Friday, December 14, 2012
The plan is to make the shift, east of Kautz Road, by Dec. 19.
Work continues on the East Main Street/Route 64 reconstruction project in St. Charles, according to St. Charles Public Works Engineering Manager James Bernahl, who said in his weekly email update that much of the work along this corridor has been focused on the upcoming traffic pattern change east of Kautz Road. Bernahl wrote that in the coming week, the contractor will be focusing on tightening things up for the holiday week. Here is Bernahl’s rundown on what to expect: 38th Avenue to Route 59 Bernahl said the contractor is scheduling to frame and pour turn lanes, curb and gutter, driveways, and the base course for the north and south sides of East Main Street from 38th Avenue to the Kautz Road/Smith Road intersection. The remaining …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
St. Charles official says good progress continues on East Main Street reconstruction; four full lanes of traffic expected on scheduled Nov. 16.
The calendar is continuing to wind down toward the Nov. 16 reopening of Route 64 as a four-lane roadway as most construction activity takes a breather for the winter months. St. Charles Public Works Engineering Division Manager James Bernahl, in a weekly email update to East-Side Merchants, residents and others who have signed up for the courtesy, said the contractor on the project is continuing to make good progress. “It is anticipated that by Nov. 16, 2012, four lanes of traffic through this corridor will be reopened to the public for the winter shut-down period,” Bernahl’s email concludes. One key development — the completion of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s traffic signal upgrade project is complete. Officials believe …
Friday, November 2, 2012
St. Charles Public Works Engineering Manager James Bernahl offers an update on what's been going on this week and what's expected in the next week.
For many residents and businesses on the East Side of St. Charles, this week marked in ernest the countdown to a lull in construction along East Main Street/Route 64. That lull is due to begin at mid-month and last until February-March. Meantime, commuters are waiting to find out how the pause in construction will affect their drive times, while businesses along the thoroughfare are wondering precisely how their customers will be able to see and access their shops. Here’s a rundown from St. Charles Public Works Engineering Manager James Bernahl on what’s been done along Route 64 this week and what’s anticipated in the week ahead: Work continued with the replacement of traffic signals, installation of new pedestrian countdown signals, use …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Project includes widening and reconstructing on new alignment of Route 38 allowing for the construction of a grade-separation bridge carrying traffic over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
How many times have you been driving on Route 38 near the Geneva-West Chicago border and been stuck by a passing freight train? Or maybe, one frieght train after the other? Probably plenty, and the good news is that the wait might soon be over. That's because the city of Geneva, the state of Illinois and other local government units finally have come to terms on the $26 million project that's primarily funded by the state's capital program. More than 21,000 vehicles travel daily over those tracks, along with 75 freight trains and 54 commuter trains, according to state officials. Geneva Public Works Director Dan Dinges said the project is scheduled to start in November. In his announcement of the project, Gov. Pat Quinn said work would be …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Be aware, if you're driving on I-88 on Friday, Aug. 24, that you could get stopped on the Route 31 exit ramp.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Illinois State Police will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Kane County during the hours of 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, until 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. According to Captain Joe Perez, the RSC will be held on the eastbound exit ramp from the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to Illinois Route 31. The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or driving under the influence. Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in more than 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. RSCs are designed to keep our …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Construction update: The good news is the east leg of Route 64 traffic will be open as of Aug. 14. The bad news is Route 47 traffic south of Route 64 will be detoured.
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Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Illinois Department of Transportation is tentatively on schedule to open the east leg of Route 64 to through traffic by Aug. 13, 2012, according to a report by state Rep. Kay Hatcher. That's the good news. The bad news is that the south leg of Route 47 is scheduled to be closed on Aug. 14 for pavement reconstruction. All northbound and southbound through traffic on Route 47 south of the intersection will be detoured along Route 38, LaFox Road and Route 64. The road closure is expected to last until Oct. 31, Hatcher said. The north leg (Route 47) and west leg (Route 64) will still be open to traffic while under staged construction. IDOT officials anticipate completion by Oct. 31. "I hope you'll find this helpful for your summer travel …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Avoid trouble spots along Chicago-area interstates during your 4th of July travels.
Provided by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. The Tollway is restricting construction activity and suspending all temporary construction lane closures from noon on Tuesday, July 3, through 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Some work may continue behind barriers to keep work on schedule, but this work will not impact traffic. Major construction areas where drivers should plan for slower traffic during the holiday include: Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) A 45 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 in all construction zones regardless ofwhether workers are present. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. For more information: