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IDOT Initiates Three Road Construction Projects in Mundelein

Three state road construction projects recently started up in Mundelein. Mundelein residents can expect to encounter some traffic delays. The projects include work to improve curb and sidewalk ramps, as well as milling, patching and resurfacing at three different locations, according to Lake County Board Member Julie Simpson, whose district covers Mundelein, Vernon Hills and surrounding areas.

Most of the work should be completed by late November, and all of the work should be finished by next spring, she said. Guy Tridgell, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Transportation, said the work may require daily lane and shoulder closures. Residents should allow for extra travel time.

Tridgell noted that it is not unusual for the state to undertake three projects at the same time in the same community. “One project is basically off-road work, basically curb and sidewalk ramp improvements,” he said. “The idea is to make the sidewalks and curbs accessible for pedestrians with disabilities.”

Curb and sidewalk ramp improvements are underway on Lake Street, from Lake Woodlawn Drive to Route 83, Simpson said. Work on the project eventually will include milling, patching, and resurfacing of Lake Street, also known as Route 45, during spring 2020.

Curb and sidewalk ramp improvements and milling, patching, and resurfacing also began in early September on Route 176, from Hilltop Terrace to Del Webb Boulevard, Simpson said.
That work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

Lastly, curb and sidewalk ramp improvements, along with milling, patching, and resurfacing, is being done on Routes 60/83, from Route 176 to the Canadian National Railroad tracks, Simpson said.
That project is also expected to be completed by the end of November.

Tridgell said the lane and shoulder closures will be limited to the streets and cross streets involved in the project. No major traffic jams are expected, he said. “These are generally just daytime lane closures during off-peak hours,” Tridgell said. “This is minor work. The closures will be pretty routine.”

Residents should be especially careful while driving through the construction zones. “Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment,” Tridgell concluded.

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