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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Department of Public Works accomplishments for 2022

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The 2022 construction season is behind us, and the Department of Public Works has significantly improved streets and water mains throughout the Village of Park Forest. 


Here's a list of the completed project during last year:


  • New 48" diameter storm sewer piping was installed along Woodland Glen to replace the old smaller, failing drainage infrastructure in this location. As part of this work, the asphalt roadway was completely reconstructed. 
  • Approximately 2.5 miles of new water mains were replaced along parts of the following roadways: Antietam, Apache, Apple, Arrowhead, Lester, Monee Road, Monee Court, Nassau, Washington, and Windsor. After the new water mains were installed, drainage improvements were made, and the asphalt roadways were resurfaced. 
  • The water main was replaced on Alleghney Court and Garman Road. 
  • A new 500,000-gallon water tower was constructed to replace the existing ground storage tank at the Park Forest Water Treatment Plant. Work began in April. Construction of the foundation and the tower were substantially completed by November. Connecting water main lines will take place in early 2023 with the tower expected to be fully operational by mid-summer. 
  • Shabbona Drive was resurfaced and new curbs and driveway aprons were installed from Indianwood Boulevard to Orchard Drive. 
  • Orchard Drive was resurfaced, and new curbs and driveway aprons were installed from Blackhawk Drive to Monee Road. 
  • Monee Road was resurfaced from Western Avenue to approximately Blackhawk Drive.
  • Stuenkel Road was resurfaced from Crawford Avenue to the Township Line.
  • Crawford Road was resurfaced from Stuenkel Road to the Township Line.
  • Support was provided to IDOT in the Western Avenue resurfacing project. This roadway resurfaced from the corporate limits north of Illinois Street south to Steger Road. 
  • Approximately 200 fire hydrants were sandblasted and repainted in the community south of Sauk Trail. 
  • New traffic control signs and street name signs were replaced in the West Lincolnwood section of the community as well as areas south of Sauk Trail, west of Shabbona. 
  • Nearly 1,100 solar panels were installed on the Park Forest water plant and in the open space west of this facility. 


In 2023, the Department of Public Works will continue to improve infrastructure across the Village. 


Stay tuned for more updates!

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