The Construction Division performs complex work related to the management and execution of the Capital Improvement Program for Lake County, including direct oversight of all new facility construction and major remodeling projects. Staff is responsible for administering project management for new construction and large projects, coordinating minor remodeling or infrastructure repairs, consultant solicitation and selection, bidding, procurement of construction, furnishings, equipment, land acquisition, relocation services and all other ancillary items involved in construction.

Ongoing Projects

Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project, Downtown Waukegan
Depke Juvenile Center Phase 1 Expansion, Vernon Hills
New Courthouse Expansion
Depke Juvenile Justice Center Phase 1 Expansion
The Lake County Board recently approved a Courthouse Expansion Project that is designed to increase the efficiency of the justice system and support growth of the justice agencies out to the ye​ar 2030 and beyond. The County planned and saved for this project, and is paying for it with 20% cash and bonding the balance.
The project involves construction of a new three story building addition on the north portion of the Depke Juvenile Center campus. Construction of the entire project is anticipated to be complete by fall 2017, with operations beginning in the new facility by the middle of July.