Photo courtesy of Riverside Police Department

In an effort to make crossing the street safer for pedestrians, especially the Riverside Brookfield High School students, the North-South First Avenue crosswalks have been closed during contruction. Riverside Police and IDOT representatives have installed a temporary crosswalk mid-block at 175 Ridgewood.

“Be prepared for more changes as construction progresses,” said Lieutenant Gutschick. “The IDOT construction is expected to last until July 2015.”

Riverside police expect that the temporary crosswalk will alleviate pedestrian congestion.