10th & Drexel Traffic Congestion

Engineering Department

DATE: June 13,2017

FROM: Matthew J. Sullivan, P.E. Design Engineer

cc: Alderman Steven Kurkowski, 1st District
Alderman Gregory Loreck, 2nd District

RE: W. Drexel Avenue & S. 10th Street/So Wildwood Signalization & Intersection Improvements

Construction activities for the signalization and intersection improvements of W. Drexel Avenue and S. 10th Street/So Wildwood Drive are tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, June 19th. The first step of the construction process will be setting up traffic control to provide a safe construction zone. Pieper Line has been contracted by the City to perform the work. The scope of work on this project will include concrete patches, grading, curb & gutter, concrete pavement, traffic signals, concrete sidewalk and pavement striping. The intersection improvements will include traffic signals, lengthened turned lanes, right turn lane north onto S. 10th Street and pedestrian crosswalks. Please be patient as concrete cure time can take as long as seven days after placement and installation of traffic signals can take months depending on the availability of materials.

Traffic in all directions will at times be reduced to one lane (i.e. one lane of traffic for eastbound and one lane of traffic for westbound on W. Drexel Avenue). Properties adjacent to the project will have access during the duration of the project.

The city encourages deliveries and local traffic to use alternative routes (i.e. S. 13'h Street or W. Rawson Avenue) during the project as much as possible as traffic congestion is expected. All construction activities are anticipated to be completed in October weather permitting.

Please understand that there are unavoidable inconveniences during the construction of a project of this sort. I appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout this process. Feel free to contact me at 766-7029 or with any questions you might have.