Silver Glen Road over Otter Creek (approximately 0.75 miles west of Randall Road) in South Elgin, Illinois is undergoing Phase I/II Engineering Design and Environmental Studies for structural improvements to the existing bridge crossing (SN 045-3161). Additionally, the River Bend Trail runs along the north side of Silver Glen Road and crosses Otter Creek within the proposed improvement area. Proposed improvements will include total replacement of both the roadway bridge and pedestrian bridge, reconstruction of the approach roadway, guardrail improvements and drainage ditch grading.
Silver Glen Road and the Otter Creek Bridge are under the jurisdiction of Kane County Division of Transportation. The existing bridge was constructed in 1984 and has a sufficiency rating of 28.5, due to advanced deterioration of the precast deck beams.
Proposed right-of-way is not anticipated with the project.
During construction, alternating two-way traffic along Silver Glen Road will be maintained with a temporary traffic signal. Pedestrian access will also be maintained during construction.
Maintenance work to repair several precast deck beams was performed in 2017 and more repairs will be performed in early 2018 to ensure the structure can adequately maintain traffic loads until the full structure replacement can be implemented in 2019.