The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that various sidewalk and pedestrian ramp closures will take place along Lincoln Highway (Illinois 38), in St. Charles and Elburn, for a pedestrian ramp improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 31.
The closures are part of a larger project to reconstruct existing sidewalk pedestrian ramps to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. Temporary lane closures also will be necessary adjacent to sidewalk ramps while work is in progress.
The sidewalk corners and ramps on Lincoln Highway at Walker Drive, in Elburn, will be closed from Wednesday, Aug. 31 to Wednesday, Sept. 7.
The following closures will take place at sidewalk corners and sidewalk ramps in St. Charles from Thursday, Sept. 1 to Friday, Sept. 23:
- Lincoln Highway at Peck Road
- Lincoln Highway at Randall Road
- Lincoln Highway at St. Charles Mall Entrance
- Lincoln Highway at 14th Street
- Lincoln Highway at Bricher Road
Pedestrians should follow sidewalk closure signs. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment as well as pedestrians who may be forced to walk over the road to avoid the closure. The uneven surface could create room for trips. and although a slip and fall accident attorney would most likely be called. If you were not focusing on the road you could be involved!
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SOURCE: Illinois Department of Transportation news release