Streetscape Work Closes 1 Lane of Illinois Street Bridge in St. Charles

Streetscape Work Closes 1 Lane of Illinois Street Bridge in St. Charles

The city of St. Charles is closing the north lane of the Illinois Street bridge as construction begins on streetscape improvements adjacent to the building under construction at the corner of Illinois Street and the Fox River.

The lane closure is expected to last five weeks while excavation, curb removals, electrical work, and installation of the streetscape takes place.

The streetscape features will include lighting fixtures, benches, as well as plantings and landscape improvements along the river. The improvements are part of the ongoing First Street Redevelopment Project.

“We are excited about the continuing progress with the First Street project,” said City Administrator Mark Koenen. “These ongoing improvements will provide St. Charles with a signature shopping, living, and recreational area along our scenic river.”

For more information about the First Street Redevelopment Project, visit You can also contact Building & Code Enforcement Division Manager Bob Vann at 630.377.4406 or

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City of St. Charles Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. Friendly neighborhoods, unique architecture, beautiful parks, cultural amenities and innovative schools have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine.