Hunt Club Rd at IL Route 132
- Hunt Club Road: South of the Target/Menards entrance to north of Westbrook Lane
- IL Route 132: West of the Home Depot/Sam’s Club entrance to east of Gurnee Mills Circle West
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is conducting a Phase I Engineering Study of the intersection of Hunt Club Road and IL Route 132 to look at intersection safety and congestion. This is one of the most heavily traveled intersections in Lake County. A Public Information Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 28, to offer an opportunity to learn more about the project and provide feedback.
A Stakeholder Coordination Meeting was held on Nov. 14. The project team evaluated the existing crash data to identify trends at each intersection within the study limits so that appropriate countermeasures can be recommended. The project team has utilized the existing traffic data to prepare traffic models for feasible geometric alternatives. A computer simulation model was utilized to verify the corridor capacity and will provide the intersection analysis and signal timing for the preferred intersection design.
The intersection of Hunt Club Road and Illinois Route 132 is one of the most heavily traveled intersections in Lake County. It also has had 217 accidents between 2010 and 2014. The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has begun a Phase I Engineering Study to investigate safety improvements at this location. The study will evaluate existing crash data to identify geometric and operational deficiencies which may be contributing to the crash history at the intersection. The project team will review the crash data to define trends and roadway deficiencies at each of the intersections within the study limits. Areas experiencing significant crash rates will be investigated so that appropriate countermeasures can be developed.
The project is currently in the Phase I Engineering stage. The Phase I Engineering study is the first step in a multi-year process to develop a roadway improvement. During this stage the Environmental and Roadway Geometric studies are coordinated with local stakeholders as well as state and federal agencies to insure that the proposed improvements meet the Purpose and Need of the project. The Public Involvement for this project will culminate in a Public Meeting where the study team presents the preferred alternative and provides the general public with an opportunity to offer feedback. The Phase I study for an intersection project like this one generally takes from 18 – 24 months to complete.