Illinois Department of Transportation, District One
I-80 Phase III Roadway Resurfacing, Bridge Repair & Signing, Will County, Illinois
Chastain provided Phase III construction observation services for a 15-mile-long segment of I-80 from Grundy County line to US 30 which is a four-lane rural cross section interstate highway with a grass median and cable barrier system. The primary proposed improvements consisted of milling the existing pavement, pavement patching and hot-mix asphalt resurfacing. Pavement markings and new signing was included, as well as bridge deck repairs to 29 mainline bridges over roadways, waterways and railroads. This project required our construction department to work two separate shifts providing construction observation services. This portion of I-80 is a fairly heavily traveled section of highway with an average daily traffic of up to 87,000. Stringent attention to maintenance of traffic was necessary to assure not only the safest construction zone possible, but also to minimize potential increases in traffic delays. Construction was completed in 2013 with a total construction cost of $31.8 million.