Grass Lake Rd
Limits: Deep Lake Rd to west of US45 (in coordination with the Millburn Rd project)
Description: The project consists of asphalt resurfacing, the installation of bike-friendly shoulders and filling in sidewalk gaps on the north side of Grass Lake Rd., resurfacing of Millburn Rd adding bike friendly shoulders and drainage repair. Also includes drainage and resurfacing work on Main St (former US45) in Old Mill Creek.This work follows up the Millburn Bypass project, completed in 2019. In 2020, Millburn Rd from Main St to Hunt Club will be resurfaced. The project will replace drainage on Main St, including a 25-day closure for a large culvert replacement south of Millburn Rd, and installation of sidewalk on the north side of Grass Lake Rd starting east of Deep Lake Rd. In 2021, resurfacing Grass Lake Rd (Deep Lake Rd to west of new US45), resurfacing Main St, plus any remaining landscaping and punch list items for the entire project will be completed.
Randy DeRue, Resident Technician
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048-1381
7/12/2021 - The contractor has finished paving the final surface and has begun final striping of Grass Lake Rd and Main Street. Crews have also installed rumble strips on the centerline then lines will be marked on top of these rumble strips. Landscaping work along the refreshed aggregate shoulder and other touch up work is remaining. A utility delay is preventing the completion of the multi-use path -- once the utility work is completed, the remaining piece of path will be installed.
5/21/2021 - Crews have completed the paving of the new surface on Main St. The crews are currently paving the second layer of asphalt and are expected to finish early next week. The layer they are paving now includes the 4’ bike-friendly shoulders. Next week the contractor will begin to prime, install Longitudinal Joint Sealant (Rubber strips at paving seams) and pave the final surface.
5/6/2021 - Crews have completed the removal of the existing surface on both Grass Lake Rd & Main St. The contractor has completed a large portion of the first pavement layer. Once the first layer is complete, work to make the shoulder bike-friendly will begin. The second layer of prime and asphalt will follow. A work Zone Speed Limit is back in place. Signal work at Beck Rd and Grass Lake Rd continues. Utility work is ongoing.
4/21/2021 - Crews have resumed onsite work this week. A work Zone Speed Limit of 35 MPH is now active on Grass Lake Rd between Deep Lake Rd & US 45. Pedestrian signal work at Grass Lake Rd & Beck Rd is underway. Crews have begun milling the existing surface on the south section of Main St between US 45 & Millburn Rd. The milling of Grass Lake Rd between Deep Lake Rd & US 45 is scheduled to begin Thursday 4/22/2021. Once all of the surfaced is milled, patching will begin, followed by priming and the first layer of asphalt. The remaining concrete work on the newly installed path will be completed after utilities have completed their relocations
10/29/2020 - The contractor has completed the paving of the new path and pouring of the new sidewalk/Curb with the exception of locations where utilities remain in the way or other items need to be completed first. The path now connects to the existing LCFPD trail system at the Grass Lake Tunnel (Replaced sidewalk connection). The contractor has completed the new sidewalk ramps at all crossings. Final grading in preparation for landscaping is currently underway. Two retaining walls have been installed along Grass Lake Rd. The remaining sections of Millburn Rd along with the North section of Main St are scheduled to be finished by the end of next week. Striping work has begun on Millburn and aggregate shoulder will follow. Sewer trenches on south Main St have been filled. Efforts are underway to begin preparing the project for the winter snow & plowing season. The box culvert cannot be completed until the gas main has been relocated. Grass Lake Rd and the south section of Main St are scheduled to be resurfaced in Spring 2021.
9/15/2020 - The contractor has begun installing new driveway & sidewalk culverts along Grass Lake Rd Tree and brush removal has also been completed. Grading is expected to begin for the new sidewalk and bike path this week. Crews have completed the removal of the existing surface and re-staining of the bride on Millburn Rd. Crews have also been working underneath the roadway in an existing culvert repairing joints and injecting a foam/epoxy material to stabilize the settlement. The first layer of asphalt is scheduled to be installed in the next week. Main St./Old IL 45 was closed today and will remain closed for 25 Days. This closure is necessary to replace a concrete box culvert. Crews have already removed the existing pavement and begun removing parts of the culvert.
8/10/2020 - A pre-construction meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 9 AM.
Resurfacing of Millburn Rd adding bike-friendly shoulders and drainage repair. Also includes drainage and resurfacing work on Main St (former US 45) in Old Mill Creek. This work is a follow up to the Millburn Bypass project, completed in 2019. In 2020, Millburn Rd from Main St to Hunt Club will be resurfaced. The project will replace drainage on Main St, including a 25-day closure for a large culvert replacement south of Millburn Rd, and installation of a sidewalk on the north side of Grass Lake Rd starting east of Deep Lake Rd. In 2021, resurfacing Grass Lake Rd (Deep Lake Rd to the west of new US 45), resurfacing Main St plus any remaining landscaping and punch list items for the entire project will be completed.