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Construction operations will present delays to motorists next week in the Village of Deerfield.

Waukegan Road (Route 43) and Deerfield Road

Monday: Daytime lane closures will be in place 9:30 am through 2 pm as the contractor removes the existing pavement surface through the intersection.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Daytime lane closures will be in place as the contractor installs traffic signal detector loops for the new traffic signals. 

Friday: Daytime lane closures will be in place 5:30 am through 10 am as the contractor places the new asphalt surface through the intersection of Waukegan Road and Deerfield Road. Upon completion of paving in this intersection, the contractor will then move to Highland Park to continue paving operations on the northern portion of Deerfield Road near Ridge Road.

Additionally, some remaining concrete work will take place next week in downtown Deerfield and in various locations throughout the project limits. This work will also result in day time lane closures and delays to motorists.

Moving forward, the contractor works toward completing brick paver replacement in Deerfield and completing the remaining concrete work (project wide). In the next 2-3 weeks, the contractor will begin diamond grinding of the new concrete pavement in the Village of Deerfield which will result in a smoother ride. Activation of the new traffic signals and overhead detection system at the Metra viaduct in the Village of Deerfield is planned for the last week in May.

Construction work will continue this week with pavement removals in Highland Park. Remaining work includes the reconstruction of the north half of the road in Highland Park, permanent traffic signal replacement, parkway restoration, pavement bump grinding, and final striping. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2017.

Early next week, the contractor will begin to install traffic control and reduce traffic to one lane in each direction in Highland Park and into the eastern limits of the Village of Deerfield to complete the sewer installation that remains in Highland Park.

The contractor will work throughout spring to complete the remaining work in Highland Park as well as the miscellaneous work left in Deerfield. Once power is established, the electrical contractor will be turning on the new traffic signals except for at Heather Road and Waukegan Road. The temporary signals will then be removed. The IDOT-owned signals at Waukegan will not be able to be turned on until the project as a whole is nearing completion.

The Village of Deerfield would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience during this year’s Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project. This was a complex project that included new water main, storm sewers, underground utility relocation, new traffic signals and, finally, a new road. Work began on this $18.2 million, multi-agency project in early February and the Village is pleased to report that all lanes of traffic were opened this week on Deerfield Road between the bridge over Route 41 on the east to the Metra underpass on the west.

The contractor has completed the winterization of the project within the Village limits with all sidewalks and roads now open to the public. Over the course of the winter, the electrical contractor will continue installation of traffic signals, as weather permits. This may require lane closures near the work area.

In the spring, the contractor will resume operations in both Deerfield and Highland Park. In Deerfield, the contractor will work to complete the installation of the remaining traffic signals, permanent pavement striping, and the remaining brick sidewalk work on the north side of Deerfield Road between Rosemary Terrace and Waukegan Road. This work will require some temporary lane closures. Weather depending, the majority of the work within Deerfield is anticipated to take up to one month to complete. In Highland Park, the contractor will be completing the reconstruction of the north side of Deerfield Road from the City limit to Windsor Road. This work will require the complete removal of the roadway, preparation of the road base, and paving of the new roadway. Also planned for next year in Highland Park is the resurfacing of Deerfield Road from Windsor Road to Route 41. This work in Highland Park is anticipated to take three months and will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction through the work limits in Highland Park.

The new concrete pavement on Deerfield Road was opened today at 2 p.m. All lanes will remain open through the holiday weekend. Beginning Monday, intermittent, daily lane closures will be put in place to complete the sidewalk on the north and other miscellaneous items to make the road safe for the winter.

Next week the contractor will also work to prepare the asphalt section of pavement on Deerfield Road, so that all lanes may be opened through the project's limits in time for winter shut down of construction operations.

The contractor will begin pavement marking/striping operations Tuesday, November 22,to prepare to open the new pavement to traffic. Starting Monday evening, the contractor will implement a revised traffic configuration to allow for this work to be completed. Be advised that lane configurations will change as pavement marking operations proceed.

As always, motorists should drive cautiously and refrain from using telephones and hand held devices while travelling on Deerfield Road.

Paving continues under an accelerated schedule on Deerfield Road to open the new concrete pavement in Deerfield in time for Thanksgiving.

Deerfield Operations

On Saturday morning, November 19, the contractor will open the intersections at Heather Road, Beverly Place and Oxford Road to provide access to the northeast quadrant, and then close the Kenton Road intersection. The contractor will then prepare and pave the Kenton intersection on Saturday, and plan to reopen it for vehicular traffic by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 23. Pedestrian access will available for school crossing on Monday at Kenton/Kipling.

Weather permitting, pavement marking is scheduled to take place next week. Brick paver replacement continues in the downtown area and will continue until completed.

Highland Park Operations

In Highland Park, work on the bridge over Route 41 continues as the contractor reinstalls the barrier median before the winter season. There will be no more ramp closures impacting access to or from Route 41 this season. The contractor is working to prepare the section of Deerfield Road in Highland park for winter shutdown of construction operations. Some pavement reconstruction and resurfacing in Highland Park will be completed in the spring.

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Paving continues at 6 a.m. on Monday morning and will result in traffic delays for motorists on Deerfield Road.

The contractor is working under an accelerated schedule for the next two weeks in order to finish road pavement operations in Deerfield before Thanksgiving. The contractor will use “high early” concrete, which has a shorter cure time and was successfully used on Lake Cook Road.

Deerfield Paving Operations

Yesterday the contractor paved the eastbound inside lane from the bridge to Kenton Road, leaving gaps for access at Brand Lane and Zion Church and closing access to all other roads to the north. The inside lane from Kenton to Waukegan Road will be poured on Monday, Nov. 14. With the new inside lane in place, the contractor will then be able to perform the rest of the pavement operations with minimal traffic impacts.

The outside lane from the bridge to Kenton will be poured Wednesday, Nov. 16. During this time, vehicular access to Zion Church will be impacted for a period of up to three days, but parking will be available on the new inside lane for parishioners. Full access will be restored before services on Sunday. The final mainline road will be poured Saturday, Nov. 19, from Kipling to Waukegan. Once access to the side streets on the north is restored, crews will close Kenton and pave both lanes of the intersection at one time. Curb will be placed the week of Nov. 21. Sidewalks and driveway aprons will be placed following the holiday. Residents on the north side of Deerfield Road will regain access to their driveways for the holiday. New, permanent driveways and sidewalks will be installed the week following Thanksgiving.

Highland Park Operations

In Highland Park, work on the bridge over Route 41 continues. There will be no more ramp closures impacting access to or from Route 41. The contractor will continue to install storm sewers in Highland Park. The contractor will also begin preparing the roadway for opening after the completion of the Deerfield section of pavement. This work will include filling and leveling the gap between the old and new pavement as well as other items to make the roadway safe. Some resurfacing work in Highland Park will be completed in the spring.

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Concrete paving is planned to take place this Friday, November 11, in the Village of Deerfield from the Deerfield Road Bridge (over the Middle Fork) up to Kenton Road.  In order to pave this section of Deerfield Road in a more efficient manner, the Village of Deerfield has approved multiple road closures which will result in one access point, (Kenton Road) to the northeast quadrant from Deerfield Road.

The road closures reflected on this map will be implemented immediately and will remain closed until paving is completed on November 23, 2016.

Be advised that paving operations will result in major delays to motorists.  Due to limited space the contractor will use a lane of traffic to load concrete into the paver. The contractor will utilize flaggers to maintain two-way traffic around the paving operation. 

The objective of this aggressive paving schedule is to complete mainline paving on Deerfield Road prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  This information has also been communicated to emergency responders and school transportation companies.  

Various other concrete paving operations are planned for the immediate future. Additional notification will follow.

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The contractor expects to finish excavation next week and may start pouring concrete by the end of the week, weather depending. Trick-or-Treaters are asked to avoid construction areas and be aware of their surroundings at all times. The contractor has been instructed to not perform any work that will reduce traffic to one lane on November 8 to reduce traffic impacts for voters on election day.


Next week in Deerfield, the left turn lanes at Waukegan Road will be closed, as the temporary pavement currently in place east of Waukegan Road will be removed to make way for the final pavement. A subcontractor performing the sidewalk brick paving will start next week and is expected to take about two weeks to restore all downtown sidewalks.

In Highland Park, the work on Deerfield Road that impacted access to the ramp from eastbound Deerfield Road to southbound Route 41 has been completed and the ramp has been reopened. Next week, construction will impact access to two ramps starting Monday, October 31, 2016. The first closure will impact access from southbound Route 41 to Deerfield Road and access from Old Skokie Road to Deerfield Road. The second closure will impact access from eastbound Deerfield Road to northbound Route 41. These ramps are scheduled to reopen on Nov. 10th.

Please follow the detours reflected in the map provided below.

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Pavement removal, earth excavation and sub-base preparation continues on Deerfield Road as the contractor prepares to pave the northern portion of the roadway in early November.

Kenton Road will be closed at Deerfield Road on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. as the contractor removes pavement in this area.

Access to Kipling Place will not be impacted and will remain available via Deerfield Road. Kenton Road will be re-opened by the end of the day on Monday.

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Deerfield Road east of Waukegan Road
Underground crews are working to complete sanitary sewer and storm sewer work in the northern lanes in Deerfield and Highland Park. Electrical crews continue to install conduit and new traffic signal mast arms, while the general contractor continues to remove pavement and prepare the sub-base for the new pavement.

Bridge Work in Highland Park
Crews continue work on the bridge in Highland Park. The ramp from eastbound Deerfield Road onto southbound Route 41 was closed last week and will reopen on October 28. Please see the detour provided below.

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Traffic was shifted onto the new pavement last week, allowing construction to start on the northern lanes of Deerfield Road.

Heather Road Closure at Deerfield Road

Heather Road will be closed at Deerfield Road this Saturday, October 15, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this closure, the contractor will finish pavement removal at the intersection and place the new sub-base, then backfill the area to create a temporary road.

Traffic to Heather Road from Deerfield Road will be detoured to Beverly Place, then east on Margate Terrace/Manor Drive to Heather Road.

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Deerfield Road east of Waukegan Road
Underground crews are working to complete sanitary sewer and storm sewer work in the northern lanes. Crews are also installing the new traffic signal masts, and are continuing to remove pavement and prepare the sub-base for the new pavement.

Bridge Work in Highland Park
Crews continue work on the bridge in Highland Park. Starting Monday, October 17, the ramp from eastbound Deerfield Road onto southbound Route 41 will be closed until October 28. Please see the detour provided below.

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Work continues on the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project as the contractor prepares to move traffic to the new south lanes.

Deerfield Road East of Waukegan Road

This evening, the northbound right turn lane at Waukegan Road will re-open to traffic. This Sunday, the contractor will switch traffic to the newly paved southern lanes. The lane configuration west of Waukegan Road will be altered to align with the east end changes.

Once traffic is switched, the contractor will complete the remaining underground work on the north side and start pavement removal at the Carriage Way bridge moving west, toward Waukegan Road. The contractor will increase the number of crews working during the day and cease night operations, for now. They plan to start excavation work in the northern lanes immediately following the switch over and anticipate pouring concrete in mid-November.

All ramps on and off Route 41 are open and will remain open until late October.

Be advised that night work will take place on Deerfield Road this Wednesday through Friday night (October 5-8) beginning at 8 p.m. through 5 a.m.

This work will result in a detour of Deerfield Road. The detour route for both east and west bound traffic will use Carriage Way and Carlisle as reflected in the map provided below.

The contractor will continue to have two crews working overnight performing storm sewer and sanitary sewer work on the north lanes. This work is allowing the project to make up lost time and will help identify any underground utility conflicts sooner, providing more time for relocations to be completed before they impact progress.

Detour signage will be installed on a nightly basis for motorists to follow. All work and detours will be completed each morning by 5 a.m.

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Work continues on the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project. Night operations will continue next week to make up for lost time. The contractor plans to move traffic to the newly paved southern lanes the week of October 10.

Deerfield Road Between Metra Underpass and Waukegan Road
This section of the project was opened Saturday morning. Motorists are asked to follow the directional signs when traveling east on Deerfield Road at Waukegan Road. The far-right lane of traffic is for making right turns onto Waukegan only. The contractor is completing work on the traffic signals and will continue reinstalling the brick sidewalks for pedestrian access.

Deerfield Road East of Waukegan Road
This week, the contractor completed paving of the asphalt subbase in Highland Park. The northbound right turn lane on Waukegan Road at Deerfield Road has been closed to allow the contractor to finish excavation at the intersection. They plan to pour concrete in this area either Saturday or Monday, depending on the weather. Next week the contractor plans to finish the sidewalk on the south, driveway aprons and any remaining concrete work. The contractor will switch traffic to the newly paved southern lanes during the week of October 10. They plan to start excavation work in the northern lanes immediately following the switch over and anticipate pouring concrete in mid-November.

Currently, there are no ramp closures in place at Route 41.

Night Operations
The contractor will continue to have two crews working overnight performing storm sewer and sanitary sewer work in the north lanes. This work is allowing the project to make up lost time and help identify any underground utility conflicts sooner, providing more time for relocations to be completed before they impact progress. This work requires nightly detours of both the eastbound and westbound traffic. Detour signage will be installed on a nightly basis for motorists to follow. All work and detours will be completed each morning by 5 a.m.

Starting tomorrow (9/28) morning, the contractor will shut down the right turn lane for northbound Waukegan Road at Deerfield Road, weather depending. Vehicles will still be able to turn east onto Deerfield Road but will need to make this turn from the outside through lane. This temporary lane closure is required to give the contractor adequate room to install the new pavement and crosswalk at the intersection, while providing enough room for vehicles to turn right onto eastbound Deerfield Road. The lane will be re-opened next week.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the contractor is planning on paving the asphalt roadway in Highland Park from the bridge between Carlisle Ave. and Carriage Way to Windsor Road in Highland Park (weather permitting).  Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s paving operations will require the complete closure of Carriage Way from 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m.  Residents of the King’s Cove Subdivision will be directed to utilize Carlisle Ave., which will be restored to two-way traffic at 6:30  a.m. on Tuesday morning.

During this closure of Carriage Way, Carlisle Ave. will serve as the primary access point for both the King’s Cove and Colony Point subdivisions.  Village staff has been in communication with Olson Transportation, who will revise their bus routes accordingly to accommodate these closures of Carriage Way.  

This closure may result in delays for motorists, please plan accordingly.

Construction Update: Sept. 23, 2016

Work continues on the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project. Night operations will continue next week to make up for lost time. The downtown closure will be re-opened on Saturday, September 24, at 6 a.m. in time for the Deerfield Harvest Fest. Please note that the north section of sidewalk from Waukegan Road to Robert York Road will remain closed over the weekend, as work remains in this proximity. Pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the southern portion of Deerfield Road in the downtown area.

Deerfield Road Between Metra Underpass and Waukegan Road
Due to the on-going construction to the east, the downtown section will be open only in the north lanes at Waukegan Road, just as it was before the closure. This will result in one lane of traffic in each direction and turn lanes open to motorist in the downtown section. Last week, the contractor completed paving of the roadway and pedestrian crosswalks downtown, along with the installation of new traffic lights and illuminated street signs that will be activated at a later date. Next week, the contractor will continue reinstalling the brick sidewalks for pedestrian access.

Deerfield Road East of Waukegan Road
To date, 90 percent of pavement in the south lanes has been placed. On Tuesday, September 27, the contractor plans pave the section of asphalt in Deerfield moving into Highland Park. Tuesday’s asphalt paving operations will result into delayed access at Carriage Way for about one hour in the morning. The contractor intends to have Carlisle Ave. open to two-way traffic in time for Tuesday’s paving operation. Next week, the contractor will complete paving the gaps at the remaining intersections. Once the required cure time has been met on the pavement, the contractor will move traffic onto the new pavement so that the northern portion of the road may be reconstructed. Currently, there are no ramp closures in place at Route 41. Additional ramp closures will take place in one to two weeks as the project prepares to move traffic to the south. The new ramp closures will be shared once the dates are determined.

Night Operations
The contractor will continue to have two crews working overnight performing storm sewer and sanitary sewer work in the north lanes. This work is allowing the project to make up lost time and help identify any underground utility conflicts sooner, providing more time for relocations to be completed before they impact progress. This work requires nightly detours of both the eastbound and westbound traffic. Detour signage will be installed on a nightly basis for motorists to follow. All work and detours will be completed each morning by 5 a.m.

Work continues on the Deerfield Road Reconstruction Project. Night Operations started last week to make up for lost time. The downtown closure should be re-opened by Friday, September 23.

Deerfield Road Between Metra Underpass and Waukegan Road

This week, the contractor paved the outside lanes and the approaches at the lighted intersections. Traffic lights have been installed. Next week, the contractor will finish paving and install cross walks before opening the closure by the end of the week. The contractor will also begin reinstalling the brick sidewalks for pedestrian access.

Deerfield Road East of Waukegan Road

Yesterday, the contractor paved the inside lane from Kipling Place east to the bridge. This reduced traffic to one lane during the day. Once this pavement has gained the required strength, the contractor will begin paving the gaps at the remaining intersections. At the end of next week, the contractor intends to begin placing the new asphalt roadway in Highland Park.

The current ramp closures over Route 41 will remain in place through the end of next week.

Night Operations

The contractor will continue to have two crews working overnight performing storm sewer and sanitary sewer work on the north lanes. This work is allowing the project to make up lost time and will help identify any underground utility conflicts sooner, providing more time for relocations to be completed before they impact progress.

This work requires nightly detours of both the eastbound and westbound traffic. Detour signage will be installed on a nightly basis for motorists to follow. The contractor began working at night this week and will continue for approximately three weeks. All work and detours will be completed each morning by 5 a.m.

 

Tomorrow, September 15, the contractor will pave from Kipling Place to the bridge, resulting in a detour of west bound traffic between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastbound traffic will remain on Deerfield Road and will be flagged around the paving operation. Westbound traffic will be detoured utilizing Heather Road north to Manor Drive, which turns into Margate Terrace, heading west to southbound Kenton Road. Expect delays and select alternate routes when available.

Additionally, night work will proceed tonight on Deerfield Road west of Lions Drive through Beverly Place. Access to Brierhill Road and Brand Lane will be available from the east end of Deerfield Road near Heather Lane. Please be advised that “access to local traffic,” is only for those who live within the limits of the closure. 

Day time detour on 9/15/2016 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m

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Night time detour starting at 8 p.m. on 9/14/2016 through  5 a.m on 9/15/2016

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Night work continues tonight in the northern lanes of Deerfield Road that will result in a closure of Deerfield Road between Warrington Road and Heather Road starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. 

Access to Brand Lane will be available from the east end of the project near Heather/Carlisle. Access to Brierhill Road will be available using Lions Drive (see attached map). A flagger will be on site during night operations near Lions Drive and Deerfield Road to assist residents of Brierhill Road.

MAP 1 = Revised Map for Local Access

MAP 2= Deerfield Road Detour

During night operations, the contractor will have two crews working overnight performing storm sewer and sanitary sewer work in the north lanes, where the existing travel lanes are located. This work is expected make up for lost time and will help identify any underground utility conflicts sooner, providing more time for relocations to be completed before they impact progress.

This work will require nightly detours of both the eastbound and westbound traffic. Detour signage will be installed on a nightly basis for motorists to follow. The contractor will begin this work on Monday at 8 p.m. and will continue for approximately three weeks. All work and detours will be completed each morning by 5 a.m.

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Night work begins tonight in the northern lanes of Deerfield Road that will result in a closure of Deerfield Road between Warrington Road and Heather Road beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. Access will be provided to residents who reside on Deerfield Road and for residents of Brand Lane and Brierhill Road using Lions Drive. During night operations those residents will maintain vehicular access to their street. The night work will start on the eastern end of the project and move west. E-mails will be sent daily from DeerfieldRoad.com to notify residents of this area how to access their street.

During night operations, the contractor will have two crews working overnight performing storm sewer and sanitary sewer work in the north lanes, where the existing travel lanes are located. This work is expected make up for lost time and will help identify any underground utility conflicts sooner, providing more time for relocations to be completed before they impact progress.

This work will require nightly detours of both the eastbound and westbound traffic. Detour signage will be installed on a nightly basis for motorists to follow. The contractor will begin this work on Monday at 8 p.m. and will continue for approximately three weeks. All work and detours will be completed each morning by 5 a.m.

MAP 1 = Map for Local Access

MAP 2=  Deerfield Road Detour

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