Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022
Thursday, February 21, 2019
DuPage County Announces 2019 Transportation Capital Program
The DuPage County Division of Transportation (DuDOT) has announced its upcoming capital program for 2019.
The capital program focuses on improving the County’s infrastructure. Improvements include safety enhancements, congestion relief, state of good repair, and accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. In total, the 2019 DuDOT capital program is $36.1 million, which includes County and federal funds.
Some of the larger projects that will be under construction in 2019 include:
• 55th Street from Dunham Road to Clarendon Hills Road in Downers Grove, Westmont, and Clarendon Hills. Crews will add left turn lanes at Main Street and at Fairview Avenue, patch and resurface streets, repair sidewalks, and synchronize traffic signals.
• Greenbrook Boulevard from County Farm Road to Lake Street in Hanover Park will be patched and resurfaced.
• Safety improvements along 75th Street at Naper Boulevard.
• Grand Avenue culvert replacement west of County Line Road.
• Expanding the Central Signal System in Aurora, Naperville, Woodridge, Downers Grove, Darien, Wheaton, Lisle, and Warrenville. The Central Signal System allows DuDOT to remotely monitor and observe traffic operations and adjust them based on changing conditions. Improvements will connect the existing system to 75th Street from Route 59 to Plainfield Road; Naperville Road from Roosevelt Road to 75th Street; Warrenville Road/Ferry Road from Raymond Drive to Yackley Avenue; Winfield Road from Warrenville Road to Diehl Road; and Diehl Road from Raymond Drive to Mill Street.
In addition, the following roadways will be resurfaced:
• Stearns Road from Bartlett Road to Route 59
• Bartlett Road from Stearns Road to Devon Avenue
• Devon Avenue from Bartlett Road to Newport Boulevard
• Plainfield Road from 75th Street to County Line Road
• Cass Avenue from Plainfield Road to 91st Street
• Fairview Avenue/Meyers Road from Ogden Avenue to 31st Street
“DuPage County’s transportation plan focuses on reducing congestion and making roadways safer – both through construction projects and operational enhancements like our Central Signal System expansion,” said Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski. “All improvements will allow for improved mobility for all users around the County.”
To view a full list of the DuDOT road construction projects, or for more information about individual projects, please go to www.dupageco.org/dot/construction.