Bridge Replacement on Bliss Road To Cause Traffic Stoppages Wednesday (June 21)

Bridge Replacement on Bliss Road To Cause Traffic Stoppages Wednesday (June 21)

Bridge replacement work will require intermittent, full stops of traffic on Bliss Road for at least one day this week.

On Wednesday (June 21, 2017), road construction and bridge replacement activities will require several continuous traffic stoppages of approximately 10 to 15 minutes at  a time on Bliss Road between May Road and Capitol Drive within the village of Sugar Grove, the Kane County Division of Transportation announced Friday.

Traffic will only be able to travel southwest from May Road to Capitol Drive through the project area. Traffic will be repeatedly held to facilitate the safe delivery and placement of large bridge beams from trucks. As depicted on the map below, the northeast bound detour will continue to use Illinois Route 47 north to Main Street Road east.

Access to Ke-De-Ka Road will continue to be for local traffic only. 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.

Long traffic delays may develop between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Motorists are advised to avoid traveling through the project area on June 21, 2017, or expect longer-than-normal delays. Changeable message boards will alert motorists of the new date of the expected traffic delays if weather causes a delay.

Bliss Road will remain open to southwest-bound traffic, but motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert.

SOURCE: Kane County Division of Transportation news release

Work Zone Safety

Drivers in this project area should be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, watch for construction workers and construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.

Drivers should expect delays and 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 is $375.

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