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.
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.