Stearns School Rd at US41
Description: A modernization improvement at the intersection of Stearns School Road and US41 in unincorporated Lake County.
The project is in Phase II, detailed engineering design and land acquisition is currently in progress. Once Phase II is complete, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will lead the construction efforts. The proposed intersection improvements include:
- The addition of a southbound right turn lane and left turn lane on US41, a second left turn lane on northbound US41, a second right turn lane on eastbound Stearns School Road, an additional westbound receiving lane on Stearns School Road, and intersection radii improvements.
- Storm sewer laterals, including the 36” culvert under Stearns School Road, will be extended due to the roadway widening. US41 median storm sewer will also be reconstructed to account for the new median configuration on the south leg of US41.
- Relocation of the existing 8-inch ductile iron water main to address multiple recorded repairs and to relocate the water main outside of the proposed pavement.
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)
Julian Rozwadowski, P.E.
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048-1381
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.