COOK COUNTY LAKE COOK ROAD

RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, President

Cook County Board of Commissioners

Jennifer “Sis” Killen, Superintendent

Department of Transportation & Highways

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ALERT:

Lake Cook Road from Raupp Boulevard to Hasting Lane is currently open to one lane in each direction with dedicated left turn lanes at each intersection. Expect delays and be alert when traveling through the work zone.

New traffic signals at Weiland Road and IL-83 and at Weiland Road and Buffalo Grove Road will be turned on August 20, 2021. Please be alert when approaching these intersections for the new traffic configurations and new traffic signals.

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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 is leading 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.

Currently, automobile traffic congestion and safety issues for both pedestrians and cyclists have guided Cook County DOTH’s plans for upgrading the Lake Cook Road corridor between Hastings Lane in Wheeling and Raupp Boulevard in Buffalo Grove.

 

The project will widen this heavily traveled corridor, adding one lane in each direction and dedicated turn lanes at each intersection. Additional improvements will occur 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 will provide:

IMPROVEMENTS

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 thumbnail 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.

 

PROJECT FUNDING

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 is working with partners in the public and private sector to be good stewards of public funds

and minimize use of Cook County resident 

tax dollars.

 

PROJECT LOCATION MAP

 

PROJECT PARTNERS

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Cook County Department of

Transportation and Highways

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Lake County Division of

Transportation 

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Village of

Buffalo Grove

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Village of

Wheeling