Beginning, Monday, Nov. 6, there will be lane closures and alternate traffic patterns on River Street between Prairie Street and North Avenue as an environmental cleanup project for Nicor Gas and ComEd begins a new phase.
During the project, River Street will be closed between Prairie Street and North Avenue. Drivers will be directed to follow the detour using Prairie, Lake and Gale streets.
The intersection of Prairie Street and River Street, and the intersection of North Avenue and River Street will remain open initially. However, later in the project, the intersection of North Avenue and River Street will be closed.
In addition, the following alternate traffic patterns will be in place:
- Left turns onto River Street from westbound North Avenue are restricted. Drivers will only be able to turn right on northbound River Street. Drivers will need to follow the detour taking River Street to Gale Street to Lake Street to Prairie Street, back to River Street to go south on River Street.
- Left turns onto River Street from eastbound Prairie are restricted. Drivers will only be able to turn right on southbound River Street. Drivers will need to follow the detour taking Lake Street to Gale Street to River Street to go northbound on River Street.
During the initial phase of work, trucks will use the same posted detour as cars. A separate truck detour will be posted in later phases of the project, when the intersection of North Avenue and River Street is closed.
The project is expected to be completed in 18 months, conditions permitting.
SOURCE: city of Aurora news release