Yorkville Leaders Offer New Route 47 Construction Details

Construction timeline revised again because of utility relocation delays.

Yorkville City Administrator Bart Olson encouraged residents to follow the city's Facebook page for the latest updates on the Route 47 construction project. Here are the updates he posted there based on what he learned Friday morning:

1) Most of the work is going to begin south of the river, beginning with temporary signals being installed throughout October into the first part of November. There are already temporary traffic poles on the ground at Route 47 and Route 126.

2) The Muellner building is expected to be torn down by the end of October.

3) Sanitary sewer and water crossings are going to start at Elizabeth Street in the next few days, and then crews will be moving northward from that point.

4) Grading for temporary pavement will start in the next few days. The temporary pavement will be used for road jogs during major construction of the existing roadway. A decision will be made later this year by IDOT and D Construction on whether the roadway will begun to be torn up prior to Winter or during Spring.

Click here to find and follow the city's Facebook page. 

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