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Beach Boardwalk Update


The City of Lake Forest thanks all who attended the "Big Boardwalk Think" meeting on Saturday, November 17 to brainstorm about replacing the present boardwalk, which has been closed since June 26, 2018 due to public safety issues.

The meeting was held to discuss different options with interested residents and to receive their input.  The new boardwalk will be ADA compliant, whereas the old boardwalk was not, and will be constructed in a new location on the beach bluff.

The prep work for the removal of the current boardwalk is scheduled to begin the week of November 26, and will include sign installation indicating area closures, crane and other equipment staging, the removal of the electrical system and any trees that will need to come down, the completion of tree inventory, and the removal of the lower sections of the boardwalk.

During the week of December 3, demolition will take place.  Barricades and additional signage will be installed in the beach parking lot and on paths, and flaggers will be present to indicate any necessary road closures along the beach.  Loaders and trucks will be used to haul boardwalk sections down to the beach parking lot as quickly as possible during December.  

City staff has looked very closely at the project and will work diligently to remove the boardwalk safety and efficiently.  (Please note that the schedule may be subject to change due to adverse weather conditions).





220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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