Friday, May 3, 2013
Register by May 8 to earn your Traffic Safety Merit Badge with assistance from the Lake County Division of Transportation and Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Are you a local Boy Scout looking to earn his Traffic Safety Merit Badge? The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) and Lake County Sheriff's Office is here to help. See attached PDF for details. The merit badge program will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the LCDOT facility at 600 W. Winchester Rd., in Libertyville. A $5 fee covers lunch and is payable on the day of the program. Registration by May 8 is limited to 50 Scouts. Call Mike Dobosiewicz at (847) 377-7416 or e-mail email@example.com.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This year the Lake County Division of Transportation is celebrating 100 years of service to Lake County.
In this video from LCTV, learn how a transportation system that started as dirt roads has become an impressive network of safe and efficient roadways, intersections, roundabouts and bike paths. Prior to 1913, most of the roads in Illinois were dirt roads and inclement weather made them nearly impossible to navigate. Because of this, a movement arose to "get Illinois out of the mud," according to the Lake County Division of Transportation. At that time, roads within the state of Illinois were the responsibility of the individual townships. Under the Tice Act of 1913, the responsibility for building the road system shifted from the township to the county, under the direction of a county superintendent of highways. LCDOT will be adding …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Lake County announces record 2013 highway construction program.
Friday, March 15
Construction will begin on 32 highway improvements in Lake County this year, totaling an investment of $126 million. This is the Lake County Division of Transportation's (DOT) largest annual highway construction program ever, and is almost three times the size of the biggest previous construction program undertaken by the county. The Lake County Board made a commitment to invest 100 percent of the revenue from the 1/4 percent sales tax for transportation and public safety funds approved in 2008 by the State of Illinois toward improving transportation. These projects are now being realized as a result of those funds. "The county board knows that transportation is one of the most important issues for residents and that is why we have made it…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Should the road be widened? Turn lanes be added? Or left alone completely? These are the questions being asked by the Lake County Division of Transportation.
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) held an initial public hearing on future potential changes to Aptaksic Road Wednesday night in Buffalo Grove. The LCDOT is evaluating the 1.2 miles of Aptakisic Road from Route 83 on the west to Buffalo Grove Road on the east. It is located within both communities of Buffalo Grove and Long Grove. The LCDOT found that the existing traffic volume in a 24-hour weekday period on the road averages 14,200 vehicles, using data from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). That volume is expected to rise to 23,000 vehicles per day by 2040. That will put the road at or near capacity, according to LCDOT. How to deal with the current and future traffic levels is the question. About 80 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The community is invited to an open house Wednesday night in Buffalo Grove.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will hold an open house meeting regarding possible improvements to Aptakisic Road from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Twin Groves Middle School. The study area consists of about 1.2 miles between Route 83 and Buffalo Grove Road. The study will take a comprehensive look at the transportation needs of the corridor. LCDOT and the study team will provide information regarding study schedule, the review process and public involvement opportunities, including the opportunity to sign up for consideration to serve on the project’s Stakeholder Involvement Group. Attendees will have the opportunity to review exhibits, provide comments, and meet with LCDOT and study team representatives. For more information, …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Road will be closed for concrete resurfacing; Sandalwood can be accessed from Dunstan Lane and detour signs will be posted.
The Lake County Division of Transportation will close Sandalwood Road to all traffic at the intersection of Buffalo Grove Road beginning 8 a.m. Monday, June 11. The concrete resurfacing project is expected to be completed by Sunday, July 1. The 21-day project will require motorists to access Sandalwood Road from Dunstan Lane, according to a press release from Lake County. Detour signs will be posted during resurfacing to direct motorists.