ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Traffic delays can be expected today as surfacing work is being done on Peck Road, between Route 64 and Keslinger Road in St. Charles Township.
Paul Holcomb, the chief of design for the Kane County Division of Transportation, said that the work should be done by late afternoon. He said crews are putting down "what we call the micro-surface." He said the "chip seal" had been in place, which seals off cracks. Micro-surface is about a quarter-inch thick, and "goes down black and goes down like asphalt."
"The goal here is it extends the life of the existing surface, so we won't have to come back and put any more expensive asphalt surface for a while," he said, explaining that a while means five or six years.
He said after the micro-surface work, all that will need to be done is pavement striping. At the minimum, traffic would be limited to one lane, or it could be closed at times.
"If you could, I would say to avoid the area" until the work is done," Holcomb said.
The Kane County State's Attorney's Office has advised that those heading to the Kane County Judicial Center, which is at 37W777 Route 38 in St. Charles Township, should enter on Route 38. The west entrance, off Peck Road, is to be closed all day.