Heads up if you’re driving on Kirk Road in Batavia this week.
The Kane County Division of Transportation is alerting drivers to the drainage inlet adjustment work that going to take place on the southbound and northbound outside lanes of Kirk Road between Wind Energy Pass and Wilson Street
The work is scheduled to begin this week (Monday, July 15, through Saturday, July 20), weather permitting. Construction work hours will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The work will require a closure of the outside lanes of northbound and southbound Kirk Road for one or more two-day periods during this week to allow for concrete curing.
Changeable messages boards will provide the actual dates once it is determined when the lane closures will occur. While one lane of Kirk Road in each direction will remain open during construction, the work will include an overnight lane closures.
Questions and concerns may be directed to David Sitko at 630-313-0754.
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.
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