Cedar Lake Rd Improvement - IL Rte 120 to Nippersink Rd
Limits: The project limits extend from just north of Illinois Route 120 to the curve just south of Nippersink Road for a distance of about 4400’.
Description: The project reconstructed the road from 2 lanes to 3 lanes of pavement to accommodate a center turn lane, including a new multi-use path with a connection to the Forest Preserve. In 2017, much of the construction was limited to a large culvert replacement in Squaw Creek.
(224) 757-5273 (field office)
600 W. Winchester Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048
8/1/18 - Cedar Lake Road has been re-opened to northbound traffic. Remaining work on this project will be done under daily lane closures as needed. Please take care when driving with the additional traffic and watch for signs and workers.
Remaining work for the project includes:
• Completion of the bike trail along Cedar Lake Road which runs from the Forest Preserve down to IL 120 along the west side, crosses Cedar Lake at IL 120, and continues up the east side to Park Avenue.
• Paving the final asphalt surface
• Aggregate shoulder on the west side of the road
• Final landscaping along the road
7/19/18 - Things are moving along at the site of the Cedar Lake Road project. After the traffic switch at the end of June, the contractor began removing the east side of the road. At the same time, all remaining underground storm sewer improvements were completed. The east side of the road has been fully excavated for the stone base that the new road will sit on. Final preparations are being made to pour curb and gutter to line the east side of the road, and paving should begin next week.
Detour Route: IL 120 to Fairfield Road to IL 134.
6/25/18 - Last week, the contractor paved the west side of Cedar Lake Road and traffic has been moved over to the new pavement. The recent weather has not stopped the work and removal of the east side of Cedar Lake Road will continue this week along with some remaining storm sewer work.
6/13/18 - Traffic is limited to southbound only and traveling on the east side of the road. The contractor has removed all pavement along the west side of the road and has completed storm sewer improvements on that side. This is the first step in reconstructing and widening the west side of road. Excavation of the west side was recently completed and the stone for the new road has been placed. The plan is to start paving this week.
The Forest Preserve work is nearly complete with only minor touch-up landscaping required once we are able to work in that area after July 31. While the bike path has been paved through the Forest Preserve, it is still considered closed due to it leading into the Cedar Lake work zone.
5/1/18 - The northbound closure of Cedar Lake Road is now active. Northbound traffic will follow a posted detour route, and southbound traffic will continue to use Cedar Lake Rd during construction. The northbound Cedar Lake Road detour will remain in place through the end of July.
3/21/18 - As the weather warms up, the contractor is gearing up and preparing for the upcoming (May 2018) NB closure of Cedar Lake Road. Preliminary underground work will begin around the end March/beginning of April. On the Forest Preserve side, the bike path is to be paved and any remaining landscaping done. The new path will remain closed until the the Cedar Lake Road portion of the path is completed during the roadway reconstruction.
11/9/17 - Over the past few months, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has replaced the Squaw Creek Culvert, and worked on various items in preparation for the larger road reconstruction work in 2018. One major area of progress is working with the Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFPD) to create a bike path connection from Cedar Lake Road through LCFPD property to connect to the existing Nippersink Forest Preserve Trail. A majority of this work is complete and ready to be landscaped before the end of the year, with the bike path itself being paved in the spring. Other items on the site include removing trees, various drainage improvements, and finally stabilizing the project site for the winter. It was necessary to complete this work in advance of the major road work scheduled in 2018 to reconstruct and widen Cedar Lake Road from IL 120 to Nippersink Road. Staging the project in this way will allow us to complete the entire project by the end of 2018.
What to expect as we wrap for winter: During the next few weeks, the Forest Preserve site will have a pedestrian boardwalk installed and the entire area will be landscaped with trees and seed. The contractor may elect to continue doing various drainage items as time and weather allows, and then stabilize the project site and remove the work zone speed limits for the winter.
In the Spring: Plans will move forward in the spring of 2018 to reconstruct Cedar Lake Road from two lanes to three lanes of pavement to accommodate a center turn lane. This project will include a new multi-use path with a connection to the Forest Preserve.
8/31/17 - The work to replace the Squaw Creek culvert is 90% complete. The road will be paved and opened back up by the end of this week, and all remaining work for this part of the project will be done while the road is open to traffic. The remaining work includes pouring one final piece of the culvert, final clean up, work to stabilize the steep sides of Squaw Creek from erosion, and landscaping. Some of this work may require daily lane closures as needed.
The Contractor is also making progress on the Forest Preserve property to prepare for paving the new bike path through that area later this year.
8/3/17 - Squaw Creek has been fully diverted to the temporary channel and excavation work is complete. This week the contractor installed the new 11' x 16' box culverts. Next they will need to form the end sections and wing walls which will be poured in place with concrete.
7/31/17 - In order to replace the culvert, Squaw Creek must be fully diverted to a temporary channel to isolate the work area. This work is complete, and vertical sheet piling has been installed to keep the work area stable and safe for workers. Excavation work is in progress.
6/21/17 - The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Cedar Lake Road, from Illinois Route 120 to Nippersink Road, to through traffic starting Wednesday, July 5 at 7 a.m. and will remain closed through the end of August. The closure is necessary to replace the Squaw Creek culvert. This work is part of the project to reconstruct Cedar Lake Road from Illinois Route 120 to Nippersink Road.
5/24/17- The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will host a Public Information Meeting concerning the upcoming reconstruction of Cedar Lake Road between IL 120 and Nippersink Road.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the upcoming construction activities, traffic management, and detours on Cedar Lake Road. Exhibits showing the proposed conditions will be on display, and project representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions.
DATE: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
TIME: 5 – 7 p.m. (Open House Format)
LOCATION: Village of Round Lake Public Works Building, 751 W. Townline Road, Round Lake