Road Update: South First Street in West Dundee Will Close 3 Days, Route 31 Work in Carpentersville

Road Update: South First Street in West Dundee Will Close 3 Days, Route 31 Work in Carpentersville

As part of the Route 72 Resurfacing project, Illinois Department of Transportation contractor Lorig Construction will be replacing the concrete roadway approach on South First Street, immediately south of Route 72 in West Dundee.

In an effort to minimize traffic disruptions and expedite repairs, this work is scheduled to be completed over three consecutive days. As a result, First Street between Oregon Ave and Route 72 will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, through Thursday morning, Oct. 18.

“We are strongly encouraging the community to utilize the signal at Fifth Street to access Route 72 while this work is ongoing,” village officials said in a news release.

Removal of concrete will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, with new patches to be poured on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Access to the downtown municipal parking lots will remain available.

Officials said that, by closing First Street for three consecutive days, all of the work is able to be completed at once.

“To break this work into separate time frames would, in all likelihood, cause more than a week of intermittent closures,” the news release said. “We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while this work is completed.”

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Village Hall at 847-551-3800 or, or Public Works at 847-551-3815 or

Route 31 And Huntley / Lincoln Avenue Update

The village of Carpentersville has provided the following update regarding the Route 31 and Huntley Road Intersection Improvement Project.

The Main Street and Lincoln Avenue detours have been implemented. The closure is anticipated to be in place until Spring of 2019.

Construction anticipated over the next two weeks is as follows:

  • Pavement saw cutting will continue. Pavement removal will begin upon completion of the saw cutting.
  • Street lighting on Main Street near Lincoln will be removed to accommodate construction.
  • Lights will be reinstalled when roadway improvements have been completed.
  • Water main work is under way.

The project is located on Illinois Route 31 from 500 feet south of Spruce Drive to 1,000 feet north of Huntley Road/Main Street.

Improvements will also be included on Huntley Road/Main Street from 900 feet west of Illinois Route 31 to 300 feet east of Lincoln Avenue. Lincoln Avenue will be improved from 600 feet south of Main Street to 500 feet north of Main Street.

Visit for additional project information and project progress pictures.

The West Dundee and Carpentersville police departments have worked closely to provide an appropriate Main Street detour to direct traffic back to Route 31.

The West Dundee Police will continue traffic control enforcement efforts on cut through streets to minimize the impact to the adjacent neighborhood. To address specific concerns, please contact traffic supervisor, Sgt. Breon at 847-551-3810.

SOURCE: village of West Dundee news release