Illinois 56 (Butterfield Road)
Reconstruction and Widening Website!
||May 16, 2011
Mainline asphalt paving work ended for the year with the onset of cold temperatures. Much of the Stage 2 pavement has been
completed. 2 lanes of traffic in each direction on US 56 are being provided thru the winter east of Herrick Road. Traffic west of
Herrick Road will remain in Stage 2 configuration with 1 lane of traffic in each direction on the new eastbound lanes of IL 56. In
the Spring of 2013, medians, driveways, sidewalks, and landscaping will be completed. Starting in May of 2013, one lane in each
direction will be closed east of Herrick Road to allow completion of the final asphalt surfacing. Substantial completion is
expected by July 4, 2013.
Illinois Route 56 Newsletter
This site has been created to facilitate public input and provide
information about the project
and schedule. We invite you to explore the site and provide your
comments and concerns
regarding the project through our “Contact Us” section.
This site will be updated periodically as the project progresses.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) wishes to thank you
for your support and patience.
WORK ZONE SAFETY
Did you know work zone fatalities are down 29.6 percent compared to
2003? Aggressive law enforcement and awareness campaigns and
significant improvements to work zone safety traffic control reduced
Illinois work zone fatalities from 44 in 2003, including 5 workers,
to provisionally 30 with 3 workers killed in 2010.
So, Give ‘em a
brake…slow down for their sake and yours!
IDOT appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to
improve the roadways in your community.
IDOT CONSTRUCTION ZONES
IDOT's new website provides up to date information on all current
active construction contracts, including those funded through the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, after contract
IDOT DBE PROGRAM
If you are a small business and are interested in work on road
construction projects with IDOT,
click here for information on IDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
If you have a specific project-related question, please submit your
question by visiting IDOT’s website http://www.dot.il.gov/contact.html
and complete the email form to receive a prompt response.