SEP 122014

Rollins Road Detour Begins September 24

Rollins Road Gateway Construction


The upcoming detour on the Rollins Road project starting September 24. We expect this detour to last six to eight weeks while IL Rte. 83 is constructed to tie into the new Rollins Road pavement. Both IL Rte. 83 and Rollins Road will remain open at all times, but you will not be able to turn between the two roads.

The good news is that there will be no more interference from the train crossing as Rollins Road traffic will be under the new bridge. If you’ve been avoiding the area, this fall will be a good time to check it out.

Other project news: The contractor continues to install new Rollins Road pavement. Next week, they will start installing the curb and gutter and begin placing the asphalt for the widening at the east end of the job, along with the driveways and the widening on Hainesville. ComEd has cleared the north leg of IL Rte. 83, so they can complete their storm sewer work, place the stone base, and be ready to install the pavement shortly. 

Progress-wise, we are behind where we would like to be. We were hoping to have the entire new pavement installed by the end of this year, but there isn’t’ enough time before the weather gets bad for the season. Instead, we have extended the project into next year.

The stage 3 work will be completed this year, so we will have a better functioning intersection (no trains). The remaining roadwork (2015) should be much simpler than what we’ve dealt with so far and hopefully this will minimize the impact on you as you drive through the area.

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