Description: Oakland Avenue will be reconstructed from Walnut Street to Chautauqua Road. Construction crews will remove and replace the street’s pavement, sidewalks, storm sewer, and driveway aprons. They will also add dedicated bike lanes in each direction. Start Date: March 2020
Est. Completion Date: November 2020
Location: Along Oakland Avenue from Walnut Street to Chautauqua Road
Project Cost: $1,800,000
Funding Source: 80% of the funding for this project comes from the Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization. The City has provided the remaining 20%.
Contractor: E.T. Simonds Construction Carbondale, IL
Project Impact: Oakland Avenue will be closed to all through traffic while the work is being performed. Access will only be allowed to residents with driveways in the construction area.
09/15/2020 - Sanitary and storm sewer work has been completed. Construction crews have started the earthwork before forming and pouring the pavement up to the W. Hill Ave and W. Grand Ave intersection.
09/04/2020 -All concrete paving, curb & gutter, and sidewalks are complete from Walnut Street through Mill Street. Schwartz, Cherry, College, Freeman, and Mill Street intersections are open to local traffic.
08/11/2020 -Crews have begun pouring the pavement between Walkup Street and Whitney Street.