KDOT September Update: Longmeadow Gets Paving, Bliss Done This Fall

KDOT September Update: Longmeadow Gets Paving, Bliss Done This Fall

Longmeadow Parkway Paved

The majority of the new westbound concrete lanes of the new Longmeadow Parkway from Randall Road to Karen Drive have been paved in the past weeks and the contractor is currently working on Sleepy Hollow and Randall road pavement.

Work in the coming weeks will involve retaining wall and preparation to switch traffic onto new pavement to allow crews room to demo and excavate the east bound lanes of Longmeadow Parkway. Anticipated completion date is November 2017.

Bliss Road Could Be Done This Fall

Bliss Road over Blackberry Creek bridge replacement – Crews are working on the abutments for northbound traffic in preparation for steel beams and deck pour later in the month. The anticipated completion date is fall 2017.

Stearns Road Traffic Signal Improvement

Work continues on testing the Dynamic Message Signs for the Stearns Road Traffic Signal Improvement project which includes a Weather Station, and fiber optic equipment.

Final network configuration, testing and staff training for the new system are ongoing and completion is anticipated for Fall 2017.

Plank Road Done

The Plank Road Over Tributary to Burlington Creek Culvert replacement was completed ahead of schedule and is open to traffic.

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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.

Kane County 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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