PROJECT OVERVIEW - NORTH GAP
The reconstruction of this segment of Illinois Route 31, (north of Trinity Drive to south of James R. Rakow
Road), represents the final segment of the road studied as part of the Algonquin Bypass Project.
This proposed contract includes reconstruction with Portland Cement concrete pavement of Illinois Route 31 from
approximately 1,200 feet north of Trinity Drive to approximately 80 feet south of James R. Rakow Road. The cross
section will be widened from the present one lane to two 12 foot lanes in each direction. Drainage will be a combination of open
ditches and a closed storm sewer system. A new traffic signal interconnect will be installed between the Virginia Road
and James R. Rakow Road intersections. Work also includes a combination concrete curb and gutter and an HMA bike path.
In order to provide a safe travel way for all motorists, the project includes construction of a barrier median,
(which varies from 6 feet wide to 22 feet wide.) Breaks will be provided at all side streets and several predetermined
locations to allow motorists in small trucks and passenger vehicles to make u-turn movements.