Construction Update – 9/30/14

Left turn access to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83 from Peterson Road has been restored. Thank you for your patience!

Last week, the balance of the new concrete pavement at the southwest corner of Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 was poured. This work was able to be accomplished because of the closure of the left turn lanes. Traffic on Monday was restored to one lane in each direction as well as a left turn lanes to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83. Portions of the concrete pavement at the Midlothian Road intersection were also poured. Other work last week included paving portions of the new shared use path on the north side of Peterson Road. Now that work on the gas pipeline at the northwest corner of Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 is complete, work in this area will be focused on completing the new concrete and asphalt pavement. Pending weather, the traffic on Illinois Route 83 will be shifted to the west onto the new pavement so removal and replacement of the east half can begin. Please be alert for this new traffic pattern. Work continues on extending the casing pipe for the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. Resolution at two or more of the eight conflict locations is expected by the end of the week, which will allow major work on the roadway to resume on Peterson Road.

Construction Update – 9/23/14

Continuing this week, left turn access to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83 from Peterson Road is restricted.  These restrictions are necessary to construct the concrete pavement at the Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 intersection.  Please click here for additional information.

Last week, a portion of the new concrete pavement at the southwest corner of Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 was poured. This work was able to be accomplished because of the left turn lanes closures. Traffic on Monday was jogged to the north onto this new concrete. Work is beginning to the south of this location and concrete is expected to be poured later this week. Work on the concrete pavement at the Midlothian Road intersection was also poured. The two through lanes and left turn lanes were shifted to the east on Monday. Work this week will continue at the two intersections. Please use caution through these areas. Various locations will be paved this week with asphalt including the shared use path on the north side of Peterson Road. Work continues on extending the casing pipe for the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. The casings are a sleeve under the improved surfaces in which the gas pipes are positioned in. These casings are being extended by the utility’s forces. Resolution at one or more of the eight conflict locations is expected by the end of the week, which will allow major work on the roadway to resume.

Construction Update – 9/16/14

Starting on Monday this week, left turn access to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83 from Peterson Road was restricted.  These restrictions are necessary to construct the concrete pavement at the Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 intersection.  Please click here for additional information.

The concrete pavement at the south east corner of the Midlothian Road intersection was poured last week.  Traffic is now restored to a through and left turn lane in each direction.  Work in the middle of the intersection is scheduled to be completed by Monday of next week.  Please use caution through this area.  Other work this past week included grading and installation of the aggregate for the proposed shared use path and landscaping at various project locations.  Work continues on extending the casing pipe for the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project.  The casings are a sleeve under the improved surfaces in which the gas pipes are positioned in.  These casings are being extended by the utility’s forces.

 

Construction Update – 9/11/14

This past week, Midlothian Road traffic was jogged to the west. Traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction, eliminating the left turn lanes. This will allow the concrete pavement to be poured on the east half of the intersection. Please use caution through this area. Other work this past week included pouring portions for the future medians on Peterson Road east and west of Illinois Route 83 and preparing topsoil at various locations for the installation of grass seed. Work continues on extending the casing pipe for the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. The casings are a sleeve under the improved surfaces in which the gas pipes are positioned in. These casings are being extended by the utility’s forces.

Beginning on Monday, 9/15/14, the project will be restricting left turn access to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83 from Peterson Road. These restrictions are necessary to construct the concrete pavement at the Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 intersection. Please click here for additional information.

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Construction Update – 9/3/14

Concrete for the new left and right turn lanes on Peterson Road were poured last week at the Midlothian Road intersection. Concrete shoulders, curbs and medians will be poured this week in this area. Grading and topsoil spreading operations for the areas on the north side of Peterson Road occurred last week in preparation of the installation for the future shared-use path. This week, Midlothian Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction so that the concrete pavement can be poured through the intersection with Peterson Road. Please be alert of this new lane configuration. Work continues on extending the casing pipe for the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. The casings are a sleeve under the improved surfaces in which the gas pipes are positioned in. These casings are being extended by the utility’s forces.

Construction Update – 8/26/14

Concrete for the new main-line Peterson Road was poured last week from Harris Road to west of Midlothian Road. With this new pavement installed, median curb, concrete shoulders and turn lanes at the Midlothian Road and Harris Road intersections can now be poured. Depending on the weather, portions of this work is scheduled to be completed this week. Much of the work effort once again is focused on extending the casing pipe for the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. The casings are a sleeve under the improved surfaces in which the gas pipes are positioned in. These casings are being extended by the utility’s forces.

Construction Update – 8/19/14

Asphalt paving on Illinois Route 83 for the first construction stage was completed last week on the main line pavement and the future shoulders. In addition, asphalt pavement was installed for the proposed widening on Peterson Road at the west job limits and on Midlothian Road south of Peterson Road. The aggregate base for the concrete pavement on Peterson Road east and west of Midlothian Road was trimmed to the plan elevations. Concrete pavement in this area is scheduled to be poured this week. Please be alert for trucks. Much of the work effort is focused on extending the casing pipe for the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. The casings are a sleeve under the improved surfaces in which the gas pipes are positioned in. These casings are being extended outside of the proposed improved surfaces by the utility’s forces.

Construction Update – 8/12/14

Last week, final preparations were made for the installation of the asphalt pavement on Illinois Route 83. Paving began on Illinois Route 83 last Thursday and will continue throughout early this week. The future left turn lanes from Peterson Road to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83 were paved last week. Work continues this week to extend casings on the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. The aggregate base for the future eastbound lanes east and west of Midlothian Road will be prepared this week for the concrete paving which is scheduled to being next week.

Construction Update – 8/7/14

Removal of the old Peterson Road pavement was completed last week in areas east of Illinois Route 83. The aggregate base for the new Peterson Road was installed last week from Harris Road to west of Midlothian Road. Concrete foundations for the new traffic signals were installed at the north leg of the Peterson Road and Midlothian Road intersection. In addition, new infrastructure along Midlothian Road south to Winchester Road was installed to connect the traffic signals in order to improve signal timing and traffic flow. Work began this week to extend casings on the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. Hot-mix asphalt paving is scheduled to begin this week on Illinois Route 83. Please watch for trucks exiting and entering the highway.

Construction Update – 7/29/14

With traffic on the new concrete pavement from Harris Road to west of Midlothian Road, the removal of the old Peterson Road pavement started last week and will continue this week. The old pavement is being milled off and will be passed through a sieve to the proper gradation. This material will be reused as part of the aggregate for the new roadway bed. The installation of the aggregate base in this area started last week and will continue through this week. Work on Illinois Route 83 continued last week and concrete curb and gutter will be poured here later this week. Early next week, work will begin to extend casings on the high pressure gas lines that run throughout the project. When this work is complete, the gaps in the concrete pavement areas pavement can be completed.