KDOT: Parkway Construction Brings New Traffic Patterns To Carpentersville, Barrington Hills

KDOT: Parkway Construction Brings New Traffic Patterns To Carpentersville, Barrington Hills

The Kane County Division of Transportation announced today that a new traffic pattern has been put into place along IL Route 62 between Royal Boulevard and North Autumn Trail in Barrington Hills and along IL Route 25 between Cherokee Road and Silverstone Road in Carpentersville.

Both traffic pattern changes are due to the Longmeadow Parkway construction project and will take place as soon as today (Monday, June 17, 2019).

Officials say the traffic pattern change will allow workers to safely continue roadway widening improvements on the northeast side of IL Route 62 and on the west side of IL Route 25.

During the work, there may be temporary daily single-lane closures with flaggers directing traffic. Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Motorists are asked to exercise care and 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 new 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.

Officials say the parkway and bridge 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 Ken Mielke, senior project Manager with the Kane County Division of Transportation, at 630-406-7172.

For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page on the KDOT website.

Warning To Drivers

KDOT warns drivers 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. You may want to add additional time to your commute and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

KDOT reminds drivers that is illegal to talk on a cell phone or text while driving through a highway construction work zone. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375.

Click this link to find out how Kane County Drivers can “make zero fatalities a reality.”