Washington St - From West of Hainesville Rd to Haryan Way
This project has an external dedicated website: Washington Thoroughfare Project.
Limits: On the south side of Washington St from Atkinson Rd to Lancer Ln in the Village of Grayslake.
Description: The project consists of reconstructing and widening to 5 lanes of concrete pavement. The project includes the installation of concrete walls, ornamental fencing, sidewalk, asphalt bike path, storm sewer, curb and JAWA water main relocation. Hainesville Rd will also be resurfaced 400 feet north and south of Washington St.
Darren Franzen, Resident Engineer
3/3/16 - The work on the south retaining wall continues. We are expecting another week of the drilling operations before you start to see the contractor start framing the new concrete wall panels.
The contractor is currently moving from house to house connecting water services to the new watermain pipe. The contractor will knock on doors before the brief shutdowns required to do that work. We will also be flushing water through your outside spigots to make sure that service is back on line.
2-24-2016: The work on the south retaining wall has started and will continue for at least two months. You will see concrete trucks every day and over time you will see over 100 soldier piles ready to support the new wall structure.
The contractor continues to work on the new sanitary line. As soon as that work is finished off and the pedestrian path is open to traffic, we will let everyone know. The new watermain is going to be tested, chlorinated and approved for operation soon. New connections might start as early as next week. Expect short duration outages if your home is getting a new water service.
2-19-2016: The contractor will close the pedestrian path along the south side of Washington for about a week starting on Monday, February 22nd. Part of the project involves installing a new sanitary sewer lift station; that lift station includes a new sanitary sewer pipe to carry waste to the east. The contractor will drill that pipe under the wetlands so we do not disturb the plants or spread mud and silt into Highland Lake. The path will close from Hainesville Road to Haryan Way; there will be 'Sidewalk Closed' signs at the ends of the path and at East Big Horn Drive. The contractor will dig two large pits across the pedestrian path on either side of the wetlands for their drilling and installation gear. This work is weather sensitive, so colder temperatures and precipitation could delay the work. Please use extra caution along the path during this work. We will repair the pavement and reopen the path as soon as the pipe is in place
2-18-2016: The contractor plans to start work on the south retaining wall on Wednesday, February 24th. That work will continue for the next two months. We are expecting regular daily lane closures to support that work, so please give yourself a few extra minutes to move past the work area between 9am and 3pm. This work will be weather dependent; any precipitation or low temperatures can put a stop to this work. The new watermain is in place; the contractor has a few connections to make and a few hydrants to install. Once that pipe is tested and chlorinated, the contractor will begin connecting existing customers to the new watermain. We will contact residents as that work starts since it does require brief interruption to the water service.
A: In 2009, LCDOT counted over 16,000 vehicles per day traveling through this stretch of Washington Street. Residents, weekday commuters and weekend travelers know that two lanes are not enough to handle that volume, let alone the additional 2,000 vehicles projected in the next 15 years. This project will increase the capacity of the roadway to help move people to and from their destinations faster and safer.
Q: What about driveways?
A: Because the new roadway is going to change in terms of width and elevation, driveways have to raise/lower to match this; therefore, driveway aprons will be replaced and access will be maintained. We will work closely with each resident in order to make sure everyone understands the proposed work and the contractor will work to restore driveways quickly and efficiently.
Q: Will anything change with mail delivery or my mailbox?
A: All of your mail/packages will be delivered. If your mailbox is attached to your house/business, nothing will change; curbside mailboxes will be relocating during the project. Grayslake (60030) will likely request cluster boxes, groups of mailboxes with parcel lockboxes that can be placed at central locations and serve multiple homes and businesses. Round Lake (60073) is considering several temporary boxes or a cluster box near the Thorton’s gas station for customers at the east end of the project. You will receive notices from both the Post Office and our team before any changes in mail delivery. We will also make sure you can get your existing mailbox back for reinstallation when work is complete and normal curbside delivery resumes.
Q: Where can I get information about the Washington Street project between Haryan Way and east of Lake Street?
A: Please click here to visit the Haryan Way-east of Lake Street Washington project site.