Open House Will Focus on Potential Improvements to 248th Avenue

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The public is invited to an open house-style informational meeting about potential improvements to 248th Avenue, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Meeting Room A/B of the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Road. The purpose of the meeting is to present existing conditions in the area and gather input on needs. No proposed concepts will be shared.

The City has identified the need to improve the portion of 248th Avenue that runs from 95th Street to 103rd Street. The goal of this project is to create a better driving experience for motorists, as well as better recreational experiences for bicyclists and pedestrians. The project scope may include improving the roadway; installing new pavement, curbs and gutters; and installing a new street lighting system. Gaps in the current bike path on the west side of 248th Avenue would be connected. Additionally, the City will investigate the possibility of pouring a new sidewalk on the east side of the roadway, from 95th Street to 103rd Street.

Construction is tentatively expected to begin in May 2022 and last for approximately 12 months. A series of community meetings and open houses will take place in late 2019 and early 2020. This is the first of those meetings. The Nov. 7 meeting will provide a chance to learn about the planning process, schedule and public participation opportunities; provide input on transportation safety and operation within the study area through hands-on exhibits; and talk with the project team and ask questions.

The public is also invited to visit the project website at https://www.naperville.il.us/248th-avenue/ for news and updates. A survey will be available on the website beginning on Nov. 8 seeking feedback on current conditions along this stretch of roadway. Those who have questions, or who cannot attend the meeting and would like to provide feedback in advance are invited to contact Project Engineer Ray Fano at (630) 305-5534 or fanor@naperville.il.us.


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