Rep. Wheeler: Spring 2021 IDOT projects in Kane County slated to get underway

State Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, shared an announcement from the Illinois Department of Transportation on Thursday that multiple improvement projects in Kane County are scheduled to get underway this spring.

“After decades of neglect, I am glad to share that the State of Illinois is making a significant investment in our local infrastructure,” said Rep. Wheeler. “These IDOT projects will create safer roads and bridges and provide jobs here in Kane County.”

• Illinois 31 (Lake Street) from Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to Rathbone Avenue

Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be needed to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this spring and completed this fall.

• Illinois 31 (State Street) from Strom Drive to West Road

 Ongoing resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, improved drainage, and repairs to the State Street bridge over U.S. 20 (Elgin Bypass). Daily lane closures needed to complete resurfacing work. The project started last summer and is anticipated to be completed this fall.

• Illinois 47 at Main Street

Ongoing project to replace the existing bridge, reconstruct the intersection and modernize traffic signals. One lane in each direction is maintained during construction. The project started in 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2022.

• Illinois 72 (Oak Knoll Drive) at Getzelman Road/State Street

Intersection improvement project, with new traffic signals, paving, ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, along with improved drainage and lighting. One lane in each direction will be maintained on Illinois 72 during construction. State Street will be closed for several months and Getzelman Road will be closed for several weeks. Detours will be in place. The project is scheduled to begin this summer and completed in late 2022.

All projects are part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program passed in 2019, which is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at http://www.gettingaroundillinois.com/.

Rep. Wheeler serves the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.