Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Lincoln-Way communities are gearing up for more lane closures on Route 30
While flowers will be breaking ground and reaching toward the sun, construction crews will be breaking pavement and digging a path for new lanes on Route 30 in New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort. Flashing signs have been alerting motorists about pending lane closures, said New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash. There are currently two lanes of traffic in each direction along Route 30. There will be daily lane closures throughout the project. All lanes will be open again at the end of the day. Nash said he and the staff have been monitoring the areas throughout the winter, but spring time marks the typical construction season. Construction crews are expected to dig in about April 1, said Nash. The contractor has started construction on the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Fresh cut firs ranging in size from 6-foot to 12-foot are plentiful at Spencer Road Christmas Trees.
Have you gotten your Christmas tree yet? Spencer Road Christmas Trees is open until Christmas Eve. The lot is full of Douglas-firs, one of the most common of the evergreen variety. Take a walk through the rows of fresh-cut trees. The lot, located at Spencer Road and E. Route 30, is just east of Chicago Dough Company Restaurant. Due to the Route 30 construction project, it's a bit tricky to enter the lot. The driveway comes up fast just past Spencer Road. Look for the Christmas tree sign on the south side of E. Route 30. The trees range in size from 6-12 feet tall. Prices begin at $50. The trees come strictly from Illinois, said lot manager John Miller. These trees flourish in the northern temperate zone, and their fresh pine smell works to…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Patch concludes our pitch to help establishments hit hard by Rt. 30 construction with seven raffle giveaways.
The Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox Patch sites are partnering with establishments along U.S. Route 30 to help local businesses who are feeling the pinch from that roadway's widening project, which stretches 8.5 miles from Harlem Avenue in Frankfort to William Street in New Lenox. The L-W Patch sites are currently wrapping up the Rt. 30 raffle, where a random reader can win a variety of prizes provided by Rt. 30 businesses and Patch. To enter, residents needed to sign up for a Patch newsletter at a participating Rt. 30 business. Our final winners in the Rt. 30 Raffle are: Go to Patch's Official Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from the Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Saturday, September 22, 2012
D210 Supt. Lawrence Wyllie explains how the U.S. Route 30 widening project has impacted bus routes and student safety in this final installment. Find out why the piles of black dirt in front of L-W Central is a blessing.
- Joe Vince
Saturday, September 22, 2012
It's just a month into the 2012-13 year for schools in the Lincoln-Way High School District 210, and faculty, administrators and students are getting an idea of what to expect and what challenges are ahead. As we've done in the past, Patch sat down with Supt. Lawrence Wyllie to discuss the school year as well as other topics. The final installment deals with the effect the U. S. Route 30 widening project has had on Lincoln-Way schools. Editor's note: The interview with Wyllie was done the week of Sept. 2. Check Out Our Section That Contains the Past Video Interviews With Wyllie. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Monday, September 17, 2012
Drivers should use Abbey Road to get in and out of Old Castle South and Tall Grass subdivisions.
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- Joe Vince
Monday, September 17, 2012
Construction from the U.S. Route 30 widening project will keep the entrances to two Mokena subdivisions closed for a couple more weeks, according to a village update. The two communities affected by the road work include: Drivers going in and out of both subdivisions should use Abbey Road via Wolf Road as a detour. The $72-million Rt. 30 widening project, which stretches 8.5 miles from Harlem Avenue in Frankfort to William Street in New Lenox, is scheduled to be finished by late fall, with some minor landscaping and traffic light installation to be completed in 2013, according to IDOT's website. Residents with construction questions can call Mokena's Engineering Department at 708-479-3927. Two Ways to Stay Connected to Mokena Patch:
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sweet Dreams Cakes, a newly opened bakery in Frankfort, joins Aurelio's, Caffé Milan, Hawgs 'N Dogs, New Lenox Travel and other businesses in Patch's pitch to help establishments hit hard by Rt. 30 construction.
The Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox Patch sites are partnering with establishments along U.S. Route 30 to help these businesses who are feeling the pinch from that roadway's widening project, which stretches 8.5 miles from Harlem Avenue in Frankfort to William Street in New Lenox. Here's the plan: READ: Frankfort Businesses Struggle as Rt. 30 Construction Continues The L-W Patch sites will hold a weekly Rt. 30 raffle where a random reader could win a variety of prizes provided by Rt. 30 businesses and Patch. To enter, residents need to sign up for a Patch newsletter at a participating Rt. 30 business. Patch will routinely list those businesses where customers can find newsletter sign-up sheets. Residents only have to enter once to be …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Route 30 construction project requires motorists to be even more aware of safety precautions around school buses this year.
At 160-strong, they spent the summer parked in the quiet lots of the Lincoln-Way School District 210 Transportation Department, located on a road that bears the name of their sole purpose on this earth. Those long yellow buses—the appearance of which has changed little in the past 20 or so years—have been inspected, repaired, retooled and cleaned-up all on Schoolhouse Road in unincorporated New Lenox. And now it's the end of August, and they have already taken to the streets that encompass the 105 square miles of the district. Elementary districts start this week: Aug. 21 for D122 and D157C, Aug. 22 for Summit Hill D161 The wheels of the bus will definitely go round-and-round, but LW Transportation Director Rich Wilkey along with his …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Schoolhouse Road and Tall Grass Drive are both expected to be closed for the next two to three weeks due to construction along the major roadway.
The commute along Route 30 in the area just got a little bit hairier. Shortly after Lincoln Way School District 210 announced that Lincoln-Way Central summer school students will be attending classes at Lincoln-Way West, the Village of Mokena announced the closures of Schoolhouse Road and Tall Grass Drive. Tall Grass Drive is closed as of June 14, while Schoolhouse is closed as of of Thursday, June 21. The closures are expected to last two to three weeks each, according to the Village’s website. Detours for Schoolhouse Road will be along Francis and Marley roads, while the detours for Tall Grass Drive are Abbey Road to Wolf Road and Ridgemore Road to U.S. Route 30. The construction project along Route 30 has a projected budget of $72 …