Plank Road Will Close For 7 Weeks to Repair Culvert — Starting June 26

Plank Road Will Close For 7 Weeks to Repair Culvert — Starting June 26

Plank Road will be closed to traffic between Main Street and Romke Road in the village of Burlington starting the week of June 26, 2017, in order to safely and efficiently replace the existing box culvert.

The anticipated duration for the culvert repair project is about seven weeks. The improvement is part of the countywide effort to repair or replace culverts in order to maintain the proper flow of waterways in Kane County.

The improvements will include:

  • Removal and replacement of the existing road culvert with a new 10-by-5-foot box culvert and wing walls
  • Embankment grading and site restoration
  • Construction of new bituminous shoulders and pavement resurfacing

All bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid using the area during construction for the safety of both the workers and the residents.

A posted detour route will direct traffic around the closure using Illinois Route 47, Plato Road, Burlington Road, and Main Street. The public is advised to safely adhere to the speed limits while following the posted detour route around the project and to expect increased travel times.

Questions and concerns may be directed to David Sitko at 630-313-0754.

For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.

Work Zone Safety Alert

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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