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159th Street Road Improvements

Posted on: October 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 159th Street Road Improvements - Project Overview for 10/30/15

• Utilities relocation will be primarily complete by year end 2015.
• Most ComEd utility poles are in place. Switching power to the new poles should occur by
year end. The actual date is very fluid at this time. The ComEd switching date will be
posted here when known.
• AT&T and Comcast will need to continue working through the winter on their respective
utility relocation.
• Earthwork in progress on the north side of 159th Street, between Cedar Road and Gougar
Road, is in preparation for laying temporary pavement and creating temporary drainage for
the Stage 1 traffic shift.
• Stage 1 Traffic Shift: Traffic will be shifted to the NORTH side of the corridor, for
construction of road improvements along the SOUTH side of the corridor, during the 2016
construction season. The traffic shift to the north side should take place between April and
June 2016. The actual date for the traffic shift is very fluid at this time. The traffic shift date
will be posted here when known.
• Winter Road Work (BEGINS AFTER THANKSGIVING): A “land bridge” will be constructed
to provide the foundation for road improvements in 2 locations with unstable soils (peat).
The IDOT road contractor will conduct this work over the winter, beginning after
Thanksgiving. The work requires driving piles into the ground in a grid pattern for support.
Traffic control will be necessary, shifting traffic from side to side as the pile driving
Traffic shifts for this winter road work will occur along the following road segments:
o From west of Hidden Valley Drive to east of Annico Drive
o From Messenger Boulevard (Marian Village)/Stonebridge Drive east to about T-Time /BI
Rental (west of Parker Road)

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