Deerpath Rd and Main St Intersection Improvements
Current Status (September 13, 2019)
Paving of the surface course is scheduled for Wednesday 9-18, weather permitting. Watch for oil application prior to paving. The traffic signal turn-on is scheduled for Friday 9-20. Be alert!
Status (August 29, 2019)
This is a joint project between the City of Batavia and Kane County. The work consists generally of widening both Main Street and Deerpath Road and installing a traffic signal. The scope of work will have both directions of Main Street and Deerpath Road accessible to traffic with the use of staged construction. Weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting, we anticipate this project to be completed in October, 2019. Base course paving along the eastbound widened sections of Main Street and the continuation of traffic signal conduit installation is planned for the coming week. In accordance with the city’s code, maximum construction working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Status (July 15, 2019)
Be alert for the traffic pattern shifting to the south side of Main Street on Friday 7-19-19. Earthwork and utility installation work will then begin on the south side of Main Street.
Status (May 2019)
Underground utility work is currently underway with daily lane closures. Within the next week, traffic control will change to a lane-shift to the south side of Main Street.
Status (April 2019)
The project has been awarded by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to R.W. Dunteman with full construction expected to begin April 15, 2019. V3 Engineering will be the full-time onsite resident engineer. Currently, utility companies can be seen onsite relocating their services prior to the start of full construction.
Status (December 2018)
The project has been awarded by IDOT to R.W. Dunteman with full construction expected to begin in March/April 2019. Currently, utility companies can be seen onsite relocating their services prior to the start of construction this spring. Please check back for updates as we near full construction.
Status (June 2018)
Phase I approval was granted in November of 2016. Phase II engineering design kicked off in June of 2017 and is expected to be completed in mid-2018 along with the land acquisition. Currently, land acquisition is underway. Phase III construction is scheduled to be let by IDOT on November 9, 2018, with construction commencing in early 2019. This timeline is not final and may be altered as the City and County progress through the different phases of engineering and land acquisition. Please check back for updates.
Status (April 2018)
Phase I approval was granted in November of 2016. Phase II engineering design kicked off in June of 2017 and is expected to be completed in mid-2018 along with the land acquisition. Phase III construction is anticipated to be by IDOT in late November 2018 with construction commencing in early 2019. This timeline is not final and may be altered as the City and County progress through the different phases of engineering and land acquisition. Please check back for updates.
The signalized improvements will also include removal of the skewed alignment of Main Street and Deerpath Road at the intersection as well as new dedicated turn lanes. The traffic signal at the intersection of Deerpath Road and Main Street will interconnect with the signal at Randall Road and Main Street. Additionally, pedestrian and cycling paths will be added that are consistent with Kane County Bike Plan as well as sidewalks on the remainder of frontages.
The City of Batavia and Kane County are working jointly to improve the traffic movements at the skewed intersection that Deerpath Road intersects Main Street. The initial part of the Phase I study evaluated the intersection for a roundabout or a typical signalized layout. After reviewing the alternatives the City and County decided to move forward with a signalized intersection. The traffic signal will make turning movements safer as they are restricted by red lights and will also add additional turn lanes for shorter stacking and safer turning movements.
Staging plans have been prepared and construction will be staged in 3 phases for completion of this project. Since Main Street is a main arterial, traffic will remain open in all directions with temporary closures (flaggers) only as needed. More information will be added as construction approaches.
The project will be implemented as a joint project between the City of Batavia and Kane County. Both jurisdictions will share the local portion of 50%. Phase I and II will utilize 100% local funds with 50% coming from the City of Batavia (Developer Funds) and 50% Kane County. The City has secured the Surface Transportation Program (STP) Grant for Phase III construction engineering and construction. The STP grant is funded 75% with 25% being a local match; the local match will be split equally between the City and the County.
View the Project Plans (PDF)
For concerns or questions, please email Chris Bong or call 630-454-2752.