The intersection of Fremont Center Road and Route 60 in Fremont Township, which is south of Grayslake and west of Mundelein, will be undergoing reconstruction to improve the safety of the intersection. | Photo: Lake County Division of Transportation.

Lake County officials say that reconstruction to improve the safety of Route 60 and Fremont Center Road will begin this week and take months to complete.

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) said they will be closing Fremont Center Road from Route 60 to Erhart Road in Fremont Township, which is south of Grayslake and west of Mundelein, to thru traffic.

The closure will begin starting at 5 a.m. on Tuesday. The road will be closed for 50 days, LCDOT said in a statement.

Crews will be realigning Fremont Center Road to intersect Route 60 closer to a 90-degree angle and a new traffic signal will be installed.

The intersection will also be widened to include turn lanes for all turning movements.

LCDOT said the detour will be to take Route 60 to Schank Avenue and then Route 176 to Gilmer Road.

Local traffic will have access from Erhart Road north to the construction zone. The road will be closed to all through traffic at the construction zone.

The project will be in three stages, with stage one being the Erhart Road closure that will last until mid-August.

All lanes of traffic will be open during stage two of construction.

Stage three, which will begin in November and could last until April, will require temporary lane closures on certain days.