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Route 53 Project Updates – Dec. 5, 2013
Residents who reside on Rohlwing Road in the construction zone: The contractor is re-installing mailboxes along Rohlwing Road. However, for the time being, mail delivery will continue in the temporary mailboxes in which you've been receiving your mail. The Postal Service cannot deliver mail while there is a construction zone. Residents will be notified when delivery is transitioned back.
Updates and sequencing of construction/traffic staging for the upcoming weeks, weather permitting:
General: Lochner/IDOT continues to use a traffic signal timing consultant monitor the intersection of Route 53/Route 20, adjusting the timing to maintain traffic flow.
Access to Centennial Park/Health Club/NESDRA: The NORTH access (entrance/exit) is in staging and concrete placement in the approach has been placed.
Work on Route 53 - Centennial Park to Route 20: A lane change is tentatively scheduled for December 5. The change will open the newly poured west lanes from approx. Centennial Parks north exit, north thru the Route 20/Route 53 intersection. This will allow staging of the east side lanes of Route 53 from north of Centennial Park, north thru the intersection.
Wal-Mart Mall entrance/exits: Both remain congested.
- The south entrance/exit is opened to all traffic with signalization.
- The north entrance/exit remains ENTRANCE ONLY with NO EXIT, and will remain in that configuration.
Route 53/Route 20 intersection work: Addison repeatedly voices its concerns reference this intersection. A lane change is tentatively scheduled for December 5 in this intersection. The change will open the newly poured west lanes from approx. south of the Wal-Mart south entrance, north thru the Route 20/Route 53 intersection. This will allow staging of the east side lanes of Route 53 from north of Centennial Park, north thru the intersection.
Route 53 traffic congestion: Work in this intersection creates ongoing traffic congestion and Ret 53 traffic delays due to the intersection work.
Route 20 Traffic: Westbound is one thru-lane, plus right and left turn lanes onto Route 53. Ongoing delays are experienced at this intersection. Avoiding this intersection during rush hours is suggested. Obviously this intersection will be under construction well through the Christmas Shopping Season.
Work at the Army Trail/Route 53 intersection: This intersection is near completion, paving is completed on Army Trail to the project limits. Additional lanes will be opened after striping and permanent sign installation.
Street lights/traffic signalization: Activation along Route 53 has been moved back due to technical issues with no current tentative date. No tentative date for the Woodland Avenue signalization.
Miscellaneous: Issues with the ADA sidewalk requirements are being worked through and the work is nearing completion on sidewalk placement along the east and west sides of Route 53. Restoration work is ongoing and sod is being placed along Route 53 in various areas.
Winter is upon us again: Drivers should remain VERY aware that this is a construction zone and should use added caution through the work zone areas. PLEASE, watch for workers, NO CELL PHONE USE, watch your speed and be cautious.
For questions or concerns about this project, contact the Addison Public Works Department at 630-620-2020.
Snow Removal Plan Updated
The Village of Addison Public Works Department is preparing for another winter season and has updated its Snow Removal Plan for the year.
To review the 2013-2014 Snow Removal Plan, click here.
Holiday Light Recycling
The Village of Addison has partnered with USMe to provide a drop box for recycling holiday lights. The box is located at the Addison Recycling Center, 711 N. Addison Road, and will be available through Feb. 28, 2014.
Lights that will be accepted include: Mini Lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc. All colors and lengths will be accepted. Garland, live greens, wreaths, or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program.
The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and holidays.
For more information please call the Environmental Services Division of Public Works at (630) 279-2140.
Holiday Recycling Information
This time of year, residents wonder what they can put in recycling, and what should be put in the trash.
Republic Waste has provided a checklist for handling evrything that's left over after gift giving.
Holiday Recycling Checklist is available here.
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