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Welcome to the IL Route 59 Reconstruction & Widening Website!

The scope of work includes the total reconstruction of IL Route 59 between New York Street / Aurora Avenue and Ferry Road, construction of 21 new concrete retaining walls of varying heights and lengths, construction of 6,385 linear feet of noise abatement walls, full reconstruction of the Interstate 88 / IL Route 59 interchange, utility relocations, pump station # 47 replacement at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF RR) underpass, reconstruction of the Wabaunsee Creek Culvert and widening/reconstruction of the following cross streets: New York Street / Aurora Avenue, Liberty Street / Jefferson Avenue, Meridian Parkway / Glacier Park Avenue, North Aurora Road, Brookdale Road and Diehl Road. The proposed typical cross section along IL Route 59 will be three through lanes in each direction with a raised median varying between 18 feet and 30 feet in width. Auxiliary right-turn and left-turn lanes will be constructed at all major intersections. The proposed pavement will be Portland cement concrete jointed pavement.

The proposed project will provide a better roadway facility to the public with improved safety features, additional roadway capacity, reduced crash potential, improved roadway geometrics to current standards and facilitate traffic flow in the area to relieve congestion. In addition to serving the motoring public, the proposed project will help meet the existing and future needs of the adjacent communities while minimizing social, economic and environmental impacts.
Project Start: Summer, 2012
Project End: Fall, 2015
Project Cost: $85,000,000
Project Municipality: Naperville, Aurora
Project County: DuPage County


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This site has been created to provide one location where the public can get details about the Illinois Route 59 project scope and the construction staging and schedule. The information is intended to help you understand what we will be doing and when the work is anticipated to take place.

As the Department works to make this section of roadway safer for the future, we want to make sure users, residents and local business owners have up to date information on the progress of the project. If you have any questions about the project that have not been answered with the information on this site please use the “Contact Us” section and a response will be sent to you.


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