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Road Week Ahead: June 2 – June 6

Here’s what’s on tap for Lake County commuters this week: Construction zone speeding crackdown, roadwork gets the green light, and don’t forget your rain gear.

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Road Weekend Ahead: Memorial Day

Welcome to a special edition of Road WeekEND Ahead for the Memorial Day weekend!

With $4-a-gallon gas spreading like crabgrass, holiday drivers will be extra-happy to avoid fuel-burning traffic delays. The transit agencies are looking out for you.

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Road Week Ahead: March 3 – March 7

Here’s what’s on tap for Lake County commuters this week: changing traffic patterns on the Tri-State, wintry mix, and an early heads-up for community awareness.

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Road Week Ahead: February 25 – February 29

Here’s what’s on tap for Lake County commuters this leap week.

Illinois Tollway construction update: Monday morning marks the start of a new traffic pattern on the northern Tri-State Tollway. As part of the ongoing Rebuild and Widen project, traffic shifts and preparations for a southbound counterflow lane began February 22. Starting in March, one lane of southbound traffic will be temporarily shifted onto the northbound side.

Two right lanes on the northbound Tri-State will be closed between Duffy Lane and Route 176 from 7 PM Monday night to 8 AM Tuesday morning. Also scheduled for Monday night are northbound single-lane closures between Route 137 and Stearns School Road. All other construction continues as planned.

The Illinois DOT construction update report doesn’t reflect this, but those Half-Day Road log cabins were finally torn down a few weeks ago. I haven’t driven that route in a while and was unaware of their disappearance. I also didn’t realize they were the source of so much chatter in Lincolnshire, but I’m new to these parts.

Here’s the Lake County DOT roadwork update report. Several projects currently on hold for winter will start up in a few weeks.

Interstate 94 weather report. Snow showers are predicted for Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday’s temps will be abnormally frigid.

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Road Week Ahead: February 18 – February 22

Here’s what’s on tap for Lake County commuters this week: Pothole patching, brisk temperatures, and the usual.

Illinois Tollway commuter alert: Expect daytime lane closures for several pothole repair projects on Monday and Tuesday. Tri-State Tollway closures are planned as follows:

Monday 2/18:

  • Northbound and southbound between Half-Day Road and Route 176 (7 AM – 5 PM)
  • Southbound Tri-State from Route 137 to Stearns School Road (9 AM – 3 PM)
  • Scheduled lane closures for “snow removal” southbound from Route 137 to Route 120 (5 AM – 10 AM – commuter alert!) and northbound from Route 120 to Stearns School Road (10 AM – 3 PM)

Tuesday 2/19:

  • Southbound Tri-State from Route 137 to Stearns School Road (9 AM – 3 PM)
  • Northbound Tri-State from Half-Day Road to Route 176 (7 AM – 5 PM)
  • Scheduled lane closures for “snow removal” southbound from Route 137 to Route 120 (5 AM – 10 AM – commuter alert!) and northbound from Route 120 to Stearns School Road (10 AM – 3 PM)

Also in tollway news: ISTHA is hosting an Open House on Thursday February 21 “to share information regarding construction projects on the Tri-State Tollway”. The meeting will be held from 4-7 PM at the Tri-State Tollway Construction Field Office in Deerfield. Details are available at ISTHA’s website.

Links roundup: Illinois DOT construction update report and Lake County DOT roadwork update report.

Here’s the Interstate 94 weather report. Forecasters are predicting a week of frigid temps with only a dusting of snow. Of course, a Big Major Snowstorm was due on Sunday February 17; no major accumulation yet as of this writing.

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