Cedar Lake Rd Improvement - IL Rte 120 to Nippersink Rd


Limits: The project limits extend from just north of Illinois Route 120 to the curve just south of Nippersink Road for a distance of about 4400’.

Description: The plan is to reconstruct the road from 2 lanes to 3 lanes of pavement to accommodate a center turn lane. This project will include a new multi-use path with a connection to the Forest Preserve. In 2017, much of the construction for this project will be limited to a large culvert replacement in Squaw Creek, which requires approximately a two-month closure with posted detour, along with some off-roadwork. Then in 2018, the roadway work can begin where northbound traffic will follow a posted detour route while southbound continues on Cedar Lake Rd during east half reconstruction. This portion is planned to last about four months with completion of the whole project by the end of 2018.

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11/9/17 - Over the past few months, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has replaced the Squaw Creek Culvert, and worked on various items in preparation for the larger road reconstruction work in 2018. One major area of progress is working with the Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFPD) to create a bike path connection from Cedar Lake Road through LCFPD property to connect to the existing Nippersink Forest Preserve Trail. A majority of this work is complete and ready to be landscaped before the end of the year, with the bike path itself being paved in the spring. Other items on the site include removing trees, various drainage improvements, and finally stabilizing the project site for the winter. It was necessary to complete this work in advance of the major road work scheduled in 2018 to reconstruct and widen Cedar Lake Road from IL 120 to Nippersink Road. Staging the project in this way will allow us to complete the entire project by the end of 2018.

What to expect as we wrap for winter: During the next few weeks, the Forest Preserve site will have a pedestrian boardwalk installed and the entire area will be landscaped with trees and seed. The contractor may elect to continue doing various drainage items as time and weather allows, and then stabilize the project site and remove the work zone speed limits for the winter.

In the Spring: Plans will move forward in the spring of 2018 to reconstruct Cedar Lake Road from two lanes to three lanes of pavement to accommodate a center turn lane. This project will include a new multi-use path with a connection to the Forest Preserve.





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