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  • Peterson Road project open house to be held April 8

    ​The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is hosting an informational open house to share information about the planned widening of Peterson Road from US Route 45 in Libertyville to west of IL 83 in Grayslake. Construction is underway and is scheduled to be complete this year. The $11 million project involves reconstruction and widening of Peterson Road to four lanes with intersection improvements at IL 83 and Midlothian Road.

    Date:       Tuesday, April 8
    Time:       5pm - 7pm, Open House format
    Location:  Lake County Fairgrounds
                   1060 E Peterson Rd, Libertyville
    The LCDOT project team will be available to outline the project in more detail, and provide information about the construction plans and schedule. Meeting attendees will also learn more about the necessary road closures and detours, and how to stay informed for the duration of the project. Local residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

  • Pothole Patching, Report a Problem

    This winter has been rough on roads. As the temperature continuously drops and rises, the roads thaw and freeze over and over again. This allows water to seep into the cracks during a thaw, which then freezes and expands when the temperature drops again, creating potholes. When the Lake County Division of Transportation (DOT) isn’t plowing snow, crews are out patching pavement. So far this season, DOT has used 80 tons of asphalt to fill potholes. There are several agencies responsible for maintaining roads—the Illinois Tollway, IDOT, Lake County DOT, municipalities, and townships -- know which agency to contact to report a problem.

    To report potholes on a county highway, email  or call 847.377.7400,
    To report potholes on state roads: call 847.705.4612

    Learn more about highway jurisdictions

  • 2014 Road Construction Program Announced

    ​2014 will again be another extremely busy construction season for Lake County. This year's $170 million road program exceeds last year's investment of $126 million, making this Lake County's most significant construction program to date.

    Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will continue multiple projects already underway and start a number of new reconstruction and widening projects, intersection improvements, resurfacing projects, and several pedestrian/bike path projects this year.

    Read the press release

    Visit the road construction webpage

  • Washington Street to Close for 4 months on March 31, 2014 for Road Construction

    Round Lake, IL - The Lake County Division of Transportation will be closing Washington Street, Lake County Route A-22, to through traffic from Cedar Lake Road, Lake County Route V-63, to Hainesville Road, Lake County Route V-66, beginning March 31, 2014 at 6 A.M for 4 months.

    View Official Announcement and Map

  • Canadian National Railroad Crossing on Ela Road to Close for Track Maintenance

    The Canadian National Railroad has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation of its intention to close the railroad crossing at Ela Road, Lake County Route V-57, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 for railroad crossing maintenance. The closure will begin at 6am and will reopen to traffic the evening of March 27, 2014. The signed detour route for this closure will be Cuba Road, Lake County Route A-46, to US Route 12 (Rand Road).

    Press release and detour map

  • Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council Recommends Moving New Lake County Corridor Project Forward

    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?

    Visit Tollway Website: Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council​

  • ​Lake County 2040 Transportation Plan

    The Lake County Year 2040 Transportation Plan will serve as the blueprint for transportation improvements, including bicycle and transit components, for Lake County for the next two decades. An open house was held on Wednesday December 18 at the Lake County Division of Transportation to offer interested people the opportunity to view exhibits illustrating the proposed plan, ask questions and share feedback with LCDOT staff and consultants.

    Read an informational brochure about the 2040 Plan