55th Street - Maple Avenue/Dunham Road to Williams Street
Updated:Friday, January 3, 2020
County Highway 35 55th Street
Between Maple Avenue/Dunham Road and Williams Street
Short Description of Work
The project includes widening the intersection of 55th Street / Main Street to add a left turn lane in each direction, widening the intersection of 55th Street / Fairview Avenue to add left turn lanes along 55th Street, reconfiguring Fairview Avenue to include left turn lanes without widening the pavement; some water main replacement; storm sewer improvements; retaining walls; sidewalk improvements; traffic signal replacements at 55th/Main, at 55th/Fairview, and at the fire station on Main Street; traffic signal interconnect to Clarendon Hills Road; and pavement resurfacing. Access to Webster Street north of 55th Street will be eliminated, and left turns will be prohibited to and from Webster Street south of 55th Street. Left turns will be prohibited to and from Washington Street.
This project is a joint effort between DuPage County, the Village of Downers Grove, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The project will be constructed in several stages, with 55th Street and side streets reduced to one lane in each direction throughout most of the construction duration.
110 Working Days are allowed per the special provisions.
Temporary Traffic Signals are in operation at 55th Street/Main Street.
Temporary Traffic Signals are in operation at 55th Street/Fairview Avenue.
During the 2019 construction season, traffic was in the Stage 1 configuration only between Dunham Road and Fairmount Avenue, with the north lane closed and 55th Street in a 3-lane configuration through this area, one lane open in each direction separated by a two-way left turn lane. Main Street was also in a 3-lane configuration. The north side widening at Main Street was completed this season, along with miscellaneous curb and gutter and sidewalk repairs, but the Stage 1 work at Fairview was not started due to utility work.
The original traffic configuration was restored in late December 2019 for the winter period. A 3-lane configuration will again be implemented in 2020 to finish the work.
Although relocation of utility facilities is required and the DuPage County Division of Transportation issues permits to the utilities within the Right-Of-Way, the D.O.T. does not directly control the work of the various utilities.
AT&T mostly has adjustments to do along Main Street. AT&T's work is substantially complete.
Comcast is currently installing conduits and relocating cables.
ComEd had about 20 utility poles to relocate along with the overhead lines, as well as some underground ducts and cables. ComEd's work is substantially complete.
MCI/Verizon is currently installing conduits and cables.
Nicor has gas mains to relocate or replace along both sides of the roadway, totaling more than 2 miles of gas main ranging from 2 to 12 inches in diameter. Nicor work will resume in 2020 along the south side of 55th Street near Main Street.
WideOpenWest is currently installing conduits and cables.
Plans, Special Provisions and Bid Details
Link to the IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) website for plans, special provisions, and addenda.
(Item 078 on the November 9, 2018 letting)
R.W. Dunteman Company
600 S. Lombard Road
Addison, IL 60101
P. O. Box 1129
Addison, IL 60101
Civiltech Engineering, Inc.
H.W. Lochner, Inc.
Link to project website: http://55thstreetproject.com/
Kent Kuper, P.E. (DuPage County)