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Work on Johnsburg roads to start next week

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:52 a.m. CDT

JOHNSBURG – Work on Fairview Avenue and the Johnsburg Road project will start next week, according to news releases.

The grinding down of Fairview Avenue between Chapel Hill Road and about 150 feet north of Johnsburg Road had been expected to begin this week but has been pushed back to Tuesday due to rain in the forecast.

The paving will follow on Thursday or Friday, depending on weather.

The resurfacing and landscape restoration are the final steps for the two-phase project, which involved installing sewer infrastructure along Fairview Avenue from Chapel Hill Road to Church Street and continuing onto West Church Street about 300 feet.

Electronic message boards were placed around the Johnsburg Road project Wednesday ahead of work starting on the project next week.

The contractor, Pirtano Construction Co., will begin widening the westbound lane to accommodate an eastbound detour.

The plan is to widen the road to three lanes – one in each direction and a center lane for turning. Traffic signals will be installed at Riverside Drive and Spring Grove Road.

The second phase will include installation of a roundabout where Johnsburg Road, St. Johns Avenue and Chapel Hill Road meet. 

For information about the Johnsburg Road project and to sign up for alerts, visit www.johnsburgroad.com.

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