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Page 2 <br /> The Commission reviewed prototype sign designs and concurred with <br /> the use of white borders on the street signs. <br /> • LIVELY BOULEVARD •- DEVON AVENUE TO THORNDALE — The <br /> route will be resurfaced by the end of August at which time it will be <br /> restriped as a three-lane facility. The adjacent businesses have been <br /> notified. <br /> • NICHOLAS BOULEVARD AND PRATT BOULEVARD <br /> IMPROVEMENTS — The lighting and landscaping improvements are <br /> targeted for a September 1999 letting. The Commission approved the <br /> use of a 30-foot mounting height with a dark bronze pole color. This <br /> color will also be used on the gateway signage. Landscaping will <br /> include parkway trees, light pole landscape enhancements and median <br /> plantings along Pratt Boulevard. The carnage walk along Pratt <br /> Boulevard on the west end of the project will be removed and placed at <br /> the right-of-way line within the limits of the median landscaping. <br /> The Commission asked if a banner arm could be fabricated on some of <br /> the light poles for future use. Also, the condition of railroad crossing <br /> should be reviewed. <br /> • ELMHURST ROAD AND LANDMEIER ROAD GATEWAY SIGNAGE— <br /> The design of the gateway treatment will begin shortly. Avis Rental <br /> Car is currently preparing a plat of easement for the site. <br /> • TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS — Professional service <br /> contracts are currently being approved for the truck intrusion bay and <br /> driveway design criteria, Devon Avenue and Tonne Road intersection, <br /> and Busse Road intersections with Devon Avenue and Landmeier <br /> Road. Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding totaling $2.3 <br /> million has been obtained for the intersection improvements. The <br /> County has also agreed to fund portions of the intersection <br /> improvements as well as construction of the widening of Devon <br /> Avenue from Busse Road to Elmhurst Road. The County funding may <br /> total $1.7 million. The Commission agreed to move design- <br /> engineering funds for the Devon Avenue widening from the Long Term <br /> Program to the FY '99/00 Program. <br /> • LIVELY BOULEVARD BUS STOP IMPROVEMENTS — Federal <br /> funding through the Traffic Control Measure (TCM) Program has been <br /> approved in the amount of $278,000. The design of the project will <br /> begin in late August 1999. <br />