Rollins Road Gateway Schedule: Oct & Nov

Steel sheets are being driven into the ground to support the temporary Rt. 83 bridge
Steel sheets are being driven into the ground to support the temporary Rt. 83 bridge

The video below ties in with the latest update released by the County engineer regarding the Rollins Road Gateway Project to make the time frame a bit easier to understand. This update will cover the last week of October thru mid-November. Keep in mind that Rollins Road will be CLOSED for TWO WEEKS beginning November 11th to allow for a bridge to be installed over Rollins Road for Route 83 traffic. The bridge will allow the County to build the new Rollins/IL 83 intersection at the lower elevation required while still allowing traffic to flow on Route 83.

If you have driven past the intersection this past week you would have seen the tall steel plates that are being driven into the ground where PNC Bank and Payless Shoe Source used to be. Once they are in place they will have concrete abutments added around them to help support the temporary bridge that will take traffic OVER Rollins Road while they work on the new intersection which will end up at a lower grade.

Stormwater Management was onsite October 21st
Stormwater Management was onsite October 21st by the Gateway ponds

On October 21st I spotted a vehicle from Stormwater Management near the Gateway Park gazebo and ponds. Today I saw that they had installed barrier timbers in each of the ponds to prevent debris from entering the drain towards the lake. I can remember when they ran storm drains all the way down Williams to the lake and people complained that it was draining engine oil off the shopping center parking lots into our clean lake.

Barriers have been installed in both Gateway ponds to stop debris from entering the drain to the lake
Barriers have been installed in both Gateway ponds to stop debris from entering the drain to the lake
Stopping debris from clogging Gateway ponds overflow to Round Lake
Stopping debris from clogging Gateway ponds overflow to Round Lake
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4 Comments

  • Sylvia Luetteke

    Can you please tell me exactly from what street to what street Rollins Rd. will be closed for the 2 weeks? (ie-from Hook to Orchard Lane…for example.) I ‘d like to plan my morning & evening commute accordingly! I don’t need any surprises & detours on my morning commute.
    Thanks in advance…

    • Maureen Suddeth

      I am trying to determine if Rollins Road will be connected to Hainesville Road so that route can be taken beginning 11-11. Will the temporary road be ready? If not, what is the alternate route?

  • by Gene Carey

    Sylvia,
    The section of Rollins Road that will be closed for two weeks is from the east side of Route 83 to the newly reconfigured Hainesville Road which will meet Rollins just west of McDonald’s the week of Nov. 4th. Just imagine that you can no longer travel over the existing R.R. tracks on Rollins where the current R.R. signals are located. Route 83 will still be open BUT it will go OVER Rollins Road via the temporary bridge they are preparing to install. I will keep everyone posted with plenty of photos and videos that will help to make easier to understand as bypasses open up and bridges get installed. I PM’d you with this info as well.

  • by Gene Carey

    Maureen,
    Here’s the schedule which should answer your question:
    Prior to the Rollins Road closure (over the R.R. tracks) traffic on Hainesville Road will be shifted over to its NEW configuration on Nov. 8th and the NEW entrance to McDonald’s as well as the NEW entrances to Jewel-Osco and Mrs. V’s Restaurant / Garden Fresh Market will ALL be opened. Thus, anyone heading east on Rollins will drive over the NEW Rollins bypass to the NEW Hainesville and detour south to Shorewood, Washington, or Rt. 120 depending on where you are headed. This necessary detour will last until November 25th

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