The roundabout paving should be complete today. The colored concrete still needs to be poured for the roundabout apron and the islands. Once the paving is complete, we will be grading behind the curb for the sidewalk and bike path, installing driveways along Dugdale, pouring sidewalk, paving the bike path, landscaping, and then installing signs. We are also installing the light pole foundations and conduit and upgrading the traffic signal system at Green Bay Road. Storm sewer work between Dugdale and Lewis will finish this week and the crew will move to Jackson and 14th. The new water main is installed and the old water main has been abandoned and filled.
The roundabout subgrade work is complete. The curb and gutter will be complete in a day or two. The asphalt placement has started today with the first of three layers. We are hoping to finish the first lift tomorrow and complete the second lift by the end of the week. The retaining wall at the Forest Preserve is complete except for the fence that will be installed on top of the wall. Other work this week will be grading for the sidewalk and bike path, installation of driveways along Dugdale, some sidewalk installation, light pole foundation and conduit installation, and traffic signal work at Green Bay Road. Storm sewer work between Dugdale and Lewis will continue and the new water main will be fully connected this week.
The excavation at the roundabout is almost complete and the subgrade will be complete in the next day or two. The storm sewer and watermain in the closure is complete and the crews are now working along 14th St east of Dugdale under daily lane closures. The retaining wall along the forest preserve will be complete in the next week. The concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk installation just started and will take a few weeks to complete. The eastbound lanes of 14th street have been resurfaced and traffic will be shifted onto them within the next week. The curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveway removals at Jackson have been done and the storm sewer work is starting. Once that is complete the temp pavement will be installed so traffic can be shifted and the pavement work can begin.
A traffic shift is expected this week. Please use caution.
Temporary sidewalks will be provided at Jackson this week for garbage collection. We apologize for any inconvenience this week.
Most of the pavement in the closure has been removed and the contractor continues processing the concrete and the asphalt to re-use. The new storm sewer installation and the removal of the existing storm sewer continues. The new water main installation from Dugdale to Lewis will continue this week. The sheet piling for the retaining wall next to the forest preserve is in and the concrete cap will be added soon. Major grading operations are expected this week to get the base to the proper elevation so aggregate subgrade can be placed.
14th St construction is progressing nicely. Most of the pavement in the closure has been removed and the contractor is processing the concrete and the asphalt to re-use. The new storm sewer installation and the removal of the existing storm sewer has started. The new water main is installed from Green Bay Rd through Dugdale and this section will be cleaned and tested in the next week. Topsoil has been stripped on most of the work zone and it is being stockpiled for later use.
The construction documentation camera is active and can be viewed from the link on the right side of the screen.
The intersection of 14th St and Dugdale Rd is now closed and the detour is in place. The contractor is removing the pavement and installing water main along the south side of 14th St. The tree removal is almost complete and the erosion and sediment control is in place.
14th Street at Dugdale Street to Close for Roundabout Construction
North Chicago/Waukegan, IL- The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing 14th Street at Dugdale Street beginning Monday, August 5 at 5 a.m. The closure will last approximately 90 days while the existing four-way stop intersection is converted to a roundabout. When the road reopens, motorists will be driving through the new roundabout. Please follow the signed detour routes.
Detour Route for Pulaski Drive at IL Route 131/Green Bay Road:
Detour Route for 14th Street and Dugdale Street:
Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses, from all directions, within the closure area.
ComEd and North Shore Gas are relocating their lines to avoid our construction. They are working in stages to clear the Dugdale and 14th St intersection first. Once they get relocated, they will move to the east and their next section of the relocation. At that point the contractors for AT&T, Comcast, and G4S will begin to relocate their lines near Dugdale and 14th.
The general contractor will start their pavement work when they are confident that we can minimize the full closure at Dugdale and the detour. We are expecting to start the pavement reconstruction work in July.
The contractor will begin working on tree removal, new watermain installation, and temporary traffic signal installation in the next few weeks. This work is not impacted by the utility work.
ComEd and North Shore Gas are relocating their lines to avoid our construction. They are working in stages to clear the Dugdale and 14th St intersection first. Once they get relocated, they will move to the east and their next section of the relocation. At that point the contractors for AT&T, Comcast, and G4S will begin to relocate their lines near Dugdale and 14th. The general contractor will start their work when they are confident that we can minimize the full closure and detour. We are hoping to start the reconstruction work in early July. A public meeting will be held in Mid-June to inform the public of the upcoming work.