Road Work Doesn't Stop For COVID: 29 Intersections Getting Signal Improvements, Starting March 30

Road Work Doesn’t Stop For COVID: 29 Intersections Getting Signal Improvements, Starting March 30

8:20AM THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Fabyan Parkway, Orchard and Randall Roads Get Traffic-Signal Upgrades

Kane County’s Division of Transportation continues to make improvements while traffic is light during the COVID-19 emergency.

Traffic signal equipment upgrades are scheduled for 29 intersections along Fabyan Parkway, Orchard and Randall Roads from Mill Creek Drive east to Raddant Road, and Mill Street south to Jericho Road, starting the week of March 30, weather permitting.

The work will be conducted in two stages and is anticipated to be completed by mid‐May 2021.

The improvements will involve removal and modification of traffic signals and street lights, handicap ramps and pedestrian crossings.

Stage one work, which will include upgrades to sidewalk, pedestrian crossings, and new traffic signal foundations taking three to four weeks at each intersection and may result in temporary daytime lane closures and disruptions of traffic at the intersections.

Work will be done during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, and will start at Fabyan Parkway and Mill Creek Drive and Fabyan Parkway and Branson Drive. Work will then proceed east.

Below are the 29 intersections that will be improved and are listed from north to south. This list is for informational purposes only, and does not represent the order of work:

  • Fabyan/South Mill Creek
  • Fabyan/Viking/Branson
  • Fabyan/Walmart Entrance
  • Fabyan/Randall Road
  • Fabyan/Bent Tree
  • Fabyan/Western
  • Fabyan/IL Route 31
  • Fabyan/IL Route 25
  • Fabyan/Raddant
  • Orchard/Jericho Road
  • Orchard/Prairie Street
  • Orchard/Coach/Surrey Lane
  • Orchard/Galena
  • Orchard/Illinois
  • Orchard/West Indian Trail
  • Orchard/Home Depot Entrance
  • Orchard/Sullivan
  • Orchard/I‐88 ramps east and west
  • Orchard/Gateway
  • Orchard/Oak Street
  • Orchard/White Oak Drive
  • Orchard/Comiskey Avenue
  • Randall/Mooseheart
  • Randall/Wilson Street
  • Randall/Main Street
  • Randall/McKee Street
  • Randall/Mill Street
  • Hughes Road

Second Phase For Yellow Flashing Phase Signal Heads

The second stage of work will involve the removal of existing traffic signal mast arms and the installation of a yellow
flashing phase signal heads to the existing traffic signals at all locations.

This work will require the temporary shutdown of traffic signals with the control of the intersections replaced by four‐way stop signs for about four to six hours per intersection.

During this work phase, traffic traveling through the intersections shall experience longer than normal traffic delays. Additional press releases will be provided to the public before the second phase begins, warning them of this upcoming work.

Motorists should expect delays during the first stage of the work and are encouraged to pay attention to temporary lanes closures and flaggers around the work area. Motorists may want to consider seeking alternate routes during the second stage portion of the traffic signal upgrades.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to David Boesch with the Kane County Division of Transportation at 630-584‐1170.

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

11:30AM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

KDOT To Resume Fabyan Parkway over the Fox River Bridge Improvement

Work on the Fabyan Parkway over the Fox Bridge is scheduled to resume the week of March 30, 2020, with an anticipated completion date of mid-June 2020, weather permitting.

Work will consist of completing the deck pavement, light pole work and bridge structural repair and maintenance. During this work, Fabyan Parkway will continue to be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction until project completion.

Motorists are to be cautious and be alert for new lane configurations as well as equipment on the bridge and workers walking within the work zone.

Questions and concerns regarding this work may be directed to KDOT Project Manager David Boesch at 630-845-7875 or boeschdavid@co.kane.il.us.

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

9AM TUESDAY, MARCH 24

Remember those days when there was a lot of traffic? Here’s an image of the Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway intersection, courtesy of Google Maps.

Work Under Way at Kirk, Fabyan Intersection

Traffic is expected to be shifted to the temporary pavement along Kirk Road and along Fabyan Parkway the week of March 23, 2020 weather permitting. The shift will push traffic toward the west along Kirk Road and to the south along Fabyan Parkway.

This shift in traffic will allow workers access in order to continue staged construction operations in a safe manner. Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway, but may temporary daily lane closures and flaggers may be needed,
primarily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This work is part of the overall intersection reconstruction improvement project, located on Fabyan Parkway from Kingsland Drive to Paramount Parkway, and on Kirk Road about 1,500 feet north and south of the intersection. Additional turn lanes and
through lanes will increase safety and improve traffic operations of the intersection.

The anticipated completion date for the project is Sept. 30, 2020, weather permitting. The work consists of tree removal and replacement, earth excavation, storm sewer and drainage structures, water main relocation, hot-mix asphalt pavement, concrete pavement and sidewalk, curb and gutter installation, traffic signal modernization and lighting, shared use path and landscape restoration.

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures, and flaggers may be needed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Motorists are asked to reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the work zone.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Ken Mielke at 630-406-7172.

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

SOURCE: KDOT news release