North Bumby Avenue To Reopen Friday, April 7 by This Friday, April 7 by 3:30 p.m., North Bumby Avenue between Colonial and Corrine Drive will be fully reopened for traffic.
The roadway was closed in Spring 2015 to facilitate the North Bumby Avenue Improvement Project. The project included reconstructing the road, installing a new stormwater collection system to improve drainage and reduce flooding, planting more than 125 trees, constructing a new 10-foot wide multi-use path, adding new sidewalks and crosswalks, including a raised crosswalk at Illinois and Bumby, and installing wayfinding signage.
A community celebration of the opening of the roadway and the new off-street multi-use path is planned for Saturday, April 15th at 9:30 a.m. Mayor Dyer, District 3 City Commissioner Robert F. Stuart, District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will join the community for a ribbon cutting celebrating the reopening of Bumby and the new multi-use path. This will be followed by a short bike ride on the path to Audubon Park Garden District. Anyone who is driving is encouraged to meet at Lake Druid Park and ride their bikes from there to Oregon and Bumby Juice Bikes will be at Lake Druid Park with a limited number of bikes available on a first come, first serve basis.