Tag: Rollins Road Gateway Update

Route 83 Temporary Bridge Over Rollins Being Removed

Round Lake Area News
Next week, the contractor will be removing the temporary bridge over Rollins Road. This work will require a brief (1 hour) closure of Rollins Road during the night of January 8-9. This closure will be on Rollins immediately east of IL 83, so the intersection of Rollins and IL 83 will remain open. IL 83 will remain open at all times. Monday through Wednesday will be spent preparing the bridge for removal with daytime temporary lane closures. This will include removing the deck panels and will be the limit of what can be done while the bridge is in place. It cannot be taken apart in place, because it will not be able to support its own weight during that process. The bridge will have to be picked up with a crane and set aside to be safely disassembled. While the bridge is in the air, ...

Washington Street Gets Asphalt Thursday July 17th

Rollins Road Gateway Updates, Round Lake Area News
Avoid this area since there will be a LOT of trucks coming and going Starting Thursday morning around 7:00 AM contractors will begin putting down the new asphalt on the Washington Street widening project. They will be using one of their monster machines that will be capable of reaching from the curb's edge to the center of the 3-lane road, thus creating only one seam in the middle. One truck filled with hot asphalt will only produce about 30 feet of roadway so you can imagine just how many truckloads it will take to do the entire length of the project. Even so, they are hoping to open the stretch up to traffic next week. Please avoid this area and don't try to navigate through it during this final phase since any unnecessary traffic just slows things down for the workers and truckers
Rollins Road Gateway Update 10-21-13

Rollins Road Gateway Update 10-21-13

Rollins Road Gateway Updates
Today they removed the traffic signals at Rollins Road and Mallard Creek Drive since they are currently in the way of the future bypass. When Rollins reverts back to its original alignment the signals will be reinstalled. Work continues along Hainesville Road to get the new configuration ready for asphalt while the weather is above freezing. Gravel was poured at the new entrance to Mallard Creek Shopping Center just west of McDonald's in preparation for the asphalt. You can also read and add comments on our Facebook page.

Rollins Road Gateway Update 10-20-13

Rollins Road Gateway Updates
Just WHERE Is Mallard Creek Drive? As part of the ongoing Rollins Road Gateway Project, this latest update is to let everyone know about the traffic signals that are being removed at the intersection of Rollins Road and Mallard Creek Drive. The removal will happen on Monday, October 21st and once they are removed the traffic on Rollins Road will no longer be required to stop. Southbound traffic on Mallard Creek will have a simple stop sign and drivers will need to proceed with caution when entering out onto Rollins Road. Keep in mind that there is NO center "merge" lane at this intersection since they have a left turn lane for eastbound Rollins Road traffic and a right turn lane for westbound Rollins traffic. You might be wise to use a different street if you want to head east off of ...

Rollins Road Gateway Update 10-10-13

Rollins Road Gateway Updates
There is plenty of activity in just about all phases at the Rollins Road Gateway site as workers continue to move dirt around, tear up more asphalt, install more utilities underground, transfer existing electrical wires to new poles, and yet try to keep traffic moving with little interruption. The new entrance that is being built just west of McDonald's to Mallard Creek Shopping Center was bustling with activity with cranes, bulldozers, and village employees all working together to locate and mark existing utilities. ComEd has a whole new row of electrical poles installed on the south side of Rollins along the path where the future Hainesville Road reconfiguration will be built. Crews have been busy removing old poles as the wires are transferred over to the new ones.  Asphalt has b
Rollins Road Gateway Update 10-4-13

Rollins Road Gateway Update 10-4-13

Rollins Road Gateway Updates
Work continues in Gateway Park as they add and compact more dirt over the area that had the poor soil. Eventually the Rollins Road bypass strip will climb to the same elevation that is on the east side of Hainesville Road where the embankment is gradually being refined for the temporary rail crossing. I had shown in a previous video a very small PVC pipe (maybe 10" in diameter) running underneath the new bypass dirt being compacted.  It was draining water from the huge culvert underneath Rollins Road and I questioned how it would hold up in inclement weather as well as not get clogged up. Today the County engineer released a statement saying: Also in Gateway Park, drainage work will begin, mostly with some temporary storm sewers for Rollins Road, but also permanent pipe for Hainesville