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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly 630-407-6022

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lane Closures Increase on 75th Street Starting August 13

DuPage County District 3 Board members and the Division of Transportation announced today that residents will be impacted by changing traffic patterns on 75th Street starting Monday, August 13.

DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran said the 24-hour lane closures will help expedite the construction project that began in March.

“Up until now, work crews have minimized traffic congestion by closing lanes during off-peak travel times. However, we are at a critical point in the project where it is necessary to permanently close these lanes for the remainder of this construction phase,” said Curran.

The County Division of Transportation anticipates the lane closures will begin Monday, August 13, along 75th Street. Lemont Road traffic will also be reduced through lane closures at the intersection of 75th Street as turn lanes are constructed.

County Board member Brian Krajewski suggested residents plan ahead as they travel along 75th Street during the construction project.

“We want to thank the residents for their patience during this project. I believe everyone will be pleased with the final results that will ease traffic congestion through this heavily traveled thoroughfare,” said Krajewski.

The County is currently reconstructing 75th Street from I-355 to Lyman Avenue. The project entails widening 75th Street from two lanes in each direction to three lanes between Woodward and Lyman Avenues. Additional road work includes:

  • Resurface 75th Street between I-355 and Lyman Avenue in addition to Woodward Avenue and Lemont Road;
  • Construct new right turn lane and dual left turn lanes on 75th Street at Lemont Road;
  • Install new storm sewers, concrete curb, gutters and traffic lights;
  • Construct a bike path along the south side of 75th Street between Woodward and Lyman Avenues; and
  • Replace existing landscape barrier median.

Residents are reminded to pay close attention in construction zones to ensure the safety of the workers and motorists.

Businesses located along 75th Street will remain open during construction.

The $11.2 million road construction project is expected to be completed by the end of October.