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The Kane County Division of Transportation is scheduled to upgrade traffic signals along Randall Road in March that may cause some travel delays.
Starting March 16, removal and replacement of traffic signal mast arms and equipment will begin at the intersections of Bricher Road, Prairie Street and Oak Street (the latter two intersections are located in St. Charles). To provide minimal traffic disruption, the work will require closure of the side streets on the days indicated below from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Randall Road traffic will be allowed to flow without stopping at the intersections while the traffic signals are being installed.
Motorists will not be allowed to turn off of Randall Road during the closures of the side streets and are advised to use Route 38 and Route 64 as alternate routes for east/west travel. For north/south alternate routes and access to retail areas along Randall Road, motorists are advised to use Peck Road, as well as retail entrances along Randall Road.
Please pay extra attention to modified access routes to businesses along Randall Road at Prairie Street. Access to the retail buildings west of Randall Road at Prairie Street will be allowed by right turn only from southbound Randall Road. Access to southbound Randall Road will only be allowed from eastbound Prairie Street. No left turns will be allowed at the intersection.
Work in the intersections will be conducted at only one intersection at a time in order to minimize the impact to motorists. Changeable message boards will be placed in several locations to provide advanced warning to drivers of the pending closings, which are:
Bricher Road - March 16Prairie Street - March 21Oak Street - March 24
On the day of an intersection closure, the process will include setting up barricades, cones and traffic control to prevent access to the side streets; placement of new wiring and equipment on the mast arms; adjustment of the wiring in the traffic control cabinet; testing of the new equipment; removal of the existing mast arms and equipment.
Temporary lane closures along Randall Road will be required to accomplish this work. Please watch for flaggers and workers while traveling through the construction zone. Motorists should expect delays, increased travel times during the process and are advised to consider alternate routes during the project.
Upon completion of the work at Prairie and Oak streets, the new traffic signals will include a flashing yellow left-turn arrow. The flashing yellow arrow will allow motorists to turn left after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Traffic waiting to turn left will receive the project left turn with a green arrow while oncoming traffic has a red light. While both directions have a greet light, motorists waiting to turn left will receive the flashing yellow arrow indicating they may turn only when it is safe to do so.
For more information about the flashing yellow arrows, visit Kane County's website at the link below. Questions are concerns about the project should be directed to Dave Boesch at the Kane County Division of Transportation at 630-584-1170.