72nd Street Reconstruction Project

Project Description:

This project will involve the reconstruction of 72nd Street from Douglas Avenue to just north of Prairie Avenue. This reconstruction will provide for the replacement of a 25’ wide street. The limits of this project will extend from the north side of Douglas Avenue, north along 72nd Street through the intersection with Prairie Avenue. This area does not have an adequate storm sewer system, so a new storm sewer will be added as part of the project. Storm Sewer improvements will also be added along the north side of Ridgemont Drive from 72nd Street to 74th Street.

Project Status Update - 03/31/2020

Stage 1 - Ridgemont Drive is open to traffic. The contractor has a couple of small areas of sod left to complete.

Stage 2 – Work is complete.

Stage 3 – Stage 3 is closed to all traffic. The contractor has removed the pavement and is installing storm sewer, which should be completed by the end of this week. A water shut off is required for today. If your water will be turned off, you would have been contacted by the water utility. The contractor is scheduled to start preparing the road for paving next week. Please refer to the Helpful Downloads link below for locations to park if you live within Stage 3. The closure for this stage is anticipated to end in early May depending on the weather.

72nd Street is closed to all through traffic from Aurora Avenue to Douglas Avenue.

As a part of the project, storm sewer services will be installed to the properties on each side of the street. Property owners are strongly encouraged to connect to the service. A grant program has been established to aid in the process. Additional information is available in the helpful downloads below.

Helpful Downloads