Ela Rd - At Long Grove Rd
Limits: Ela Road from Fox Glove Lane to 1000 feet north of Long Grove Road. Long Grove Road to 500 feet east of Ela Road in the villages of Barrington and Deer Park
Description: Intersection improvement that adds a southbound left-turn lane on Ela Road and right and left-turn lanes on Long Grove Road. The intersection will be signalized and include 5-feet bike lanes and an 8-foot shared-use path between Fox Glove Lanen North and the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve.
Current Information12/19/2023 - The good news is that it looks like Nicor and AT&T will be wrapped up with their relocation work by the end of December. Verizon/MCI will come in afterwards to finish their relocation work, they estimate about 4 weeks of work. All utilities will be done by the early spring.
The Intersection work is still scheduled for early spring. The contractor is planning to begin with storm sewer improvements, followed by the road widening work.
10/20/2023 - On Ela Rd and Long Grove Rd, Nicor is planning to do tie-ins for their new main on Tuesday, 10/24. This work will include a purging of the new main and an aerial release of natural gas. This work should conclude late on Tuesday, and the smell of the gas will dissipate quickly.
6/30/2023 - Utility relocation work is continuing. Roadway work will begin following the completion of the utility relocations, potentially in September 2023.
5/17/2023 - Utility relocation work is continuing. Nicor plans to begin toward the end of May with this work expected to take about 12 weeks. MCI/Verizon is waiting for Nicor's work to be completed so their line can be relocated without conflicts. Roadway work will begin following the completion of the utility relocations.
The engineering plans have been completed in accordance with the Plan View: Preferred Alternative, which includes the installation of a new traffic signal, turn lanes, storm water enhancements, and pedestrian accommodations. A construction contractor was selected through a bidding process in November 2022. Work will begin over the upcoming months and updates will be provided, on this page.
The Lake County Division of Transportation is currently in the design engineering phase of the proposed intersection improvements at Ela Road and Long Grove Road. Final engineering plans are being developed in accordance with the Plan View: Preferred Alternative, which includes installation of a new traffic signal, turn lanes, storm water enhancements, and pedestrian accommodations. The project is scheduled for a 2022 letting, depending on acquisition of the necessary right-of-way and easements
The third public information meeting was held Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Stakeholder Involvement Group Meeting #3 took place December 14, 2017 and included a recap of the study process to date and presentation of the Preferred Alternative.
The second public information meeting was held on September 21, 2016
The first public information meeting was held Thursday, November 12, 2015.