City of Ottawa, Illinois

Street Commissioner James Less advises that, weather permitting, contractors for the City of Ottawa will begin the demolition of the building at 205 West Main Street on Monday, July 17, 2017.    The work is expected to be completed by Friday, July 21, 2017 or before.

Due to the need for equipment and materials to be in the street right-of-way during the work, the 200 block of West Main Street from LaSalle Street west to near Clinton Street will be closed to all traffic and parking during the demolition.   The far west end of the block may be left open for some limited on-street parking and for use of the off-street parking lot on the south side of the block.

It is expected that businesses in that block will remain open during their usual hours of operation.  Sidewalks on both sides of the street should be available for pedestrian use (except in the immediate demolition area).

To avoid time delays, drivers that normally travel either east or west in that block are advised to plan in advance alternate routes to their destinations.