The Village of Oak Park has extended the closure of the Home Avenue pedestrian bridge over the I-290 Expressway through Friday, Oct. 11.
The bridge, which has been closed to pedestrian traffic since Sept. 2, requires an extensive amount of bridge deck patching in order to complete the project, according to village officials.
Police have been notified of the extension and will continue to have temporary crossing guards stationed on Oak Park Avenue for the duration of construction. All detour signs and protective measures will remain in place through Oct. 11.
This temporary closure requires that students from Brooks Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School who normally cross the bridge use an alternate walking route to and from school. The village has designated the Oak Park Avenue bridge as the safest alternate route over the expressway, which ties into existing school walking routes along Harrison Street and the west side of Oak Park Avenue.
Please see the attached map to view the alternate safe walking route, as well as the locations of the signs.
The health and safety of our students is our highest priority, and we will continue to work with the Village of Oak Park to address any issues or concerns that may arise during the completion of this project.
Information about the project is available online at https://bit.ly/2TYUmzL. If you have any questions or concerns related to the construction, please email [email protected].