Wolf's Crossing Road Improvements

Wolf’s Crossing Road is a collector street on the southwest side of Naperville that serves as a primary connection between the cities of Naperville, Aurora and Oswego. It also provides access to numerous businesses and subdivisions in that area. Many motorists use Wolf’s Crossing Road to get to 95th Street from Eola Road or U.S. Route 30. It is currently a two-way, two-lane road between the CN Railroad tracks and 248th Avenue.

A three-phase project designed to realign Wolf’s Crossing Road by connecting its two sections currently separated by 95th Street and 248th Avenue is scheduled to begin the week of April 3, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances. Completion of this connection will provide motorists with direct access to a more efficient, controlled intersection at 95th Street. The multi-phase project allows the road to remain open during the remainder of the school year, as well as prevents conflicts with upcoming road projects with Aurora and the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

Current Activity

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Wolf's Crossing Road is now open to all traffic. Please be alert to the following traffic pattern changes:

As of May 18, motorists must use the new configuration which connects the existing east-west section of Wolf's Crossing to the newly constructed north-south extension.

The traffic signal at 95th and Wolf’s Crossing has changed from a red flash signal to a normal operating signal. Please note that the traffic signal at 95th and Wolf’s Crossing is currently operating with temporary timing and limited vehicle detection capabilities. In the coming months, two additional traffic signals will be installed at nearby intersections with Trumpet Drive along with additional components for the 95th Street and Wolf’s Crossing signal. When complete, the traffic signal will be reprogrammed to best suit traffic conditions and reconfigured road network. City staff will evaluate the traffic signal programming and evaluate adjustments within the limitation of the temporary condition.        

The section of Wolf’s Crossing Road from the new connection east to 248th Avenue is closed permanently and the traffic signal at 248th and Wolf’s Crossing has been removed.

Project Overview

Through this realignment, the north section of Wolf’s Crossing Road, which runs north/south between 91st Street and 95th Street, will be connected to the south section of Wolf’s Crossing Road, which currently begins at 248th Avenue and continues west into Aurora. The completed road will include one lane in each direction and turn lanes where needed, storm sewer improvements, a 10-foot bike path on the east side of Wolf’s Crossing Road, soil erosion control measures, lighting, pavement markings and signage. Completion of this connection will provide motorists with direct access to a more efficient, controlled intersection at 95th Street.

Timeline

PHASE ONE (COMPLETE) - Beginning Monday, April 3, crews will extend Wolf’s Crossing Road south from where it currently dead ends at 95th Street to east of the CN Railroad line. No road closures will be required during this phase, which is scheduled for completion in mid-May 2017.

PHASE TWO (COMPLETE)- Beginning Monday, May 15, a three-day road closure of Wolf’s Crossing Road between the CN Railroad line and 248th Avenue will be required to accommodate the construction of a temporary connection between the new north/south section and the existing east-west section of Wolf’s Crossing. The road is expected to re-open Thursday, May 18, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Upon completion of the temporary connection, traffic will begin using the new configuration and the section of Wolf’s Crossing Road from the new connection east to 248th Avenue will be closed permanently. 

PHASE THREE - The final stage of the project will occur in late 2017 or 2018 and will include the reconstruction of Wolf’s Crossing Road from the point of the temporary connection to the CN Railroad line. This phase will require a multi-week shut down of Wolf’s Crossing Road from the CN Railroad line to 95th Street.

TRUMPET AVENUELater this summer, crews will begin extending Trumpet Avenue to ultimately intersect with the new configuration of Wolf’s Crossing. As part of the upcoming Ashwood Crossing development, Trumpet will be extended west to intersect with Wolf’s Crossing Road. 

All work is weather dependent. 

Impacts to Travel

The City will do its best to give adequate notification of road closures, but residents are encouraged to sign up for Naper Notify for notifications related to this project.

April 3, 2017 - No road closures at this time. Daytime work is slated to take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Phase one is scheduled to be completed by mid-May 2017.

FUTURE CLOSURES - A three-day road closure of Wolf’s Crossing Road between the CN Railroad line and 248th Avenue will be required to accommodate the construction of a temporary connection between the new north/south section of Wolf’s Crossing and the existing east-west section of Wolf’s Crossing. The timing of this closure is estimated around mid-May.