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IL Route 59 Reconstruction Project

Project Photos

2009 Photos

Traffic split on IL Rt. 59 south of Fraser/Feeney Road (looking south). Traffic split on IL Rt. 59 north of Renwick Road (looking north). East half of Black road intersection pour.

Traffic split on IL Rt. 59 south of Fraser/Feeney Road (looking south).

Traffic split on IL Rt. 59 north of Renwick Road (looking north).

East half of Black road intersection pour.

The two photos above are of the lane configuration on November 2nd. They show how the traffic flowed for a few days – then all traffic moved to the new lanes. Also, the areas shown are where the new roadway was raised higher than the existing (old) road.

 
Looking northeast at the new Hammel Creek Triple Box Culvert. Northbound lane 2 paving. This view is looking northeast, north of Theodore Street. Northbound lane 2 paving. This view is looking south, south of Theodore Street.
Looking northeast at the new Hammel Creek Triple Box Culvert. Northbound lane 2 paving. This view is looking northeast, north of Theodore Street. Northbound lane 2 paving. This view is looking south, south of Theodore Street.
new pavement on IL Rt. 59 south of US 52 (Jefferson). new pavement on IL Rt. 59 south of US 52 (Jefferson). new pavement on IL Rt. 59 south of US 52 (Jefferson).

Three photos above show new pavement on IL Rt. 59 south of US 52 (Jefferson).

Back side view of the wall shows the lower wall panel construction. The north abutment supports (columns) are shown on the right. Front view of the same wall about halfway up the height of the wall. This shot shows placement of stone behind the wall and halfway up the height of the wall.

Back side view of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall shows the lower wall panel construction. The north abutment supports (columns) are shown on the right.

Front view of the same wall about halfway up the height of the wall.

This shot shows placement of stone behind the wall and halfway up the height of the wall.

Front view of the completed MSE wall constructed to full height.    
Front view of the completed MSE wall constructed to full height.    

The four (4) photos above show the construction progress of one of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls
for the new bridge on the ramp from I-55 to IL Rt. 59.

New lanes just before moving traffic onto them. The view is southbound on IL Rt. 59, south of Fraser/Feeney Road with final adjacent landscaping.    
New lanes just before moving traffic onto them. The view is southbound on IL Rt. 59, south of Fraser/Feeney Road with final adjacent landscaping.    

August 2009

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New pavement and intersection on Ft. Beggs Rd. looking east at IL Rt. 59. New pavement and intersection on IL Rt. 50 looking south. Ft. Beggs Rd. is to the right. Placing embankment south of Renwick Rd.
Existing asphalt being removed by a milling machine on Ft. Beggs Dr. Storm sewer lateral installation north of Renwick Rd. Installation of preformed detector loops and dowel baskets prior to pour
Paving with Bidwell Paving with Bidwell Curing compound installation
 
Completed Renwick (looking west) opened to traffic Completed Renwick (looking east) opened to traffic  

May 2009

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Traffic passes on new temporary pavement north of Renwick Rd. Crews work to install a new water main for the Village of Plainfield. Pipe jacking for Hammel Creek diversion channel.
 
Subgrade preparation between Ridge Dr. and Meadow Dr. Crews pour concrete for retaining wall south of Ridge Dr.  

April 2009

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Installation of a new storm sewer Compacting storm sewer trench Boring rig drills shafts for temporary retaining walls at Hammel Creek

Excavation for retaining wall at Hammel Creek Pouring of temporary pavement on IL Route 59 north of Rolf Road. Earth excavation at IL Route 59 and Feeney Drive
Construction of a new double barrel box culvert 350’ feet south of Seil Rd. using precast sections. Installation of precast box culvert sections under IL Route 59 just north of the new I-55 interchange. Construction of 90” storm sewer pipe on IL Route 59 south of Jefferson St.
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