On Monday, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances, the city of Naperville will begin grinding Washington Street as part of the Washington Street Resurfacing Project.
This grinding work and paving that will follow will cause traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction between Osler Drive and School Street for the next few weeks.
To expedite the project and to maintain the safety of construction crews, motorists and pedestrians, work will be ccurring anytime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. over the next few weeks, city officials said.
Motorists should expect long delays as traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction under the operation of flaggers all day on a daily basis as construction continues.
Once grinding is completed, the road will be repaved. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.
The Washington Street Resurfacing Project began Sept. 9 and includes the resurfacing and restriping of Washington Street between Osler Drive and School Street as well as improvements to deteriorated curbs and sidewalks.
For the duration of the project, parking along Washington Street will be prohibited in the project work zone at all hours to not only maintain a safe working area but to help keep traffic flowing north and south while any lane closures are in place, city officials said. Signs are provided along Washington Street to indicate no parking throughout the construction zone.