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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans to reconstruct and widen Illinois Route 53 (Rohlwing Road) from Army Trail Road on the southern limits to the Elgin O’ Hare Expressway on the northern limits. IDOT will widen the existing two-lane roadway to provide a five-lane roadway comprised of two lanes in each direction and a center median for left turns. Roadway shoulders and drainage ditches will be replaced with concrete curbs and gutters along with an underground storm sewer system. IL Route 53 (Rohlwing Rd) project will replace sidewalks impacted by construction and add new sidewalks along the project area.

IDOT will provide major intersection improvements. These improvements include additional thru lanes, left turn lanes, barrier medians, and traffic signal modernization. Barrier medians are proposed at the intersections of Army Trail Road, Lake Street, and Irving Park Road. The barrier median design will accommodate u-turns, access to all properties, and pavement markings. In addition, roadway lighting for Illinois Route 53 will be provided between Lake Street and Army Trail Road.

* On September 25-30, 2012, Medinah Country Club will host the PGA Ryder Cup. Illinois Route 53 construction will be coordinated with the PGA Ryder Cup.

NOISE WALL LOCATIONS
 

  • West side of Illinois Route 53 near Byron Avenue

  • East side of Illinois Route 53 near Byron Avenue

  • West side of Illinois Route 53 just north of Spring Lake Drive (Portion of wall located on top of retaining wall)

Illinois Route 53 Construction Schedule

* All dates are weather dependent and subject to change. Please drive carefully throughout the project area.

August 29, 2011 to October 23, 2011
IDOT will construct temporary pavement along the west side of Illinois Route 53, on all medians and islands, and on the north and south sides of all side streets. In addition, IDOT plans to install temporary traffic signals and install erosion control devices along the Illinois Route 53.

October 24, 2011 to November 30, 2011
IDOT will switch traffic onto temporary lanes along the west side of Illinois Route 53. Furthermore, IDOT will construct the proposed east side pavement lanes and various portions of side streets. Also, IDOT plans to install the proposed traffic signals and erect the proposed noise walls.

December 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012
Winter, no work planned.

March 1, 2012 to June 22, 2012
IDOT will switch traffic onto temporary lanes along the west side of Illinois Route 53. Furthermore, IDOT will construct the proposed east side pavement lanes and various portions of side streets. Also, IDOT plans to install the proposed traffic signals and erect proposed noise walls.

June 23, 2012 to October 31, 2012
IDOT plans to switch traffic onto the new pavement lanes along the east side of Illinois Route 53. Thus, IDOT will construct the proposed west side lanes and various portions of side streets. IDOT will finish construction by installing the proposed traffic signals and erect the proposed noise walls.

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