It started over 3 years ago. Meetings of business owners and officials from Cicero, Berwyn and Oak Park Illinois. Roosevelt road joins the three communities along a one mile strip, Harlem avenue to Austin blvd.
A hodge-podge of designs by the three towns over the years created uncared for sections and different street decorations (what they call streetscape). 80-100 year old infra-structure was crumbling and sewers were breaking.
So, a painful process began to bring the needs of the street to state and local officials. The plan was created and approved by all three towns, which was a major accomplishment. With the end of the planning stage, construction began, and began and began.
Businesses and neighbors suffered through traffic congestion, loss of business, lots of dirt and noise for 3 years. Now it looks like the end is in sight. And I have to admit it is looking very nice.
Our staff at PHS Locksmiths really appreciate all the customers who waded through the mess to reach our doors. Berwyn, Cicero and Oak Park customers who have avoided Roosevelt road during the construction can now find parking, nice sidewalks and nice streetscape. Although not totally finished, come by and see what's been done.
And if you need an extra key made, stop in and we can chat about how nice Roosevelt road is looking.