Progress, progress and more progress has been happening down on 1st Street! All of the structural footings, foundations and much of the underground work associated with the project has been completed. The team is moving up from the Riverwalk with the new sidewalk addition matching into the new retaining walls, stairs and working our way up to Main Street. With just a little bit of imagination you can picture how the site will look soon.
The contractor has started the underground excavation of the new lift station. Heaiver truck traffic can be expected during this time. Dewatering will continue until the lift station is fully installed.
Footings and foundations galore! The project team has been working hard on getting all the work underground that is the foundation of the future plaza features. This work will continue into September as the team continues to install irrigation sleeves, communication components and more and more footings and foundations.
South Riverside Ave./IL Rt. 25 Closed until early October for Work on Riverside Lift Station
South Riverside Ave./IL Rt. 25 in St. Charles will be closed beginning August 16, 2023 until early October 2023. Traffic will be routed to IL Rt. 31 through posted detours at Main St./IL Rt. 64 to the north and State St./IL Rt. 38 to the south. The closure is required for work on the City of St. Charles Lift Station construction project at Riverside Ave./IL Rt. 25 and Deveraux Way.
Project progress is continuing to be strong with installation of footings for features such as the digital kiosks, charging bollards, trellis foundations and seat wall installations. Also portions of the project are beginning to be put to sub grade with the installation and compaction of aggregate base for walking surfaces and future brick paver installations.
Starting August 16th through the beginning of October, South Riverside Ave (IL Rte. 25) will be closed to thru traffic. Regional traffic will be asked to follow the Illinois Department of Transportation approved detour routes of IL Rte. 64 and IL Rte. 38. This regional route is shown in red on the attached map.
Local traffic to homes and business will be allowed. South Riverside Ave will be open to local access up to Langum Park as shown on the map (black dashed line). Traffic will not be able to pass or access the work zone area identified on the attached map.
Site preparation has begun in anticipation of Nicor relocating their gas line.