CARBONDALE — The City of Carbondale will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 25 to present the plans and receive comments on the Oakland Avenue Reconstruction Project. This project is partially funded through a grant from the Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization (SIMPO).
Improvements to rebuild Oakland Avenue from Chautauqua (sha-TAWK-wah) Street to Walnut Street include new concrete pavement with dedicated bicycle lanes, new sidewalks, driveway aprons, storm sewers and appurtenances. In order to accommodate dedicated bicycle lanes in each direction, the existing on-street parking, south of Mill Street, will be removed.
Plans will be on display in Room 103 of the Carbondale Civic Center from 4:30-6 p.m. You are invited to view the plans and provide comments about the project. City officials will be on hand to explain the project and answer questions. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019.
For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at 559-1939.