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Route 30 Construction Updates: Crews Working Near Schoolhouse Road

Those tall stockpiles of dirt are shrinking.

New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash provides regular updates on the Route 30 Construction Project and how it affects the flow of traffic.

There are currently two lanes of traffic in each direction along Route 30.

  • All side streets and driveways are open.
  • There are some driveways and side streets that have asphalt small asphalt ramps to transition from new pavement to the existing binder course of asphalt as well as some temporary drives along the north side of the road.

Nash stated, "My staff and I will monitor these areas through the winter and contact the contractor with any required maintenance issues."

  • The contractor was out doing maintenance work on some of the temporary asphalt ramps, handholes that are currently filled with grindings or stone, as well as filling in some large drop off areas adjacent to some of the side roads.

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As weather permits they will begin to place topsoil in median areas and on some of the ditch areas. They will be using some of the dirt from the stockpiles in front of Lincoln-Way Central High School. The piles will get smaller, but they won't diminish entirlely until the summer, Nash stated.

  • During the winter months the contractor will be working on two sound walls—one north of the Wellington Townhomes and one north of the Bluestone Townhomes east of Bluestone Bay Drive.
  • When construction starts next spring there will be daily lane closures as required to remove temporary pavement and finish all the curb and gutter work.

 All the work mentioned above is dependent on weather and the possibility of unforeseen utility issues.

"My staff and I have been in contact and will continue to reach out to the business owners and affected parties in the construction areas to update them as we get new information from the contractor."

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yasmine January 20, 2013 at 05:02 AM
Crews are standing around while ONE guy works.
Daisy Fuentes January 20, 2013 at 04:00 PM
How about lights on the side of the road - is that scheduled? The wider lanes are nice, but it's hard to see when turning left.
Rob Mack January 20, 2013 at 04:09 PM
@yasime thanks for that educated and insightful comment...
Cynthia Bergier January 21, 2013 at 04:09 AM
What's up with that? When the weather was nice you'd see them all standing and BS'ing. Now it's too cold to get much done. Too many Chiefs, too few Indians.
Thomas Fattore January 21, 2013 at 03:33 PM
So what's with the speed limit. I've seen cops in Mokena giving tickets along Rt 30. I'm trying to drive the limit, but I usually end up going aroung 40 MPH. Still there are cars wizzing by going 45-50, and others going 35 or less. When you you get to a group of drivers going aroung 40 there always someone weaving through traffic trying to go faster. Please, either enforce the existing speed limit or raise it to a reasonable MPH and enforce that.

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