This project will reconstruct the Main Street and Appleton Avenue intersection and will resurface Main Street between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue adding bump outs (curb extensions to enlarge the pedestrian space) and planter beds at three locations.
Construction will begin June 14, 2018 and last about 12 weeks (weather permitting).
Weekly project updates will be posted on the Downtown Business Improvement District website.
The Main Street Reconstruction Project follows recommendations in the adopted 2010 Village Centre Master Plan as well as the 2016 Village Centre Parking Plan to calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, enhance the aesthetics of the area and to create more room for outdoor uses for existing businesses. Phase II will reconstruct areas of Main Street between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue in the summer of 2018. All businesses along Main Street will remain open for the duration of the project.
Phase II Project Outcomes
Reconstruction of the Main Street and Appleton Avenue intersection
Reconstruction of Main Street for the first time since the early 1990s
Creation of six concrete bump outs which add to existing sidewalk space
Creation of a mid-block crossing to the public parking lot in front of North Middle School
Striping of two new crosswalks with short crossing distances
Installation of raised tree planters and landscaping to add greenery and soften the appearance of the street
Addition of new street furnishings including benches, bicycle racks and trash cans
The Village will install temporary signage alerting motorists of the pending project and detours prior to the start of construction.
Eastbound traffic on Main Street is intended to be maintained for the duration of the project.
Westbound traffic will be detoured north on Appleton Avenue, west on Roosevelt Drive, and south on Shady Lane.
Turning motions at the intersection of Main Street and Appleton Avenue will be limited while the intersection is being reconstructed.
Mill Street and Hoyt Drive will remain open to traffic throughout the project to ensure access to businesses and homes along Main Street.
Upon project completion, the existing traffic pattern will be restored on Main Street.
On-street parking spaces along Main Street between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue will be unavailable for the duration of the project.
The Main Street public parking lot at the entrance to North Middle School will remain open during the project.
Mill Street and Hoyt Drive will remain open to traffic throughout the project to provide access to public and private parking lots and on-street parking in the vicinity of Main Street businesses.
The new mid-block crossing will improve public access to and from the Main Street public parking lot in front of North Middle School.
Relationship to Village Plans & Long-term Scope
The Main Street Reconstruction Project fulfills recommendations from the adopted Village Centre Master Plan (2010) and the adopted Village Centre Parking Plan (2016). This project also supports the Village’s adopted Community Vision for "A Thriving Revitalized Historic Village Centre" as stated in the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update. The project is being completed in three phases.
Phase I – 2017: Roadway reconstruction with bump outs and planters between Grand Avenue and Water Street
Phase II – 2018: Roadway reconstruction with bump outs and planters between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue
Phase III – 2019: Roadway reconstruction with bump outs and planters between Appleton Avenue and Grand Avenue