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Route 120 Bypass Update: November 2007

Ahh, the proposed Route 120 bypass. When I first read about this last year on the Round Lake mayor’s blog, I was elated. Finally, needed infrastructure coming to northern Lake County! The bypass is still in the planning and studying phases.

Mayor Bill Gentes has a November 2007 project status update on his blog. There was also a midday meeting on December 13, but such a schedule doesn’t work for me because I work during the day.

The Sierra Club wants it rerouted. A group of developers want to put retail and residential properties on it.

Filed under: Congestion Relief, Roads,

The Never-Ending Rt. 120 Project

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It’s starting to feel like the intersection of Route 120 and Alleghany Road has been under construction forever. This T-intersection gets a lot of action in the mornings with commuters heading south on Alleghany. The Village of Grayslake is funding an intersection improvement here, to include traffic signals and (I presume) the addition of turn lanes. The signals are up, but construction of the turn lanes has been halted (perhaps due to the winter weather?).

I’m sure the new signals will speed up traffic flow from Alleghany to Rt. 120 and will make somebody happy, but it seemed that the delays only became longer during the eastbound morning commute. People now have to stop and wait for the signal to change. This intersection – along with the many other bottlenecks along Rt. 120 – contributed to my decision to avoid Rt. 120 and choose a new route to work. Life’s too short to spend so much of it sitting in traffic on Route 120!

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List of Lake County DOT Roadwork Projects

LCDOT’s website lists current and upcoming roadwork projects. This website is often the layperson’s first warning of upcoming traffic issues. Projects include everything from bridge reconstruction to traffic signal installation.

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