Irving Park & York Road

IL-19/York Rd –Update 10/02/17
The project is substantially completed and the contractors will be working on addressing punch list items over the next couple of months. Minor daily lane closures may be necessary to complete the punch list items. Any major permanent lane closures along IL-19 and or York Rd are due to the ongoing Tollway project 4670 along IL-19 east of the railroad bridges. 

IL-19/York Rd –Update 09/22/17
During the week of 9-25-17, weather permitting, the contractor is scheduled to work on multiple construction items. The contractor will continue to work on streetlights, topsoil, sod placement etc. 

IL-19/York Rd –Update 09/14/17
During the week of 9-18-17, weather permitting, the contractor is scheduled to work on multiple construction items. The contractor is tentatively scheduled to pave the Hot-mix Asphalt surface on IL-19 on Monday 9-18-17 and on York Rd Tuesday 9-19-17. Traffic is expected to be moving very slow during the paving operations. The motorists are advised to expect long delays and/or seek alternate routes.

IL-19/York Rd –Traffic Shift Update 09/8/17
During the week of 9-11-17, weather permitting, the contractor is scheduled to pave IL-19 and York Rd. The paving operations are tentatively scheduled for everyday next week. Pavement striping activities will follow the HMA placement. The underground contractor is scheduled to perform structure adjustment within the pavement. The electrical contractor is scheduled to work on the streetlights and traffic signal related items. Traffic is expected to be moving very slow during the paving operations. The motorists are advised to expect long delays and/or seek alternate routes.

IL-19/York Rd –Traffic Shift Update 08/18/17
Weather permitting, On Monday night Aug 21, 2017, a traffic switch is scheduled to take place along York Rd. The southbound York Rd traffic will be shifted to south bound lanes. Both southbound lanes will be open with the exception of daily lane closures to perform the remaining work items. The northbound traffic will remain in its current configurations. The dual left turn lanes will be reduced to one lane to finish the remaining work items. The cureent traffic configuration along IL-19 will remain unchanged.

IL-19/York Rd – Construction Update 09/29/16
The intersection at York Rd/Irving Park Rd will be controlled using flaggers in all directions on Saturday October 1, 2016. The traffic signal will be switched to flashing red. During this time frame the contractor will be installing the watermain across the intersection as well as patching the roadway after the watermain has been installed. The signal will be back to operating in its current configuration by the end of the day on Saturday.

IL-19/York Rd – Construction Update 12/01/2016
Beginning Friday, December 2 at approximately 9:00pm, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is planning on removing the temporary asphalt within the intersection of Irving Park and York Road. During this process, traffic on Irving Park Road (west of York Road) will be transitioned from the current north lanes to the new south lanes. This pavement removal operation will continue well into early Saturday morning. Traffic will be heavily impacted by this operation, and at times will be at a complete standstill. It is strongly recommended that alternate routes be utilized, to avoid the intersection during this time. Once this operation is completed, eastbound Irving Park Road traffic will be moved onto the new pavement. Northbound, southbound, and westbound traffic will remain in their current configuration.

IL-19/York Rd – Construction Update 8/31/2016

A traffic pattern change along York Rd is scheduled to take place starting September 9, 2016. The north and southbound traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed pavement.

The new pattern will have one southbound thru lane, and an extended left-hand turn lane to eastbound Irving Park Rd. The northbound will have one thru lane, and one westbound left-hand turn lane.

This configuration is anticipated to remain in place until end of
Spring 2017.

IL-19/York Rd – Construction Update 5/2/2016
The first paving day operation is scheduled for May 5, 2016, weather permitting. In an effort to increase traffic flow during paving days the signals will go to flashing red and the changeable message signs (CMS) will indicate that there are flaggers ahead. Four flaggers will be at the intersection manually flagging traffic in lieu of utilizing the signals themselves. These changes will happen on paving days ONLY.

A test run with flaggers was held on the morning of Thursday, April 28 to help ensure the safety and efficiency of the intersection during these paving days that went very well.

We appreciate your patience through this entire project. The Village has made extra marketing pushes to shop local and specifically Irving Park road to help try and generate more business. We are utilizing our website, social media, water bill, newsletters, and electronic message center to promote. Attached is a promotional flyer as well.

Please pass along this message to any interested parties and we will continue to send out updates as we receive them from IDOT

IL-19/York Rd – Construction Update 04/27/2016
In preparation for the paving operation in near future, the general contractor, F H Paschen, intends on performing a "dry run" test at the intersection of York and Irving to increase traffic flow on Thursday, April 28 beginning at 8:00 am to 12 pm. The intention is to have 4 flaggers at the intersection manually flagging traffic in lieu of utilizing the signals themselves. The traffic signals will remain in operation during this test; however, the flaggers will override the signals. The contractor is performing this “Dry run” test to get the material needed to the job site in a safe and timely manner on the upcoming scheduled paving operation. If the “dry run” is deemed successful, the contractor will be utilizing similar traffic control measures on Thursday May 5, 2016. The scheduled dates are weather permitting.

Irving Park Road, York Road Intersection Project
July 9, 2015

Guy Tridgell 312.793.4199
Carson Quinn 312.814.4693

Irving Park Road, York Road Intersection Project Begins

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a project to reconstruct the intersection of Irving Park Road (Illinois 19) and York Road, in Bensenville, will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, July 13.

For the first few months of construction, daily, temporary lane closures will be required. Permanent closures will be put in place next year. Access to local businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

Motorists should continue to expect delays and should allow extra time while driving through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

The intersection project is the final phase of a larger $64 million grade separation project involving the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks on Irving Park Road, just east of York Road. The new railroad bridge opened earlier this year.

The latest improvements consist of lowering and reconstructing the intersection to better accommodate traffic under the new bridge. Two through lanes will be built in each direction, with single left-turn lanes on Irving Park Road and dual left-turn lanes on York Road. A free-flow, right-turn lane on Irving Park Road will allow westbound traffic to turn north to York Road without stopping.

Irving Park Road also will be reconstructed from Addison Street to just east of the new railroad bridge and resurfaced from Addison Street to Busse Road (Illinois 83). York Road will be reconstructed from just south of Roosevelt Avenue to just north of Gateway Road and resurfaced from Green Street to just south of Roosevelt Avenue. Other facets of the project include improved drainage, modernized traffic signals, new sidewalks and enhanced street lighting.

The anticipated completion date is Fall 2017.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at

IL-19/York Rd – Construction Update 03/13/2016
Weather permitting, starting March 10, 2016, the traffic configuration will undergo a change along Irving Park Rd. This configuration is anticipated to remain active until Mid-June 2016, weather permitting.

The traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on IL-19 from Mason St to east of York Rd. A left turn lane will remain active from eastbound IL-19 to northbound York Rd as well as from westbound IL-19 to southbound York Rd. The lanes will be shifted along York Rd; however, two through lanes will be maintained in each direction on York Rd along with the designated left turn lanes at the intersection.