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Second St. Infrastructure Improvements

May 16, 2024 -- The City is excited to share information about updated improvements that will take place along Second Street between Central Avenue and Elm Place. As part of the City’s Capital Improvement Planning process, Second Street was considered by the City Council and City staff as an opportunity for revitalization in the Central Business District.

Improvements include:

  • Widening of the sidewalk with the inclusion of brick pavers on the east side of the street
  • Creation of bump-outs to allow for more outdoor dining access on the east side of the street
  • New LED street/pedestrian lighting
  • Storm sewer upgrades
  • New asphalt pavement to include pavement markings

The Second Street Infrastructure project is slated to kick off on May 20, 2024 with saw cutting along the area to prepare for removal of the current infrastructure. On street parking will continue to be available throughout the area while this work is being completed.  

Construction will begin on the east side of the road beginning May 28, 2024, near the intersection of Second Street and Elm Place. Work will continue south through the area towards the intersection of Second Street and Central Avenue. During the construction period, on street parking on the east side of the street will not be available. One lane of traffic will continue to be available for the duration of the project. All construction will take place during normal construction hours, Monday thru Friday, 7AM – 7PM, with potential work taking place on Saturdays, 9AM – 5PM, no work on Sunday or holidays. The tentative completion date of this project is scheduled to be in late August 2024.

Access will continue to be available to all businesses located on Second Street for the duration of the project. Outdoor dining for businesses that participate will not be available during the project but will be available upon completion. Temporary 15 minute parking spaces will be made available in the Second Street Parking Lot for patrons to utilize when visiting businesses for short term pick-ups.

The City will continue to provide more updates as the work commences. Please visit the City’s Capital Improvement Program page for more information related to the Second Street Project and other projects taking place in the Central Business District. If your business has any questions specific to this project, please contact Ashley Palbitska, Assistant to the City Manager at 847.926.1034 or apalbitska@cityhpil.com