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Des Plaines River Road Construction Update 6/10/2016

This week the contractor continued work in preparation for paving the new concrete pavement for the southbound lanes.  Paving the southbound lanes is to begin next week.  During the paving operation River Road will be temporarily closed.  This temporary closure will expedite work on the project.

The north half of River Road will be temporarily closed to thru traffic from Oakton to Algonquin, beginning Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 6:00 AM to Friday, June 17, 2016 at 6:00 AM. During the road closure, a detour route will be used to direct traffic around the road closure. Thru traffic will be detoured via Oakton Street to Mannheim Road to Algonquin Road. The northbound lane will re-open to local traffic in the evening, at the end of each day. Southbound traffic will not be allowed and will remain closed during the duration of the concrete pour.

The south half of River Road will be temporarily closed to thru traffic from Oakton to Touhy Avenue, beginning Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:00 AM to Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM. During the road closure, a detour route will be used to direct traffic around the road closure. Thru traffic will be detoured via Touhy Avenue to Oakton Street to Mannheim Road. The northbound lane will be open to local traffic in the evening, at the end of each day. Southbound traffic will not be allowed and will remain closed during this operation.

Access to driveways will be temporarily closed the day prior to the concrete pavement pour. The driveways will be closed for approximately 7 days. Driveways north of Oakton will be closed 7:00AM on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 and driveways south of Oakton will be closed 7:00AM on Friday, June 17, 2016. Residents can park on an adjacent side street during this time. Side streets which intersect River Road will also be closed to thru traffic at the intersections except Cedar Court which is a cul de sac. Parking will be allowed overnight on these side streets during this time period.

 This work may be delayed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Please consult the City of Des Plaines’ website for additional information regarding the closure and other project updates.

For questions regarding the closure and other project related information please call 847.813.5371 to speak to a project representative.