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  • Snow Season is Approaching, Stay Safe Out There!

    Here at the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) we have been busy preparing our equipment, training our drivers, and planning our snow removal response effort for the upcoming winter season. You can learn more about our snow operations by visiting our new Snow Operations page.

    Learn more about the LCDOT Snow Operations

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  • Ela and Long Grove Road Intersection Study

    ​LCDOT hosted a public information meeting on Thursday, November 12 at the Village Church of Barrington to present the study schedule, planning process, and stakeholder involvement opportunities for a potential intersection improvement.

    Visit the project website to learn more | View documents

  • North Avenue Closed for Emergency Rail Crossing Repair

    ​The Canadian National Railroad (CNRR) has closed the railroad crossing of North Avenue in Antioch for an emergency repair. The railroad crossing failed and needs replacement. North Avenue will be closed for the railroad crossing work and they expect to reopen this weekend.

    Read more | View detour map

  • Grass Lake Road to Close Wednesday November 4

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Grass Lake Road to through traffic on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from IL Route 83 to Deep Lake Road. The road closure and detour will begin at 7 a.m on Nov. 4 and is scheduled to reopen to traffic the evening of Friday, Nov. 6.

    Read more | view detour map 

  • UPDATE: Kenosha Road Culvert Replacement WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be replacing the culvert under Kenosha Road, approximately 300 feet north of 21st Street, in Zion. Work will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 11 and is expected to take 2 days. This culvert replacement project will NOT require a road closure, however during work hours, the road will be down to one lane with flaggers on site assisting traffic thru the work area. While no detour will be needed for this roadwork, we do request that motorists reduce your speed, limit distractions, and watch for workers and equipment while traveling on this road.

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  • Illinois Route 137 Bike Path Study Public Meeting

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a Public Information Meeting on Wednesday November 4 at Independence Grove. The meeting presented information about the study of a bike path along the IL Rte. 137 corridor connecting Libertyville, Green Oaks, Waukegan, and North Chicago.

    Read more | View documents on display at the meeting

  • Public Hearing for Gilmer Road at Midlothian Road, Nov. 4

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a Public Hearing to review proposed improvements to the intersection of Gilmer Road and Midlothian Road in the Village of Hawthorn Woods and unincorporated Lake County. The preferred alternative includes a signalized intersection, a 5-lane roadway section, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

    View exhibits on display at the meeting at the study website

  • ​LCDOT Opens 5th Roundabout in Lake County​

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has opened the new roundabout at River Road and Roberts Road in Lake Barrington. This is the 5th roundabout in Lake County. In many locations, roundabouts provide safer and more efficient traffic flow than standard intersections and they are a key component of the Lake County highway system. Learn more​!

  • Washington Street: Temporary Closure at Railroad Crossing

    ​The Canadian National Railroad will close the crossing on Washington Street to install new gates on the temporary roadway as part of the Washington Street Underpass project. The closure will begin early in the morning on Thursday Oct 1, and will reopen to through traffic on the temporary roadway by late afternoon on Saturday Oct 3.

    Detour Route: Washington St to IL83 to Rollins Rd to Hainesville Rd  |  View detour map

    Local traffic will have access to the Metra station entrance west of the tracks. Washington Street will be closed to all traffic east of the tracks to Lake Street. Pedestrians will have access to the Metra station from both directions.

    More information and pictures are available at the project website

  • Temporary Closure of Washington Street for Bridge Repair

    The westbound lanes on Washington Street over the Des Plaines River will be closed on Monday, Sept. 28 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m the following morning. The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be making repairs to the bridge. In order to minimize the impact of this closure to the traveling public, LCDOT will be working through the evening hours to avoid peak travel times.  

    PLEASE NOTE: This closure utilizes the same detour route as the Monday Sept 21 closure.

    Detour Route: South on O'Plaine Road, West on IL Route 120, North on IL Route 21  |   View detour map


  • Public Meeting, Wadsworth Road at Lewis Avenue

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation hosted a Public Information Meeting October 7 at the Village of Beach Park. Public comments can be submitted through October 28. See the Documents tab at the project webpage for comment form and submittal details.

    View documents on display at the public meeting (Documents tab)

    Questions? Contact project manager Thomas Somodji at 847.377.7400 or email


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    Washington Street Central Project

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a construction open house on Wednesday, July 15 at the Round Lake Park Village Hall for the Washington Street Central Project (beginning at Grandview Drive and extending east to Haryan Way.) Materials on display at the public meeting can be viewed at the project website.

    Visit the project website

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    Roberts Road to Close October 12 for Roundabout Construction

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Roberts Road to through traffic on Monday, Oct. 12 from Darrell Road to IL Route 59. River Road will remain closed, north of Kelsey Road, to through traffic as part of this phase of construction. The new roundabout will be constructed during the closure which will last approximately 20 days. When the road reopens, motorists will be driving through the new roundabout. Please follow the signed detour route. |  View detour map

    Roberts Road Detour Route: 
    Roberts Road, to Darrell Road to IL Route 176 to US Route 12/IL Route 59 to IL Route 59

    River Road Detour Route: 
    River Road to Kelsey Road to IL Route 59

    Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses within the closure area up to the intersection. For additional information regarding this project please visit



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    Hawley Street project website launched

    ​This summer, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will begin reconstructing Hawley Street between Midlothian Road and Seymour Avenue in the village of Mundelein. When complete, Hawley will have a center turn lane, new multi-use path, and improved water main, sanitary and storm sewers. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. A project website has been developed to provide contact information and keep residents informed of construction activities, traffic pattern changes and schedule.

  • New website for Lake County Codes and Ordinances

    ​All Lake County codes and ordinances have been restated in one unified document. The Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances (Lake County Code) is now available in a searchable format online.

    Access the Lake County Code website

    Links to ordinances administered by the Lake County Division of Transportation

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    Petite Lake Road to Close for Reconstruction

    The Lake County Division of Transportation will close Petite Lake Road to through traffic from Fairfield Road to Illinois Route 59, beginning at 6am Monday, June 15. The closure will allow reconstruction and widening of Petite Lake Road and is scheduled to reopen by mid-August.

    Visit project construction page

  • Aptakisic Road Public Hearing Held May 20

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) conducted a public hearing to provide an overview of the Aptakisic Road Preliminary Engineering and Environmental (Phase I) Study and to present the preliminary preferred alternative. The hearing was held Wednesday, May 20 at the Buffalo Grove Village Hall.

    Learn more at the project website 

  • Peterson Road and Alleghany Road Public Information Materials

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a Public Information Meeting for the reconstruction of Peterson Road and the resurfacing of Alleghany Road in the Village of Grayslake and Fremont Township. The meeting was held on May 14 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.  

    View exhibits on display at the public meeting - Choose "Documents" tab

  • 14th Street Open House

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted an open house on April 28 at the Greenbelt Cultural Center 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. 

  • Fremont Center Road Project

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a meeting of the Stakeholder Involvement Group (SIG) on August 12 to discuss potential improvements to the intersection of Fremont Center Road and the surrounding area.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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