Longmeadow Parkway Tree Removal Will Close Lanes on Bolz Road, Starting Feb. 10

Longmeadow Parkway Tree Removal Will Close Lanes on Bolz Road, Starting Feb. 10

Beginning the week of Feb. 10, tree removal and site cleanup will begin along Bolz Road, between Sandbloom Road and IL Route 25.

According to a Kane County Division of Transportation news release, work alongside Bolz Road may require temporary daily lane closures, with flaggers that will direct traffic for the safety of the workers and the travelling public.

Construction working hours are between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

KDOT officials say the work may take up to one month to complete, depending on weather conditions.

It should be noted that Kane County Division of Transportation expect to plant 11,530 high-quality, native trees along the Longmeadow Parkway corridor in northern Kane County.

The tree-planting effort is part of a habitat creation plan developed through a partnership between the county, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kane County Forest Preserve District.

In 2016, KDOT officials said that about 5,765 trees will need to be removed as part of the construction process for the 5.6-mile parkway and bridge corridor that will run from Huntley Road to IL Route 62. Many of the trees being removed are either in poor health or poor structure, and about 232 of those trees are dead.

Officials say motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and should add additional time to their commutes.

KDOT asks drivers to reduce speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the work zone.

It 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 David Sitko at 630-313-0754.

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

SOURCE: Kane County Division of Transportation news release

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