Expect traffic delays as construction begins in Lyons on Ogden Avenue April 18

Expect traffic delays as construction begins in Lyons on Ogden Avenue April 18

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Expect traffic delays as construction begins in Lyons on Ogden Avenue April 18 

Major construction will begin Monday, April 18 on Ogden Avenue from Joliet Avenue to Center Avenue to complete the replacement of water mains, officials of the Village of Lyons announced.

Ogden Avenue will be reduced from four lanes to one East-bound lane and one West-bound lane between Joliet Avenue and Center Avenue.

Village of Lyons officials urged residents to find alternative routes, especially during the morning and evening rush-hour periods This is the final phase of construction that began last year, Lyons officials said.

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty said the water main work is a part of $5.5 million in planned water main and road improvements for the village that began earlier this year and is expected to continue through the end of 2016. 

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Getty said most of the funding for the project comes from the state, and this phase will bring to an end the final phase of a project intended to help improve traffic, increase safety and reduce water loss from aging infrastructure.

“This is the oldest section in our town and the repairs will go a long way to bring improvements to that area,” Mayor Getty said.

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Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley).

Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992).

The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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