For Phase I background information, visit the dedicated external website: Route 45 Project
Description: Improvement to U.S. Route 45 from IL 132 to IL 173 including a west bypass of the Millburn Historic District. The project is being led by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Berger Excavating is the General Contractor.
Construction of the Millburn Bypass project, at US Route 45 and Millburn/Grass Lake Roads, is underway. Contractor is busy removing trees and performing demo of purchased buildings on the new alignment. Next work will be installing erosion control measures and stripping the topsoil so the earth moving can follow. Utility companies will continue relocating their facilities that are in conflict with the roadwork.
IDOT contact information appears below.
For an aerial view of the project, please view this video from Hutch Aerial Photography. (No affiliation to the project, but sharing with permission of the video creator.)