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November 2020
Project Update #16 - Deerfield Road Project Status Update

The Lake County Division of Transportation led Deerfield Road project is in its final stages of the Phase I Engineering Study, which culminates with a Public Hearing that is anticipated for early 2021 (February/March) to solicit comments on the final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Engineering Reports.
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August 2020
Project Update #15 - Deerfield Road Project Status Update

The Lake County Division of Transportation led Deerfield Road project is in its final stages of the Phase I Engineering Study, which culminates with a public hearing that is anticipated for Fall 2020 to solicit comments on the final Environmental Assessment and Engineering Reports. The project has experienced some delays with various environmental reviews of the project which are anticipated to be completed in the coming months.
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February 2020
Project Update #14 - Public Hearing Anticipated for Spring 2020

The Lake County Division of Transportation led Deerfield Road project is nearing the final stages of the Phase I Engineering Study, which culminates with a public hearing that is anticipated for Spring 2020 to solicit comments on the final Environmental Assessment and Engineering Reports. Read full article »

January 2020
Traffic Noise Report Approved

The Traffic Noise Report was approved by IDOT for the project and resulted with a proposed 15-foot tall noise wall adjacent to Thorngate Subdivision along Deerfield Road and Saunders Roads. The final Traffic Noise Report is available online

January/February 2020 - Project Update #13
Deerfield Road Project – Public Hearing Anticipated for Spring 2020

The Lake County Division of Transportation led Deerfield Road project is nearing the final stages of the Phase I Engineering Study, which culminates with a public hearing that is anticipated for Spring 2020 to solicit comments on the final Environmental Assessment and Engineering Reports. Read full article »

November/December 2019- Project Update #12
Deerfield Road Project – Phase I Engineering Nearing Completion

The Lake County Division of Transportation led Deerfield Road project is nearing the final stages of the Phase I Engineering Study, which culminates with a public hearing that is anticipated for Spring 2020 to solicit comments on the final Environmental Assessment and Engineering Reports. Read full article »

November/December- Project Update #11
Village of Riverwoods Newsletter Submission for the March/April 2019 issue
Deerfield Road Project – Detailed Design and Analysis Ongoing

Following the second Public Information Meeting that was held for the project on October 30th, 2018, the project team has been making design refinements and preparing final Phase I Engineering reports. With the project seeking federal funding, it must follow the federal project development process which is managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Therefore, all project related reports and analyses must be reviewed and approved by IDOT and FHWA before being formally released to the public and presented at the Public Hearing for comment. This process unfortunately takes some time and we are anticipating the Public Hearing to take place in Summer 2019 and completion of Phase I Engineering in late summer/early fall 2019. Prior to the Public Hearing, the project team will continue to meet with the Village, business owners, residents and other stakeholders as more information becomes available to share. Read full article »

November/December- Project Update #10
Village of Riverwoods Newsletter Submission for the November/December 2018 issue
Deerfield Road Project - Public Information Meeting #2 Held October 30th

The second Public Information Meeting was held for the project on October 30th, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at Aptakisic Junior High School. There were 105 attendees that attended the meeting to view exhibit boards through a series of six stations. Twelve project team members were available to discuss the information at each station and answer questions. Read full article »

October 4, 2018
Public Information Meeting #2 is Scheduled for Oct. 30, 2018

The Lake County Division of Transportation held Public Information Meeting #2 for Deerfield Road from Milwaukee Avenue to Saunders/Riverwoods Road. Get details »

July/August, 2018 - Project Update #8
Deerfield Road Project - Preliminary Preferred Alternative Design Ongoing

As many have experienced, it currently takes around 35 minutes to travel west on Deerfield Road from Saunders/Riverwoods Road to Milwaukee Avenue in the evening rush hour, a nearly 2-mile backup. The Preliminary Preferred Alternative identified by the County this past Spring is projected to reduce the travel time by 80% to just under 7 minutes. Read full article »

Feb/March 2018 – Project Update #6
Stakeholder Involvement Group Meeting #3 Held

The third Stakeholder Involvement Group (SIG) meeting was held on January 25, 2018 at Riverwoods Village Hall. The meeting presentation, handouts, and displayed exhibits are available. The key information displayed at the meeting included an Alternative Development Summary Exhibit, Range of Alternatives Typical Sections, and Range Alternative Comparative Evaluation. Read full article »

Did you know that 40% of the pavement structure along the Deerfield Road corridor is in failing condition? Read full article »

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