April 4, 2014

Weather permitting, construction activities will resume Monday April 7. There will be intermittent daily lane closures on IL 21 and IL 137 in order to complete the traffic signals at the intersections of IL 21/IL 137 and IL 21/Casey Road. In addition to the traffic signals, work includes installation of roadway lighting, placement of guardrail along the northbound side of IL 21 from Janas Ct. to Rollingwoods Rd, final landscaping on the east side of IL 21 and in the median area, and application of permanent pavement markings.

Anticipate all contract work, including any outstanding punch list items, will be complete by June 15.

March 26, 2014

Weather permitting, construction activities will resume April 15. Work includes completion of traffic signals at the intersections of IL 21/IL 137 and IL21/Casey Road, roadway lighting, installation of guardrail along the northbound side of IL 21 from Janas Ct. to Rollingwoods Rd, final landscaping on the east side of IL 21 and in the median area, and application of permanent pavement markings.

Anticipate all contract work, including any outstanding punch list items, will be complete by June 15.

January 13, 2014

Snow was removed on Friday 1/10 at the intersection. Old markings will be removed Monday, and weather permitting, new markings will be placed on Tuesday and Wednesday to open the intersection. If we have a window of good weather, the contractor will try to open both lanes of IL 21 north of the intersection following that.

December 12, 2013

Weather permitting, traffic  on IL 137 and IL 21 will be placed in Stage 3 configuration on Friday, 12/13/13, to complete remaining medians on all four legs of the IL 21/IL 137 intersection.

In this new traffic pattern, traffic on IL 21 and IL 137 will be split — northbound traffic on IL 21 will be placed on new northbound outside lane; and southbound traffic will be placed on new southbound outside lane from Janas Ct. to Fire Station Dr. Similarly, westbound traffic of IL 137 will be placed on new westbound outside lane, and eastbound traffic will be placed on new eastbound outside lane within the project limits.

December 9, 2013

Entrance to the dog park is now open! The last of the travel lane pavement was placed Thursday 12/5; work remains at the intersection. Weather permitting and as soon as the concrete cures, traffic will be switched to the outer lanes of northbound and southbound IL 21 and eastbound and westbound IL 137 to enable the contractor to work on islands and medians in the center areas.

December 2, 2013

In order to complete pavement removal/excavation/grading at the intersection of IL 21/IL 137, the contractor has scheduled night work on Tuesday, 12/3/13. The contractor will work two shifts on Wednesday to complete the intersection work: the first from 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM, followed by the second from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Thursday.

In addition, on Tuesday, 12/3/13, northbound and southbound traffic on IL 21 will be shifted onto the new southbound lanes of IL 21 (from Janas Ct. to just south of IL 137) to create the work zone in the middle of the intersection.

 

November 27, 2013

Stage change on IL 137 has once again been rescheduled. Weather permitting, on Monday, December 2, IL 137 traffic will be placed on the newly constructed westbound lanes from the east project limit to the west project limit. The traffic pattern on IL 21 will not be changed.