August 10, 2020
Paving Thursday, August 13
Weather depending, the contractor will pave the final layer of asphalt on Deerfield Road between Wilmot Road and the Metra underpass on Thursday, August 13. Due to the work required and site constraints, this work require a full closure of Deerfield Road from Park Avenue to Wilmot Road and will begin at 5am. The early start will enable to Contractor to complete the mainline paving in one day. The contractor will then return Friday to complete the side street intersections.
Residents that live along Deerfield Road will still be able to access their driveways during the closure but may be delayed at times. Residents are asked to utilize the nearest side street when driving to and from their properties and to keep an eye out for flaggers. Non-residents of Deerfield Road will be detoured around Deerfield Road via Hazel Avenue and Central Avenue as shown below. This detour route will be posted throughout the detour limits.
Prior to paving, the contractor is required to install fresh oil to the existing pavement. This work will occur the night before the paving operation. “Fresh Oil” signs will be installed throughout the time period when asphalt paving will occur. The use of fresh oil helps different layers of asphalt to adhere to one another providing a longer lasting final product. Residents should be mindful of driving through fresh oil. If motorists must drive through fresh oil, please do so slowly. Driving at higher speeds through fresh oil may cause the material to adhere to the undercarriage and/or fenders of the car, which can be difficult and costly to remove.
The Village would like to remind all motorists to be alert and watch for flaggers while driving through the construction zone as traffic patterns and closures may change. The Village appreciates your effort in helping to complete this improvement. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Village of Deerfield Engineering Department at 847-317-2490 and request to speak to someone regarding this project.