UPDATE: 10/09/2019: This project is nearing completion.
UPDATE: 09/12/2019: This project is ongoing with a Stage Change and Lane Shifts and will continue weather permitting.
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area.
UPDATE: 8/14/2019 – The concrete base for the widening in the first phase will be completed August 14. The contractor will start next week to get the shoulders in and start putting the level binder down. Traffic will then be switched over for the phase 2 work the week of the August 26.
Coast Oak of Settlers Ridge has received a permit from IDOT to construct turn lanes at Galena and Gordon; and Galena and IL56. IDOT will oversee the construction on the project because Galena Boulevard is an IDOT owned and controlled road. The engineer on the project for Coast Oak is Steve Kaminski from Mackie Consultants of Rosemont IL.
The proposed improvements consist of widening Galena Boulevard to add a single dedicated left turn lane in the westbound approach and a single dedicated right turn lane in the eastbound approach at the intersection with Gordon Road. Also included at this time is the widening of Galena Boulevard to add a single dedicated right turn lane in the westbound approach at the intersection with IL56.