Hinsdale residents will get a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed plan to replace the Oak Street Bridge at a special public hearing Tuesday night at Memorial Hall.
The meeting will begin with a presentation from the village' engineering consultant, Clark-Dietz, according to the meeting's agenda post on the village's website.
"The presentation will address topics such as the overall project status, public involvement, the recommended bridge and street improvements, and right-of-way acquisition," the village's Oak Street Bridge Replacement Project website reads. "Maps, preliminary plans and renderings will be available for viewing after the presentation. Written and verbal comments will be collected at the public hearing."
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According to TribLocal, the new bridge will have two lanes and will be three feet higher than the current bridge, which was built in 1885. The updates will require some changes to Oak and other adjacent streets.
Triblocal reports the cost of replacing Oak Street Bridge will come in between $13 million and $17 million.
A replacement bridge would not be built with Hinsdale funds, officials have said, but with grants from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), the Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP), the Federal Bridge Replacement Funds (BRRP), and the Illinois Capital Bill and the West Suburban Mass Transit District.
The current Oak Street Bridge is "structurally deficient," according to Transportation for America.
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