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Portion of Route 64 to reopen to traffic in St. Charles

Published: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Part of Route 64 that has been under construction in St. Charles should be reopened to all lanes of traffic by today, according to the city.

The completed section is between Seventh Avenue and Kirk Road. Occasional lane closures might be necessary to finish landscaping and perform other final restoration activities.

“We are so glad this project is finishing up so we can get back to business as usual along that strip of major roadway,” incoming City Administrator Mark Koenen said in a news release.

“We know it has been tough for businesses located in and around the construction. The city is running print, online and radio ads to let everyone know that construction is complete and to draw traffic back to those businesses.”

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the road’s reopening at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Foxboro Plaza, 2400 E. Main St., St. Charles. All are invited.

“Our businesses are excited for residents to enjoy the newly paved roadway and increased ease of access to their businesses,” Chamber President and CEO Stacey Ekstrom said in the release.

“Please join us in celebrating the roadway expansion on Sept 12. We also look forward to the October completion when all our businesses will benefit.”

The Illinois Department of Transportation launched the construction project in April 2012 to reconstruct, widen and resurface Route 64 from Seventh Avenue to Route 59.

The final portion of the project – 38th Avenue to Route 59 – is set to be completed by Oct. 1.

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