FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to begin work on the third and final phase of the Illinois Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project! Phase 3 will improve Illinois Avenue from Monroe Street to Oak Street.
On Monday, April 4, crews will begin by removing sidewalks along Illinois Avenue north of Main Street. Phase 3 improvements will include new street lighting, ADA-compliant pedestrian walkways, trees, planters, and other streetscape elements. Construction south of Main Street will not begin until after SIU’s graduation on May 7.
Phase 3 is expected to be complete by late summer. Residents and visitors may experience travel delays during some phases of the project. For the latest on this project, please visit our Construction Updates page.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Public Works Engineering Department at (618) 457-3270.
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