Thursday, July 28, 2011
Milwaukee Avenue construction project expected to be completed in winter of 2012.
The anticipated Route 21 widening construction project is expected to begin in spring of 2012, according to John Heinz, public works director for the Village of Libertyville. Originally expected to commence this fall, the construction project will widen Route 21 north of Route 137. The project will require lane closures and tree removal from the Independence Grove area along the route. According to Heinz, bids for the work will be opened in September, and he hopes that the work will be finished before the winter of 2012. “We will make sure to utilize our website to communicate the status of the project,” said Village Trustee Donna Johnson, who also chairs the Streets Committee. “That would be a good way to update our business owners as …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Illinois Department of Transportation's plans to widen Milwaukee Avenue is scheduled to start in fall.
The widening of Milwaukee Avenue north of Route 137 is moving forward with the transfer of a parcel of land to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Village board members recently approved the sale of a 0.023-acre piece of land in front of Adler School at 1740 N. Milwaukee Ave. for $2,500. The improvement of Route 21 involves widening and reconstructing the pavement in front of Adler School, a portion of which the village owns. The land sale will not pose a concern for the village or the school district, according to village documents. In order to perform the work, IDOT requested a five-year temporary construction easement and offered $4,900 in compensation. Board members granted IDOT a temporary construction easement, but was …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Planned road widening near Route 137 and Milwaukee Avenue intersection likely prompted gas station closure, village official says.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tim Froehlig
Monday, December 13, 2010
Residents tired of getting backed up in traffic while driving northbound on Milwaukee Avenue near Route 137 are in for a bit of good news, a village official says. According to Libertyville director of community development John Spoden, Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has already scheduled to begin widening Milwaukee Avenue near the northernmost part of the village, possibly as soon as next summer. Although Milwaukee Avenue is currently two lanes each way near the intersection, it abruptly cuts down to one lane just north of Route 137, which is notorious for causing lengthy backups and delays, especially during rush hour traffic. That will soon change. "It's a much needed project and I'm sure it will make a lot of people who…