Main Street Improvements

Project Overview Video

General Information


Start Date: May 2020
Completion Date: Early August 2020
Project Manager: Matthew Lew
Contractor: R.W. Dunteman Company
Awarded Contract Amount: $1,307,899.25
Funding Sources: Federal Surface Transportation Program, Motor Fuel Tax Fund

Contact Information


Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: publicworks@villageoflombard.org

Construction Engineer: Mike Woulfe
Phone: (708) 466-0533
Email: mwoulfe@civiltechinc.com

Project Manager: Matthew Lew
Email: lewm@villageoflombard.org
Phone: (630) 620-5740

After Hours: Lombard Police Department
(630) 873-4400

Communications


Notify Me: Residents and property owners are encouraged to sign up for Notify Me to receive timely updates regarding construction in their area.

Newsletters & Notices:
Periodic newsletters and notices are distributed to property owners within the project area to keep them apprised of current and upcoming construction related events. Newsletters will also be posted on this webpage.

4/15/20 - Notification Letter
4/29/20 - Newsletter #1

Ask a Question: A public project open house did not occur due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If questions remain after viewing the Project Overview Video, Project Information and FAQs on this page, questions can be submitted to the Village by using the email link on the Main Street Improvements Q & A page

Construction Updates

8/14/2020 - On Monday, August 17, 2020, the left turn lane from Wilson Ave. onto Main Street, will be closed due to construction. Eastbound traffic on Wilson will still be able to turn left/north onto Main from the remaining open lane.

This temporary closure is necessary H&H Electric Company will be reconstructing the traffic signal handhole in the center of Wilson Avenue. Work will begin at 7:30 AM. The left turn lane from Wilson onto Main will be closed during the work and will remain closed until Wednesday, August 19, 2020, to allow the concrete to harden.


8/5/20 - A separate Main Street resurfacing project, included within the Village’s 2020 Asphalt Paving Program, is continuing from Roosevelt Road to Graham Avenue. Information regarding the Village’s Asphalt Paving Program, which also includes other local roads, is available on the Asphalt Paving & Patching Program page.

The Main Street Improvements Project, between Graham Street and St Charles Road, is substantially complete. Isolated minor work will sporadically occur over the coming weeks. 

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7/24/20 - For the week of July 27, St. Charles Road to Madison - Final pavement markings, sidewalk, and landscaping are scheduled to be completed. The Main Street Improvements Project, between Graham Street and St Charles Road, will then be substantially complete. Isolated minor restoration work will sporadically occur over the coming weeks. Access to side streets and driveways will be maintained.

Graham Avenue to Roosevelt Road - Weather permitting, the contractor will begin grinding operations Monday morning. Initially two-way traffic will be maintained in the two inner lanes. When grinding of the outside lanes is complete, traffic will be switched to the outside lanes. The concrete portion of Main Street, from Glenbard East to Graham Avenue, will be done after the asphalt grinding is completed. Work patterns and traffic control will be the same as it was for the asphalt portion. After Main Street grinding is completed the grinding operation will move to Madison Street between Finley Road and Park Road. Information on the Village’s Asphalt Paving Program, which also includes other local roads, is available on the Asphalt Paving & Patching page.

7/17/20 - For the week of July 20, final asphalt paving work that was delayed by weather is scheduled to begin Monday and be completed during the week. Paving will begin at St. Charles Road and continue to Graham Avenue, and slow-moving construction equipment will work within closed lanes. One travel lane in each direction will remain open throughout the paving process. Sidewalk corner work will be completed, and pavement marking installation will commence. Access to side streets and driveways will be maintained. 

An additional Main Street resurfacing project recently commenced and includes Roosevelt Road to Graham Avenue. Concrete work within that section is scheduled to continue next week.

7/10/20 - For the week of July 13, final asphalt paving work is scheduled to begin Monday and continue through the week. Paving will begin at St. Charles Road and continue to Graham Avenue, and slow-moving construction equipment will work within closed lanes. One travel lane in each direction will remain open throughout the paving process. Landscaping and sidewalk corner work will also continue, and access to side streets and driveways will be maintained.

6/26/20 - For the week of June 29, brick paver sidewalk corner work will commence, roadway manhole frames will begin to be reinstalled, and the Illinois Prairie Path crossing median will be replaced. The Prairie Path will remain open for path users. Electrical work will continue at signalized intersections, and access to side streets and driveways will be maintained. Work will not occur on July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. 

For the week of July 6, landscaping will commence, sidewalk corner work will continue, and roadway manhole frames will continue to be reinstalled. Electrical work will continue at signalized intersections, and access to side streets and driveways will be maintained.

6/18/20 - For the week of June 22, the remaining curb will be completed, and the first of two asphalt pavement layers will be placed.  Electrical work will continue at signalized intersections, and access to side streets and driveways will be maintained.

6/12/20 - For the week of June 15, curb and sidewalk work will continue, and underground utilities work will progress at Maple Street. Preparation for asphalt paving will continue, and access to side streets and driveways will be maintained.

6/5/20 - For the week of June 8, pavement milling (grooved pavement removal) will start at Graham Avenue. Slow-moving construction equipment will work within closed lanes. The contractor will mill the entire roadway width. Curb and sidewalk work will continue, and underground utilities work will start at Maple Street. Access on Main Street, side streets, and driveways will be maintained.

5/29/20 - For the week of June 1st, construction will continue on curbs and sidewalks throughout the corridor, and storm sewer work will conclude at Maple Street. Access to side streets and driveways will be maintained. The work will require daily lane closures beginning southbound from St. Charles Road to Wilson Avenue, and then back northbound.

5/22/20 - Project work will not occur on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. For the rest of that week, construction will continue on curbs and sidewalks, and storm sewer work will begin at Maple Street and at signalized intersections. Access to side streets and most driveways will be maintained. The work will require daily lane closures beginning southbound from St. Charles Road to Wilson Avenue, and then back northbound. 

5/15/20 - For the week of May 18, construction will continue on curbs and sidewalks, and utilities work will begin. Access will be maintained to side streets and driveways. The work will require daily right lane closures beginning southbound from St. Charles Road to Wilson Avenue, and then back northbound.

5/8/20 - For the week of May 11, construction activity will include completing pavement preparation and landscaping activities. Concrete curb and sidewalk work is also scheduled to commence during the week, and side street and driveway access will be maintained. Sequential project work items will utilize daily right lane closures beginning southbound from St. Charles Road to Wilson Avenue and then northbound. Motorists should exercise caution within the work zone and watch for workers. 

5/1/20 - For the week of May 4, construction activity will include completing a temporary traffic signal installation at Main Street and Parkside Avenue. Pavement preparation and landscaping activities are also scheduled to occur during the week. 

4/24/20 - For the week of April 27, construction activity is scheduled to commence on April 29 with a temporary traffic signal installation at Main Street and Parkside Avenue. Isolated landscaping activities are also scheduled to occur later next week. All work is contingent on contractor scheduling and weather conditions, and the Village project team appreciates your patience during this improvement project.

Project Information


This Project Includes: The improvements include roadway resurfacing and pedestrian enhancements.

Project Schedule: This project is scheduled to begin in May 2020 and be completed in August 2020.

Project Limits: This project will be completed on Main Street between Wilson Avenue and St. Charles Road. (See Project Area Map below)

Detour Map: No detours are anticipated on this project.

Traffic Impact: The project will impact traffic with temporary lane closures and associated construction work. Motorists are reminded to follow traffic signage and exercise caution within the work zone.

FAQs

Will the Village proceed with the project given the Coronavirus pandemic? The Main Street Improvements project is Federally funded through the Surface Transportation Program administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The Village is funding 30% of the project cost with local funding sources. Since the project contract is awarded and administered by IDOT, the Village must adhere to IDOT’s policies relative to construction.  The Village has been in contact with IDOT and been informed that, “there are no plans to stop or suspend construction because of this health crisis. Workers who support the construction of critical or strategic infrastructure are considered essential by the Department of Homeland Security and have a special responsibility to maintain a normal work schedule. With our partners in industry, we will strive to keep this construction season on schedule”. Additionally, construction has been determined an essential service through the Executive Order issued by Governor Pritzker. The Village continues to review its services and programs to ensure that the health and safety of the residents, employees and businesses is the primary objective.  

How does this benefit me? This project utilizes federal funding to resurface the roadway for anticipated safety and rideability improvements. Several crossings will receive greater prominence with high visibility crosswalks. The Maple Street intersection will receive enhanced pedestrian access and decorative sidewalk corners. The Illinois Prairie Path crossing will also be improved.

Will the road be closed? No road closures are anticipated.

If my driveway is inaccessible where do I park? Driveways are not anticipated to be inaccessible unless curb replacement is required.

Will my water or sewer service be affected? Water and sewer services are not anticipated to be affected.

Project Map

Main Street Improvements 2020 - Project Area