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Montgomery

Galena Rd.-Concord Dr. traffic signal project faces delay, Montgomery officials told

Installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Galena Road and Concord Drive in Montgomery will take longer than village officials have hoped.

Peter Wallers, president of Engineering Enterprises, Inc., the village’s engineering consultants, told the village board Monday evening, May 13, his firm has been notified that the delivery of the mast arms for the signals has been delayed.

“That’s fairly common for the industry for certain parts of the signals to be delayed due to limited production,” Wallers explained, adding, “So we will be behind schedule. But it won’t be the contractor’s fault, it will be the supplier’s fault and we will work through that.”

In the meantime, Wallers said the contractor plans to complete the concrete, sidewalk and electrical wiring work for the signals so that they will able to complete the project as soon as the masts are delivered.

Jeff Zoephel, village administrator, notified the board in January that village staff expected installation of the signals to take place midway through the construction season this summer.

Village officials and residents of the nearby subdivisions have been anxious for the signals to go up to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians at the busy intersection.

The board voted Feb. 11 to hire DeKalb-based firm, Virgil Cook and Sons, Inc., to install traffic signals at cost of $231,517.

Under terms of an intergovernmental agreement, Kendall County will pay 50 percent of the cost, with Montgomery and Oswego each contributing 25 percent of the cost.

The county owns and maintains Galena Road, while Oswego owns and maintains Concord Drive south of Galena Road. Montgomery owns and maintains Concord Drive north of Galena Road.

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