The Public Works Employees have been busy preparing for the summer season. All summer equipment is ready to go at a moment’s notice.The following are projected projects, ongoing projects and recently completed projects.
20th & Lake Street
Under Mayor Serpico’s direction, the village of Melrose Park Public Work’s employees demolished the blighted building on 20th Avenue and Lake Street. This property will be a much needed parking lot for the area business district. (See photos.)
15th Avenue Closing –Removal and Replacement of 15th Avenue Bridge Project
15th Avenue from North Avenue to LeMoyne is now closed as of May 3, 2017, and will remain closed until October, 2017, in order to remove and replace the bridge on 15th Avenue. Detour signs will be posted for the duration of the project. Local traffic will be permitted for the Pan American Bank, Burger King and Brown’s Chicken. 17th Avenue will be a two-way street from North Avenue to LeMoyne. All residents of 17th Avenue from North Avenue to LeMoyne will be relocated for parking from the west side of the 1800 block to the east side for the duration of the project. (See photo.)
Street Repaving Update
Lemoyne from 19th Avenue to 25th Avenue has been paved and the following streets are currently being repaved:
Division Street – Fifth Avenue to First Avenue; 16th Avenue – Main Street to Lake Street; 17th Avenue – Main Street to Lake Street;
18th Avenue – Main Street to Lake Street; Rice Street – 15th Avenue to 11th Avenue; Haddon – 22nd Avenue to 25th Avenue;
Iowa – 24th Avenue to 23rd Avenue; Cortez – 15th Avenue to 14th Avenue; Armitage – 15th Avenue to George Street;
Hirsch – 19th Avenue to 17th Avenue; and Norwood – 19th Avenue to 15th Avenue.
Attention Winston Park Area Residents – Please refrain from feeding wildlife, especially deer, around the Winston Park area. The food is attracting skunks and raccoons and they are becoming a nuisance throughout this area.
Important Notice Regarding Dumping Grass Clippings and Yard Waste Along Silver Creek
To all residents along Silver Creek – Please refrain from dumping grass clippings and yard waste along the fence of the creek area or citations will be issued. Dumping of any material is strictly prohibited. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
50/50 Sidewalk Program 2017
The 50/50 Sidewalk Project will begin in the summer. If you would like to participate in this program and request replacement of sidewalk squares, please call the Public Works Department at (708) 343-5128 for more information.
Village of Melrose Park Dog Park
Dog Park Hours – 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week throughout the summer and fall months. The fenced-in Dog Park is located at 13th and Main Street. Dog Park licenses are available at the Village Hall. Please follow rules posted at the park.
If you are interested in a tree for the parkway, we are now compiling a list for fall tree planting. To request a tree, please call the Public Works Department at (708) 343-5128.
Please call and make arrangements with the Public Works Street Department for pickup before putting out your TV.
The Public Works employees are always in full force, working to keep the village of Melrose Park clean and well-maintained. If you have a request, please feel free to call Gary M. Marine, director of Public Works at (708) 343-5128.