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East Van Emmon Expected to Open Next Week, More Route 47 Updates

Will these changes be impacting your daily route?

It's been a little while since the last Route 47 construction update in Yorkville. 

There's some good news - Van Emmon is reopening soon - and some not so good news - left lane closed at Northbound Route 47 and River Road - in this recent update.

Take a look for yourself at the Route 47 updates provided by City Administrator Bart Olson.

Will these changes be impacting your daily route?

  • AT&T’s utility relocation work is ongoing and still on schedule for completion in September.
  • Traffic is expected to be routed to the eastern lanes of the Fox River Bridge in the near future. Minor surface work on the bridge is being completed on the eastern half of the bridge, and when that work is completed, the traffic lanes will shift to the eastern half of the bridge.
  • Left turn movements from northbound Rt 47 to River Road have been closed permanently. This closure was anticipated as a result of the Route 47 project, and we made the decision to close now due to the impact on traffic flow and safety from vehicles turning left onto River Road from northbound Rt 47. Additionally, there is a dedicated left turn lane at the East/West Main Street intersection.
  • East Van Emmon is expected to be open early next week, after patching work is completed.
Whitewater Ice Cream August 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM
We, at Foxy's Ice Cream, are so happy that the 4-5 day closure of Van Emmon will finally be over, after 3 weeks. Thank you to every customer that had to wind there way around Yorkville to get the best Ice Cream in town. We are really looking forward to the road we are located on, Hydraulic, to opening. www.foxysicecream.com
Scott Harmon August 21, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Left turn on to River permanent forever or just during construction?
Nan Grommes August 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM
The article says permanent. Speaking of left turns - IDOT has changed their plans again, and now there will be a RAISED median all the way from Landmark Drive north to the entrance to Wholesale Tire and the frontage road. And mind you, the Wholesale Tire parking lot will NOT be the road to the Bowling Alley, Subway and China Garden.

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