Traffic was moved to the new concrete pavement from Harris Road to west of Midlothian Road Monday this week. Temporary asphalt ramps that were installed last week are serving as the traffic cross over points from the old pavement to the new pavement. Please be alert to the new traffic pattern. With the new traffic pattern, the old pavement on Peterson Road will be removed beginning early this week. Installation of the aggregate base on the west side of Illinois Route 83 will be completed this week. This work will be followed by installation of concrete curb and gutter and asphalt paving in the next couple of weeks.
Once again, the major focus of work this past week was on the Peterson Road and Midlothian Road intersection. The last of the old pavement in this area was removed and new pavement was installed Friday and Monday of this week. Concrete shoulders and curb were poured this past week on the east half of the project. Work on Illinois Route 83 last week included storm sewer installation and the aggregate base for the new asphalt pavement. Please be aware traffic will be jogged onto the new concrete pavement on Peterson Road from Harris Road to west of Midlothian Road early next week. In order to accomplish this, temporary asphalt ramps will be constructed this week to move traffic from the old pavement to the new pavement.
The major focus of work this past week was on the east leg of the Peterson Road and Midlothian Road intersection. The old pavement in this area was removed and new pavement was installed before the end of the week. On Wednesday this week, the traffic was moved from the west side of the intersection to the east side. Please use caution through this new traffic pattern. This week the west leg of this intersection will be paved. This will allow the intersection to be fully opened and accommodate left turn lanes. The concrete pavement on Peterson Road was paved west of Illinois Route 83 earlier this week. Additional work planned for this week includes various locations of concrete shoulder, curb and pavement to be poured. Also, the aggregate base for the roadway on the west side of Illinois Route 83 is planned to be installed late this week or early next week.
Work last week on Peterson Road included installation of the aggregate base for the new concrete pavement east and west of Route 83. Storm sewer was also installed east and west on Peterson Road. Concrete pavement was installed east of Midlothian Road. Midlothian Road was reduced to two-way traffic, eliminating the left turn lane north and southbound. This was a change from the original plan which was to fully close and detour traffic from Midlothian Road. This condition will last approximately three weeks. Please use caution in this area. Work will continue this week with installation of the aggregate base course on Peterson Road west of Route 83. Storm sewer installation will continue along with concrete paving east of Route 83 and paving at Midlothian Road and Peterson Road.
Removal of the old roadway was completed last week on Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 in the first stage of the project. The aggregate base for the new concrete pavement west of Midlothian Road was trimmed to the proper elevation to prepare for the concrete roadway. Storm sewer installation resumed last week as well. Work planned for this coming week is earth excavation, roadway embankment and storm sewer installation. Also scheduled this week is to pour the westbound Peterson Road main line west of Midlothian Road and the concrete left and right turn lanes on westbound Peterson Road east of Midlothian Road.
Despite the significant amount of rain that fell last week, progress was made throughout the project. Removal of the old roadway continued on Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83. Aggregate for the new roadway base on Illinois Route 83 started north of Peterson Road. A portion of the new concrete pavement on Peterson Road between Harris Road and Midlothian Road was paved on Friday using slip-form paving equipment. Left and right turn lanes in this area are scheduled to be poured next week. Additionally, concrete pavement is scheduled to be installed early next week in an area west of Midlothian Road. Other work scheduled to continue this week is pavement removal, earth excavation, roadway embankment and storm sewer installation.
This past week, traffic on Peterson Road was shifted to the south on the temporary pavement and traffic on Illinois Route 83 was shifted to the east. Please be alert for these new traffic patterns. The aggregate for the new roadway was trimmed to the exact pavement grade on the east project limits. This area will be paved with concrete on Thursday this week, depending on weather. Please watch for trucks entering and exiting the roadway. Removal of the old Peterson Road will continue this week. The removal is done by a pavement milling machine. This material will be stockpiled on site and recycled for use in the new road aggregate base. Other work planned for this week is earth excavation and storm sewer installation.
Work continued this past week installing the aggregate base for the new road. The installation of temporary asphalt pavement was completed on the south side of Peterson Road and the east side of Illinois Route 83. Some of the pavement markings on the temporary pavement within the work zone have been installed. Please be alert for a new traffic pattern in this area later this week. Once traffic is moved to the temporary pavement, work will begin on removal of the existing pavement followed by storm sewer installation and earth excavation.
Work resumed this past week with the installation of storm sewer and aggregate for the new road base. Most notably, the installation of temporary asphalt pavement started on Wednesday on the south side of Peterson Road and the east side of Illinois Route 83. When completed, traffic will be moved to this pavement so that construction of the new road can move forward. Please be alert for a new traffic pattern around this area later this week. Other work that will continue this week will be storm sewer installation, earth excavation and placement of the aggregate base for the new roadway.
The rain, snow and wet weather last week halted most construction activities. With good weather forecasted for this week, earth excavation and embankment fill with a focus on the temporary pavement areas on the south side of Peterson Road and the east side of Illinois Route 83 will resume. This will be followed by the installation of the temporary asphalt pavement starting at the end of the week. Storm sewer installation will continue throughout this week. Most of the conflicting utility poles have been removed, with a few remaining at the west end of the project.