Cross Walk Warning System to Begin Installation on Bliss Road at the Virgil Gilman Trail This Week
Starting the week of Oct. 23, crews will be working on the installation of a pedestrian activated cross walk warning system on Bliss Road at the Virgil Gilman Trail crossing located just south of May Road.
At times, a temporary daily lane closure may be necessary to allow crews to safely place equipment and install concrete. This work is expected to be complete by Dec. 1, weather permitting.
“We are doing this improvement to add visibility for the trail crossing at Bliss Road, which will result in a safer crossing,” Kane County Division of Transportation’s Heidi Files said.
Bliss Road will remain open to traffic, but motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorist must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.
Motorists should expect significant delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
Motorists are asked to exercise care and reduce speed while driving through the construction zone, obey flaggers and watch out for construction equipment entering and leaving the project site.
Questions and concerns may be directed to Ken Mielke, project manager with the Kane County Division of Transportation, at 630-845-7875.
For all Kane County traffic advisories, see KDOT Traffic Alerts.
A reminder: It is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.
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