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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Powis Road at North Avenue

Project Location

  • County Highway 18, Powis Road

Updated: May 23, 2018

Short Description of Work

DuPage County is improving the intersection of Powis Road and North Avenue (Illinois Route 64) by widening Powis Road to allow two southbound through-lanes on and double left turn lanes from both northbound and southbound directions; re-striping for double left turn lanes from westbound North Avenue and a right turn lane from eastbound North Avenue; improving stormwater drainage facilities; and installing the permanent traffic signal at the intersection.  These improvements were part of the plans when North Avenue was reconstructed and widened in 2013, but this portion of the project was deferred.

Traffic Control

This project will be constructed in several stages.  Along Powis Road, a left turn lane and through lane will be open in each direction at all times.  Daytime lane closures along North Avenue will be required at times.

Contract Cost

 $1,796,687.74

Completion Date

The work is to be completed within 85 Working Days.

Construction Status 

  • Work began on the 48" storm sewer on October 30, 2017.  
  • Work was suspended in early December 2017 and resumed on March 12, 2018.
  • Utility relocations have been completed, although there is still some utility work in the area.
  • The Contractor is currently completing the pavement widening and working on the median south of North Ave.
  • Keil Road at North Avenue is currently closed but will re-open as soon as the concrete is ready.
  • Traffic signal work will begin soon.

Plans, Special Provisions, and Bid Details


Function/RoleResponsible Party
Contractor Martam Construction Inc.
1200 Gasket Drive
Elgin, IL  60120
(847) 608-6800
Design Engineer AECOM Technical Services, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Resident Engineer Illinois Department of Transportation
Project Engineer Kent Kuper, P.E. (DuPage County) 
(630) 407-6900