- ABOVE: Images of Bliss Road work from May to October. (CREDIT: KDOT)
People traveling east and west to IL Route 47 from the Fox River — including students commuting to Waubonsee Community College — will be delighted to know that that summer-long bridge construction work on Bliss Road is completed, as of today.
“We are pleased to announce that starting Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, Bliss Road from Capitol Drive to approximately 350 feet northeast of the entrance of the Bliss Roads Forest Preserve within the Village of Sugar Grove will be open to traffic in both directions,” Kane County Division of Transportation said in a Thursday news release.
Construction crews replaced the Bliss Road bridge over Blackberry Creek, added turn lanes at the forest preserve entrance, installed a new water main, and added paved shoulders.
Although most of the main work is done, temporary day time lane closures may be necessary through the end of November in order for construction crews
to safely finish final topsoil placement and landscaping.
For those temporary lane closures, motorist need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorist 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 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.
A reminder: It is illegal for drivers 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 the KDOT Traffic Alerts page.
SOURCE: KDOT news release