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Army Corps Begins Rosewood Beach Construction

Residents may notice increased activity by early next week.

The following is from the Park District of Highland Park:

The harsh winter stalled the construction on Rosewood Beach, and with spring comes a concentrated effort on moving forward with the project. The largest component of the Rosewood Beach improvement project is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) beach-building and off-shore structures construction. By early next week, conditions permitting, residents may notice increased truck traffic as the USACE contractor begins hauling stone and sand to the site. This work will occur in stages through autumn of this year. 

Construction of the Park District’s portion of the project, building of restrooms, concessions, interpretive center, lifeguard station, and boardwalk at the base of the bluff, will continue alongside the USACE’s beach restoration.

All work will be done between the hours of 7am and 7pm on weekdays, and 9am and 5pm on weekends in accordance with City of Highland Park ordinances. Rosewood Beach and the lower parking lot are closed during construction. Rosewood project updates and photos can be accessed online at www.pdhp.org.

Contact Rick Stumpf, Park District of Highland Park Director of Planning and Projects, at 847.579.3109 or rstumpf@pdhp.org with Rosewood Beach project questions or concerns.  Residents can also contact USACE Project Manager Kirston Buczak at 312.846.5552 or Kirston.A.Buczak@usace.army.mil.    
Walter White April 18, 2014 at 10:40 PM
Watch out, Greenberg might show up and throw himself in front of the bulldozer.
forest barbieri April 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM
I was vocal relative to both the time it took to get something done with Rosewood, as the "government bureaucracy" moves at a snails pace unless it involves raising taxes or adding fee's to something, and the glass house. However, I am glad the project is finally started and look forward to an improved beach environment for our community to enjoy.

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