Wilson Rd: at Nippersink Rd
Limits: .25-mile in each direction from the intersection of Wilson Rd and Nippersink Rd in Round Lake and Grant township
Description: This project consists of pavement reconstruction with a new signalized intersection, retaining wall on NW and SE corners, and shared-use path along south side of Nippersink Rd and east side of Wilson Rd north of Nippersink Rd, pavement markings and related work.
7/10/18 - The contractor has shifted Wilson Rd traffic to the west to allow for the installation of the south retaining wall. The installation of steel in the southeast corner is complete and will continue south along the east side of Wilson Rd. Storm sewer crews are expected to resume work in the closed lanes this week.
Traffic impacts: Watch for workers and flaggers as daily lane closures are being utilized for widening and storm sewer work. Watch for trucks coming in and out of the jobsite. Expect heavy delays.
Paul Guardi, Resident Engineer
Matt Emde, Project Manager
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester RdLibertyville, Illinois 60048-1381
6/19/18 - The contractor has completed pouring the lightweight concrete at the North Wilson Road retaining wall location and the Nippersink Road location.
Progress continues on the construction of the temporary roadway for the first traffic shift. Once the lightweight concrete has enough strength, the temporary roadway will be paved on both Wilson Road and Nippersink Road. Traffic is expected to shift to the new traffic pattern in the next one to two weeks.
Coming weeks: The temporary roadway will be constructed allowing for Wilson Rd traffic to shift west, and Nippersink Rd traffic to shift south. This staging allows for the construction of the south Wilson Rd retaining wall with less traffic impacts. It will also allow for the widening of the east side of Wilson Rd and north side of Nippersink Rd.
5/18/18 - The contractor has completed the drilling and setting of the major north Wilson Rd. retaining wall structure. They will return to the site in the coming weeks to complete the retaining wall underground structure in the southeast corner of the project.
Nicor gas removed most of their retired pipe this past week and will have to return in the future to remove one other minor conflict.
Progress continues onsite as the contractor has begun the removal of topsoil and has begun grading for the temporary roadway. Work on the storm sewer began this week. The recent heavy rains delayed progress for a few days, but the crew is back on track.
Coming weeks: The temporary roadway will be constructed allowing for Wilson Rd traffic to shift west and Nippersink Rd traffic to shift south. This staging allows for the construction of the south Wilson Rd retaining wall with less traffic impacts. It will also allow for the widening of the east side of Wilson Rd and north side of Nippersink Rd.
4/20/18 - The contractor began drilling for the piles which make up the new retaining wall on the north end of Wilson this week. Drilling will likely continue for the next few weeks. Due to the size of the beams, loads lifted by cranes and constant clean up from the drilling, heavy traffic delays are expected to continue during this stage. Once the north wall piles are installed, the contractor will then move to the southeast corner of the intersection to begin the first part of the south wall.
3/9/18 - Extensive utility relocation is underway. AT&T is in process of removing old poles and wires. Nicor expects to complete gas line relocation by the week of 3/19/18, weather permitting. When utility relocations are complete, the contractor (Berger Excavating) will begin setting up traffic control and erosion control measures. North retaining wall construction will follow on the west side of Wilson just north of Nippersink. Pavement reconstruction work can then be scheduled and started.