COOK COUNTY LAKE COOK ROAD
Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, President
Cook County Board of Commissioners
Jennifer “Sis” Killen, Superintendent
Department of Transportation & Highways
Final construction in progress. Daily lane closures will continue to occur throughout the project. Please be alert when driving through the project area.
The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) goes beyond transportation; accelerating economic growth and fostering thriving communities by promoting and investing in our region.
With this mission in mind, the Cook County DoTH led the effort to deliver the Cook County Lake Cook Road Reconstruction Project.
Marking the border between Cook and Lake Counties, Lake Cook Road is a major east-west corridor serving several communities and over 40,000 daily vehicle trips.
Automobile traffic congestion and safety issues for both pedestrians and cyclists guided Cook County DoTH’s plans to upgrade the Lake Cook Road corridor between Hastings Lane in Wheeling and Raupp Boulevard in Buffalo Grove.
The project widened this heavily traveled corridor, adding one lane in each direction and dedicated turn lanes at each intersection. Additional improvements occurred along Buffalo Grove Road, McHenry Road (IL-83) and Weiland Road as part of this project. A detailed map of the project area below provides an overall view of the project area.
The Cook County Lake Cook Road Reconstruction Project provides:
The following renderings show a 3-D view of the proposed improvements at key intersections along the corridor for the Cook County Lake Cook Road Reconstruction Project. Click each image to see the renderings in full screen view.
Typical section of Lake Cook Road facing east, just west of Lexington Drive with the noise abatement wall located on the north and south side of the roadway.
Noise abatement walls located on the north and south side of Lake Cook Road, just west of Lexington Drive.
Typical cross section of the roadway at the Lake Cook Road and IL-83 (McHenry Road) intersection.
Typical cross section of the roadway at the Lake Cook Road intersections of Buffalo Grove Road and Weiland Road.
The significance of this project is highlighted
in Cook County's 2019-2024 Proposed Transportation Improvement Program, as a critical expansion project. The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways have worked with partners in the public and private sector to be good stewards of public funds and minimize the use of Cook County resident tax dollars.