Stearns School Rd Bridge
Limits: Under Stearns School Road at Mill Creek approximately 1300 feet east of Hutchins Road
Description: Construction of a bridge over Mill Creek. Project will require a 125-day closure and detour to complete the bridge construction.
6/3/2022 - Construction will begin late in the 2022 season to replace the emergency culvert placed in 2021 with a bridge.
Mike Burke, Project Manager
Lake County Division of Transportation
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048-1381
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.
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.