Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash addresses the ongoing Route 30 Construction project.
Route 30 Construction through town has the outside lanes of traffic closed in both directions beginning at Williams Street and moving east. New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash highlighted in a report that there will be work ongoing in various locations along the length of the project for the next couple of months. The reason for the lane closure is to give the contractor time to complete necessary work along the outside lanes. Contractors will be focusing on grading, bike path improvements and temporary pavement removal along with curb and gutter work, he noted in an announcement on the Village website. For more information, visit the website here. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Lincoln-Way communities are gearing up for more lane closures on Route 30
While flowers will be breaking ground and reaching toward the sun, construction crews will be breaking pavement and digging a path for new lanes on Route 30 in New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort. Flashing signs have been alerting motorists about pending lane closures, said New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash. There are currently two lanes of traffic in each direction along Route 30. There will be daily lane closures throughout the project. All lanes will be open again at the end of the day. Nash said he and the staff have been monitoring the areas throughout the winter, but spring time marks the typical construction season. Construction crews are expected to dig in about April 1, said Nash. The contractor has started construction on the …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Fresh cut firs ranging in size from 6-foot to 12-foot are plentiful at Spencer Road Christmas Trees.
Have you gotten your Christmas tree yet? Spencer Road Christmas Trees is open until Christmas Eve. The lot is full of Douglas-firs, one of the most common of the evergreen variety. Take a walk through the rows of fresh-cut trees. The lot, located at Spencer Road and E. Route 30, is just east of Chicago Dough Company Restaurant. Due to the Route 30 construction project, it's a bit tricky to enter the lot. The driveway comes up fast just past Spencer Road. Look for the Christmas tree sign on the south side of the E. Route 30. The trees range in size from 6-12 feet tall. Prices begin at $50. The trees come strictly from Illinois, said lot manager John Miller. These trees flourish in the northern temperate zone, and their fresh pine smell …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash keeps the community informed of traffic patterns during the Route 30 Construction Project.
New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash provided the latest information on the ongoing Route 30 construction project, including updates on traffic patterns and road closures. At the moment, Anderson Road will remain closed until next week. The mainline pavement has been poured through the intersection. The contractor has installed the side street pavement except for the small area of surface asphalt. According to Nash, the plan calls for the installation of concrete for the east half of Retail Drive. Once the east side of the intersection is complete, they'll move onto the west side. The contractor is expected begin shifting traffic to the east side of the intersection next week. This will provide a complete intersection prior to the holiday…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Patch concludes our pitch to help establishments hit hard by Rt. 30 construction with seven raffle giveaways.
The Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox Patch sites are partnering with establishments along U.S. Route 30 to help local businesses who are feeling the pinch from that roadway's widening project, which stretches 8.5 miles from Harlem Avenue in Frankfort to William Street in New Lenox. The L-W Patch sites are currently wrapping up the Rt. 30 raffle, where a random reader can win a variety of prizes provided by Rt. 30 businesses and Patch. To enter, residents needed to sign up for a Patch newsletter at a participating Rt. 30 business. Our final winners in the Rt. 30 Raffle are: Go to Patch's Official Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from the Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Monday, October 8, 2012
Road configuration is shifting west of Schoolhouse Road.
Motorists are asked to be aware that the Route 30 construction project is continuing at a rapid pace. Construction crews were out all weekend preparing for ongoing lane shifts. Village Engineer Will Nash highlighed the major projects at the moment: Once the east side of the intersection is complete traffic will be moved to the east allowing two lanes to exit the site and build the west side of the intersection. The contractor anticipates completing the entire intersection in about 8 weeks. This will provide a complete intersection prior to the holiday rush. The current plan was to close the road entirely to construct the intersection. IDOT and the contractor are working to provide a revised plan to construct the intersection in 2 phases…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
D210 Supt. Lawrence Wyllie explains how the U.S. Route 30 widening project has impacted bus routes and student safety in this final installment. Find out why the piles of black dirt in front of L-W Central is a blessing.
- Joe Vince
Saturday, September 22, 2012
It's just a month into the 2012-13 year for schools in the Lincoln-Way High School District 210, and faculty, administrators and students are getting an idea of what to expect and what challenges are ahead. As we've done in the past, Patch sat down with Supt. Lawrence Wyllie to discuss the school year as well as other topics. The final installment deals with the effect the U. S. Route 30 widening project has had on Lincoln-Way schools. Editor's note: The interview with Wyllie was done the week of Sept. 2. Check Out Our Section That Contains the Past Video Interviews With Wyllie. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A small gas line rupture occurred Tuesday afternoon in New Lenox near Route 30 and Anderson Road. It should be cleaned up soon, but avoid that area until then.
A small gas line ruptured along the Route 30 construction project near Anderson Road, just east of Spencer Road, around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Village of New Lenox sent an alert telling residents to avoid Route 30 and Anderson Road for the time being. The rupture should be repaired soon, according to the alert. The gas leak occurred at Route 30 and North Anderson Road. On Feb. 15 there was another gas leak at the same location that was part of the Route 30 widening project. The police department offers an alert notification system in which you may register to receive phone calls or text messages. Register for the emergency notification system.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sweet Dreams Cakes, a newly opened bakery in Frankfort, joins Aurelio's, Caffé Milan, Hawgs 'N Dogs, New Lenox Travel and other businesses in Patch's pitch to help establishments hit hard by Rt. 30 construction.
The Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox Patch sites are partnering with establishments along U.S. Route 30 to help these businesses who are feeling the pinch from that roadway's widening project, which stretches 8.5 miles from Harlem Avenue in Frankfort to William Street in New Lenox. Here's the plan: READ: Frankfort Businesses Struggle as Rt. 30 Construction Continues The L-W Patch sites will hold a weekly Rt. 30 raffle where a random reader could win a variety of prizes provided by Rt. 30 businesses and Patch. To enter, residents need to sign up for a Patch newsletter at a participating Rt. 30 business. Patch will routinely list those businesses where customers can find newsletter sign-up sheets. Residents only have to enter once to be …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Route 30 construction project requires motorists to be even more aware of safety precautions around school buses this year.
At 160-strong, they spent the summer parked in the quiet lots of the Lincoln-Way School District 210 Transportation Department, located on a road that bears the name of their sole purpose on this earth. Those long yellow buses—the appearance of which has changed little in the past 20 or so years—have been inspected, repaired, retooled and cleaned-up all on Schoolhouse Road in unincorporated New Lenox. And now it's the end of August, and they have already taken to the streets that encompass the 105 square miles of the district. Elementary districts start this week: Aug. 21 for D122 and D157C, Aug. 22 for Summit Hill D161 The wheels of the bus will definitely go round-and-round, but LW Transportation Director Rich Wilkey along with his …