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Route 47 could be done by Labor Day

The Illinois Department of Transportation said last week that, weather permitting, all work on the Route 47 widening project could be completed by around Labor Day.
Concrete paving on Route 47 north of the Fox River in Yorkville is expected to begin in the second half of May. As work is done on both Route 47 and Route 34 as part of the project, access to some businesses will be affected and motorists are advised to be aware of possible changes.
Remaining items to be completed south of the river on the Route 47 widening project are in progress. South of the river, permanent traffic signals at various intersections were recently put into operation. Sidewalks are being constructed and work is progressing on the multi-use path as well. Permanent pavement markings are expected to be installed beginning in early May, according to IDOT.
Also in early May, railing will be installed along the sidewalk from Hydraulic Avenue to Van Emmon Street as well as guardrails at the railroad tracks and in the Fox River bridge area. Grading of the areas off the pavement and seeding of those areas will begin in the near future.
It is anticipated that the final work south of the river will be completed by the end of June.
IDOT asked motorists to be alert for changing traffic patterns as well as flaggers and other workers.