Heads Up! Bridge Replacement on Bliss Road Will Change Traffic Pattern May 1

Heads Up! Bridge Replacement on Bliss Road Will Change Traffic Pattern May 1

On the week of May 1, 2017, 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.

Traffic will only be able to travel southwest from May Road to Capitol Drive through the project area. The detour will be in effect for about five months.

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 approximately seven months to complete, weather permitting.

This traffic pattern change is required to safely remove and replace the bridge while allowing traffic access to the residences and businesses along the corridor.

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 the bridge replacement construction activities.

The above-mentioned road will remain open to southwest traffic only during construction, but motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Drivers should watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.

KDOT says drivers 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.

KDOT reminds drivers that is illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen at 630-208-3138. For all Kane County traffic advisories, see KDOT Traffic Alerts.