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Route 120 planning meetings on tap this week

There are two Route 120 bypass planning meetings scheduled this week. Both will be held at Lake County Division of Transportation’s facility located at 600 W. Winchester in Libertyville.

Although I’d like to attend a meeting, my attendance is not an option as both are scheduled during business hours when I’ll be at work. Take note, Corridor Planning Council. I hope the council schedules some of the meetings for evening hours to encourage and increase public participation.

Meanwhile, we’ll await the meeting minutes… whenever they eventually come out. The most recent minutes posted on are from March 2007. Round Lake Mayor Bill Gentes, chairman of the Route 120 Corridor Planning Council, will hopefully post recaps on his blog as he has done in the past.

The Technical Task Force Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 29 from 2:30PM-4:30PM.

The Public Information Task Force Meeting will be held Thursday, January 31 from 1PM-2:30PM.

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5 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. kilax says:

    I haven’t heard of this, and there is so much info on their website, I am not sure where to start looking. Do they just want to expand (to 4-lane)and re-route part of 120?

  2. lcmotorist says:

    I haven’t slogged through all of the reading material yet, but my understanding is that construction of the bypass road is a key goal. The bypass route would run south of Route 120, connecting to the main road near Fish Lake Road at the west end and Almond Road at the east end (these points may not be exact). Here’s the link:

  3. kilax says:

    Hmm, that would really change things! I wonder how those neighborhoods feel about all this.

    You know, we live right off of 120 😉

  4. lcmotorist says:

    Good point. I think (I hope!) the route is being designed to minimize impact on existing communities. So far it seems that local communities are supporting the bypass, or at least not vehemently protesting against it. As word gets out and construction time approaches, people will start looking into it more.

  5. Madronna says:

    Hi ..due to the current real estate situation , have been seeking out houses…have found that Madronna can be impacted as a parcel was set aside for bypass (unrelated to rt 53 extensions)…so trying to determine my risk for property valuation of a purchase…what has great windows may turn out to be a fish bowl of peps passing by my 2 story viewed windows!!

    Any one seen anything specific on this area of Madronna and bypass…I just started finding this out was going to do an offer this week…but holding pattern till know more…..

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