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Route 53 Project Updates – April 8, 2014
Updates and sequencing of construction/traffic staging for the upcoming weeks, weather permitting:
Drivers should be VERY aware that this is a construction zone and should use added caution through the work zone areas. Please watch for workers and watch your speed and be cautious.
General: Lochner/IDOT continues to use a traffic signal timing consultant to monitor the intersection of Route 53/Route 20, adjusting the timing to maintain traffic flow.
Route 53 & Route 20 intersection work: Work in this intersection creates ongoing traffic congestion and Route 53 traffic delays due to the intersection work. The stabilized base has been poured within the past 10 days for east bound lanes from the western boundary (near I-355) to the east boundary near Central Avenue. (The road consists of a stone sub-base, then asphalt or concrete base over the stone, then the final "mainline" concrete road deck.)
Staging of the remaining northbound lanes of Route 53 from approximately the south exit of Walmart north to the I-290 underpass is underway. Tentatively, the asphalt base will be placed Monday, April 14. With that completed the framing and prep-work will start for the mainline concrete pour to complete northbound lanes. Minor ComEd utility conflicts remain in the right turn lane of eastbound Route 20 to southbound Route 53.
There will still be SEVERAL lane/traffic pattern changes required to buildout the center portion of the intersection while allowing traffic flows.
Route 53 and Route 20 Miscellaneous work: The non-mountable center medians and islands will be built out after the mainline pours are completed.
Army Trail/Route 53 intersection: The permanent traffic signalization will be completed and synchronized near the end of the project when the final traffic patterns are established.
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.
Ramp Work: Ramp work is ongoing on the northbound off-ramp from I-355/290, onto Route 20. Half of the ramp is in stage (under construction). Tentatively, concrete pours will be completed this week and the second half of the ramp can go into stage within the next few weeks.
Intersections of Woodland Avenue, Army Trail and Route 20 traffic signalization:The permanent traffic signalization will be completed and synchronized near the end of the project when the final traffic patterns are established.
For questions or concerns about this project, contact the Addison Public Works Department at 630-620-2020.
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