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:
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:
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 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It's slow. It's a pain. It's construction.
Road construction projects throughout New Lenox have spread like an air-borne virus. The projects currently underway are: the Route 30 widening project from Williams Street through Harlem Avenue in Frankfort, Cedar Road between First Avenue and Fourth Avenue, and the intersection of Gougar Road and Route 30. The Route 30 project, which is expected to last for at least another year, has forced a shift in traffic from the right lanes to the two middle lanes. That traffic pattern is expected to last for a few months. The South Cedar Road project has just erupted. It's a village campaign that relies on motor fuel tax dollars to fuel sidewalk improvements, curb updates and ultimately asphalt overlays on the side streets, said Will Nash, …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The continuing delays and aggravation of the U.S. Route 30 widening project are putting many businesses in the construction zone in a financial crunch. But Patch has a plan to help ease the pain a bit. Find out how you can help.
Stop me if you've heard this one. It's a little joke going around the Lincoln-Way area about the U.S. Route 30 widening project, which began last summer and appears to have no end in sight. It goes something like this: IDOT says the construction on Rt. 30 will be done by November. They just haven't said what year. (Cue rimshot) It's the kind of joke that musters a chuckle or two because it falls into that vein of "it's funny 'cause it's true" humor. But when you're a business whose livelihood depends on customers being able to find your parking lot, the continuing construction delays aren't amusing. In fact, they're devastating. Some stores and restaurants have even lost about 50 percent of their business because of the widening project. …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Starting Thursday, June 21, Schoolhouse Road will be closed just north of Route 30 as the state continues work on the 30 widening project. It could be closed for up to a month.
Schoolhouse Road will be closed just north of Route 30 starting this Thursday, June 21, and could remain closed for as long as a month. The work being done is part of the long-awaited Route 30 project, which began in May 2011, involves reconstructing the roadway, building a second lane in both directions and adding a raised concrete median for 9 miles through New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort. Village engineer Will Nash said that according to the Department of Transportation's contract, the road may be closed for up to 30 days. The state is rebuilding the intersection, digging up the road and laying down new asphalt and concrete. The work is for about 100 feet north of Route 30 along Schoolhouse Road. Drivers will still have access to …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
New Lenox police have issued 263 speeding tickets in the Route 30 construction zone so far in 2012.
New Lenox police have issued 263 speeding tickets in the Route 30 construction zone this year, and the village wants to remind motorists to drive safely along the way. The long-awaited Route 30 project, which began in May 2011, involves reconstructing the roadway, building a second lane in both directions and adding a raised concrete median for 9 miles through New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort. Traffic has slowed significantly in New Lenox as construction crews build temporary lanes and navigate trucks in and out of the area. To make sure more hazards aren't added the the equation, police are monitoring the area with a greater emphasis. "We're spending some time and effort to make it as safe as possible," New Lenox police chief Bob Sterba …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Business owners impacted by the Route 30 admit sales have slowed, but they're still optimistic for what life will be like once the construction is complete.
Drivers might hate sitting in the traffic caused by the Route 30 widening project, but for businesses along the way it's been just as frustrating. Many have had parking spaces and driveway entrances taken away. Their storefronts have been obscured by large storm sewers waiting to be installed. Motorists have often avoided driving down that route at all. Business owners along the way admit sales have slowed, but they're still optimistic for what the impact will be once the construction is completed—if they can survive that long. "It’s just a matter of getting through it," Italia Imports employee Rose Petrizzo said. "It's been a lot slower, and the business is not well marked from this end because people might not see where the driveway is…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Although that portion of Route 30 between Marley and Williams was freshly paved before the Walmart development opened in 2010, the state is tearing it up so the road matches the rest of the widening project.
The state continues its work on the Route 30 widening project that will expand the roadway to four lanes. But a case of bad timing has reduced a new section of the road from four to two lanes. Crews have torn up the north side of Route 30 between Marley Road and Williams Street in New Lenox, which is in front of the Charleyhorse restaurant and Walmart. Although that portion of Route 30 was freshly paved before the Walmart development opened in 2010, it was paved with asphalt and the state wants to match it up with the rest of the widening project, which will be paved with concrete. "All the Walmart stuff was approved before the state actually pulled the trigger on committing to the Route 30 work," village engineer Will Nash said. "It was…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Driving through New Lenox is tougher than ever now. Get an update on what's happening here in the Route 30 widening project.
The impact of the grand Route 30 widening project is more evident than ever now, with Anderson Road shut down and lanes reduced and shifted in various directions. The long-awaited Route 30 project, which began in May 2011, involves reconstructing the roadway, building a second lane in both directions and adding a raised concrete median for nine miles through New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort. Traffic has slowed and businesses have been obscured especially in the past month as construction crews have worked to install storm sewers on the north side of Route 30 near Country Charm Restaurant. Anderson Road, which was closed since Feb. 15 for that construction, should re-open this week. Village engineer Will Nash gave the streets committee an …