Monaville Road just west of Cedar Lake Road in Lake Villa was reopened Tuesday after crews finished a culvert replacement. | Provided Photo

County officials say a stretch of Monaville Road in Lake Villa has reopened after crews closed the road for an emergency culvert repair almost two months ago.

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

Signs of a potential culvert failure were noticed on April 13 during a routine road inspection by Lake County Division of Transportation maintenance personnel.

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

A road closure was put into place on April 13 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

A signed detour was put into place while repairs were being scheduled, officials said.

The culvert was installed in 1988 and a project had been scheduled to replace it later in 2022, the transportation division said.

The contractor has since set the new precast box culvert.

After the culvert was set, crews installed reinforcement bars, poured the concrete wall in two stages which cured over Memorial Day weekend and installed a waterproof barrier.

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A road closure was put in place on Monaville Road just west of Cedar Lake Road in Lake Villa while crews replaced a failing culvert. | Provided Photo

The road has since been paved and was reopened Tuesday afternoon, the transportation division said.

Minor grading, guardrail installation and landscaping work are still in progress.

“We thank everyone for their patience while the road was closed. We also thank the contractor that worked in the rain and on weekends to keep the project moving forward,” the transportation division said on Tuesday.

Motorists are asked to watch for workers while driving in this area in the coming weeks.