Night work and intermittent lane closures will continue this week
The City of Naperville reminds residents and motorists traveling on Washington St. that they will continue to experience lane reductions near the Washington St. and North Ave. intersection due to watermain and electric duct bank work occurring in that area, weather permitting.
Night work on Washington St. began on Sun., June 24 and is planned to continue for approximately two to three more evenings, weather permitting. This night work is allowing for the installation of a watermain and electric duct bank across Washington Street at North Avenue.
From 9PM to 5AM, traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers present to route traffic around the work. Please note that traffic will be stopped for as long as 10 minutes to allow the opposing lane through the construction zone. Washington St. will be open to normal traffic at 5AM; however, work will continue on nearby North Ave. and Spring Ave. Staging areas for this night work are along Spring Ave. from Washington St. to Webster St. and on North Ave. west of Center St. Residents in the area are advised that there will be a substantial amount of noise associated with equipment operation within the work zone and staging areas during this night time work.
In addition to the closures for night work, there will be intermittent lane closures on Washington St. from 9AM until 3PM throughout the week. During that time, Washington St. will be reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for restoration of the utility trench at North Ave. All Washington St. lane restrictions will be removed from Sat., June 30 to Wed., July 4. After July 4, Washington St. will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with turning lanes, for approximately three weeks to allow for the installation of duct bank, water main, curb, gutter and sidewalk on Washington St.
The City strongly encourages motorists to utilize alternate routes and allow extra time to get to their destination while construction work is ongoing. Suggested alternate north/south routes include Mill St. and Loomis St. As with any construction project, the City would like to remind motorists to stay alert, use caution and abide by all traffic regulations when driving through construction zones. For safe driving tips in construction zones, visit www.naperville.il.us/constructionsafety.aspx.