Final Portion of the County Pavement Preservation Project to Begin Sept. 17

Final Portion of the County Pavement Preservation Project to Begin Sept. 17

Starting the week of Sept. 17, 2018, Kane County will finish the final portion of the Pavement Preservation project by applying a chip seal treatment to a portion of Big Timber Road and Muirhead Road and a cape seal treatment to a portion of Bliss Road.

Chip sealing involves application of a bituminous liquid mixed with a crushed limestone aggregate. Cape sealing involves application of a chip seal, followed by a micro-surface hot-mix asphalt layer on top.

Pavement preservation techniques use lower-cost maintenance improvements conducted earlier in the life cycle of the asphalt pavement by reducing the water penetration that leads to freeze/thaw damage and preventing oxidation of the asphalt material. These treatments will extend the overall lifespan of the roadways.

A list of the roads to be treated this year are:

  • Big Timber Road from US 20 to Harmony Road
  • Muirhead Road from Bowes Road to Plato Road
  • Bliss Road from I-88 to Virgil Gilman Trail

Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day for about two weeks.

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during treatment, but will be reduced to one lane of travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures.

Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.

Expect delays while traveling through the work areas and consider adding time to your commutes or using of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

KDOT reminds drivers that 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 KDOT Traffic Alerts.

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SOURCE: KDOT news release

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