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  • 14th Street Information Open House April 28

    ​​You are invited! The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is hosting an open house to share project information about improvements to 14th Street from IL131 (Green Bay Road) to Jackson Street in the cities of North Chicago and Waukegan. This is an opportunity to view concept alternatives and proposed schedule, talk with project engineers and submit comments for entry in the public meeting record. The meeting will be conducted in an informal, open house format -- attend any time between 5–7pm to ask questions and view the maps and exhibits.

    When:   Tuesday April 28, 5–7 pm
    Where:  Greenbelt Cultural Center
                1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago
     
    The meeting will be accessible to persons with a disability. Anyone in need of special assistance and planning to attend should contact project manager Thomas Somodji at 847.377.7400.
     

  • Fremont Center Road Project

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted an open house March 18 to provide information about potential improvements to the intersection of Fremont Center Road and the surrounding area. Public comments regarding transportation issues and concerns in this area are being accepted through April 1 using this comment form at the study webpage.

  • Washington Street Underpass Project: Haryan Way to Lake Street

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a Construction Open House for the Washington Street Underpass Project on March 2 at the Grayslake Village Hall.

    View the meeting exhibits and learn more about the Washington Street Thoroughfare Project

  • River Road to reopen Thursday, February 5

    River Road (County Route V50) at Roberts Road (V45) is scheduled to be reopened to traffic by mid-morning on Thursday, February 5, weather permitting. A temporary traffic signal has been installed for traffic control at the intersection. River Road will close again later this spring for the construction of the roundabout.
     
    For more information about the River Road at Roberts Road intersection improvement project, please visit the project website at http://www.riverroberts.com

  • Darrell Road open house held February 10

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted an open house/public meeting at the Island Lake Village Hall to begin the process of studying potential improvements to Darrell Road between Case Road and Fisher Road in the Village of Island Lake and Wauconda Township. At the meeting, the project was introduced and public input was gathered. Public comments can be submitted through February 24 by completing a form available on the study web page.

    Visit the study web page

  • Visit LakeCountyLife

    What makes Lake County special?

    ​A new website and video, "Lake County Life" takes a look at our county and all it has to offer!

    Visit the website

  • Rollins Road temporary bridge removal completed

    The temporary IL 83 bridge has been successfully removed. The contractor will spend the next few weeks disassembling the bridge and removing the concrete and steel sheeting at the abutments.

    Learn more at the project website http://www.rollinsroadgateway.com

  • Don't Crowd the Plow - new LCTV safety video

    Winter driving in Lake County means sharing the road with snowplows. This new LCTV video tells you what you need to know about plow operations and safe following distances. Watch now

  • Buffalo Grove Road Phase I study

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is performing a Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Study (Phase I Study) for Buffalo Grove Road from Deerfield Parkway to IL Route 22. The study will evaluate long term improvements for Buffalo Grove Road in compliance with criteria for environmental studies. Also considered in this study is the completion of the existing bike path along the east side of Buffalo Grove Road. A public meeting was held on December 9, 2014 to review study materials and submit comments regarding the study. Comments can be submitted using the comment form posted on the website, or through the Contact Us form on the website. Comments submitted by December 23 will be entered into the public record.

    Learn about the project and review study materials at the study website

  • Proposed improvements to Old McHenry Road discussed at public hearing November 18

    A public hearing to discuss proposed improvements to Old McHenry Road was held November 18, 2014 at Kildeer Countryside Elementary School. The proposed project will consist of improvements along Old McHenry Road within downtown Long Grove. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Project Manager Chuck Gleason at 847.377.7447.

    Review materials and exhibits from the public meeting

  • Provide input into IL Route 53/120 Corridor at two hearings in November

    The public can provide input into the Land Use Plan for the proposed Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor. Your input will be used to create a plan that will protect natural resources and quality of life, and identify opportunities to improve recreation, increase access to transit, promote efficient and effective land use, and enhance economic development.

    Learn more

  • Harris Road at Peterson Road to close beginning Monday November 3

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will close Harris Road at Peterson Road beginning at 6am on Monday November 3. The closure is necessary to carry out work on the Peterson Road reconstruction and widening project. Harris Road is expected to be reopened by Monday November 10.

    Read the press release and detour map

  • Learn More About Transit Services Available Near You!

    Various Lake County agencies are hosting a Transit/Paratransit Informational Open House to talk about available transportation options in the Waukegan and North Chicago Area. Representatives from the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC), Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT), Pace, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and other service providers will be present to provide service information, answer questions, and hear any concerns you may have about service needs. View the event flyer

    Date: Wednesday, Oct. 22
    Time: 5 – 7 pm
    Location: Waukegan City Hall, 2nd floor Council Chambers,
    100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

  • CN Railroad crossing at Butterfield Road to close Monday, October 6

    The Canadian National Railroad has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) that they will close the rail crossing at Butterfield Rd south of IL60 for 6 days beginning Monday October 6 at 6am. The closure is necessary in order to carry out routine track maintenance. The crossing is expected to reopen by the evening of Saturday October 11. The signed detour will be IL60 to US45 to Butterfield Rd.

    Read the press release and detour map

  • 2014 Deicing workshops scheduled for October 7 and 8

    Registration is underway for the October 7 roads workshop and the October 8 parking lots and sidewalks workshop. Workshops run from 7:30am – 2:30pm at the Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester, Libertyville. The fee is $35 per person per workshop and includes lunch and course materials.

    Online registration is required, registration deadline is October 1.  

    The workshops will cover deicing application rates; selecting and storing deicing materials; maintenance methods; case studies; and deicing policy. Participants will also learn how to calibrate equipment to optimize deicing application. Participants can take and pass a course exam to be listed as a Lake County Preferred Provider.

    View the program flyer  |   Read the press release

  • UPDATE: Rollins Road traffic pattern shift now scheduled to begin Thursday September 25

    Turning movements will be restricted at the Rollins Rd and IL83 intersection beginning Thursday September 25 at 6am. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Rollins will be moved to the newly-constructed lanes under the temporary bridge at IL83 and the newly-constructed bridge carrying the Canadian National Railroad over Rollins Rd west of the intersection. The schedule calls for the restriction to remain in place through November, weather permitting.

    Read the updated press release with detour map

    Visit the project website for more information

  • Peterson Rd lane closures to begin Monday, September 15

    There will be no left turn access to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83 from Peterson Road for 3 weeks beginning September 15, 2014 at 6am. The closure is necessary as part of the Peterson Road reconstruction and widening project. The signed detour route for the Peterson Road closure will be Peterson Road (Lake County Route A-33) to Midlothian Road(Lake County Route V-73) to Winchester Road (Lake County Route A-34) to Illinois Route 83. Thank you for your patience.

    Read press release with detour map

  • Wadsworth Road intersections public meeting

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has initiated a study for improvements to the intersections of Wadsworth Road at Dilleys Road, U.S. Route 41, and Kilbourne Road to consider capacity, safety, and projected future travel demand. A public information meeting was held Monday September 15 to present the study schedule, planning process and stakeholder involvement opportunities, and to provide an opportunity for the public to share perspectives about transportation issues and concerns regarding the study area. Public comments collected at the meeting or submitted through the Contact Us form on the project website by September 29 will be entered into the public meeting record. 

    View exhibits and study documents  |  Visit the study website

  • Help shape the future of Lake County's housing and community development

    Lake County government needs your input! Help us prioritize the use of federal grant funds for housing and community development activities over the next five years. Take this survey (available in English or Spanish) to assess affordable housing, neighborhood conditions, access to parks, job training programs and other needs of low- and moderate-income individuals and households. Results of the survey will be presented to the Lake County Board in the fall.

  • Closure beginning Monday August 18: IL Route 83 at Canadian National Railroad

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that IL Route 83 will be fully closed at the Canadian National Railroad in the Village of Grayslake, Lake County beginning on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM through Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM for the repairs at the grade crossing.

    The posted detour route for northbound traffic on IL Route 83 is to proceed westbound on Peterson Road, northbound on Alleghany Road, and eastbound on IL Route 120 back to IL Route 83. The posted detour route for southbound traffic on IL Route 83 is to proceed westbound on IL Route 120, southbound on Alleghany Road, and eastbound on Peterson Road back to IL Route 83.

    More IDOT construction news

  • Construction Begins on I-94 and Grand Ave. Interchange

    I-94 RAMP CLOSURE: The Illinois Tollway begins work this week on the Grand Avenue (IL 132) Interchange project. This two-year project includes rebuilding seven of the eight ramps that make up the interchange in 2014 and 2015. The remaining ramp carrying traffic from Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94 was reconstructed in 2009. It begins the week of July 7 with the closure of eastbound I-94 ramp to westbound Grand Ave. This is the first of four scheduled ramp reconstructions scheduled for this year to improve safety and extend the life of the roadway.

    Read more about the project

  • Rollins Road to Close Friday June 13

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will close Rollins Road (County Route A20) from Hainesville Rd to Illinois Route 83 beginning Friday, June 13 at 7pm. The road is scheduled to reopen to traffic on Monday June 16 at noon. The closure is necessary to construct a temporary rail track and crossing for temporary Rollins Road pavement. Hainesville Road will remain open. The signed detour route is Hainesville Road to Washington Street to Illinois Route 83.

    Press Release and Detour Map

    Visit the Rollins Road Gateway project website

  • Winchester Road at Metra Crossing to Close June 5

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will close Winchester Road at the Metra railroad crossing beginning at 6am on Thursday, June 5 in order to expand the railroad crossing as part of a roadway widening and intersection improvement project. Winchester Road is scheduled to be reopened to through traffic by 5pm on Wednesday, June 18.

    Read Press Release and Detour Map

  • Transit and paratransit options in Lake County

    Are you confused about transit and paratransit services in Lake County? Not even sure what they are or who can use them? Watch this LCTV video (6 min) to find out!

    Visit our transit and paratransit web pages

  • IL21 at Metra railroad crossing to close May 17

    ​The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that the Metra railroad crossing on IL21 (Milwaukee Ave) in downtown Libertyville will be closed beginning at 6am on Saturday, May 17. The crossing is expected to reopen by evening on Monday, May 19. The closure is necessary to correct the rough crossing condition created by recent rail repairs. 

    IDOT press release and detour information

  • 2015 Road Construction Program Announced

    ​2015 will again be another extremely busy construction season for Lake County. This year, Lake County has $135M in road projects under construction--$65M in projects carried over from last year, and $75M in new projects.

    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

  • 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 dot@lakecountyil.gov  or call 847.377.7400,
    To report potholes on state roads: call 847.705.4612

    Learn more about highway jurisdictions

  • Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council Recommends Moving New Lake County Corridor Project Forward

    ​The
    Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council has approved its
    final report recommending the Illinois Tollway move forward with an
    Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor project in Lake County. The group
    includes local elected officials, transportation and planning agencies
    and a diverse group of environmental, civic, business and labor
    representatives. The report will be presented to the Illinois Tollway
    Board of Directors in June. Co-chaired by David Stolman, Lake County
    Board Chair, and George Ranney, President and CEO of Metropolis
    Strategies, the Advisory Council's work has focused on answering three
    primary questions: Is there consensus to move forward? What are the
    scope, configuration and design elements of a new roadway? And, how
    should the project be financed?


    Visit Tollway Website: Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council​


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