Lake County transportation officials announced new infrastructure projects for this year as part of a $90 million construction program, which aims to improve congestion and increase safety.
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) said Monday that more than 35 transportation projects will be under construction in 2022.
The projects include intersection improvements, bridge and culvert replacements, bike path connections and resurfacing, said Lake County assistant communications officer Alex Carr.
They are part of a building program that includes $90 million for infrastructure projects that officials say will improve traffic congestion, increase safety and reduce carbon emissions in Lake County.
$44.5 million out of $90 million will go to new projects for this year. $45.5 million is maintained from last year.
The new projects will also “expand, modernize and preserve Lake County’s transportation system,” Carr said.
Some projectors for the project include:
- Construction of additional through lanes, turning lanes, cycle lanes and sidewalks at the intersection of Gilmer Road and Midlothian Road in Hawthorn Woods.
- Construction of a new bridge over Flint Creek on Hart Road in Barrington to accommodate pedestrians.
- Resurfacing Deep Lake Road from Route 132 to Route 173 in Lake Villa, Lindenhurst and Antioch to include new pavement, create bike-friendly shoulders and regrade ditch lines to improve drainage.
- Addition of two left-turn and right-turn lanes at the intersection of Hunt Club Road and
Preservation work planned for this year includes the following pavement resurfacing projects:
- 21st Street from Delany Road to Route 131 in Wadsworth
- Audrey Nixon Boulevard from Jackson Street to Sheridan Road in North Chicago
- Big Hollow Road from the county line to Highway 12 near Fox Lake
- Gages Lake Road from Route 45 to Route 21 in Grayslake, Gurnee and Third Lake
- Hart Road on and near Flint Creek in Barrington
- Hawley Street from Route 176 to Midlothian Road in Mundelein and Hawthorn Woods
- St. Mary’s Road from Route 60 to Route 176 near Mettawa
- York House Road from Delany Road to Route 131 to Beach Park and Waukegan
Resurfacing a roadway typically takes about three months and typically requires flagmen to direct traffic, Carr said.
Authorities are reminding residents to limit distracted driving and be aware of Scott’s Law, which requires motorists to move when approaching a stopped vehicle or a disabled vehicle displaying warning lights .
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Residents can view a detailed list of current and upcoming projects in the county.
“In addition to the 48 miles of lane that will be redone in 2022, crews will be working on several projects that maintain and preserve our roads, such as culvert replacements and bridge repairs. Some of our biggest projects from the past year will continue into 2022 to be completed as the weather warms,” said LCDOT Director of Transportation Shane Schneider.
“While it’s been a busy year, we’re asking everyone to join us in taking a stand for road safety, especially in construction zones. Put down your phone and limit distractions so we can all go home at the end of the day,” Schneider said.
Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart said improving infrastructure is “one of our top strategic priorities.”
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“The Lake County Board is proud to invest more than $500 million in transportation over the next six years,” Hart said.
“Expect to see orange cones throughout the county as we work on roads, bridges and bike lanes during what will be a busy construction season,” Hart added.
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