Municipal Center Upper Level Entrance Improvements to Start Week of September 9

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Pending weather or unforeseen circumstances, construction on improvements to the upper level of the Municipal Center Parking Deck will begin the week of September 9. This project is the third phase of a five-year effort to improve the Municipal Center Parking Deck and surrounding areas.

Work on the deck is scheduled to be complete by the end of November. Construction will take place in phases, with one entrance to each level of the deck being maintained at all times. No parking spaces on the upper level of the deck will be removed from service at any one time. There will be no restrictions to any ADA parking in the upper or lower levels during this project. During the first two weeks of the project, the area directly below the upper level entrance will be closed during work hours, but re-opened at the end of each day. These daily closures will result in the closure of approximately 20 parking spaces and the employee entrance. The lower level visitor entrance and the upper level entrance ramp will remain open throughout this project.

The Municipal Center parking deck is almost 30 years old, and no significant updates or construction efforts have taken place since 1997. After two decades, certain components are reaching the end of their useful life. Work includes concrete patching on the upper level, replacing sidewalk, reconstructing planter boxes, replacing hand rails on staircases, replacing trench drains near both drive aisle entrances and re-constructing the ramp and sidewalk on the left side first floor entrance of the building for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility. Patching work on the ceiling of the lower level will also occur.

Although all efforts will be made to keep as many parking spaces available as possible during construction, visitors to the Municipal Center are reminded they can utilize the publicly available parking spaces in the Water Street Parking Deck across from the Municipal Center at any time. Motorists accessing the deck are asked to please follow all traffic control devices that will be put in place.

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