The area between the project limits along
Illinois Route 59 between Ferry Road and New
York Street/Aurora Avenue has become highly
developed. In order to promote a safe roadway
network for residents, businesses and all users
of the roadway, both motorized and
non-motorized, the project to improve this
segment was undertaken. The project will
reconstruct the pavement and provide additional
through lanes and a new interchange at Illinois
Route 59 and Interstate 88.
Existing traffic signals at IL Route 59 intersections with New York Street/Aurora Avenue,
Meijer/Westridge Court Entrance,
Liberty Street/Jefferson Avenue, Meridian Parkway/Glacier Park Avenue, North Aurora Road,
Bruce Lane/Brookdale Road, Diehl Road and Interstate
88 ramps will be modernized to current standards and interconnected to provide traffic flow progression.
Sidewalks will be provided on both sides of IL Route 59 for the entire project corridor to accommodate pedestrian
activities, except for the segment in the vicinity of the BNSF RR underpass between Meridian Lakes Drive and North
Aurora Road. In this location, sidewalk will be provided only on the west side of IL Route 59 only due to restricted
right-of-way availability from the railroad property. Sidewalk widths vary from five feet to seven feet if located
right at the back of the proposed concrete curb.
The project will be stage constructed with two through traffic lanes open to the traffic in both directions at
all times with temporary left/right lanes at all major intersections to minimize delays to the motoring public.
Due to physical constraints, a minimum of one through lane in each direction will be open to traffic at all times
at the BNSF Railroad underpass.
In order to expedite construction operations
to complete this project, the overall project has been broken down into multiple and
advance contracts (6 total) as follows:
Contract # 60P41: This advance contract provides rehabilitation of the existing pump station #47 in order to upgrade the
capacity of the existing pump station to accommodate the additional flows generated by the widening of the roadway. The proposed pump
station will be located adjacent to the existing station which will continue to be operational until the new pump station is
commissioned into service. A total of 6 new pumps will be installed and a new building structure constructed on the premises with
an improved access road and a new permanent and stand-by power feed. A 400 feet retaining wall will be
constructed as part of this contract to support the anticipated topographic fill elevations and minimize property acquisition. This contract was let
on June 15, 2012. Completion of construction is
targeted for March of 2014.
Contract # 60P42: This advance
contract constructs five concrete retaining
walls which are critical to the project to
facilitate and expedite construction of the
mainline contracts. This contract was let on May
24, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in
Contract # 60P43: This contract represents an advance tree removal contract which is intended to clear trees to facilitate advance utility
relocations and facilitate the progress of construction operations. This contract was let on June 15, 2012 and
was completed in November of 2012.
Contract # 60R30: This is a mainline contract for the reconstruction of the roadway from New York Street/Aurora
Ave to North Aurora Road, a total of 1.57 miles. This project includes major relocations of existing utilities for Naperville Electric in addition to
roadway reconstruction, retaining walls, noise walls, traffic signals,
lighting and Waubonsee Creek improvements. The
project was let on May 24, 2013 and is scheduled
to be completed in July, 2015.
Contract # 60R31: This is a
mainline contract for the reconstruction of the
roadway from North Aurora Road to Diehl Road, a
total length of 1.19 Miles. This project
includes roadway reconstruction, retaining
walls, noise walls, lighting and traffic
signals. The project was let on May 24, 2013 and
is scheduled to be completed in July, 2015.
Contract # 60I31: This is a mainline contract which extends from Diehl Road north to just south of Ferry Road. The project includes the
reconstruction of the interchange of IL 59 and Interstate 88 (Illinois State Highway Tollway Authority-ISHTA facility). The interchange configuration
will be a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)
which will offer increased capacity and reduced
accident potential at the interchange due to
reduced number of potential conflict points
among various vehicular movements. The work will
include construction of two new dual bridge
structures over I-88 in addition to
reconstruction and rehabilitation of the
interchange ramps. Traffic signals will be
installed at this location and major signing
will be provided to direct motorists into the
appropriate lane for their desired destination.
The project was let on June 14, 2013 and is
scheduled to be completed in September, 2015.