Starting this week (Monday, May 10, 2021), Kane County will begin the pavement preservation project by applying a chip seal treatment to a portion of Empire Road, Healy Road, and Norris Road.
Chip sealing involves application of a bituminous liquid mixed with a crushed limestone aggregate.
Pavement preservation techniques are lower-cost maintenance improvements conducted earlier in the life cycle of the asphalt pavement by reducing the water penetration that leads to freeze/thaw damage and preventing oxidation of the asphalt material. These treatments will extend the overall lifespan of the roadways.
A list of the roads to be treated this year are listed below and on the map. Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day for about six weeks.
The below-mentioned roads will remain open during treatment, but will be reduced to one lane of travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures in order to safely complete this work:
- Empire Road from IL Route 47 to Burlington Road
Healy Road from Bliss Road to Norris Road
Norris Road from Healy Road to Tanner Road
Motorists should be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert.
KDOT officials ask drivers to watch for construction workers and construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and to obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.
You should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and may want to add additional time to your commutes or consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
SOURCE: KDOT news release