The Kane County Division of Transportation is alerting drivers to a traffic pattern change due to road construction and bridge replacement work on Bliss Road.
The traffic pattern change on Bliss Road will take place from Thursday, July 27, to Wednesday, Aug. 2, between May Road and Capitol Drive within the village of Sugar Grove, where KDOT is reconstructing part of the road and replacing the bring over Blackberry Creek.
During that time period, traffic will only be able to travel southwest from May Road to Capitol Drive through the project area, as traffic will be shifted onto the new pavement and bridge.
A detour for northeast traffic will continue to be in effect for approximately three more months. As depicted on the map below, the northeastbound detour will use IL 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 be complete by early November 2017, 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.
Bliss Road will remain open to southwest bound traffic only during construction, but motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists 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.
KDOT reminds drivers that it 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. Click this link for all Kane County traffic advisories.