Two new traffic signals are going up on Longmeadow Parkway, with work starting this week.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, crews using bucket trucks will be working on the new traffic signal installations located above the intersections of Longmeadow Parkway at Randall Road and Longmeadow Parkway at Sleepy Hollow Road.
The work will result in temporary daily lane closures and traffic diversions around the equipment working in the road. Flaggers and/or police officers will be directing traffic during these traffic interruptions.
During the installation, traffic signals may be either turned off or may be in the flashing red sequence. Motorists are advised to expect delays.
The Kane County Division of Transportation asks drivers to avoid these two intersections and seek alternate routes during this work, if possible.
Motorists who do drive in that area are asked to exercise additional care, reduce speed while driving through the construction zone, obey flaggers and watch out for construction equipment entering and leaving the project site.
The Longmeadow Parkway Fox River Bridge Corridor is a planned tree-lined parkway and Fox River bridge crossing with a landscaped median, about 5.6 miles in length, running from Huntley Road to IL Route 62. The proposed road passes through portions of the villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of Kane County.
KDOT says the parkway “will provide a valuable benefit to the public by relieving congestion, encouraging economic development, improving travel options and connecting towns and neighborhoods.”
Additional information is available on the Longmeadow Parkway page of the Kane County Division of Transportation website.
Questions and concerns may be directed to David Boesch, chief of construction with the Kane County Division of Transportation, at 630-845-7875.
For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the KDOT Traffic Alerts webpage.
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SOURCE: Kane County Division of Transportation