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  • 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

  • Visit the study website

    IL59 & Grand project public meeting to be held July 29

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has advanced the Phase I study of the IL 59 and Grand Ave intersection. You are invited to an informational open house to review and provide comments for two alternatives that have been developed.

    Date:       Tuesday, July 29
    Time:       5pm - 7pm, open house format
    Location:  Fox Lake District Library,
                   255 E Grand Ave, Fox Lake
    Exhibits will be on display and LCDOT and consultant representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

    Visit the study website

  • 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

  • Washington Street to reopen week of July 21

    Washington Street from Cedar Lake Road to Hainesville Road will reopen to through traffic during the week of July 21. Work will continue through mid-August.

    Read the press release

    Visit the 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

  • 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  or call 847.377.7400,
    To report potholes on state roads: call 847.705.4612

    Learn more about highway jurisdictions

  • 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

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