Significant progress has been made since the last post. Asphalt has been placed on the north side of 14th from Dugdale to west of Greenfield. The water main installation for Waukegan and North Chicago is complete. The contractor will be shifting traffic onto the new pavement from Dugdale to Elmwood on Monday. Traffic will then weave south onto the existing pavement from Elmwood through Jackson. This will eliminate the weave at Greenfield and allow us to complete the reconstruction of the north side of 14th from Greenfield to Jackson.
The contractor has received approval to close Jackson between 13th and 15th for approximately 1 month. Currently we expect the closure to take effect the week of 10/12. Once we have locked in a date we will update the website. This will allow us to complete the intersection work prior to the winter and get traffic off of the temporary pavement.
After the traffic shift on Monday, the contractor will be removing pavement on the south side of 14th, west of Lewis. They will then move to the southeast corner of Lewis and then to the north side of 14th from Greenfield to Jackson.
We are also expecting the contractor to place topsoil and final landscaping from the Dugdale roundabout to IL-131.