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Route 53 Project Updates – May 8, 2013
All work referenced is on the west side of Route 53 unless otherwise indicated.
The work in the intersection of Army Trail and Rt. 53 continues. This work will require additional shutdowns of traffic patterns and traffic pattern changes to complete the intersection work. Shutdowns will be scheduled as weekend work. Scheduling has not been IDOT approved at this time.
Tentative road closure information as of May 8: Thursday, May 9 the Huntington intersection will be shut down for part of the day to install the stabilized sub-base and will be reopened by the end of the day. Woodland intersection could be closed Thursday or Friday for stabilized sub-base, dependant on production on Thursday (Huntington will be open prior to Woodland closure). Huntington intersection will close down Monday, May 13 and will remain closed until May 21 for the mainline concrete pavement and curb pour. After Huntington is reopened Woodland will be closed for about the same timeframe to pour pavement and curb. Carriage will be closed for trim and paving the stabilized sub-base, but opened by end of each day. Carriage Court will be spanned when paving the mainline pour. Once strength is met on the main line pavement Carriage will be closed for about a week and the residents will need to park on the new pavement.
Watermain and sound barrier placement is nearing completion. Minor storm sewer work is continuing. Mainline concrete pours (finished concrete deck) are tentatively scheduled for 3 to 5 weeks out. Contractors are completing the rough cut material removal of the last existing road decks. Stone sub-base will be placed, then trimming of the surface, then blacktop sub-base, then the final concrete road deck placement (3-5 weeks before start).
The tentative plan for the mainline concrete pours: The mainline placement will start from the north toward the south. Tentatively, one of the two intersections servicing Kings Point subdivision will be closed as the mainline pour is completed through the intersection. When the road deck meets load standards (7-14 days) that intersection will reopen and the other intersection will close for the mainline pour/pass through. Tentatively the Huntingdon Ave. intersection will be poured first.
Additionally, Rt. 20/Lake Street staging has begun from approximately the driveway of Cube-Smart Self Storage (east of Swift Rd.) to a point between Central Court and Marcus Drive. As a result of the Rt. 20 construction staging, Rt. 53 traffic patterns have been shifted with additional traffic pattern shifts scheduled as the work progresses.
Due to the multiple construction staging near the intersection of Rt. 53 and Rt. 20 the north Wal-Mart mall entrance/exit will be reverted to right-turn in, right-turn out only. As discussed with the Village of Addison and Wal-Mart, truck traffic leaving the shopping center (going south) onto Rt. 53 will be required to utilize the north mall entrance/exit. All northbound movements out of the mall may require the use of the south mall entrance/exit.
Drivers should remain VERY aware that this is a construction zone and should use added caution through the work zone areas. No cell phone use, watch your speed and be cautious.
Please be aware that the construction area remains dangerous due to lack of proper street lighting, lack of proper shoulders, traffic pattern lane changes, and abrupt pavement drop-offs.
The widening/reconstruction project of Route 53 will extend from Army Trail
Road north to the Elgin O'Hare Expressway, and is expected to
be completed in 2013.
Complaints or concerns regarding the project should be directed to the Public Works Department at 630-620-2020.
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