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Resurfacing of Quentin Road to Last Until Thanksgiving

The road resurfacing will affect 2.1 miles of roadway.

Drivers can expect Quentin Road to be under construction from now until Thanksgiving.

The Cook County Highway Department will resurface Quentin Road from Illinois Avenue up to West Northwest Highway, affecting 2.1 miles of roadway.

The project involves removing the curb and gutter on both sides of the roadway and applying two layers of asphalt, which will raise the roadway by three inches. They are also adding a left-turn lane from both north- and southbound Quentin Road onto Wood Street, which will help ease the traffic, said Hassan Mohebbi, senior project engineer for the Cook County Highway Department.

Although one lane in each direction will remain open for the duration of the $3.8 million project, drivers should avoid the area if possible, Mohebbi said.

Those who live on Quentin Road should be aware that their driveways may be inaccessible for three to four days when they pour concrete, and they should consider parking their vehicles on a side street, Mohebbi said. The projects contractor is going to be knocking on doors and informing residents before this happens.

For questions or more information, call Hassan Mohebbi at 847-963-6520.

Archrival April 25, 2012 at 01:08 AM
No way! Until the end of November?!?! What are those of us who live off Quentin supposed to do?!? Are you kidding me?!? Maybe next time they should hire contractors who actually do the job and get it done in a timely manner instead of these idiots who spend more time on coffee breaks than actually working!!
Bucephalus April 25, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Have you ever tried to make a left turn on Quentin during rush hour?
Nancy Wysocki April 26, 2012 at 03:22 PM
While it is a great idea to offer turn lanes at Wood Street, wouldn't it be better to focus on making the necessary expansions before blocking off the whole area? Chopping out pieces like they already have the whole route is something that does not need to be done now. Biting out a huge chunk of available roads is just a waste of time, if you ask me....
Nate Brennan April 28, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I actually read a different schedule here: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-69176500.html It says the entire project finish in July (still long). They better be on that schedule... I agree these guys just enjoy blocking the traffic and spending more time on breaks!! Do it in the winter so that they cannot stop moving to keep them warm and it probably finishes earlier!
Kathleen Johnson August 27, 2012 at 06:04 PM
What is going on with this? The road looks worse now then when they started. They keep going back and cutting out sections that they resurfaced. What is that about? I drive down this raod everyday and would really like some answers. Did something go very wrong that it is such a mess?
Frank Reiss August 31, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Why did they stop working for the past 2 months? This project should take between one and two months. Why do they have the left turn arrow on so long for the east and westbound traffic on Palatine rd.? Every time I have been at the intersection, the turn arrow is green with no cars. This is completely mismanaged. Who is ever in charge should be fired and get someone who knows what there doing.

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