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IL 59 Reconstruction

from IL 126 to Caton Farm

CLIENT: IDOT

DESCRIPTION: 

OMEGA provided construction engineering services for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s $30 million reconstruction of Illinois Route 59 from Illinois 126 to Caton Farm Road in Plainfield.

The three-year project included widening of the roadway from two to four lanes (two in each direction), curb and gutter improvements, left turn lanes installed at major intersections, median installation, new storm sewers, new water main, new traffic signals, and new roadway lighting. The project was three miles in length.

Illinois Route 59 is a Strategic Regional Arterial (SRA) route in western Will County. An estimated 24,000 vehicles utilize Illinois Route 59 every day. These numbers are expected to rise as the communities of Plainfield, Joliet, and Shorewood continue to grow.

Due to increased traffic volumes and the condition of the roads, complete reconstruction was needed. The reconstruction project reduced congestion and provided a safer roadway.

AWARDS:

  • 2012 ACEC Engineering Excellence Merit Award
  • 2012 APWA Southwest Branch Transportation Project of the Year Award