IL Route 53 at Madison Improvements

General Information

Tentative Start Date: June 2016 
Substantial Completion Date: May 2017
Resident Engineer: Thomas Engineering
Project Manager: Matthew Lew
Contractor: Alliance Contractors, Inc.
Awarded Contract Amount: $2,024,100.69 
Funding Sources: Federal Surface Transportation Program, State of Illinois, Motor Fuel Tax Fund 

Project Information

Project Limits: The IL Route 53 improvement is located between Harding Road and Charles Lane, and the Madison Street improvement is located between IL Route 53 and Finley Road. The total length of the project is approximately 2,320 feet.IL 53-Madison Map

This Project Includes: This project consists of widening with hot-mix asphalt pavement, pavement resurfacing, storm sewer, curb and gutter, reconstruction of pavement with full-depth hot-mix asphalt (includes 400 feet of pavement on new profile), sidewalk, intersection signalization, pavement markings, landscaping, and all incidental and collateral work necessary to complete the improvement as shown on the plans.


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Newsletters & Notices: Periodically newsletters and notices are distributed to residents to keep them apprised of current and upcoming construction related events.

07/13/2016  Newsletter #1
09/07/2016  Detour Letter
09/23/2016  Newsletter #2
10/11/2016  Rt 53 Driveway Access Notice
10/21/2016  Driveway Closures Notice
11/14/2016  Madison Driveway Access Notice

Contact Information 

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740

Project Manager: Mr. Matthew Lew
Phone: (630) 620-5740

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


Why is this project necessary?
Left turns on southbound IL Rt 53 are not allowed at several intersections which hinders motorists traveling to other areas of Lombard. Roadway geometrics on Madison St also do not meet current roadway standards.

How does this benefit the Village?
The new traffic signal will provide a second location for southbound motorists to turn into Lombard and create a new gateway into the community. Roadway geometrics and conditions will be corrected, and new pedestrian and bicycles facilities will also be provided.

Will there be detours?
A detour for Madison St will be used for through traffic on the third phase, and the detour will use Harding Rd. 

Will the road be closed?
Madison St will be closed to through traffic on the third phase and will remain open to local traffic on all phases.

Will my driveway be inaccessible?
Driveways will be accessible during the majority of the project. As curb and driveways are replaced, residents will not have access to driveways for a period of time, typically three weeks. Parking passes will be issued to accommodate those residents.

Will my water be affected?
The project does not include adding or replacing drinking water facilities.

What will happen over the winter?
Due to project scope and scheduling, the project will likely not be completed within one construction year. As part of the project agreement, the contractor is required to have all roadways and driveways accessible before winter. Final items including landscaping will likely occur in spring 2017.
Detour begins September 19th
IL 53-Madison Detour Map