Parking bans in effect this week in downtown Elgin
By Mike Danahey email@example.com @DanaheyECN on Twitter September 9, 2013 3:44PM
Updated: October 11, 2013 6:16AM
ELGIN — All the orange “No Parking” signs found downtown Monday may be in a fall color, but they remind motorists that construction season is still underway.
Shelley Costello of the engineering and consulting firm TranSystems explained the bright signs are in place to mark work being done.
“The first, which begins at midnight Monday, is pavement sealing of the downtown streets including Chicago Street and all streets north of Chicago Street and south of Kimball Street, from the river to — but not including — Center/Villa/Dundee,” she stated in is an email.
“The only exception to this is Symphony Way west of Douglas Avenue. Streets will be sealed one lane at a time; and as each lane is sealed and cured, the parking will be reopened as well,” she stated. “There will always be one lane of traffic open on the streets during this time. We expect that all of this work will be completed no later than noon on Tuesday, but with the warmer weather conditions overnight, it is possible that it may be completed sooner than that.”
As for the other project, Costello stated that Grove Avenue and Spring Street between Chicago and Prairie streets and DuPage and Fulton streets between Spring and Villa streets are being milled and resurfaced. Milling — which involves removal of the old surface — begins Tuesday morning, and new surface will be placed on Friday.
Parking from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during this work will be restricted to allow for the milling and resurfacing to be completed. Crosswalk repairs and restoration in the area that is being milled and resurfaced is scheduled for the week of Sept. 16 and is estimated to take one day to complete.
All construction on the downtown streetscape project is scheduled be completed before the end of September.
Specific questions regarding the construction can be directed to Costello at 847-871-3185. General information on the project is available from City Engineer Joe Evers at 847-931-5955 or the city’s website at www.cityofelgin.org.