Recent expansions of Lake County highways include the extension of Cedar Lake Road from Illinois Route 120 to Illinois Route 60, and the Rollins Road extension from U.S. Route 45 to Grand Avenue in Gurnee. In addition, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) installed three modern roundabouts and more roundabout intersections are planned.
LCDOT created Lake County PASSAGE, which provides real-time traffic information about arterial roads, so motorists can anticipate, plan and avoid gridlock. The PASSAGE intelligent transportation system uses interconnected signals to manage traffic flow and monitor traffic conditions.
In 2013, the 100th year of operation, LCDOT will undertake its most ambitious construction season in history. Some projects include:
Rollins Road grade separation from the CN Railroad in Round Lake Beach
Fairfield Road and Illinois Route 176 intersection improvement
Widening of Washington Street from Cedar Lake Road to Hainesville Road
Installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Cedar Lake and Monaville Roads
Widening of Peterson Road from U.S. Route 45 to Illinois Route 83