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NOTICE - KDOT BIDS AND LETTINGS

​All scheduled bids and lettings will be opened as advertised.  Any questions should be directed to Steve Coffinbargar at (630) 669-1223

KDOT Campus Closure Effective April 1, 2020

In compliance with Governor Priztker's Executive Order, effective April 1, 2020 all Kane County Division of Transportation campus buildings located at 41W011 Burlington Road are closed until April 30, 2020.  Staff continues to work from home, and regular operations continue on a remote basis.  

We encourage electronic submittals of correspondence, invoices, permit applications and any other materials to ensure prompt processing.  Bids and lettings continue as scheduled.  

Please contact KDOT's main office number at (630) 584-1170 to contact a staff member or to make alternate arrangements during the closure. 

​​If you have any questions or concerns about our temporary policies, please contact Jennifer Becker at beckerjennifer@co.kane.il.us.​


Incidental Take Authorization Public Notice

​Public Notice
Conservation Plan

Pursuant to Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 1080 of the Illinois Administrative Code, notice is hereby given that Kane County Division of Transportation, of 41W011 Burlington Road St. Charles, IL 60175, has submitted a Conservation Plan to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to apply for authorization for the taking of the Iowa Darter (Etheostoma exile) incidental to the Harmony Road over Harmony Creek Culvert Replacement. 
 
The project is located in Kane County, Illinois. The affected area is located at Harmony Road over Harmony Creek, which is approximately 3.25 miles north of the town of Hampshire. The project is 0.09 miles south of Stoxen Road and 0.41 miles north of Higgins Road along Harmony Road (See attached map).
 
The project consists of the removal of the existing 10’x5’ box culvert and the construction of a new double 8’x6’ cast-in-place, reinforced box culvert as well as roadway resurfacing, shoulder widening, and guardrail improvements. Harmony Road will be overlaid with a hot mix asphalt (HMA). Stone riprap will be placed at both ends of the structure for stabilization. Take of Iowa Darters may result during the project as a result of this work. The Iowa Darter is protected under the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act (520 ILCS 10) and is known to occur within the vicinity of the project. 
 
In order to minimize and mitigate for the take of Iowa Darters incidental to the Harmony Road over Harmony Creek Culvert Replacement, Harmony Creek will be diverted around the work area to the north instead of blocking flow completely. This will allow work to be done in dry conditions and will maintain the flow of Harmony Creek during construction. In-stream work will be done outside of the spawning season (April 1 – May 31) and will be completed in 8-9 weeks to minimize impacts, weather permitting. The road will be closed during construction for increased safety and to accelerate the construction process. The limits of construction are the minimum necessary to complete the work. Construction practices will be in place to minimize soil erosion, which will reduce the amount of soil and sediment that enters Harmony Creek and will maintain water clarity. The effects of construction on the Iowa Darter will be mitigated through post-construction monitoring of Harmony Creek for the presence of Iowa Darters and the payment of a mitigation fee of $5,200.00 to the IDNR Wildlife Preservation Fund. 
 
Public at the following location(s) and date(s):
1. Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT office)
41W011 Burlington Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Dates: February 27, 2020 – April 20, 2020
 
2. Kane County Division of Transportation Website:  http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/ 
Dates: February 27, 2020 – April 20, 2020
 
3. Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Incidental Take Authorization website,
access at: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/NaturalHeritage/Pages/Incidental-Take-Authorizations.aspx
(Reference ITA#201)
Dates: February 27, 2020 – April 20, 2020
 
4. Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
109 South State Street
Hampshire, IL 60140
See website for hours: https://ellajohnsonlibrary.org/
Dates: February 27, 2020 – April 20, 2020
 
Comments pertaining to the Conservation Plan should be sent to:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Resource Conservation, Incidental Take Authorization Coordinator,
One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702
OR may be emailed to DNR.ITACoordinator@illinois.gov
Closing: Public comments will be accepted through April 20, 2020.

KDOT's Randall Road at Weld Road/ US 20 Project Receives Award

Kane County Division of Transportation's Randall Road at Weld Road/US 20 Intersection Reconfiguration Project was awarded “Public Works Project of the Year" from the Fox Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA).  The project was selected in the $5million to $25million cost category for transportation projects. The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award promotes excellence in the management, administration and construction of public works projects. 

The Randall Road at Weld Road/US 20 intersection reconfiguration project eliminated the east Weld Road at Randall Road connection to provide a new continuous flow ramp from northbound Randall Road to eastbound US 20.  New signals and striping provide additional capacity for traffic along Randall Road and a safer driving experience for all motorists.​

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Watch Your Signal - Retiming Randall Traffic Signals

​As part of incremental improvements to public safety, many traffic signals along Randall Road, including and between Fabyan Parkway and Silver Glen Road will be retimed to better distributing green time and move traffic more effectively. Specific additional enhancements will be noticed at the following traffic signals:

  • Randall Road and Oak Street
  • Randall Road and Bricher Road
  • Randall Road and WIllamsburg Avenue
  • Randall Road and Fabyan Parkway ​

These additional enhancements will adjust when the left turn green arrow will display to traffic within the signal cycle. Motorists are encouraged to Watch Your Signal more carefully on the week of July 15th, 2019 and thereafter. This change in signal pattern or signal sequence is part of providing more effective movement of traffic along a signalized roadway, such as Randall Road. More information on this improvement can be reviewed within this presentation.

More Flashing Yellow Arrow Improvements in 2019 and 2020

As part of incremental improvements to public safety, many traffic signals will be modified to include Flashing Yellow Arrow signals on Randall Road, Fabyan Parkway, and Orchard Road. To learn more about the improvement, click here​ to learn. To learn more about the specific improvement locations, see our Transportation Improvement Plan document, projects #60 and #61, pages 53 and 54, click here.

View Progress on Longmeadow Parkway's New Bridge Construction

View images showing construction of the new Longmeadow Parkway Bridge over the Fox River here.  Still photos are taken every 15 minutes updating the progress of the project from two different camera angles.

What Does Public Works Mean to You?

Check out this video, published by the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association, which pays tribute to our nation's public works professionals: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLNnSl8EwWs


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