Construction Update – 4/14/15

Work will continue this week on Illinois Route 83 pavement removals. Caution should be used in these areas as the use of flaggers and various short term lane closures will be used to complete this work.

Concrete paving is scheduled for this Wednesday on the eastbound Peterson Road left turn lane onto Illinois Route 83. Work will continue on the preparation for concrete median placement along Peterson Road. Please note all activities are subject to weather and may be delayed.

Please continue to use caution and watch for workers when driving though the site. Thank you for your continued patience.

Construction Update – 4/7/15

Work will resume this week on the Illinois Route 83 medians using daily lane closures.

Pavement patching work will also begin on the existing pavement at the east end of Peterson Road near Franklin Boulevard. Caution should be used in these areas as flaggers and various short term lane closures will be used to complete this work.

Work scheduled for this week includes preparation for concrete pavement and median curb. Concrete paving is scheduled for this Friday, 4/10/15, on the eastbound Peterson Road left turn lane onto Illinois Route 83. Please note all activities are subject to weather and may be delayed.

Please continue to use caution and watch for workers when driving though the site. Thank you for your continued patience.

Construction Update – 3/31/15

Work started on Monday, March 30th on Peterson Road. The left through lane in each direction is now closed. Work remaining on Illinois Route 83 will be performed under short term daily lane shifts and closures. An exception to this is one of the two left turn lanes northbound and southbound at Peterson Road will be closed.

Work scheduled for this week includes saw cutting and removing temporary pavements and aggregates in various median areas. This work will be followed by the preparation of the subgrade for the remaining median curbs and pavements as well as installation of these items.

Please continue to use caution and watch for workers when driving though the site. Thank you for your continued patience.

Construction Update – 3/24/15

Work on Peterson Road is scheduled to resume on Monday, March 30th. Initial work will include finishing the items located in the medians. In order to complete the work, the left lane on Peterson Road will be closed in each direction. At this time, it is anticipated the work remaining in the medians on Illinois Route 83 can be completed using daily lane closures and therefore lane reductions will not be necessary during non-working hours.

As noted in the last post before shutting down from for the winter, the following major work items remain to be completed:
• Eastbound Peterson Road right turn lane to southbound Illinois Route 83
• Eastbound Peterson Road left turn lane tapers to northbound Illinois Route 83
• (The first 500 feet of the turn lanes are complete.)
• Eastbound Peterson Road left side left turn lane to northbound Midlothian Road
• Various locations of median curb along Peterson Road as well as curb radii at Illinois Route 83
• Final asphalt surface course on Illinois Route 83
• Corrugated median at south Illinois Route 83 limits
• Permanent traffic signals
• Permanent landscaping

It is anticipated that the work in the medians will take about a month to finish. Upon completion, the right lane in each direction will be closed on Peterson Road so work can be finished outside of the shoulders.

Please continue to use caution and watch for workers when driving though the site. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this project!

Construction Update – 3/12/15

With spring just around the corner, construction will resume shortly on Peterson Road and on Illinois Route 83. It is currently anticipated construction crews will begin work in the first full week of April when the weather stabilizes. When construction begins, a lane in each direction will be closed on Peterson Road throughout the construction limits. In addition, lane reductions on Illinois Route 83 will also be necessary. As the start date approaches and the work plan is finalized, more information regarding start dates and lane configurations will be posted.

Please note periodic work on the new traffic signals as well as other off the shoulder work may be scheduled before the lanes are fully closed in April. Please continue to use caution and watch for workers when driving though the site.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this project!

Construction Update – 12/16/14

Peterson Road was opened to its permanent configuration on Friday afternoon (with the exception of the eastbound Peterson Road right turn lane to southbound Illinois Route 83). The contractor has installed pavement markings and delineators for the winter period.

The project is 80% complete. The remaining major work items to be completed in the spring include:
• Eastbound Peterson Road right turn lane to southbound Illinois Route 83
• Eastbound Peterson Road left turn lane tapers to northbound Illinois Route 83
• (the first 500 feet of the turn lanes are in)
• Eastbound Peterson Road left side left turn lane to northbound Midlothian Road
• Various locations of median curb along Peterson Road as well as curb radii at IL 83
• Final asphalt surface course on Illinois Route 83
• Corrugated median at south Illinois Route 83 limits
• Permanent traffic signals
• Permanent landscaping

Work will resume in the spring as soon as weather allows. At that time, traffic through the site will be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction during both daily lane closures and more long term closures in the concrete paving areas.

Please note periodic work on the new traffic signals and off the shoulder work will continue throughout the winter so please use caution and watch for workers when driving though the site.

Thank you for your patience this past year and we look forward to seeing you in the spring!

Construction Update – 12/9/14

The new lanes on Illinois Route 83 were opened this past week and two through lanes in each direction at the intersection of Peterson Road are now open. Cleanup throughout the site continues as well as installation of erosion control blanket for winter shut down. The concrete on Peterson Road has reached cure strength and will be sealed the middle of this week. Concrete sealing will be followed by the installation of pavement markings. Peterson Road is expected to be open to two lanes in each direction by the end of this week, but will be dependent on dry weather conditions. Please be alert for the new traffic patterns.

Truck traffic on westbound Peterson Road to southbound Harris Road remains restricted. Please follow the posted detour. This detour will be removed upon opening of Peterson Road.

Construction Update – 12/2/14

The final areas of concrete and asphalt pavement to be installed for the season were completed this past week, with the exception of one driveway turn lane. The focus of some of the work last week concentrated on closing up as much of the project as possible prior to shutting down for the winter. Completion of this work will allow additional lanes to be opened on Peterson Road and on Illinois Route 83 in the next couple of weeks.

Striping on Illinois Route 83 started Monday and is expected to be complete before the end of the week. Striping on Peterson Road will begin at the end of this week and is expected to be complete by mid-December. Please be alert for the new traffic patterns. Other work scheduled for this week includes installation of erosion control blanket throughout the project as well as general site cleanup. Please note all activities are subject to weather and may be postponed.

Truck traffic on westbound Peterson Road to southbound Harris Road remains restricted. Please follow the posted detour.

Construction Update – 11/25/14

The cold weather earlier in the week presented challenges with concrete and asphalt placement. Only smaller areas were placed that were able to be protected from the low temperatures with insulated blankets. As the weather warmed up, placement of larger areas of asphalt and concrete resumed. Most of the remaining asphalt areas on Illinois Route 83 were completed, as well as the right side left turn lane from eastbound Peterson Road to northbound Illinois Route 83.

This week the remaining asphalt needed for this year will be completed. Additionally, the PCC pavement for the second eastbound through lane west of Illinois Route 83 and the 4 foot side PCC shoulder east of Illinois Route 83 will be placed. Pavement marking installation on Peterson Road and Illinois Route 83 for the winter shut down period is currently scheduled for the week of December 1st. Please note all activities are subject to weather and may be postponed.

Truck traffic on westbound Peterson Road to southbound Harris Road remains restricted. Please follow the posted detour.

Construction Update – 11/20/14

Progress continues on the project with the first eastbound through lane west of Illinois Route 83 being paved last week. The majority of the Harris Road intersection was also completed last week. The concrete is being covered with burlap, insulated blankets, and plastic to retain heat and prevent it from freezing. Asphalt paving also resumed on Illinois Route 83 south of Peterson Road. The pavement markings on Midlothian Road were installed and all lanes on Midlothian Road are now open to traffic.

Work scheduled for this week includes continuing preparation for: concrete pavement, curb and shoulders, and asphalt paving. Concrete paving is scheduled to continue next week when warmer temperatures are forecasted. Please note all activities are subject to weather and may be delayed.

Please note that westbound truck traffic to southbound Harris Road remains restricted. Please follow the detour.