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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #200 on: June 29, 2020, 05:32:31 PM »

Interesting note from that July list...
- US 52 in Kendall County between Ridge Rd and Route 47 shoulder widening.
Could this be a possible a precursor of making 52 a 4 lane road or a resurface project?


Not likely (I am ex-IDOT District 3). This looks like a safety project. The same thing was done on Illinois 71 several years ago in 2 sections, from La Salle County to Yorkville. High traffic volumes, narrow shoulders, need more space for disabled vehicles and traffic enforcement.

Eventually when Joliet and/or Shorewood build out into Kendall County along US 52, it will likely be 4-laned. Joliet had a master plan (probably 15 years old at this point) that included several square miles in that vicinity being urbanized and roads upgraded, but most of it so far has been to the north along Ridge Road, around Theodore Street and Caton Farm Road.
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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #201 on: June 29, 2020, 05:58:18 PM »

Interesting note from that July list...
- US 52 in Kendall County between Ridge Rd and Route 47 shoulder widening.
Could this be a possible a precursor of making 52 a 4 lane road or a resurface project?


Not likely (I am ex-IDOT District 3). This looks like a safety project. The same thing was done on Illinois 71 several years ago in 2 sections, from La Salle County to Yorkville. High traffic volumes, narrow shoulders, need more space for disabled vehicles and traffic enforcement.

Eventually when Joliet and/or Shorewood build out into Kendall County along US 52, it will likely be 4-laned. Joliet had a master plan (probably 15 years old at this point) that included several square miles in that vicinity being urbanized and roads upgraded, but most of it so far has been to the north along Ridge Road, around Theodore Street and Caton Farm Road.

Interestingly, the growth in that area has slowed a lot in the past decade. Honestly, it's probably not been the worst thing at least from an infrastructure standpoint, as things are somewhat starting to catch up to be able to meet current capacity needs.
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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #202 on: June 29, 2020, 08:40:20 PM »

Interesting note from that July list...
- US 52 in Kendall County between Ridge Rd and Route 47 shoulder widening.
Could this be a possible a precursor of making 52 a 4 lane road or a resurface project?


Not likely (I am ex-IDOT District 3). This looks like a safety project. The same thing was done on Illinois 71 several years ago in 2 sections, from La Salle County to Yorkville. High traffic volumes, narrow shoulders, need more space for disabled vehicles and traffic enforcement.

Eventually when Joliet and/or Shorewood build out into Kendall County along US 52, it will likely be 4-laned. Joliet had a master plan (probably 15 years old at this point) that included several square miles in that vicinity being urbanized and roads upgraded, but most of it so far has been to the north along Ridge Road, around Theodore Street and Caton Farm Road.

Interestingly, the growth in that area has slowed a lot in the past decade. Honestly, it's probably not been the worst thing at least from an infrastructure standpoint, as things are somewhat starting to catch up to be able to meet current capacity needs.

It slowed from 2008 to 2012 or so.  It's picked back up, just not as fast as before.  And it's still growth, unlike DuPage and Cook Counties.
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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #203 on: June 29, 2020, 10:31:20 PM »

The plans are up for the IL 15 signal project in Mt. Vernon.  It is indeed a FYA project.  After this project (and whenever the Decatur FYA project gets acceptable bids - it's being rebid again on the July 2020 Letting) this leaves only District 1, 3, and 8 without FYA's on IDOT roadways.
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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #204 on: June 30, 2020, 08:03:04 AM »

The plans are up for the IL 15 signal project in Mt. Vernon.  It is indeed a FYA project.  After this project (and whenever the Decatur FYA project gets acceptable bids - it's being rebid again on the July 2020 Letting) this leaves only District 1, 3, and 8 without FYA's on IDOT roadways.

I wouldn't hold my breath on D1 (or City of Chicago, for that matter) getting one anytime soon. It'd be interesting to see how well they take in D1.
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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #205 on: June 30, 2020, 09:14:47 AM »

The plans are up for the IL 15 signal project in Mt. Vernon.  It is indeed a FYA project.  After this project (and whenever the Decatur FYA project gets acceptable bids - it's being rebid again on the July 2020 Letting) this leaves only District 1, 3, and 8 without FYA's on IDOT roadways.

I wouldn't hold my breath on D1 (or City of Chicago, for that matter) getting one anytime soon. It'd be interesting to see how well they take in D1.
Iím pretty surprised to see them coming to D9. But not as surprised as when the first D1 IDOT project adds them

Missouri and Kentucky and Indiana are using the FYA right across the rivers in Southern IL, so maybe D9 figured it was time to start. Who knows. Iíve seen them in Evansville, Cape Girardeau, and Paducah
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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #206 on: July 01, 2020, 09:30:40 PM »

The plans are up for the IL 15 signal project in Mt. Vernon.  It is indeed a FYA project.  After this project (and whenever the Decatur FYA project gets acceptable bids - it's being rebid again on the July 2020 Letting) this leaves only District 1, 3, and 8 without FYA's on IDOT roadways.

I wouldn't hold my breath on D1 (or City of Chicago, for that matter) getting one anytime soon. It'd be interesting to see how well they take in D1.

The only agency to have them in D1 is Kane County.
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Re: Illinois interesting bid annoucements
« Reply #207 on: July 01, 2020, 10:30:45 PM »

The only agency to have them in D1 is Kane County.

McHenry County has them in the plans for the Algonquin Road/Crystal Lake Road intersection as part of the big Randall Road widening project.  McHenry County also references them for a future project on Walkup Road and Crystal Lake Road.

Rumor has it Lake County may be looking at installing a few as well.
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