Limits: At Mill Creek between IL 132 & Stearns School Rd near the village of Old Mill Creek
Description: Replace existing large culverts with a new bridge structure. A 120-day closure with posted detour route will be necessary to complete the project and was planned for June – September 2019, but was delayed by utilities into January – May 2020
8/10/2020 - Drainage improvements have been completed. Sidewalk installation and final landscaping work will be coming soon.
Resident Engineer: Dan Martinez
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048-1381
7/24/2020 - Hutchins Road is open and the work is mostly done. Some minor storm sewer work is left, but expect project completion within the next few days.
5/13/2020 - The bridge deck has been poured along with the approach slabs. The parapet walls are being formed and poured, and the road is now being built up to match the elevation of the new bridge. The new bridge is approximately 2-1/2 feet higher than the previous bridge, to allow for better flow through Mill Creek.
4/16/2020 - The Hutchins Bridge is starting to look like a bridge. The work with the creek has been completed and the steel beams have been set. The contractor has begun framing the bridge deck.
3/31/2020 - Production on the Hutchins Bridge is still going strong. The bridge abutments have been poured and the south two of the three existing culverts have been removed. The south section of the creek has been graded and rip rap has been installed to armor the creek banks. Next steps: Remove the remaining existing culvert and grade and armor the north creek bank followed closely by the erection of the steel beams.
3/13/2020 - Hutchins Bridge Construction is underway. The water main work is almost complete. The piles for the bridge abutments have been driven.The next steps for the project are to frame and pour the concrete for the bridge abutments and begin removing the existing culverts to construct the new stream bed.
2/18/2020 - The 120-day closure of Hutchins Rd at Mill Creek is now in effect.
2/13/2020 - POSTPONED: The 120-day closure of Hutchins Rd at Mill Creek has been postponed to begin TUESDAY FEB.18 AT 3 PM.
2/3/2020 - LCDOT will be closing Hutchins Rd for 120 calendar days to through traffic from IL 132 to Stearns School Rd beginning Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m
1/21/2020 - Due to utility conflicts and these companies performing their work in summer 2019 to get clear of our project, the planned 120-day closure for the construction of the new bridge is scheduled to start in roughly mid-January, weather permitting. This will put the reopening of Hutchins Road in the month of May when asphalt plants will be opened again. Exact dates will be publicized at least 2 weeks prior to the start of closure.