Bliss Road Bridge Replacement Project UPDATE

The northbound detour for Bliss Road from Capitol Drive to the Virgil Gilman Bike Path has been implemented. Northbound traffic will need to use IL Rt 47 North to Main Street East to access Bliss Road.  Traffic will only be permitted through the project area southbound.

Traffic will only be able to travel southwest bound from May Road to Capitol Drive through the project area. The detour will be in effect for approximately 5 months. As depicted on the attached map, the northeast bound detour will utilize Illinois Route 47 north to Main Street Road east. Access to Ke-De-Ka Road will be for Local Traffic Only. Throughout most of the bridge replacement project, access will be allowed to Bliss Woods Forest Preserve and the Village Bible Church entrance off Bliss Road. There may be minor, daily closures while work is being performed on these entrances.

During work on the east side of Bliss Road, temporary access to the Midwest Greyhound Rescue will be provided along Bliss Road from Capitol Drive. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturday. The overall bridge replacement project is anticipated to take approximately seven months to complete, weather permitting. 

This traffic pattern change is required to safely remove and replace the bridge while allowing traffic access to the residences and businesses along the corridor. Periodic traffic backups may occur as motorists are held to allow safe access to the work zone for material delivery trucks and equipment. Changeable message boards will alert motorists of the date of the traffic pattern change if weather causes a delay in the setup of the traffic control. A new press release and additional signage will be provided prior to any new traffic pattern changes due the bridge replacement construction activities.

The above-mentioned road will remain open to southwest bound traffic only during construction, but motorist need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorist must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect significant delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138.

For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see

BlissRoadStage1B PR 4-26-17

Heads Up! Bridge Replacement on Bliss Road Will Change Traffic Pattern May 1