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Road Week Ahead: March 10 – March 14

There’s quite a bit on tap for Lake County commuters this week. Highlights include a Lake County Community Forum, a Route 120 meeting, warmer weather, and a new Tri-State lane configuration leading into Cook County.

Lake County has scheduled a series of community forums (fora?) for March and April. The forums, which are being held in various locations around the county, are being billed as a way for residents to speak out on Lake County issues and the 2008 Strategic Plan. First up is the Central Lake County forum, scheduled for Monday, March 10. Each meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a one-hour open house (“Get free stuff; Be a guest on LCTV and more!”), followed by the forum itself at 7 p.m.

The Central Lake County forum will be held at Lake County Department of Transportation headquarters, 600 W. Winchester Road in Libertyville. The “What’s Going On?” Lake County Motorist Calendar lists the dates and locations for the other forums should you want to add them to your own Google Calendar.

Here’s a summary:

  • Central Lake County Forum: Monday, March 10
  • Southeast Lake County Forum: Tuesday, March 18
  • Northwest Lake County Forum: Wednesday, March 19
  • Northeast Lake County Forum: Thursday, March 20
  • Southwest Lake County Forum: Monday, March 31
  • North Lake County Forum: Tuesday, April 1

Northern Tri-State Tollway construction update: Currently, the only planned daytime closure is a northbound lane near Mill Creek Road, and a few southbound temporary overnight closures are planned for Monday. The southbound counterflow lane opens Sunday, March 9 between Lake-Cook Road and Dempster Street in Cook County.

Route 120 news: A Route 120 Corridor Land Use Visioning Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12 from 6-9 PM at the Prairie View Elementary School in Hainesville. During the meeting, planners will “present a range of land use alternatives and development concepts along Route 120.” Click here for details.

Interstate 94 weather report: Could it be – a warm-up ahead? Forecasters think so. They’re also warning of possible snow showers next weekend.

Stay “in the know” with the Lake County DOT roadwork update report and the Illinois DOT construction update report.

Early Warning: Free transit rides for seniors begins next Monday, March 17.

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  1. […] 10, 2008 As previously noted, the Lake County Community Forums begin this week. The 2008 Strategic Plan, available on the […]

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