ROAD CLOSURE: Center Street Culvert Repair Begins Aug. 16

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ROAD CLOSURE: Center Street Culvert Repair Begins Aug. 16

Grayslake, IL - The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Center Street, between IL 83 and Atkinson Road, to replace the large culvert just east of IL 83 in Grayslake. The heavy flash flooding on July 12-13 in Grayslake undermined the culvert leading to a partial collapse of the pavement. This culvert was on schedule to be replaced in 2018, but after evaluating the impact from the flash flooding, this culvert will need to be replaced this year.

Monitoring the Culvert

Immediately following the flood, LCDOT completed a temporary repair of the pavement and lowered the weight limits for the road. A mobile traffic monitoring camera was installed at the site so that engineers could monitor the road condition remotely. This was done to keep the road open as long as possible while design and engineering plans were developed and construction activities were coordinated. Now that all of the pieces are in place, a full road closure is necessary to replace the culvert.  

Road Closure and Detour Map

The closure will begin on Aug. 16, and is expected to open on Sept. 1, 2017. Crews will begin with removing the old culvert, then they will install the new culvert, and finally replace the pavement to open the road.

DETOUR ROUTE: IL 83 to IL 120 to Atkinson Road


Center Street Closure for Culvert Replacement Aug. 2017