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Butterfield Construction: Lanes to Shift Today

Westbound traffic on Butterfield Road will switch to two new lanes.

The contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Butterfield Road widening project plans to begin moving traffic over to the new lanes between Naperville Road and Wiesbrook Road starting this afternoon and into this evening, according to a release from the City of Wheaton.

Westbound traffic on Butterfield Road will switch to the two new lanes. Eastbound traffic will remain only one lane until crews complete pavement striping late next week, at which point a second lane will be open.

Weather permitting, the contractor plans to place the final surface on Naperville Road during the last week in November. All lanes on Naperville Road will reopen, and the intersection of Naperville Road and Butterfield will be complete. The wiring to interconnect the traffic signals around this area should also be completed, providing smoother traffic flow.

The intersections of Wiesbrook Road, Orchard Road and Legends Drive with Butterfield Road will be completed in the spring of 2013. However, all lanes at these intersections will be in full operation before construction halts for the winter.

The speed limit will remain at 35 mph, as this remains a construction zone. Crews will be performing intermittent construction work as weather permits, so please obey the posted construction speed limit.

Finally, the contractor will be working over the next few weeks to address landscape restoration issues and complete the remaining sidewalk. This will require sporadic lane closures during the day. Landscape crews will plant all trees and vegetation in the island areas and right-of-way areas in early spring of 2013 or as weather permits.

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John Mihas November 16, 2012 at 04:41 PM
This project has been a disaster. They have had great weather since March, but have failed to complete the work. There have been days when one was working on the road. Come spring they will push it back to fall. The state and K-five have failed.
frank booth November 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM
It's obviously a beleaguered project but there is little information on why it is delayed. Calling it a disaster is just hyperbole, and no one knows where the failures have taken place, so trying to affix blame without knowing the basis for such is just baseless assumption.
Josee November 16, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Again no info about Winfield Rd.
Vicki Schmidt November 16, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I am convinced it is a way to collect additional revenue for the State and Police Departments with the revenue they are collecting from the drivers.
JIM LENTZ November 18, 2012 at 03:35 PM
NO MATTER WHAT FRANK STATES BELOW,JOHN IS CORRECT-- THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN A DISASTER...ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE MEDIA/PATCH IS TO HOLD THOSE RESPONSIBLE-- ACCOUNTABLE..PROJECT FUNDING MAY HAVE BEEN A HIDDEN PROBLEM..ONE DID NOT SEE CONSISTENT WORK ACTIVITY/MATERIALS/MACHINERY FOR WEEKS A T A TIME..SO MUCH WORK STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE-- IT WILL NOT BE DONE DURING THE SPRING TIME FRAME!!.. THIS IS A FAILURE..

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