Aurora Reschedules Public Open House on Future of South Farnsworth Avenue

Aurora Reschedules Public Open House on Future of South Farnsworth Avenue

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The city of Aurora has rescheduled a public open house to review exhibits and provide comments about the stretch of Farnsworth from New York Street to U.S. Route 30.

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 10.14.26 AMThe rescheduled Open House will be held from 4 p.m. to 7  p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Allen Elementary School, 700 S. Farnsworth Avenue. The open house format allows for attendees to visit at any point during the three hours to review exhibits, provide comments and discuss issues with staff members.

The Farnsworth Avenue Feasibility Study is a comprehensive look at existing roadway conditions, capacity issues and future transportation needs for the Farnsworth Avenue Corridor from New York Street south to U.S. Route 30. This section of Farnsworth is part of the Strategic Regional Arterial roadway network for northeastern Illinois identified by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The corridor has experienced considerable growth in population, employment and travel demand, and that growth is expected to continue in the future.

If residents, business owners and stakeholders are unable to attend the Open House in person, suggestions can be submitted by Thursday, April 28, via email to or in person/mail to City of Aurora Engineering Department, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL, 60507.

SOURCE: City of Aurora news release

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Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456. Aurora is known as the “City of Lights” because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights.  Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties.  Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships. For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city’s website at