Ongoing construction on tap for Elburn area

By on April 26, 2012

Elburn/Lily Lake—Prepare for road delays through the summer as a pair of Illinois Department Transportation projects recently began.

A resurfacing project on Illinois 47 from Seavey Road to just north of Welter Road in Elburn began April 9, and will require reducing Illinois 47 to one lane during the daytime hours where construction is taking place. Flaggers will be present.

The tentative completion date is Aug. 1.

Curran Contracting Company, Inc., of Crystal Lake, is the prime contractor on the $2.4 million project.

Motorists should anticipate delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Please obey the speed limit, observe closure signs and remain alert for workers.

Further north, the Lily Lake area will be impacted through at least mid-November as IDOT is reconstructing the intersection of routes 64 and 47. This project began April 16.

The project initially will require closing Illinois 64 just east of Illinois 47. Traffic will be detoured on LaFox Road and Illinois 38 to reconnect with Illinois 64 via Illinois 47.

Later in the construction season, Illinois 64 will reopen and Illinois 47 just south of Illinois 64 will close. Traffic will be detoured on Illinois 64 and LaFox Road to reconnect with Illinois 47 via Illinois 64.

The improvements consist of reconstructing the intersection to include left-turn lanes for all directions and a new traffic signal. The profile of the roadway also will be raised to improve drainage.

The tentative completion date is Nov. 15. Curran Contracting Company, Inc., of Crystal Lake, is also the prime contractor on the $5.1 million project.

Motorists should anticipate delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Please obey the speed limit, observe closure signs and remain alert for workers.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at http://www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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