Stearns School Rd at US41
Description: The Lake County Division of Transportation is currently studying an intersection improvement at Stearns School Road and US41 in unincorporated Lake County.
Project Limits: Stearns School Road: East of Notting Hill Rd to US41
US41: North of IL21 (N Riverside Dr) to south of Shell gas station entrance
Phase I Study Underway
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is conducting a Phase I engineering study of the intersection of Stearns School Road and US41 to investigate intersection safety and congestion. Current activities include field surveys, wetland delineations, traffic counts, and crash analyses.
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048-1381
The intersection of Stearns School Rd and US41 has experienced 103 crashes between 2011 and 2015. Of the 103 crashes, 38 resulted in injuries. 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 trends that can be addressed by making geometric and operational changes which will reduce crashes and improve the safety of the vehicles traveling through the intersection.
The project is currently in the Phase I Engineering stage. A Phase I Engineering study is the first step in a multi-year process to develop a roadway improvement. During this stage, environmental and roadway geometric studies are coordinated with local stakeholders as well as with state and federal agencies to ensure that the proposed improvements meet the purpose and need of the project. Public involvement for this project will culminate in a Public Meeting where the study team presents the preferred alternative and provides the 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.