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Posted on: October 2, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - East Lane Completion and West Lane Start Date

The contractor is scheduled to complete the pouring of the east lane on Monday, weather permitting. The concrete pavement will remain closed to public use while the curing process takes place. Curing is a process that allows concrete to build in strength, over time. The full curing off concrete will take many months, but vehicles are typically allowed to drive on the pavement after 5-10 days. Another update will be sent once the east lane is re-opened for public use. Please refrain from driving on the east lane until you are notified as driving on uncured pavement may drastically impact the concrete. Any individual found driving on the pavement prematurely will be financially responsible for damages. 

The contractor will be removing and replacing portions of the east half of the Clausen/42nd and Clausen/41st intersections next week. There will be no through traffic allowed at either intersection for 1-3 days after the pouring is complete. Please access the west lane of Clausen Avenue from the west during that time. 

The west lane construction is tentatively scheduled to begin during the week of October 12th. Please look for another update next week with an official start date.

Please contact Casey Biernacki at 708-246-1800 x 276 or at with any questions or concerns. 

**Construction of the Clausen Avenue Roadway and Water Main Improvements project for the Village of Western Springs was financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project included the installation of approximately 1,600 lineal feet of 8-inch diameter water main from Clausen Avenue – Hillgrove Avenue to 41st Street. Once complete, it will improve water system reliability for area residents and businesses in the Village of Western Springs by reducing main breaks. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.**