Chautauqua McLafferty Roundabout

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Description: Chautauqua Street and McLafferty Road are primary access roads to Southern Illinois University (SIU) for commuters arriving from the south and west. During peak hours, traffic becomes congested. This congestion results in frequent rear-end collisions for northbound and westbound traffic. This roundabout will make the intersection safer and allow traffic to flow without blockage.

 Start Date:
October/November 2020

 Est. Completion Date:
Construction is expected to be complete by March 2021. 

The roundabout will be at the intersection of Chautauqua Street and McLafferty Road on the southwest side of Carbondale.

 Project Cost:

 Funding Source: 
90% HSIP Grant, 10% City

Samron Midwest Contracting, Murphysboro, IL

 Project Impact: 

Construction Updates 

11/16/2020 - The grading and sub-base work on the south leg (McLafferty) is now complete. Paving work on McLafferty has begun and is expected to take several weeks to complete, weather permitting.

10/20/2020 - McLafferty Road and Briarwood Drive have been closed. Work will be progressing on the south leg of the intersection for the next few weeks (tree removal, pavement removal, grading, etc.). Chautauqua will remain open but citizens should travel through the area with caution.

10/19/2020 - Due to weather conditions, work on the roundabout will begin Tuesday, October 20. Drivers should expect S. Briarwood Drive and S. McLafferty Road to close at the intersection with W. Chautauqua Street at approximately 7 a.m.

10/5/2020 - Utility relocations are now in progress. Work on McLafferty Road will begin on October 19. During construction, McLaffery Road will be closed to all traffic and detours will be in place. The City of Carbondale asks that drivers seek alternate routes.  

09/18/2020 - The City of Carbondale has been notified the tentative start date for this project is October 19, 2020.