Stearns School Rd at US41
Description: The Lake County Division of Transportation is currently studying an intersection improvement at Stearns School Road and US41 in unincorporated Lake County.
Project Limits: Stearns School Road: East of Notting Hill Rd to US41
US41: North of IL21 (N Riverside Dr) to south of Shell gas station entrance
Public Hearing Held August 20
The Lake County Division of Transportation is conducting a Phase I engineering study of the intersection of Stearns School Road and US 41. A Public Hearing was held on Tuesday August 20 to offer an opportunity to learn more about the project and provide feedback. The Public Hearing presented the Preferred Alternative for the proposed intersection improvement and asked for public input. This study has addressed intersection safety, intersection geometry and operational performance in the project area.
Thank you for your interest in this project. If you were unable to attend the public hearing to submit your comments in person, you can view the displays and documents using the links below.
August 20, 2019 Public Hearing Documents and Displays
- Public Meeting Handout_Final (PDF)
- 1_Welcome (PDF)
- 2_Project Location (PDF)
- 3_Existing Conditions (PDF)
- 4_Project Purpose and Need (PDF)
- 5_Intersection Crash History (PDF)
- 6_Proposed Conditions1 (PDF)
- 7_Proposed Conditions2 (PDF)
- 8_Proposed Conditions3 (PDF)
- 9_Existing Traffic (PDF)
- 10_Impacts (PDF)
- 11_Federal Safety Funds (PDF)
- 12_Project Schedule (PDF)
- 13_Get Involved (PDF)
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048-1381
The intersection of Stearns School Rd and US41 has experienced 103 crashes between 2011 and 2015. Of the 103 crashes, 38 resulted in injuries. The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has begun a Phase I Engineering Study to investigate safety improvements at this location. The study will evaluate existing crash data to identify trends that can be addressed by making geometric and operational changes which will reduce crashes and improve the safety of the vehicles traveling through the intersection.
The project is currently in the Phase I Engineering stage. A Phase I Engineering study is the first step in a multi-year process to develop a roadway improvement. During this stage, environmental and roadway geometric studies are coordinated with local stakeholders as well as with state and federal agencies to ensure that the proposed improvements meet the purpose and need of the project. Public involvement for this project will culminate in a Public Meeting where the study team presents the preferred alternative and provides the public with an opportunity to offer feedback. The Phase I study for an intersection project like this one generally takes from 18–24 months to complete.