Over the last two weeks crews installed concrete curb and gutter throughout the project, including portions of the future median areas. Work on extending the existing culvert south of Illinois Route 22 was also completed. Crews placed reinforcing steel and cast the concrete in place. The extension is to accommodate a new sidewalk which will be placed at a later date. Noise abatement wall panels were placed at a number of project locations. Foundation drilling, along with concrete placement and installation of the remaining portions of the wall will resume when crews and equipment become available. Other project work over the last couple of weeks included roadway excavation, grading, and aggregate placement for the balance of the future southbound Quentin Road. Asphalt placement will begin this week and will continue through next week. Please watch for trucks leaving and entering the road. Also anticipated this week, eastbound traffic on West Cuba Road will be jogged to the south so crews can construct the middle portion of the road. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.
Crews completed underground storm sewers for roadway construction last week on both Quentin Road and West Cuba Road. Two culvert pipes and an extension of an existing box culvert, all immediately south of Illinois Route 22, are the last of the drainage work remaining until the final stages of the project. Roadway excavation, grading, and aggregate placement were completed from Pine Lake Circle to Pheasant Ridge Road. This work will continue northward to Bristol Trail Road over the next week. Other project work over the last couple of weeks included placement of curb and gutter, which comprised areas of the new landscaped median north and south of Lea Lane. Crews also continued staining retaining wall parapets at the south job limits. Asphalt for the new roadway is anticipated for the week of June 8th. Please watch for trucks entering and leaving the road. Work on noise walls and retaining walls between Pheasant Ridge Road and Lea Lane may resume the week of June 8th as we are anticipating some of the utility conflicts to be moved this week. Please check the Photos tab for more in-depth information regarding the project.