Temporary Lane Closures Begin Monday, January 18 on Washington Street

Ongoing Work Through Spring Related to Centralized Traffic Management System Installation

NAPERVILLE, Ill.— Starting Monday, January 18, temporary rolling lane closures will occur along portions of Washington Street to allow for installation of fiber optic cable related to the City’s Centralized Traffic Management System project.

Weather depending, work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday along Washington Street between Bauer Road and 5th Avenue as well as Gartner and Bailey roads. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times, and work is anticipated to last through spring of 2016. Motorists are urged to use caution and allow additional time when traveling in this area.

The City’s Centralized Traffic Management System is a multi-year, multi-part project meant to modernize and allow for real-time programming and operation of Naperville’s traffic signals. The first phase of the project will connect the three existing traffic signal systems that run along the entire length of Washington Street from Warrenville to Royce roads. The more modernized system technology will allow for better coordination, control and real-time monitoring over signals on this heavily traveled roadway. The system also allows for automatic notification of traffic signal malfunctions to the appropriate personnel, allowing for faster fixes to keep traffic moving.

Initial installation of this system also sets the groundwork for future monitoring and adjusting of signals based on real-time road conditions.

Additional work related to the project may occur in the parkway along the entire length of Washington Street but is not anticipated to significantly disrupt motorists, businesses, or residences in the area. Temporary sidewalk closures may be needed at times; these will be communicated to the public as they occur. For more information or project updates, visit www.naperville.il.us/ctms.aspx.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.