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  • Adopt a Highway Enrollment Opportunity Through January 31

    Spring might seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it and then we will need your help! This year we want to work with some of our groups to get new video footage for an updated safety video and to help promote the program. Could that be you?

    Learn More about Lake County's Adopt a Highway Program

    Watch our Adopt a Highway video on YouTube

  • It's Snow Season, Stay Safe Out There!

    Here at the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) we have prepared our equipment, trained our drivers, and planned our snow/ice removal routes to be sure we can respond efficiently and effectively to winter weather. You can learn more about our snow operations by visiting our Snow Operations page.

    Learn more about LCDOT Snow Operations  |  Watch our new video, "Ask a Snow Plow Driver"

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  • North Avenue Closed for Emergency Rail Crossing Repair

    ​The Canadian National Railroad (CNRR) has closed the railroad crossing of North Avenue in Antioch for an emergency repair. The railroad crossing failed and needs replacement. North Avenue will be closed for the railroad crossing work and they expect to reopen this weekend.

    Read more | View detour map

  • Grass Lake Road to Close Wednesday November 4

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Grass Lake Road to through traffic on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from IL Route 83 to Deep Lake Road. The road closure and detour will begin at 7 a.m on Nov. 4 and is scheduled to reopen to traffic the evening of Friday, Nov. 6.

    Read more | view detour map 

  • Lake County's 5th Roundabout​

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has opened the new roundabout at River Road and Roberts Road in Lake Barrington. This is the 5th roundabout in Lake County. In many locations, roundabouts provide safer and more efficient traffic flow than standard intersections and they are a key component of the Lake County highway system. Learn more​!

  • Washington Street: Temporary Closure at Railroad Crossing

    ​The Canadian National Railroad will close the crossing on Washington Street to install new gates on the temporary roadway as part of the Washington Street Underpass project. The closure will begin early in the morning on Thursday Oct 1, and will reopen to through traffic on the temporary roadway by late afternoon on Saturday Oct 3.

    Detour Route: Washington St to IL83 to Rollins Rd to Hainesville Rd  |  View detour map

    Local traffic will have access to the Metra station entrance west of the tracks. Washington Street will be closed to all traffic east of the tracks to Lake Street. Pedestrians will have access to the Metra station from both directions.

    More information and pictures are available at the project website

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    Washington Street Central Project

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a construction open house on Wednesday, July 15 at the Round Lake Park Village Hall for the Washington Street Central Project (beginning at Grandview Drive and extending east to Haryan Way.) Materials on display at the public meeting can be viewed at the project website.

    Visit the project website

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    Roberts Road to Close October 12 for Roundabout Construction

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Roberts Road to through traffic on Monday, Oct. 12 from Darrell Road to IL Route 59. River Road will remain closed, north of Kelsey Road, to through traffic as part of this phase of construction. The new roundabout will be constructed during the closure which will last approximately 20 days. When the road reopens, motorists will be driving through the new roundabout. Please follow the signed detour route. |  View detour map

    Roberts Road Detour Route: 
    Roberts Road, to Darrell Road to IL Route 176 to US Route 12/IL Route 59 to IL Route 59

    River Road Detour Route: 
    River Road to Kelsey Road to IL Route 59

    Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses within the closure area up to the intersection. For additional information regarding this project please visit



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    Hawley Street project website launched

    ​This summer, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will begin reconstructing Hawley Street between Midlothian Road and Seymour Avenue in the village of Mundelein. When complete, Hawley will have a center turn lane, new multi-use path, and improved water main, sanitary and storm sewers. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. A project website has been developed to provide contact information and keep residents informed of construction activities, traffic pattern changes and schedule.

  • New website for Lake County Codes and Ordinances

    ​All Lake County codes and ordinances have been restated in one unified document. The Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances (Lake County Code) is now available in a searchable format online.

    Access the Lake County Code website

    Links to ordinances administered by the Lake County Division of Transportation

  • Aptakisic Road Public Hearing Held May 20

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) conducted a public hearing to provide an overview of the Aptakisic Road Preliminary Engineering and Environmental (Phase I) Study and to present the preliminary preferred alternative. The hearing was held Wednesday, May 20 at the Buffalo Grove Village Hall.

    Learn more at the project website 

  • 14th Street Open House

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted an open house on April 28 at the Greenbelt Cultural Center to share project information about improvements to 14th Street from IL131 (Green Bay Road) to Jackson Street in the cities of North Chicago and Waukegan. 

  • Fremont Center Road Project

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted a meeting of the Stakeholder Involvement Group (SIG) on August 12 to discuss potential improvements to the intersection of Fremont Center Road and the surrounding area.

  • River Road to reopen Thursday, February 5

    River Road (County Route V50) at Roberts Road (V45) is scheduled to be reopened to traffic by mid-morning on Thursday, February 5, weather permitting. A temporary traffic signal has been installed for traffic control at the intersection. River Road will close again later this spring for the construction of the roundabout.
    For more information about the River Road at Roberts Road intersection improvement project, please visit the project website at

  • Darrell Road open house held February 10

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) hosted an open house/public meeting at the Island Lake Village Hall to begin the process of studying potential improvements to Darrell Road between Case Road and Fisher Road in the Village of Island Lake and Wauconda Township. At the meeting, the project was introduced and public input was gathered. Public comments can be submitted through February 24 by completing a form available on the study web page.

    Visit the study web page

  • Visit LakeCountyLife

    What makes Lake County special?

    ​A new website and video, "Lake County Life" takes a look at our county and all it has to offer!

    Visit the website

  • Rollins Road temporary bridge removal completed

    The temporary IL 83 bridge has been successfully removed. The contractor will spend the next few weeks disassembling the bridge and removing the concrete and steel sheeting at the abutments.

    Learn more at the project website

  • Buffalo Grove Road Phase I study

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is performing a Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Study (Phase I Study) for Buffalo Grove Road from Deerfield Parkway to IL Route 22. The study will evaluate long term improvements for Buffalo Grove Road in compliance with criteria for environmental studies. Also considered in this study is the completion of the existing bike path along the east side of Buffalo Grove Road. A public meeting was held on December 9, 2014 to review study materials and submit comments regarding the study. Comments can be submitted using the comment form posted on the website, or through the Contact Us form on the website. Comments submitted by December 23 will be entered into the public record.

    Learn about the project and review study materials at the study website

  • Proposed improvements to Old McHenry Road discussed at public hearing November 18

    A public hearing to discuss proposed improvements to Old McHenry Road was held November 18, 2014 at Kildeer Countryside Elementary School. The proposed project will consist of improvements along Old McHenry Road within downtown Long Grove. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Project Manager Chuck Gleason at 847.377.7447.

    Review materials and exhibits from the public meeting

  • Provide input into IL Route 53/120 Corridor at two hearings in November

    The public can provide input into the Land Use Plan for the proposed Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor. Your input will be used to create a plan that will protect natural resources and quality of life, and identify opportunities to improve recreation, increase access to transit, promote efficient and effective land use, and enhance economic development.

    Learn more

  • Harris Road at Peterson Road to close beginning Monday November 3

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will close Harris Road at Peterson Road beginning at 6am on Monday November 3. The closure is necessary to carry out work on the Peterson Road reconstruction and widening project. Harris Road is expected to be reopened by Monday November 10.

    Read the press release and detour map

  • Learn More About Transit Services Available Near You!

    Various Lake County agencies are hosting a Transit/Paratransit Informational Open House to talk about available transportation options in the Waukegan and North Chicago Area. Representatives from the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC), Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT), Pace, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and other service providers will be present to provide service information, answer questions, and hear any concerns you may have about service needs. View the event flyer

    Date: Wednesday, Oct. 22
    Time: 5 – 7 pm
    Location: Waukegan City Hall, 2nd floor Council Chambers,
    100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

  • CN Railroad crossing at Butterfield Road to close Monday, October 6

    The Canadian National Railroad has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) that they will close the rail crossing at Butterfield Rd south of IL60 for 6 days beginning Monday October 6 at 6am. The closure is necessary in order to carry out routine track maintenance. The crossing is expected to reopen by the evening of Saturday October 11. The signed detour will be IL60 to US45 to Butterfield Rd.

    Read the press release and detour map

  • 2014 Deicing workshops scheduled for October 7 and 8

    Registration is underway for the October 7 roads workshop and the October 8 parking lots and sidewalks workshop. Workshops run from 7:30am – 2:30pm at the Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester, Libertyville. The fee is $35 per person per workshop and includes lunch and course materials.

    Online registration is required, registration deadline is October 1.  

    The workshops will cover deicing application rates; selecting and storing deicing materials; maintenance methods; case studies; and deicing policy. Participants will also learn how to calibrate equipment to optimize deicing application. Participants can take and pass a course exam to be listed as a Lake County Preferred Provider.

    View the program flyer  |   Read the press release

  • UPDATE: Rollins Road traffic pattern shift now scheduled to begin Thursday September 25

    Turning movements will be restricted at the Rollins Rd and IL83 intersection beginning Thursday September 25 at 6am. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Rollins will be moved to the newly-constructed lanes under the temporary bridge at IL83 and the newly-constructed bridge carrying the Canadian National Railroad over Rollins Rd west of the intersection. The schedule calls for the restriction to remain in place through November, weather permitting.

    Read the updated press release with detour map

    Visit the project website for more information

  • Peterson Rd lane closures to begin Monday, September 15

    There will be no left turn access to northbound and southbound Illinois Route 83 from Peterson Road for 3 weeks beginning September 15, 2014 at 6am. The closure is necessary as part of the Peterson Road reconstruction and widening project. The signed detour route for the Peterson Road closure will be Peterson Road (Lake County Route A-33) to Midlothian Road(Lake County Route V-73) to Winchester Road (Lake County Route A-34) to Illinois Route 83. Thank you for your patience.

    Read press release with detour map

  • Wadsworth Road intersections public meeting

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has initiated a study for improvements to the intersections of Wadsworth Road at Dilleys Road, U.S. Route 41, and Kilbourne Road to consider capacity, safety, and projected future travel demand. A public information meeting was held Monday September 15 to present the study schedule, planning process and stakeholder involvement opportunities, and to provide an opportunity for the public to share perspectives about transportation issues and concerns regarding the study area. Public comments collected at the meeting or submitted through the Contact Us form on the project website by September 29 will be entered into the public meeting record. 

    View exhibits and study documents  |  Visit the study website

  • Closure beginning Monday August 18: IL Route 83 at Canadian National Railroad

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that IL Route 83 will be fully closed at the Canadian National Railroad in the Village of Grayslake, Lake County beginning on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM through Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM for the repairs at the grade crossing.

    The posted detour route for northbound traffic on IL Route 83 is to proceed westbound on Peterson Road, northbound on Alleghany Road, and eastbound on IL Route 120 back to IL Route 83. The posted detour route for southbound traffic on IL Route 83 is to proceed westbound on IL Route 120, southbound on Alleghany Road, and eastbound on Peterson Road back to IL Route 83.

    More IDOT construction news

  • Construction Begins on I-94 and Grand Ave. Interchange

    I-94 RAMP CLOSURE: The Illinois Tollway begins work this week on the Grand Avenue (IL 132) Interchange project. This two-year project includes rebuilding seven of the eight ramps that make up the interchange in 2014 and 2015. The remaining ramp carrying traffic from Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94 was reconstructed in 2009. It begins the week of July 7 with the closure of eastbound I-94 ramp to westbound Grand Ave. This is the first of four scheduled ramp reconstructions scheduled for this year to improve safety and extend the life of the roadway.

    Read more about the project

  • Rollins Road to Close Friday June 13

    The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will close Rollins Road (County Route A20) from Hainesville Rd to Illinois Route 83 beginning Friday, June 13 at 7pm. The road is scheduled to reopen to traffic on Monday June 16 at noon. The closure is necessary to construct a temporary rail track and crossing for temporary Rollins Road pavement. Hainesville Road will remain open. The signed detour route is Hainesville Road to Washington Street to Illinois Route 83.

    Press Release and Detour Map

    Visit the Rollins Road Gateway project website

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