He explained that there will be one lane traffic on the road, entrances to residents driveways and the city park will be done one-half at a time.
“The contractors will be required to allow 24-hour access to your properties,” Spesard told the crowd. “Mail delivery and garbage pickup will not be disrupted although relocation of mailboxes and use of dumpsters may be necessary during the construction period.”
He added that driveways and landscapes along the easements will be restored, but that some trees and other landscaping will be removed with the widening of the street. Concerned property owners will be able to talk with the contractor about those issues ahead of the project.
“The contractors is willing to talk with you individually if you have concerns,” Spesard said. “He wants everyone to be happy with what’s being done.”
“As with all projects, there is an inconvenience during the work, but it will be worth it in the end,” Spesard said.
Spesard provided conceptual drawings of the plans, which still have to be approved by Illinois Department of Transportation, for the residents to see. The drawings are also available by contacting his office. He also encouraged residents with additional questions and concerns to contact his office.
“We appreciate the work Alan has put in on the project. He has had the residents in mind when drawing up the plans,” said Mayor Jeff Johnson.