Welcome to Illinois 19 (Irving Park Road) @ York Road Website!
Due to the at grade railroad crossing of the Canadian Pacific Railway rail tracks just east of the intersection of Illinois 19 (Irving Park Road) in Bensenville, IL travelers on both Illinois 19
(Irving Park Road) and York Road experience extensive delays. In order to make travel in this area less congested and safer, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be constructing a bridge to carry the railroad over Illinois 19 (Irving Park Road). This grade separation will also allow the addition of travel lanes and pedestrian accommodations at this intersection improving the area for local residents, businesses and all the traffic traveling through this corridor daily.
The funding for construction was secured through the CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental And Transportation Efficiency) program and has been designated as project GS-16. On average, 25 trains per day travel through the at-grade crossing. CREATE’s mission is to eliminate congestion points throughout the state of Illinois.
Illinois 19 (Irving Park Road) @ York Road will help create 830 new jobs.
The purpose of the $64 million dollar project is to enhance the flow of traffic, reduce congestion, and increase safety while minimizing impacts. Our goal is to address regional growth and transportation demand, improve traffic capacity and safety, improve roadway facilities and promote economic development. IDOT suggests using alternate routes and public transportation throughout construction.
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WORK ZONE SAFETY
Did you know work zone fatalities are down 29.6 percent compared to 2003? Aggressive law enforcement and awareness campaigns and significant improvements to work zone safety traffic control reduced Illinois work zone fatalities from 44 in 2003, including 5 workers, to provisionally 30 with 3 workers killed in 2010.
So, Give ‘em a brake…slow down for their sake and yours!
IDOT appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to improve the roadways in your community.
IDOT CONSTRUCTION ZONES
provides up to date information on all current active construction
contracts, including those funded through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, after contract execution.
IDOT DBE PROGRAM
If you are a small business and are
interested in work on road construction projects with IDOT,
click here for
information on IDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
If you have a specific project-related
question, please submit your question by visiting IDOT’s website
http://www.dot.il.gov/contact.html and complete the email form
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