This project will resurface Main Street and add bump outs (curb extensions to enlarge the pedestrian space and shorten crossing distance) and planter beds at three intersections between Hoyt Avenue and Water Street. 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 restaurants and businesses. Phase I of the projected was completed in 2017 between Grand Avenue and Water Street and Phase II will reconstruct areas of Main Street between Hoyt Avenue and Appleton Avenue in 2018. All businesses along Main Street will remain open for the duration of the project.
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 will be 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