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Playing catch-up

Before we begin, let’s get caught up on a few Lake County Transportation topics.

Tri-State Rebuild and Widen: Trucking right along, although I can’t resist asking “Are we there yet?” about the completion date. The northbound express lane recently disappeared and there are three all-access northbound lanes now.

Route 120: The bypass seems to be the thing. Volozen shares info from the Daily Herald: Consensus Reached on 120 Vision. Route 120 Corridor Planning Council has the details in their October 16 press release.

Route 53: Aside from the “yes” vote registered on the 2009 referendum, I haven’t heard much else about 53. Note that the referendum’s passage didn’t mean 53 was going to happen any time soon, but Lake County voters have made their opinions known. Let me know when the earth movers show up.

Construction: There’s quite a bit of it. Methinks federal stimulus money is spurring construction jobs and roadwork-induced commuter headaches well into late fall/early winter this year. Hopefully a bit of short-term motorist pain will give way to long-term motorist relief, at least until the housing market picks up and population increases.  Lake County Passage’s text-only Mobile web page provides a quick glance of what’s underway. Commuters are especially delayed by the various projects around Rt. 22, which coupled with limited escape routing through woodsy burbs makes this road a much-groaned-about topic.

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4 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. pointspecial says:

    Thanks for the Lake Co Passage text-link. I’ve been looking around that site for months to try to find a county-level site the the IDOT one that lists all of the county projects.

    BTW, if you need/want somebody to rant about the Half Day construction, I can be your guy! My wife used to drive to Crystal Lake daily and I have to just go to Lincolnshire… If she was still going to CL, I’d never see her. It would take her 2 hours instead of just 1!

    • You’re welcome, and you’re also welcome to rant about Half Day Road construction! I have the pleasure of encountering Route 22 five days per week in my commute from far northern Lake County. It’s an old friend by now.

  2. pointspecial says:

    Also… there was just a story in the Highland Park-Pioneer Press paper re: 53 http://tinyurl.com/yclnd5y

    It quoted LC Board chairman to move forward on the 53 extension.

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