The Village of Oak Lawn Water Division has contracted M.E. Simpson to perform necessary and preventative maintenance of the distribution system to ensure proper operation.

Accumulated sediment in the water main and fire hydrants will be flushed during normal business hours

Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Beginning September 25th through September 26th 2017

While flushing is underway short temporary periods of low pressure and discolored water can be expected, but DOES NOT present a health hazard.

To restore clarity to your tap water use a faucet with the aerator removed, or use a laundry sink faucet without an aerator, and flow the cold water until it clears.

M.E. Simpson will give notification by placing signs in the parkways of the areas they are working in. Questions call Water Department 708-499-7747

                     Locations of system maintenance are:

                     95th Street to 99th Street, Nashville to Harlem.

                     Please refrain from doing Laundry during these times if Possible


Any questions regarding this Flush Program may be directed to the Water Division at 708-499-7747.


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The Village of Oak Lawn has a number of "urban planning" efforts underway. These planning efforts are in the form of Corridor Studies that assess and make recommendations to improve transportation systems, access to public transit, land use patterns, design guidelines, and zoning.   They focus on improving pedestrian safety, redevelopment of key sites, and enhancing overall community image throughout each corridor.

The 95th Street Corridor study included a very successful consumer behavior survey (over 1,000 community responses), focus groups, and participatory public workshops. Key corridor plan recommendations include design guidelines with an emphasis on sustainability; development of an “Avenue of the Arts” public art program; and rear alleyway enhancements designed to support place making within the Town Center. Please visit the project website at:

The 95th Street corridor continues to serve more than 40,000 cars per day – but also promotes place making and quality of life for the community.  


To read more about other current and past planning efforts click on the links below.

95th Street Corridor Study

Harlem Avenue Corridor Study

Ridgeland Corridor Study

Cicero Avenue Corridor Study

Historical 1997 Comprehensive Plan

The Village is also active in planning for and promoting bicycling throughout the community.


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