The options for driving, and walking, are narrowing on the north end of Naperville’s central retail core.
As construction on the Main Street Promenade East project moves ahead, work is about to begin on a pedestrian walkway running west from the entrance to the Van Buren parking deck to Main Street. Beginning Monday and continuing until the $30 million office/retail development on the northeast corner of Van Buren Avenue and Main is completed about a year from now, only westbound traffic will be allowed to use the adjacent portion of Van Buren. Drivers will be able to go both ways on Van Buren between Washington Street and the entrance to the parking facility.
The sidewalk on the south side of Benton Avenue also is closed from Main to the parking deck.
The section of Main between Van Buren and Benton was closed in both directions on Sept. 30. Detour signs have been put up, and pedestrian access to the businesses on the west side of Main on that block remains open.
When completed, the Main Street Promenade East building will span 31,000 square feet of retail space that will be home to women’s apparel stores including Anthropologie and Hot Mama, high-end cosmetics specialty store Bluemercury and Frost Gelato, in addition to 23,000 square feet of offices on the second floor.
More information, and a link to a map showing the adjusted traffic pattern, can be found at www.naperville.il.us/mainclosure.aspx.