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Detour in Front of Proviso East Continues Through End of School Year

May 7, 2015 01:35 PM
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Students, faculty, staff, parents, and other visitors to Proviso East High School, 807 South First Avenue in Maywood, will need to find an alternate route to the school beginning on Monday, April 20, due to construction.
 
The work will require the closing of First Avenue between Lake Street and Madison Street to through traffic, with traffic to be detoured. Northbound traffic on First Avenue will be detoured west on Madison Street to Fifth Avenue before heading east on Lake Street and continuing north on First Avenue. Southbound traffic will be detoured east on Lake Street to Fifth Avenue, heading south before going east on Madison Street and continuing south on First Avenue.
 
The closing of the street and the detour are expected to run from the start of work on Monday, April 20, through the planned completion date in early June, according to Kenny Construction Company, the contractors on the project.
 
The clock tower entrance on First Avenue will remain open for access. Parents and guardians who drop their students off at Proviso East can do so on Second Avenue at either Warren Street or School Street. Parents are asked to not drop off their students on Madison Street between First Avenue and the Des Plaines River, as this is where the buses line up. Parents and others who are coming to the school should allow time for congestion in and around the school for the remainder of the school year. Students who ride the bus to Proviso East will be dropped off on the south side of the school along Madison Street.
 
The closing of the segment of the street and the detour is due to workers contracted with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago working on the installation of the lining of a sewer pipe that runs between the intersection of First Avenue and Lake Street and Pine Street. This project is part of the rehabilitation of sanitary sewer between the villages of Melrose Park and Maywood.
 
The work is expected to continue 24 hours a day as they complete the installation of the sewer pipe lining, Kenny Construction said.
 
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