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Burnham Avenue construction begins April 1

Construction in Lynwood will affect Lansing

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 25, 2019) – Village of Lansing Administration was notified Friday that the Village of Lynwood will need to close Burnham Avenue at 202nd Street beginning April 1. Repairs to the culvert in that area will continue through April 28. “They do not expect the work to be done early,” said the email from Lynwood Fire Chief John Cobb.

Cobb also conceded that “there is no easy detour over the creek—only Torrence Avenue.” Torrence Avenue is also scheduled for construction this summer, and both Villages are hopeful that Burnham Avenue repairs will be completed before Torrence work begins in earnest.

Closing Burnham at 202nd Street will block direct access to all of Lynwood south and east of 202nd, as well as Alpine, Paradise, and Lynway trailer parks. Direct access to Franciscan St. Margaret Hospital in Dyer, Indiana, will also be blocked.

Village officials are asking Lansing residents to “Please plan accordingly.”

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


  1. The state did not agree that the road will be open at one lane after hours. It will be blocked and closed.

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