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Posted on: September 13, 2018

York Street Resurfacing Updates

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Update: November 15, 2018

Due to current weather conditions and the limited number of workable days remaining this construction season, the York Street roadway paving that was scheduled for night work has been moved to daytime operations and will take place on Friday November 16th, 2018 during daytime hours. The paving tomorrow will include the final lift of asphalt material being installed.  The paving operation is scheduled to begin the morning of November 16 at 6AM and will continue through the afternoon until the entire roadway is done.  Paving will start at the south end of the project, near First Street, and will move northward.  While the roadway from First Street to Palmer Drive is being paved, York Street will be shut down to traffic and a detour route will be set up along First Street, Haven Road, and Schiller Street. The detour will be in effect in an effort to expedite the paving operation. It is anticipated that by mid-day York Street will be finished between First Street and Palmer Drive and then that stretch of roadway will be reopened to traffic. The northern two blocks, Palmer Drive to North Avenue, will be paved in the afternoon while traffic is maintained using flaggers. Traffic delays should be expected during the entire paving operation. The City of Elmhurst appreciates the cooperation of the downtown businesses and public during this construction process.


Update: November 5, 2018

The milling work originally scheduled for November 5 and 6 has been delayed and will now take place on Tuesday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 7.


Update: November 2, 2018

The contractor is nearing completion on the concrete work and brick paver installation, and will begin the roadway resurfacing phase next week. Due to the heavy volume of traffic along York Street of both commuters and patrons of the many businesses, the City has decided to have the resurfacing work completed overnight to minimize the impact to local businesses and the commuting public.

On the nights of Monday November 5th and Tuesday November 6th, the contractor will be milling the existing surface of the roadway. This operation will require a completely open road, and no parking will be allowed anywhere within the project limits after 9pm until 6am the following morning. There will also be moving temporary lane closures during the milling operation and ask all motorist to drive with caution if entering the work zone. There will be additional night work in the following weeks once the road is ready for paving, and future notices will include the dates of that work.

Please be aware that the milling process does create noise and dust, and will likely be heard by any residents who live near the project. The City apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates everyone’s patience as the public improvement is moving towards completion.


Update: October 16, 2018

Stage 1 of the York Street Resurfacing is now complete and the contractor is preparing for stage 2 of the project. Curb replacement, drainage structure adjustments, and sidewalk updates on the east side are done, and a new traffic  pattern will be installed on October 17th to allow for similar work to be completed on the west side of the street. The new pedestrian island on the north end of the project has been constructed, and stage 2 will include installation of curbed bump outs along the east and west shoulders at this location. We ask all commuting traffic to be extra cautious and anticipate delays as the there will be narrow travel lanes in that area.

Update: September 27, 2018

Staged traffic control has been installed to provide a work zone on the east side of York Street. Curb replacement along the east side of York is taking place this week. Pavement removal for the installation of a new pedestrian refuge island is also underway. 


Update: September 19, 2018

The York Street pavement resurfacing project began on Monday, September 17th.  The project will involve spot curb/gutter replacement, replacement of curb ramps for ADA compliance, and the resurfacing of the roadway from First Street to just south of North Avenue.  Vehicular travel lanes and parking lane closures will be in place during the work and will be staged to one side of the road or another.  Downtown businesses are open during construction and additional parking is available in one of the City’s multiple downtown parking decks.  Work is expected to be completed by mid-November.


September 14, 2018

The City of Elmhurst is improving York Street by resurfacing the roadway from First Street to just south of North Avenue. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic operations for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists that use York Street. The project will begin the week of September 17th and will take approximately two months to complete.

All of the crosswalks within the project boundaries will be stamped with a brick pattern and colored red with pavement marking. The pavement markings will improve safety by making the crosswalks more visible and add to the aesthetics of Downtown Elmhurst. 

The working hours for the road improvement will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with the exception of pavement milling, level binder and asphalt surface operations, which will be performed overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. to minimize traffic disruptions during the day. 

Moving lane closures will occur during construction.  However, at least one travel lane will remain in place during the entire project in all current traffic directions. On-street parking will be impacted temporarily and may be limited throughout the construction on one side of the street at a time. Additional parking is available at the 4 parking decks located in the City Centre. 

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