Stearns School Rd Culvert Replacement
Limits: Under Stearns School Road at Mill Creek approximately 1300 feet east of Hutchins Road
Description: Replacement of large culvert including an emergency closure and detour.
ROAD IS NOW OPEN! Read the reopening notification
5/24/2021 - Today, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) reopened Stearns School Road between Hutchins Road and Hunt Club Road to all traffic. With the emergency culvert installation complete, LCDOT is now in stage 2 of a larger project to build a new single span bridge at this location. Design and permitting for the bridge is now underway. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022 and should occur after the Illinois Tollway’s project on Stearns School Road over I-94 is complete. We thank everyone for their patience over the past two months.
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048-1381
5/17/2021 - The contractor completed installing the new culverts last week and today they poured the concrete slope walls on either side of the road. When the concrete cures the asphalt pavement will be replaced.
5/13/2021 - LCDOT has begun the emergency replacement of the failed culvert and pavement. The road is expected to safely reopen to traffic in 3-4 weeks, weather permitting. The contractor installed a cofferdam to divert water into the new cleaned out east culvert, and a beginning to install the new culvert.
5/7/2021 - LCDOT has begun the emergency replacement of the failed culvert and pavement. The road is expected to safely reopen to traffic in 3-4 weeks, weather permitting.
3/25/2021 - Culvert failure was found today during a routine road inspection by LCDOT maintenance personnel. An emergency closure and detour was put into place immediately.