Monday, August 8, 2011
The largest project call for the resurfacing of stretches of Route 126 and U.S. 30, according to the village.
State and local road work projects begin this month. No long-term road closures are expected. Work includes: For more information, call 815-436-3577.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The roadwork has detoured traffic to 127th, and adding as much as 15 minutes to some people's morning and evening commutes.
Morning commuters in northern Plainfield may need to leave a few extra minutes early. Or just avoid 127th Street on the east side between Route 59 and Naperville-Plainfield Road. You can blame construction on 135th Street for causing the problems. Repaving between where the new fire station is being built and the DuPage River bridge this week is detouring traffic to 127th. That means double the traffic flow, which is causing time-eating traffic clogs. Some commuters are reporting lines of westbound drivers in the morning and eastbound at evening rush hour stretching more than a half-mile. That can cost you 10 to 15 minutes. If you’re coming from or heading north, you can beat the backup by jumping off at 119th or 111th streets. ARGOUDELIS …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Route 59 and 135th Street to be affected by roadwork, officials say.
Another week, another road closure -- summer must be getting close! 135th Street Avoid 135th Street, between the new Fire Station Facility and the DuPage River Bridge, which will be closed to all through traffic beginning Monday. This closure is necessary for the reconstruction and repaving of the roadway. A detour route will be posted. Route 59 Mainline concrete pavement on Route 59 between Route 126 and Union Street began being poured Thursday night. As a result, the following streets will not be accessible from the west side of Route 59: Union, Newkirk, Commercial, Ottawa, Chicago, Arnold, and Oak. Because the concrete needs time to cure, it's expected they will remain closed through the end of the week. Detour routes will be posted. …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
135th Street still closed near Dominick's.
Updated 10:40 a.m.: Weber has reopened, but a section of 135th Street is still closed to traffic. Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey on Saturday night said it could take 24 hours to clear up a butane gas leak near 135th Street and Weber Road. Turvey said the 8-inch pipeline began leaking gas Saturday afternoon on both the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection and spilled into nearby storm sewers. While inside the pipeline, butane is liquid, but when released, it becomes a highly explosive gas. “It’s coming out more of a mist,” Tuvey said, adding Romeoville firefighters quickly established an 800-foot evacuation zone near the spill site. “We did ask the gas stations, both BP and Dominick’s, to shut down,” Turvey said. Both …