Traffic Pattern Change Coming Up For Bliss Road Bridge Replacement in Sugar Grove
Bliss Road construction and bridge replacement activities will require a traffic pattern change on Bliss Road between May Road and Capitol Drive within the village of Sugar Grove, starting the week of May 15.
A detour will be in effect for about five months, according to a news release from the Kane County Division of Transportation. During that time, traffic will only be able to travel southwest from May Road to Capitol Drive through the project area.
As depicted on the map below, the northeast-bound detour will use Illinois Route 47 north to Main Street Road east. Access to Ke-De-Ka Road will be for local traffic only.
Throughout most of the bridge replacement project, access will be allowed to Bliss Woods Forest Preserve and the Village Bible Church entrance off Bliss Road. There may be minor, daily closures while work is being performed on these entrances.
During work on the east side of Bliss Road, temporary access to the Midwest Greyhound Rescue will be provided along Bliss Road from Capitol Drive. Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The overall bridge replacement project is anticipated to take about seven months to complete, weather permitting.
The traffic pattern change is required to safely remove and replace the bridge while allowing traffic access to the residences and businesses along the corridor, KDOT said. Periodic traffic backups may occur as motorists are held to allow safe access to the work zone for material delivery trucks and equipment. Changeable message boards will alert motorists of the date of the traffic pattern change if weather causes a delay in the setup of the traffic control.
A new press release and additional signage will be provided prior to any new traffic pattern changes due to the bridge replacement construction activities.
Work Zone Safety
Drivers in the area of this project should be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and to be extra alert. Watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.
Expect delays while traveling through the work areas. Drivers may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is completed.
KDOT reminds drivers that is illegal to talk on a cell phone or text while driving through a highway construction work zone. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone:
- $375 for the first offense.
- $1,000 minimum for second offense.
- Hitting a worker in a work zone could result in a fine of $10,000 and up to 14 years in jail.
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