95th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road Intersection Improvements
In 2017, Will County Division of Transportation-led work to expand the intersection at 95th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road began. To accommodate construction, the intersection was reduced from two lanes to one lane of traffic in each direction through approximately mid-December. Additional work is expected to take place in spring and early summer 2018.
- Latest Project Updates
June 1, 2018: Due to unforeseen circumstances, turn lanes are expected to be open the week of June 4. Paving work will then continue for the next two weeks, weather depending, after which time the permanent traffic signals should be activated and all lanes re-opened. Some additional rolling lane closures may then occur as final work is wrapped up.
May 29, 2018: Turn lanes are expected to re-open this week. Paving work in this new configuration will continue the next two weeks, weather depending.
May 11, 2018: The next traffic shift for this project is expected to start the week of May 14. During this phase of construction, only one lane in each direction will be open for motorists, and no turn lanes will be available for use.
In this phase, each of the four legs entering the intersection will go in turn. For instance, northbound traffic will be allowed to pass through the intersection, then southbound, then eastbound, and then westbound. When a motorist gets the green light, they will be able to turn left, right or go straight.
This configuration is expected to last no more than two weeks and is necessary to complete the paving of the center of the intersection.
April 11, 2018: Work was originally supposed to begin last week but was postponed due to ongoing winter weather. Now that conditions have improved, work is expected to begin tomorrow, April 12. For the next two to three weeks, traffic will be shifted to one lane in each direction in the outside lanes so that construction can take place in the median. Left turn lanes will still be accessible and in place.
March 21, 2018: Following a winter shutdown of the construction zone, Will County is resuming work on this intersection improvement project.
Starting this week, intermittent daily lane closures will take place to install traffic signal equipment. Starting the week of April 2, full-time lane closures will once again go into effect to complete work on medians and outside lanes. At this time, 4 to 6 weeks worth of full lane closures should be expected, followed by an additional month of intermittent daily lane closures to complete paving and landscaping work.
- Project Overview
This project will include the construction of double left turn lanes on the north and south legs of the intersection and new right turn lanes on the north and east legs of the intersection. The work will also include the widening of the bridge over Spring Brook, the extension of the noise wall along 95th Street to Plainfield-Naperville Road, upgraded street lighting and traffic signal improvements.
Construction began the week of April 3, 2017, and lasts through approximately mid-November 2017, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.
- Impacts to Travel
Throughout construction, there will be full-time lane closures restricting traffic from two lanes to one lane in each direction on both 95th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road. Motorists should expect significant delays in this area and find alternate routes or allow extra travel time to reach their destination.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for Naper Notify notifications in relation to this project.