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Gurnee gears up for a busy roadwork season

Washington Street, as any frequent traveler of this road could attest, is in sore need of an upgrade. The pavement is pocked in places, cracked in others. There is a river of ruts delineating the left and right westbound lanes running all the way from US Route 41 to O’Plaine Road. I may avoid it for a while, but sooner or later I find myself turning west on Washington from northbound Milwaukee Avenue, staying within the lines like a kindergartener with a crayon lest my car be jiggled by the patchy trail.

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Transportation is key in 2008 Strategic Plan

As previously noted, the Lake County Community Forums begin this week. The 2008 Strategic Plan, available on the county’s website, addresses the four strategic initiatives for near-future focus: transportation, drinking water, criminal justice and economic development. The Plan will likely provide inspiration for forum discussions.

Keeping with this blog’s commuter and motorist bent, here’s a recap of the transportation plan “as I read it”.

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Russell Road re-route during tollway construction

Chris asked for information about the next stage of Tri-State Tollway construction:

Q.: “My co-workers and I are looking for information of the upcoming road work just off I-94 southbound that merges into 41 just south of russell road. Signs are posted stating that construction will begin early March – we are seeing activity by the bridge. Will this exist [sic] be closed? What is the actual date and is there an alternate detour planned? I could not find any information about this pending construction. Many Wisconsin motorists travel this route heading south on 94 and take the left hand lane exit to enter 41. Any information concerning this construction would help us figure are new route and help stop back-up traffic that could occur.”

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