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Route 53 Road Patching Begins This Week

The work is broken into three segments; 17 other sites will also be done this summer and fall by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Eight pavement patching projects are to begin this week, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The first to be undertaken will be Illinois 53, between Patterson and Laraway Roads, according to a state press release. Illinois 53 work will also be done between Renwick and Normantown roads in and between West Millsdale and West Manhattan roads near Elwood.

The other Joliet projects are:

  • Illinois 7 (Theodore Street) from Larkin Avenue to U.S. 30;
  • U.S. 6 from Walnut Street to Parkwood Drive;
  • U.S. 30 from Briggs Street to Page Avenue;
  • U.S. 52 from Illinois 59 to Essington Road;
  • Washington Street from U.S. 30 to Briggs Street;
  • Richards Street from U.S. 52 to Mills Road;
  • Interstate 80 east frontage at Larkin Avenue.

Intermittent pavement repairs will be done at each location for several days at a time. Roadways may need to be reduced to a single-lane traffic with flaggers present during the daytime hours to accommodate workers.

All told, there are 20 patching projects in Will County to be done by IDOT this summer and fall. Work should be completed by Oct. 31 or earlier, depending on the project.

The other locations are:

Homer Glen: U.S. 6 from Haas Road to Will-Cook Road.

New Lenox:  U.S. 30 from Interstate 80 to Prairie Road.

Plainfield: U.S. 30 from 111th Street and 135th Street.

Manhattan: U.S. 52 from West Delaney Road to West Manhattan Road, U.S. 52 just south and north of West Bruns Road, and U.S. 52 from Hoff Road to U.S. 45.

Channahon: Blodgett Road from North River Road to Kelly Road.

Wilmington: Old Chicago Road from Illinois 102 to Ballou Road and Interstate 55 east frontage road from Illinois 113 to Strip Mine Road.

Peotone:  Frontage road at U.S. 52 and U.S. 45.

Iroquois Paving Corp., of Watseka, is the prime contractor on the $653,299 job.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

Infamous Steve August 27, 2012 at 02:47 PM
RT. 52 doesn't need patching...it needs replacing. Atleast from RT.59 to Houbolt.
jolietkenny August 27, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Come on Steve, you know the State has to patch it before they come back to tear it up. It's the Illinois way!

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