|Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council Recommends Moving New Lake County Corridor Project Forward|
The Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council has approved its final report recommending the Illinois Tollway move forward with an Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor project in Lake County. The group includes local elected officials, transportation and planning agencies and a diverse group of environmental, civic, business and labor representatives. The report will be presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in June. Co-chaired by David Stolman, Lake County Board Chair, and George Ranney, President and CEO of Metropolis Strategies, the Advisory Council's work has focused on answering three primary questions: Is there consensus to move forward? What are the scope, configuration and design elements of a new roadway? And, how should the project be financed?
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|IL Rte 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council Holds Workshop|
In February, the advisory council held an all day workshop to assist council members in crafting a common vision for the future of the corridor. Members compared various scenarios for how an extension could be designed and considered factors such as access, roadway and intersection design, environmental enhancements, and land use policies for adjacent development. Read More
Visit the Illinois Tollway's IL Rte 53/120 webpage
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|Wadsworth Road Improvements |
The Lake County Division of Transportation is developing construction plans for the reconstruction of Wadsworth Road from the Des Plaines River to 800' east of Northwoods Drive. More information
|Lake County Division of Transportation Celebrates 100 Years|
In 1913, most of the roads in Illinois were dirt roads, and inclement weather made them impossible to navigate. There was a growing movement to develop a hard roads system to “get Illinois out of the mud.” Under the Tice Act of 1913, the state legislature created the position of County Superintendent of Highways, shifting the responsibility for building the road system in Illinois from the townships to the counties. 100 years later, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is responsible for more than 300 miles of roadway and is about to embark on the most ambitious construction season in history. Learn more about the history of the LCDOT.
Throughout the year, LCDOT will be celebrating this milestone with pictures, videos, stories and special events. Make sure to check the website
for updates, and follow us on Twitter
with #lcdot100. If you have special memories of the evolution of the Lake County road network, or historic pictures that you'd like to share, send us an email
|Quentin Road Public Meeting Exhibits|
A public meeting was held on February 6, 2013 to seek public input concerning improvements to Quentin Road from US 12 to IL 22 in Kildeer and Lake Zurich.
|Celebrating 20 Years of Adopt-A-Highway|
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Lake County Division of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program. There are seven groups celebrating this milestone that have participated since the Adopt-A-Highway program began.
|History of Lake County Roads|
This year the Lake County Division of Transportation is celebrating 100 years of service to Lake County. A transportation system that started as dirt roads is now an impressive network of safe and efficient roadways, intersections, roundabouts and bike paths.
|IDOT Public Hearing on Millburn Bypass Alternative March 21|
The public hearing will be an open house format, meaning interested persons can attend at any time between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Exhibits will be on display and an audio-visual presentation will be shown approximately every 15 minutes. IDOT and LCDOT representatives and project consultant team members will be available to answer questions regarding the project. For more information please visit www.route45project.com
|Lake County Announces Record 2013 Highway Construction Program|
Construction will begin on 32 highway improvements in Lake County this year, totaling an investment of $126 million. This is the Lake County Division of Transportation's (DOT) largest annual highway construction program ever, and is almost three times the size of the biggest previous construction program undertaken by the County.
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|Public Meeting: 14th Street Improvement Project|
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting hosted by the Lake County Division of Transportation regarding a preliminary engineering study of 14th Street between IL131 (Green Bay Rd) and Jackson Street. The purpose of this meeting is to present project concepts and to gather public comments regarding proposed improvements.
||June 26, 2013|
||5:00pm - 7:00pm, Open House format|
||Greenbelt Cultural Center|
1215 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago, IL
public meeting, legal notice)