Update – 11/11/19

On Tuesday last week, pavement markings and new signage were installed to shift southbound Quentin Road traffic eastward.  This lane configuration will be in place throughout the winter.  Following the shift in traffic, topsoil stripping on the west side of Quentin Road started on Wednesday and continued through the end of the week.  Also, last week, the topsoil that was stripped was re-spread on the east side of Quentin Road and final graded.  Installation of temporary aggregate shoulders also occurred throughout the project limits.   Work anticipated this week includes continuing topsoil striping, along with placement and final grading on the east side of Quentin Road.  Areas which have been topsoiled are scheduled to be landscaped this week as well. Nicor gas crews returned to the site to begin removal of the 18” gas line that was retired last May.  Removal started north of West Cuba Road and will continue northward to Illinois Route 22.  This work is expected to continue through the end of the year. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 11/04/19

Snow and colder temperatures limited work last week.  Nonetheless, fine grading and temporary pavement installation was completed in the median of Quentin Road and on West Cuba Road.  Temporary paving operations are now complete for this stage.   Permanent pavement on the north side of East Cuba Road was also installed last week.  Work for the upcoming week includes placing concrete with ADA warning tiles at intersection gaps in the shared use path.  Also, aggregate shoulders will be placed along the edges of the temporary pavement.  These operations are anticipated to be completed early this week.  Pavement marking for the next stage of construction is also expected to be completed this week.  The southbound lanes will be shifted east so the west side of the road can be constructed.  This lane configuration will be in place through the winter. Nicor gas crews are expected to return to the site soon to begin removal of the 18” gas line that was retired last May. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 10/28/19

Work in the median of Quentin Road continued last week throughout the project limits.  Similar to the previous week, pavement removal was followed by extending the storm sewer crossings, grading, and installing temporary asphalt pavement.  Paving in the medians is expected to continue through the end of this week.  Eastbound traffic on East Cuba Road was shifted south.  This allowed the old pavement on the north side of the road to be removed and excavated, along with aggregate placed for the new road bed.  Concrete curb was poured along the north edge as the last step before pavement is placed.  Temporary paving in the median of Quentin Road and on West Cuba Road will continue this week.  Permanent pavement is anticipated this week on the north side of East Cuba Road. The current lane configuration is expected to be in place until the beginning of November.  When paving is completed in the center of Quentin Road, the southbound lanes will be shifted east so the west side of the road can be constructed.  Pavement marking for the next stage of construction may begin this week.  This lane configuration will be in place through the winter. Please check the Photos tab Read More

Update – 10/21/19

Work in the median of Quentin Road continued last week throughout the project limits.  Pavement removal was followed by extending the storm sewer crossings, grading, and then asphalt pavement.  The pavement installed at the north and south project limits is permanent; the areas in between will be temporary and is needed to maintain traffic while the west half is constructed.  Paving is expected to continue through the end of the week.  The shared use path was also paved last week.  The gaps at the intersections will be constructed in concrete with ADA warning tiles at the curbs.  This work is expected to be complete near the end of the week.   Work will continue in the median this week to prepare for asphalt pavement.  In addition, westbound traffic on East Cuba Road is expected to be shifted south so the north half of the road can be constructed.    The current lane configuration is expected to be in place until the beginning of November.  When paving is completed in the center of Quentin Road, the southbound lanes will be shifted east so the west side of the road can be constructed.  This lane configuration will be in place through the Read More

Update – 10/14/19

Removal of the existing pavement in the middle of Quentin Road continued last week.  The material that is being removed will be processed and recycled for reuse as the subgrade below the new pavement.  This operation will continue through the end of the week.  Storm sewer crossings were extended through the median.  The crossings will direct water collected in the curb of the future southbound lanes eastward.  Storm sewer work will occur sporadically over the next couple of weeks as pavement removal and working space becomes available. Asphalt paving is expected to resume this week.  Areas to be paved include the far north and south job limits and the median on East Cuba Road.  The shared use path is also anticipated to be paved.  Other work expected this week is earth excavation, grading, and aggregate installation in the median. The current lane configuration is expected to be in place until the beginning of November.  When paving is completed in the center of Quentin Road, the southbound lanes will be shifted east so the west side of the road can be constructed.  This lane configuration will be in place through the winter. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information Read More

Update – 10/07/19

Last week the next stage of construction started as northbound traffic was shifted east into a new lane configuration on Monday.  Removal of the existing pavement in the middle of Quentin Road, which started last Tuesday, will continue over the next couple of weeks.  This will be followed by extending storm sewer pipe crossings, aggregate placement, and asphalt paving.  Contractors also continued installing fencing at the retaining walls and foundations and conduits for future traffic signals.  Work is expected to finish this week on the east side of Quentin Road. Work anticipated over the next couple of weeks includes paving the shared use path on the east side of Quentin Road and installing permanent landscaping.  The current lane configuration is expected to be in place until the beginning of November.  When paving is completed in the center of Quentin Road, the southbound lanes will be shifted east so the west side of the road can be constructed.  This lane configuration will be in place through the winter. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 9/30/19

Contractors continued installing underground conduit for the intersection traffic signals and interconnect last week.  Mast arm foundations were also poured for the new signal equipment at Quentin Road and West Cuba Road.  Contractors continued to place aggregate for the future shared use path on the east side of Quentin Road.  It is anticipated the path will be paved at the end of next week.  Last week fence installation started at several project retaining walls and will continue this week. A new traffic pattern is anticipated to be in place today, Monday, September 30th.  Northbound traffic will be shifted east through the project limits on to the new asphalt pavement.  This is necessary to construct areas of the future medians and temporary pavement. Pavement removal in the medians will begin this week.  This lane configuration will be in place until approximately the end of October when southbound lanes will also be shifted east.    Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 9/24/19

Asphalt paving was completed last week for the first stage of work.  The newly paved lanes are the future northbound Quentin Road.   Your patience during this operation was appreciated! Last week, installation of underground conduit for the traffic signal interconnect started.  The interconnect system links traffic signals together to improve traffic flow by optimizing signal timing.  Aggregate was also placed for the future shared use path on the east side of Quentin Road.  Paving of this path is anticipated at the end of next week. A new traffic pattern is anticipated at the end of this week.  Northbound traffic will be shifted east through the project limits on to the new asphalt pavement.  This is necessary to construct areas of the future medians and temporary pavement.  This lane configuration will be in place until approximately the end of October when southbound lanes will also be shifted east.    Other work anticipated this week includes continuing aggregate placement for the shared use path and conduit for the new traffic signals. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.

Update – 9/17/19

Concrete curb and gutter for the first stage of work was completed early last week.  Asphalt paving started last week on the future northbound Quentin Road lanes.  The asphalt will be placed in four separate passes (or lifts) due to different material specifications and to achieve compaction requirements.  Three of the four lifts will be placed now, with the final lift being placed at the end of the project.  Work on the first three lifts will continue through the end of this week.  As a reminder, this will require multiple trucks pulling into and out of the work zone.  Please use caution and watch for flaggers and workers. A joint sealer will be placed on the joint of two pavement passes.  The sealer will help extend the life of the pavement by limiting water infiltration into pavement joints. A new traffic pattern is anticipated for the week of September 23rd.  Northbound traffic will be shifted east through the project limits.  This is necessary to construct areas of the future medians and temporary pavement.  This lane configuration will be in place until approximately the end of October when southbound lanes will be shifted east.    Other work anticipated for this week includes Read More

Update – 9/9/19

Outside of a few small areas, roadway aggregate installation concluded last week for the first phase of work.  The aggregate has been fine graded as a final step before asphalt paving begins.  Paving is anticipated to begin this week.  Please be aware this will require multiple trucks pulling into and out of the work zone.  Concrete curb and gutter was poured at several project locations.  The remaining long stretches and gaps on the east side of Quentin Road are anticipated to be finished this week. Concrete staining for the parapet wall at Buffalo Creek continued last week.  Contractors focused on the detail work to replicate stacked stone on the parapet wall at Buffalo Creek. Work anticipated this week includes topsoil placement, placing aggregate for the future shared use path on the east side of Quentin Road, and underground conduit installation for the traffic signals at East and West Cuba Roads. New traffic patterns are now anticipated for late the week of September 16.  Traffic at the south project limits will be shifted east, then jogged back west to the current lanes between High Knoll Court and Greenwood Drive and east again at the north project limits.  This is necessary to Read More