Road construction crews work on Gilmer Road near Midlothian Road on August 30, 2022. | Photo: Lake County Division of Transportation

State officials announced nine major road construction projects in Lake County, which include repairs, resurfacing and installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps.

The projects are part of Rebuild Illinois, a capital program passed in 2019 that is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s transportation system.

The nine projects represent a total investment of more than $27 million and are either ongoing or planned to begin.

Construction on Route 41 from Route 173 to Westleigh Road began in spring to include culvert rehabilitation and drainage improvements. Daytime lane closures are needed and the project is anticipated to be complete in late summer.

Construction on Route 41 over Mill Creek began this summer and includes a new deck overlay and expansion joint repairs. One lane will remain open during construction and the project is anticipated to be complete in the fall.

Construction on Route 120 from O’Plaine Road to Route 41 is scheduled to begin in the summer and includes new lighting installation. Daytime lane closures are needed and the project is anticipated to be complete in the late fall of 2023.

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Construction on Route 137 (Amstutz Expressway) from Belvidere Road to Buckley Road began in the summer and includes resurfacing and installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daytime lane closures are needed and the project is anticipated to be complete in the fall.

Construction on Route 137 (Buckley Road) from Frontenac Street to Bobby E. Thompson Expressway began in the spring and includes resurfacing, installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs. Daytime lane closures are needed and the project is anticipated to be complete in late summer.

Construction on Grand Avenue from Route 131 to Route 137 began in the spring and includes resurfacing, replacing deteriorated curbs and installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daytime lane closures are needed and the project is estimated to be complete in late summer.

Construction on Washington Street at Route 41 over the Union Pacific Railroad is anticipated to begin next spring and includes new bridge deck installation and resurfacing. One lane will remain open during construction and the project is anticipated to be complete next fall.

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Construction on Route 21 from Finstad Drive to Church Street is scheduled to begin in the summer and includes resurfacing and installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daytime lane closures are needed and the project is estimated to be complete in late fall.

Construction on Route 83 from just north of Buffalo Grove Road to south of Old Checkers Road is scheduled to begin in spring 2023 and includes resurfacing and installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daytime lane closures are needed and the project will take one construction season to complete.

Rebuild Illinois is the first program that improves all modes of transportation in Illinois, including bridges, transit, waterways, rail and aviation.

“These projects represent another year that IDOT will be making transformational investments in East Lake County and all across the state,” Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman said.

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“Please, pardon our dust while we Rebuild Illinois. When approaching and driving through any work zone, expect the unexpected and give workers a brake. Stay patient, put down the devices and slow down,” Osman added.

“With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois’ aging infrastructure. Rebuild Illinois is not only about investing in infrastructure but about investing in people and communities as well,” Pritzker said.

“In the coming months, IDOT will undertake projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges and provide jobs in East Lake County and across the entire state,” he added.