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Sycamore Council to discuss road improvements, traffic patterns

SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council will look at its a $2 million street maintenance program for 2020 along with potential traffic changes in Reston Ponds and Parkside Estates.

At Monday’s night’s meeting, council will also consider the 2020 Street Maintenance Program at a total estimated cost of $1,983,000 in funding towards street and infrastructure repairs for this summer’s street maintenance program.

The Illinois Department of Transportation will resurface of Route 23 – State Street in Sycamore – from Genoa to Route 64. IDOT will also resurface Illinois Route 64 from Locust Street to Sacramento Street, the agenda states.

The through lanes are IDOT’s responsibility, but the city has to pay for the turn and parking lanes. The City of Sycamore agreed previously to the project and will receive 50% federal funding towards the repaving of the turning lanes and parking lanes. The stamped crosswalks will be removed during construction. The city will pay a contractor to re-stamp the brick pattern into the new asphalt. The city will also use the contractor to repave Main Street just south of Route 64,

Reston Ponds traffic

Responding to resident’s concerns, Sycamore Police will make a recommendation for a stop sign for east to west traffic at Becker Place and Bailey Road.

Residents have complained about the speed of vehicles along Becker Place, which runs from Park Avenue and goes past Somonauk street, through Reston Ponds and into the Krpan’s Parkside Estates, where Becker Place intersects with Freedom Circle.

The proposed stop sign the current two-way stop at the intersection into a four-way stop, according to city documents.

Monday’s regular meeting of Sycamore City Council meeting that will begin at 7 p.m. Monday inside the council chambers at the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St., Sycamore.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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