Update on Butterfield Construction
Crews have made significant progress toward an expanded, four-lane Butterfield Road. This Illinois Department of Transportation project to improve traffic flow along the busy state highway began this past spring, with an estimated cost of $52.5 million.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has switched traffic to the newly constructed lanes along Butterfield Road (Route 56), although traffic will continue to use the old roadway on Butterfield Road west of Herrick Road.
The project has also involved some reconstruction of Naperville Road near its intersection with Butterfield Road due to modified traffic patterns. The contractor has opened the newly constructed lanes on Naperville Road to southbound traffic. There are two through lanes, one dedicated right turn lane and one dedicated left turn lane at the intersection of Naperville Road and Route 56. Naperville Road north of Butterfield Road has two lanes open to traffic and a turn lane into the Danada West shopping complex.
Cold weather prevents crews from continuing roadway construction, however, subcontractors will work on non-weather sensitive items within the project. This will include installing a noise wall along the north right-of-way, removing the old pavement and beginning storm sewer work as weather permits.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, construction of the roadway should resume in March, focusing work on Route 59 and Naperville Road. Weather permitting, work at these intersections should be complete in the summer of 2012.
The contractor and the state of Illinois will continue to monitor all traffic control devices during the interim and correct any deficiencies if required.
Residents with questions or complaints should contact the Illinois Department of Transportation through their website at www.dot.il.gov/contact.html.