A road closure was put into place Wednesday after a culvert located on Monaville Road just west of Cedar Lake Road in Lake Villa was found to be failing during a routine inspection. | Provided Photo

County officials say an emergency closure has been put into place on a stretch of Monaville Road in Lake Villa after a culvert was found to be failing.

The culvert is located on Monaville Road just west of Cedar Lake Road in Lake Villa.

Signs of a potential culvert failure were noticed Wednesday during a routine road inspection by Lake County Division of Transportation maintenance personnel.

The Lake County Division of Transportation has closed Monaville Road to through traffic from Fairfield Road to Cedar Lake Road.

A signed detour will be in place until the repair is complete, officials said.

The culvert is aging and a project had been scheduled to replace it later in 2022, the transportation division said.

The road will be closed until the repair is complete.

“At this time, it is hard to estimate the length of time needed for the emergency closure, but LCDOT will work as quickly as possible to complete the necessary repairs and to get this section of the road re-opened,” officials said.

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The detour route is Cedar Lake Road to Rollins Road to Fairfield Road.

Local traffic will have access from Fairfield Road east of the culvert. The road near the culvert will be closed to all traffic.