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.

Construction Update – 7/22/14

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.

Construction Update – 7/15/14

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.