Last week, work began on the temporary traffic signals at Fremont Center Road and IL RT 60. The signals are expected to be turned on the week of 8/16. This week, concrete curb and gutter was poured along IL RT 60 and Fremont Center Road. A slipform curb machine was used which allows the curb to be poured without forms and can be completed much faster. Once curb and gutter work was completed, crews began fine grading the aggregate subgrade under the roadway. Next week, hot-mix asphalt paving is expected to begin. Please continue to check the project website for updates.
Last week, storm sewer work began near the intersection of W Erhart Road and Fremont Center Road. Existing field tile crossing under Fremont Center Road was replaced with new concrete pipe. Storm sewer was installed at the new retention pond which will be located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Fremont Center Road and IL RT 60. At the west end of the project, an existing storm sewer pipe crossing under IL RT 60 was extended to the south due to widening for the new right turn lane. Earthwork also continued last week with geotechnical fabric, pipe underdrain, and aggregate subgrade being installed on Fremont Center Road. This week, the remaining storm sewer work for the first stage of construction was completed. Earthwork continued along Fremont Center Road and IL RT 60 where the roadway will be widened. Electrical work also began as conduit was installed under the proposed roadway. Electrical work is expected to continue with the installation of temporary traffic signal poles in the coming days. The temporary signals will remain in place until construction of stage 2 is complete. They will then be replaced with permanent signals. Please continue to check the project website for Read More
Last week, earthwork continued along the south side of IL RT 60 west of Fremont Center Road. The existing guardrail and asphalt shoulder was removed and the subgrade was widened to accommodate a future right turn lane. Pipe underdrain was installed in conjunction with the aggregate base course to ensure proper drainage under the roadway. Removal of existing storm sewer pipe and structures began along Fremont Center Road. Pavement removal of existing Fremont Center Road was also completed. Work then began to prepare the subgrade of the realigned portion of the roadway as it approaches IL RT 60. This week, storm sewer work is expected to begin. Earthwork along IL RT 60 east of Fremont Center Road will also be taking place. Please continue to check the project website for updates.
Construction work began last week, starting with tree removal along IL RT 60 and Fremont Center Road. Demolition of the building at the southeast corner of Fremont Center Road and IL RT 60 was also completed. This was necessary to allow for the realignment of Fremont Center Rd to the east. This week, Fremont Center Road from W Erhart Road to IL RT 60 was closed to through traffic. A detour was implemented utilizing IL RT 60, IL RT 176, and Gilmer Road. Please visit the detour tab on the project website for more information. Pavement removal of the existing Fremont Center Road has begun. Some of this material will be recycled for use at other locations throughout the project. Earthwork operations are expected to continue into next week. Temporary pavement was also installed along the north side of IL RT 60 and traffic was shifted further north. Work will be confined to the south side of IL RT 60 and Fremont Center Road during this stage. A work zone speed limit of 45 MPH is now in effect. Please use caution when navigating through the work zone. Please continue to check the website for updates.
Utility relocation is ongoing and construction is anticipated to begin mid-June. If you would like to stay up to date on the status of the project, please sign up for email alerts through the project website.