Project scope consists of roadway widening and resurfacing, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewer, water main, intersection signalization, pedestrian signal improvements, street lighting, and parkway restoration. The project improvements include:

· Additional and improved turn lanes at Chestnut/Waukegan and Glenwood Waukegan intersections
· Sidewalk replacement
· Storm sewer extensions
· Modernized traffic and pedestrian signal installation
· Driveway closures and reconfiguration
· Pavement will be widened and resurfaced
· Street lighting replacement

Project Timeline
April 2013 – Start of Construction
November 2013 – End of Construction

Friday, October 18, 2013

Work along West Side of Waukegan Road is Nearing End

This past week Berger Excavating continued to excavate and prepare for asphalt driveway installation and concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalks along the west side of Waukegan Road and the south side of Chestnut Avenue. The asphalt sub-contractor, Peter Baker & Sons, completed installing the asphalt binder course for the remaining asphalt driveways along Waukegan Road and Chestnut Avenue. The electrical sub-contractor, Elmund-Nelson, excavated for and poured concrete pole foundations for street lighting and traffic signals and hand-holes. The concrete sub-contractor, Berquist, performed forming and pouring of concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways at miscellaneous locations throughout the project site.

Next week, the work will transition from the west side of the Waukegan Road to the center of the roadway for the construction of the center line median, traffic signal hand-holes, and other miscellaneous items. Up to this point, the work zone was primarily limited to the east and west sides of the roadway. The transition of the work zone from the outside edges to the center of the roadway will create some additional challenges and require a shift in the traffic pattern.

Once the work within the center of the lanes is completed, the asphalt milling and paving process will begin.