IL21 at Metra railroad crossing to close May 2
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that the Metra railroad crossing on IL21 (Milwaukee Ave) in downtown Libertyville will be closed for rail repairs beginning at 9am on Friday, May 2. The crossing is expected to reopen by noon on Wednesday, May 7.
IDOT press release and detour information
River/Roberts Road project open house to be held April 29
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is hosting an informational open house to share information about the planned intersection improvement at River and Roberts Roads in Lake Barrington.
Date: Tuesday, April 29
Time: 5pm - 7pm, open house format
Location: Lake Barrington Village Hall,
23860 Old Barrington Rd, Lake Barrington
The purpose of this meeting is to present project details, construction schedule and detour plan. Exhibits will be on display and the LCDOT project team will be available to provide information and answer questions.
Pothole Patching, Report a Problem
This winter has been rough on roads. As the temperature continuously drops and rises, the roads thaw and freeze over and over again. This allows water to seep into the cracks during a thaw, which then freezes and expands when the temperature drops again, creating potholes. When the Lake County Division of Transportation (DOT) isn’t plowing snow, crews are out patching pavement. So far this season, DOT has used 80 tons of asphalt to fill potholes. There are several agencies responsible for maintaining roads—the Illinois Tollway, IDOT, Lake County DOT, municipalities, and townships -- know which agency to contact to report a problem.
To report potholes on a county highway, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.377.7400,
To report potholes on state roads: call 847.705.4612
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2014 Road Construction Program Announced
2014 will again be another extremely busy construction season for Lake County. This year's $170 million road program exceeds last year's investment of $126 million, making this Lake County's most significant construction program to date.
Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will continue multiple projects already underway and start a number of new reconstruction and widening projects, intersection improvements, resurfacing projects, and several pedestrian/bike path projects this year.
Read the press release
Visit the road construction webpage
Washington Street to Close for 4 months on March 31, 2014 for Road Construction
Round Lake, IL - The Lake County Division of Transportation will be closing Washington Street, Lake County Route A-22, to through traffic from Cedar Lake Road, Lake County Route V-63, to Hainesville Road, Lake County Route V-66, beginning March 31, 2014 at 6 A.M for 4 months.
View Official Announcement and Map
Canadian National Railroad Crossing on Ela Road to Close for Track Maintenance
The Canadian National Railroad has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation of its intention to close the railroad crossing at Ela Road, Lake County Route V-57, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 for railroad crossing maintenance. The closure will begin at 6am and will reopen to traffic the evening of March 27, 2014. The signed detour route for this closure will be Cuba Road, Lake County Route A-46, to US Route 12 (Rand Road).
Press release and detour map
Lake County 2040 Transportation Plan
The Lake County Year 2040 Transportation Plan will serve as the blueprint for transportation improvements, including bicycle and transit components, for Lake County for the next two decades. An open house was held on Wednesday December 18 at the Lake County Division of Transportation to offer interested people the opportunity to view exhibits illustrating the proposed plan, ask questions and share feedback with LCDOT staff and consultants.
Read an informational brochure about the 2040 Plan
Pace to Modify Several Lake County Bus Routes
Effective December 22, Pace will make changes to several of its bus routes serving Lake County. Affected routes include 272, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 568, 569, 570, 571, 572, 574, Round Lake Call-n-Ride, Vernon Hills-Mundelein Call-n-Ride and some downtown Waukegan bus stops.
Read Pace's Press Release
This LCTV video, "Modern Roundabouts of Lake County" discusses this type of intersection and roundabout locations in Lake County.
Watch now (9 min)
IL Route 120 at Gilmer Road Corridor Study
On February 11, The Lake County Division of Transportation hosted a public information meeting to discuss the proposed study of the Illinois Route 120 Corridor through the villages of Lakemoor and Volo.
View meeting displays