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Posted on: March 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Final Phase of Downtown Improvements Begins This Month

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The end is in sight for exciting improvements to downtown Wheaton. The fourth and final phase of the Downtown Streetscape Project will begin in early March, starting with underground infrastructure work. See the City's video update about this project

The contractor for this phase is A Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc. Crews will be making improvements to the following street segments: 

  • Wheaton Avenue from Liberty to Wesley Street
  • Cross Street from Liberty Drive to Front Street
  • Liberty Drive from West Street to Cross Street
  • Parking Lot 3 and Parking Lot 4 along Liberty Drive

The City is excited to see this final chapter of our four-year project come to fruition, and we know the community will be thrilled to see these additions to the downtown. Phase 4 mainly focuses south of the railroad tracks on Liberty Drive, including a new multi-purpose canopy structure, new gathering areas, bicycle facilities, and more. 

This beautifully designed area will not only invite the community to gather, enjoy the French Market and more, but it will also draw users of the Prairie Path to explore our downtown shops, restaurants and other businesses. 

This final chapter of the project will bring much-needed infrastructure updates to our downtown while reinforcing Wheaton’s goal of making the downtown a destination for our residents and those from surrounding communities.  

Portions of this project will require temporary lane closures and/or detours as crews replace underground infrastructure, replace roadways and sidewalks, and more. We appreciate your patience as we work to complete this project and will do everything we can to keep traffic flowing and minimize inconvenience to residents and businesses.

The City will continue to keep the community updated on this project's progress through Facebook, Twitter, the City's website, email updates and City of Wheaton Channel 10. You can also learn more about the project at www.wheaton.il.us/downtownstreetscape


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