 27, 2018

Staged traffic control has been installed to provide a work zone on the east side of York Street. Curb replacement along the east side of York is taking place this week. Pavement removal for the installation of a new pedestrian refuge island is also underway. 


Update: September 19, 2018

The York Street pavement resurfacing project began on Monday, September 17th.  The project will involve spot curb/gutter replacement, replacement of curb ramps for ADA compliance, and the resurfacing of the roadway from First Street to just south of North Avenue.  Vehicular travel lanes and parking lane closures will be in place during the work and will be staged to one side of the road or another.  Downtown businesses are open during construction and additional parking is available in one of the City’s multiple downtown parking decks.  Work is expected to be completed by mid-November.


September 14, 2018

The City of Elmhurst is improving York Street by resurfacing the roadway from First Street to just south of North Avenue. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic operations for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists that use York Street. The project will begin the week of September 17th and will take approximately two months to complete.

All of the crosswalks within the project boundaries will be stamped with a brick pattern and colored red with pavement marking. The pavement markings will improve safety by making the crosswalks more visible and add to the aesthetics of Downtown Elmhurst. 

The working hours for the road improvement will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with the exception of pavement milling, level binder and asphalt surface operations, which will be performed overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. to minimize traffic disruptions during the day. 

Moving lane closures will occur during construction.  However, at least one travel lane will remain in place during the entire project in all current traffic directions. On-street parking will be impacted temporarily and may be limited throughout the construction on one side of the street at a time. Additional parking is available at the 4 parking decks located in the City Centre. 

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