The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is scheduled to begin a $5 million resurfacing of Sycamore Road (IL 23) through DeKalb in July. The project will resurface approximately 4 miles of Sycamore Road from South Fourth Street in DeKalb to IL Route 64 in Sycamore and replace ADA-compliant curb ramps at intersections within the project area. The project, which is scheduled to last through summer, will require intermittent lane closures and lane reductions. Some work will be completed overnight to reduce traffic congestion, but residents should plan for delays when traveling through the area. Businesses along Sycamore Road will remain open and accessible during construction.
During project planning, IDOT approached the City and offered the opportunity to contribute a minimal amount of funding to the project for local right-of-way improvements to be made in conjunction with the project. IDOT secured federal funding for the project, which will cover about 80 percent of the project cost. The City Council approved a measure authorizing funding for improvements to pedestrian traffic signals at the entrance to Northland Mall and ADA-compliant curb ramp replacements on side roads and private entrances along Sycamore Road. The total cost to the City is $28,000. By entering into this agreement with IDOT, the City is able to make improvements to its local infrastructure in conjunction with the state project. This is not only economically advantageous, but it also reduces the potential for construction related traffic disruptions.
Residents should be aware that given the uncertainty surrounding the Illinois State Budget, there is potential that this project could be delayed. If the project is delayed, the City will attempt to inform residents of any developments through the City website and social media channels.
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RT 72 from Kirkland to Genoa hasn’t been done in at least 10 years, Anyone know if that stretch will be done?
Wow, another frickin’ waste of money! So glad my income tax rates are going up to resurface already decent roadway! Why not sprinkle some oil on it and slather the roads with pea gravel? That seems like Dekalb County fix for most roads anyway.
Dude. There are terrible roads in dekalb. Fix them first! What the hell is wrong with these idiots
This is a State project, so only State highways can be done. Most roads in DeKalb are City roads, and a few are County roads.
I noticed digital signs reappeared today!
Roads were figured in to last budget but of course taxes will have to be raised
Will be great when all is finished, but let’s all pray for patience.
Last time this was done, they tried to cut down a bunch of trees in Sycamore. It took a lot of work to change IDOT’s plan and save them.
Don’t remember whether it was Edwards or Swedberg but the then mayor put a lot of effort in helping to save those trees. As did Dave Wirsing. Was he your dad?
Dekalb needs to fix peace road between rt38 and fairview. The cracks are like speed bumps
they also need to widen that stretch of road and allow for more lanes
Oh joy to the world!
Andrew Heatherwick this will be a nightmare
Gee, is that part of the increase in income tax? >:( (Not saying roads dont need fixed, just that the only people who wanted an increase in income tax are either not actually paying that tax, or are just plain stupid)
Ugh…just realized this is DIRECTLY in front of my house!
Everyone pays the tax
This was scheduled before the tax increase.
If the curbs here needed replacing, I’d be the first to be ok with it…but the curbs here are already ADA compliant ramps, and imho the tax dollars that will be spent “upgrading” them, would be better spent fixing some of the roads near here (Davy St, Peace Rd btwn Rt38 & on ramps, Rt 38 east of Peace) than replacing curbs that aren’t even cracked!
Hopefully the manhole covers aren’t two inches below surface this time
Hopefully IDOT doesn’t use an experimental mix again for this stretch of road.
More or less. ð
I’d give them $6m to synchronize the traffic lights!
What about Twombly rd near where it meets Annie Glidden rd?!