Completion of 55th Street road work delayed in Clarendon Hills
Workers work with cable Monday for a traffic signal that is to be installed at 55th Street and Clarendon Hills Road as part of the 55th Street improvements. | CHuck Fieldman—Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 28, 2012 6:45AM
CLARENDON HILLS — The major road improvement project along 55th Street through Clarendon Hills likely won’t be completed until late November, about a month later than was expected.
The work, which started at the beginning of April, is being done from Holmes Avenue in Clarendon Hills west to Williams Street, which is at the western edge of Westmont, about seven blocks west of Cass Avenue.
The delay is due to problems encountered by contractors working for Nicor with gas lines in the area, said Mike Millette, Clarendon Hills’ Public Works director.
The 55th Street project includes widening and reconstruction/resurfacing of the roadway. Also included in the project are drainage improvements and construction of a median; the installation of left turn lanes and a traffic signal at Clarendon Hills Road; traffic signal replacement at Cass Avenue; additional sidewalks along 55th Street where none currently exist; and installation of retaining walls to minimize impacts to adjacent properties. ~.