Construction on road improvements for South Fifth Street between Interstate 70 and South Main Street is set to begin in April and may mean some lane closures over the next several months.
The St. Charles City Council on Tuesday approved a contract for $2.65 million with Vee-Jay Cement Contracting to widen the lanes and replace concrete on South Fifth Street between Interstate 70 and South Main Street.
Total cost for the improvements is $3 million. Funding is 80 percent federal and 20 percent NID from the Streets of St. Charles development.
All of the signals in the area will be upgraded and new turn lanes added in the following areas:
- A right turn lane from South River Road to east on South Main Street
- A right turn lane from South Main Street to north on South River Road
- Right turn lane from South Fifth Street to south on South River Road
- Dual right turn lanes from Lombard (in Streets of St. Charles Development) to south on South Fifth Street
Work is expected to begin after April 15, said Kevin Corwin, city engineer, although utility work may start beforehand. The road will remain open at all times, but there may be full lane closures during the day. Work must be completed in six months.