Public Invited to Virtual, In-Person Meetings About 248th Avenue Improvements

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The public is invited to attend either a virtual meeting or an outdoor, in-person meeting about potential improvements to 248th Avenue. Three alternatives for the project will be presented based on feedback received at an initial public information meeting held in November 2019. Maps and exhibits will be available to view, and attendees will be able to provide feedback, share concerns and ask questions. Representatives from the City of Naperville and the project consultant will discuss the project and answer questions on an individual basis. Content will be the same for both the virtual and in-person meetings.

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. Construction is tentatively expected to begin in May 2023 and last for approximately 12 months.
The virtual public meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, using Zoom technology. Registration to participate in the virtual meeting is required by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sstFbgoMR_mIobyQqmyanQ.
The in-person, outdoor public meeting is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Commissioners Park Pavilion, 3704 111th St. In case of rain, the meeting will be held at the same time and location on Sept. 17. This meeting will be conducted in an informal, open house format. Following guidelines set by the Restore Illinois plan, attendance will be limited to 25 people at one time, including City staff and consultant representatives. A line may form to accommodate those who are waiting. All attendees must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Communications Department at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Communications Department can be reached via telephone at (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via email at info@naperville.il.us. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

Please visit the project website at https://www.naperville.il.us/248th-avenue/ for news and updates. 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.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.