Cedar Lake Rd Improvement - IL Rte 120 to Nippersink Rd


Limits: The project limits extend from just north of Illinois Route 120 to the curve just south of Nippersink Road for a distance of about 4400’.

Description: The project will reconstruct the road from 2 lanes to 3 lanes of pavement to accommodate a center turn lane, including a new multi-use path with a connection to the Forest Preserve. In 2017, much of the construction was limited to a large culvert replacement in Squaw Creek.

In 2018, the roadway work will begin where northbound traffic will follow a posted detour route while southbound continues on Cedar Lake Rd during construction. The west half of the road will be constructed first with southbound traffic using the east half.  During the duration of the detour southbound traffic will be switched over to the newly constructed west half while the east half is constructed. The detour is planned to last about three months with completion of the whole project by the end of August 2018.

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6/13/18 - Traffic is limited to southbound only and traveling on the east side of the road. The contractor has removed all pavement along the west side of the road and has completed storm sewer improvements on that side. This is the first step in reconstructing and widening the west side of road. Excavation of the west side was recently completed and the stone for the new road has been placed. The plan is to start paving this week.

The Forest Preserve work is nearly complete with only minor touch-up landscaping required once we are able to work in that area after July 31.  While the bike path has been paved through the Forest Preserve, it is still considered closed due to it leading into the Cedar Lake work zone.

Detour Route: IL 120 to Fairfield Road to IL 134.

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