Naperville City Council paved the way to make major improvements to a three-mile stretch of Route 59 Tuesday, April 2, when it approved $1.6 million for the city’s share of a specific portion of the project, which includes constructing five retaining walls as well as electrical ducts along the road.

The project, which will be conducted by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will widen the heavily-traveled corridor to three lanes in both directions from Ferry Road to Aurora Avenue/New York Street. Sidewalks, a shared-use path, noise walls and the reconfiguration of the Interstate 88 interchange will also be constructed.

Three additional contracts to move the project along will be voted on at an upcoming City Council meeting. Main construction work for the Route 59 expansion project is expected to begin in spring 2013 and continue throughout 2014.

Sever Storey will be hosting a landowner seminar for this project at the following location/time/date:

May 7th, 6 pm CST
Romeoville Library
201 W Normantown Rd
Romeoville, IL 60446

If you think you may be affected by the IL 59 Project, want to attend our seminar, or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at

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