DELAYED: IDOT Closure of IL Route 43 Bridge in Park City
Due to extreme cold weather and expected snow over the weekend, the closure is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday March 5, instead of Monday March 3, as previously announced.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather and temperature permitting, a bridge deck replacement project on northbound IL Route 43 over southbound US Route 41 is scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 5, 2014. In order to complete the work, NB IL 43 will be closed, along with the bridge structure carrying NB IL 43 over SB US 41 until August 15, 2014. The scope of work includes bridge deck removal & replacement, milling & resurfacing, guard rail replacement and other incidental repairs.
The detour route for the NB direction will be in place beginning at the intersection of IL 43 & IL 137 directing traffic on EB IL 137 to NB US 41 to end just North of IL 120. For NB US 41 and IL 43 on EB RT 120, a detour will be in place at the ramp to NB US 41 directing traffic to continue EB on IL 120 to NB IL 131 to WB IL 132 to end at US 41.
Motorists can expect delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
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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@example.com or 847.377.7400,
To report potholes on state roads: firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.705.4612
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Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council Recommends Moving New Lake County Corridor Project Forward
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
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.
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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.
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