KDOT ROAD WORK UPDATES: Guardrail Improvement Program Starts May 26

KDOT ROAD WORK UPDATES: Guardrail Improvement Program Starts May 26

8:40AM FRIDAY, MAY 22

KDOT Guardrail Improvement Program Starts May 26

(PHOTOS COURTESY OF KDOT)

The Kane County Guardrail Improvement Program work will begin the week of May 26, 2020, weather permitting.

The work will begin on the south side of the county working toward the north until all work is complete. The work will include replacement of guardrail to improve safety on county highways as indicated on the map below.

The county’s typical process is to remove and replace old outdated guardrail to achieve a high level of safety for the motoring public.

The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of September.

Temporary daily lane closures on the roads under construction will be required from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to safely accomplish this work. Lane closures are scheduled to start in the south end of the county, working their way north until all identified guardrail is replaced or repaired.

The proposed south-to-north progression may change as weather impacts may dictate alternate working sequences. Temporary flagger control of intersections will be required along the entire route in order to safely accomplish the required work.

Please watch for workers and equipment on the roadway and shoulders, anticipate increased travel times and exercise caution while traveling in areas where work is being completed.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Matt Schumacher at 630-762-2744.

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

4:30PM THURSDAY, MAY 21

Fabyan Parkway Bridge Over Fox River To Reopen Friday

The Fabyan over the Fox River Bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic the afternoon of Friday, May 22, 2020.

According to a Kane County Division of Transportation news release, the estimated time of reopening is 5 p.m., following the completion of pavement striping and removal of traffic control devices.

Required punch list work will require temporary daily lane closures during non-peak hours in the coming weeks.

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 during future work on the bridge deck.

“The county thanks all of the persons affected by this bridge project for their patience and understanding as we completed this important bridge improvement,” KDOT officials said in the news release.

Questions and concerns regarding this work may be directed to KDOT Chief of Construction, 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.

NOON FRIDAY, MAY 15

KDOT Will Conduct Bridge Inspections

Weather permitting, bridge inspections will be conducted on the following structures during the week of May 18, 2020.

The work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction to allow the inspectors safe access to the bridge structures.

  • May 18 — Randall Road over Ferson Creek
  • May 18 — Randall Road over the Union Pacific Railroad (Geneva)
  • May 19 — Ashland Avenue over the Fox River
  • May 20 — Stearns Road over the Fox River

Any questions and concerns may be directed to Nils Jordahl at 630-584-1170.

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

KDOT: Silver Glen Road Will Close For 5 Months

Culvert replacement work is scheduled to begin the week of May 18, 2020 on Silver Glen Road Bridge over Virgil Ditch No. 2, located about three-quarters of a mile east of Illinois Route 47.

The anticipated duration for the culvert replacement work is five months. Work will consist of the demolition of the existing culvert and replacement with new box culvert, reconstruction of approach roadway, resurfacing, earthwork, restoration, guardrail, and all other work necessary to complete the project.

The section of Silver Glen Road between Burlington Road and Illinois Route 47 will be closed during the duration of this project for the safety of the workers and motoring public.

There will be a detour re-routing traffic using Burlington Road, Empire Road, and Illinois Route 47. Motorists will be asked to follow the posted detour signs. Only local traffic will still be permitted within the road closure.

All bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the use of the area during construction for the safety of both the workers and the residents.

Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and should add additional time to their commutes. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

A reminder – 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.

NOON SUNDAY, MAY 3

Fabyan Parkway at Kirk Road Intersection Down To 1 Lane

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

Traffic will be shifted to a single lane configuration, north and southbound Kirk Road and eastbound and westbound Fabyan Parkway beginning the week of May 4, 2020 weather permitting.

The lane closures will last about two weeks.

The shift will push traffic into one lane in all directions in order to prepare and pour the permanent concrete pavement. The shift in traffic will allow workers safe access in order to continue staged construction operations.

The 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. 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.

Since this improvement is at an existing busy intersection, longer-than-normal traffic delays are expected during construction.

The  temporary daily lane closures and flaggers will be in place primarily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

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

1PM MONDAY, APRIL 20

Randall at Weld Road/U.S. 20 Intersection Improvement Under Way

Paving work at the intersection of Randall Road at Weld Road/U.S. Route 20 will resume this week with asphalt milling, weather permitting.

Crews will be working between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Paving operations will immediately follow asphalt milling and are estimated to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting.

Remaining work comprised of traffic signal work, striping, ramp, and site restoration on Randall and Weld Roads is anticipated to be completed by June 2020.

As the Randall Road / U.S. Route 20 intersection is a very busy interchange, longer than normal traffic delays should be expected once construction resumes. Motorists should expect long delays while traveling through the work areas and add additional time to their commutes.

Questions and concerns may be directed to David Boesch at 630-584-1170.

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

9:45AM THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Work Resumes on Fabyan Parkway Bridge Over The Fox River

Repair work on the Fabyan Parkway over the Fox Bridge will resume the week of April 20, 2020 with this stage anticipated to be completed by mid-June, dependent upon the weather and other construction conditions.

Work will consist of deck replacement, light pole cleaning and painting, and bridge structural repair and maintenance.

Overall, bridge construction work will be done in stages. The next stage will be deck paving, which will reduce traffic on Fabyan Parkway to one lane each direction with periodic reduction of traffic to one way traffic as concrete trucks arrive and depart the bridge for an anticipated period starting April 22 to April 24 or later.

During concrete delivery, traffic will be down to one lane traveling one way, controlled by flaggers.

Subsequent stages will include daily staging of Fabyan Parkway to one lane of traffic in each direction until the project is completed.

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.

As this portion of Fabyan Parkway can experience heavy traffic, longer than normal traffic delays are expected during construction. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and add additional time to their commutes

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.

8:45AM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

Kane County Marks 10 Miles of Pavement

The annual Kane County Pavement Marking Program will complete contract work the week of April 13, 2020.

The work shall include installation of urethane pavement markings onto 10 miles of county highways as indicated on the map below.

They include:

  • Kirk Road from Averill Circle to Illinois Route 64.
  • Orchard Road from Illinois Route 30 to Randall Road.
  • Randall Road from Crane Road to 900 feet north of Bowes Road.
  • Randall Road from Longmeadow Parkway to County Line Road.

The county’s typical process is to apply paint pavement markings annually on the majority of the county’s rural highways and the more durable urethane pavement marking to the high-volume county highways.

This pavement marking project will improve the visibility of the lane markings for the motoring public. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of May, weather dependent.

Temporary daily lane closures will be required from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to safely accomplish this work.

Lane closures are scheduled to start in the north end of the county, working their way south until all necessary lane lines have been re-striped. The north to south progression may change as weather impacts may dictate alternate striping sequences.

Temporary flagger control of intersections will be required along the entire route in order to safely accomplish the required work. Please watch for workers, equipment on the roadway and shoulders, anticipate increased travel times and exercise caution while traveling in freshly painted areas.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Matt Schumacher at 630-762-2744.

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

9:48AM THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Construction Work Begins on Silver Glen Bridge Replacement

Silver Glen Road bridge work back in December.

Construction work at the Silver Glen Road over Otter Creek Bridge, located west of Randall Road, is scheduled to begin the week of April 13, 2020.

The remaining work, comprised of bridge milling and overlay as well as miscellaneous site work, will be done under daily lane closures.

The expected duration of work is about two months.

The contractor will be using both roadway shoulders along the bridge to temporarily store vehicles and equipment during the working hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The bridge milling and overlay process may have portions of the bridge that are closed past 5 p.m., in order to let material cure.

During this time, travel over the bridge will be one lane in each direction, for the duration of this process. Motorists and bicyclists are to be cautious and be alert for equipment within the roadway shoulder areas and the workers walking within these areas.

All bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the use of the area during construction, for the safety of both the workers and the residents.

As always, KDOT officials remind drivers that it is illegal to talk on a cell phone in 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.

Randall Road at McDonald/Stearns Road Intersection Improvement

Sidewalk repairs and other miscellaneous activities are under way at the intersection of Randall Road and Stearns Road/McDonald Road, as well as the intersection of McDonald Road and Briargate Drive.

Drivers should expect temporary daily lane closures of outside through lanes and outside right turn lanes, with flaggers directing traffic
for the safety of the workers and the travelling public between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The work may take up to one month to complete.

Annual County Resurfacing Begins April 13

KDOT’s annual resufarcing program is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, April 13.

Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, requiring temporary daily lane closures and flaggers directing traffic for the safety of the workers and the travelling public.

The resurfacing process is part of KDOT’s annual maintenance to increase the longevity of county roads.

The program will consist of milling and resurfacing, structure adjustments, curb and gutter replacement work on portions of roads, guardrail replacement, and application of pavement markings. This work is anticipated to take about six months to complete.

Listed below are the portions of roads to be resurfaced with curb and gutter replacement noted.

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers, primarily on Orchard and Randall Road and on Big Timber, Plank, and Huntley Road.

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