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Construction on 75th Street Begins this Week

Construction from Oxford Lane to Greene Road is set to be completed by the end of October.

Watch out drivers.

Construction began on Tuesday along 75th Street from Oxford Lane in Naperville to Greene Road, near Zero Gravity.

The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Traffic will be allowed to pass. No permanent lane closures are anticipated.

Additional construction will begin to widen and resurface 75th Street in 2012.

The project will affect 75th Street from Woodward Avenue in Woodridge to Lyman Avenue in Darien. Lyman Avenue is the road that separates the complex that houses Walmart and T.G.I. Friday’s from the strip that houses Caribou Coffee, Jet Pizza and Smashburger.

Construction will go a little further than both Woodward Avenue and Lymen Avenue, said Kent Kuper, principal civil engineer for DuPage County.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, but it’s safe to say it won’t be pretty in the meantime.

At times, traffic will be funneled down to one lane in each direction of 75th Street. When the project is done, 75th Street will have three lanes in each direction between the two streets.

To help handle storm water storage for the project, both the board and the board approved a resolution to enlarge a retention pond in .

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