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Shabbona Drive from Sauk Trail to Indianwood Blvd and South Orchard Drive from Sauk Trail to Blackhawk Drive are both designated as federal aid (FAU) routes thus making them eligible for federal funding. Shabbona Drive is currently in the beginning stages of the Phase 2 process whereas South Orchard Drive is not; but is still in the plan for future federal funding years.
In 2019, Rebuild Illinois was signed into law to help stimulate the economy and improve Illinois infrastructure thus making funds available to local governments. According to Rebuild Illinois guidelines, these funds are to be used on bondable construction projects and funds are to be used by federal fiscal year 2025.
Therefore, Public Works will use the Village’s allotments of Rebuild Illinois funding to make roadways improvements to the non-FAU portions of Shabbona Dr (Indianwood Blvd to South Orchard Dr) and of South Orchard Dr (Blackhawk Dr to Monee Rd),
The proposed improvement is to reconstruct the road, along with removing and replacing curb and gutter, driveway replacement, ADA sidewalk improvements, structure adjustment, pavement markings, traffic control, restoration, and any other necessary items.
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Posted on August 23, 2022 at 11:10 AM by Nick Christie
Now that the concrete work is complete, roadway work will begin Thursday, August 25th. On this date, the roadway will be milled down approximately 5” to prepare for a new asphalt roadway. Residents will be temporarily displaced from their driveway for a few hours. If you need to get out of your driveway on this day, please remove your car and park on a side street on Wednesday night. No Parking will be allowed on Shabbona or South Orchard at this time.
We realize that this is an inconvenience and appreciate your patience. If you require special accommodations during this time, please call our office so that we may assist to the best of our abilities.
As a reminder, this project will take place during working hours, Monday-Saturday, 7am-6pm. Common construction inconveniences such as traffic congestion, dust, noise, and heavy equipment should be expected. Residents should be sure to keep a safe distance from construction equipment and be sure not to walk near construction activity.
We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we complete this work. If you have any questions, please call (708) 503-7702.