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.
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.
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.
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.
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.