Sidewalk Ramp Improvement Project Begins

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced starting Monday, May 16, 2016, (weather permitting) work will begin to improve sidewalk crossings, ramps and sidewalks by making them ADA-compliant in various locations within the villages of Deerfield, Deer Park, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Libertyville and Harvard.

In order to complete the work, daily lane and shoulder closures will take place at the following locations:

  • Illinois 43 in Deerfield
  • U.S. 12 in Deer Park
  • U.S. 12 in Lake Zurich
  • Illinois 176 in Wauconda
  • Illinois 137 in Libertyville
  • Illinois 173 in Harvard

The sidewalk improvement project will begin in Deerfield and end in Harvard. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at