IDOT PROJECTS AND INFORMATION
The Illinois Department of Transportation publishes a multi-year transportation improvement plan. This is the blueprint for projects planned for the State highway system. Six plan years are typically included with the first or current year showing projects for which funds have been programmed.
The State's webpage for road construction and travel information can be used as a resource for everything from travel conditions to traffic counts to special programs. The website is shown below and can be accessed by clicking the link.
In addition, you can check these other state websites to find out more on other IDOT activities.
IDOT Highway Improvement Program - 6 year planning document of State routes
IDOT Roadway Information - Statewide construction project information with an interactive map
IDOT State Transportation Plan - presents planning approach used for identifying transportation needs
Construction Update Report for North Cook County (updated weekly)
Elgin O'Hare Expressway - construction continues on the new roadway being built east of IL 53 / I-290
IDOT PLANNED WORK IN / NEAR HOFFMAN ESTATES
The following IDOT projects are currently in various stages of development by the State:
IDOT Traffic Signal Safety Improvements Scheduled in June 2017
To improve safety, IDOT is modifying the traffic signals on Higgins Road at Huntington Blvd and at Higgins Road at Shoe Factory Road/Greenspoint Parkway. Left turns from Higgins Road at these intersections will be allowed only on a green left turn arrow. The State coordinated these changes with the Village and will be making these improvements during the month of June.
Barrington Road Preliminary Engineering Study - Algonquin to Central
IDOT is conducting a Phase I engineering study of Barrington Road between Algonquin Road on the north and Central Road on the south. The basic scope is to remove the two lane section of road between Mundhank and Algonquin. Pavement widening, reconstruction, drainage, and related changes are being developed. Provisions for a sidepath on one side of Barrington Road between Algonquin Road and Central Road are also to be evaluated. If this path is completed, the Algonquin Road path would be linked to the path on Barrington Road south of Central Road being built with the Barrington Road full interchange project. The Phase I study is targeted for completion in 2017 with subsequent phases to follow when funding allows.
Golf Road / Barrington Road Preliminary Engineering
IDOT is in the early stages of collecting information for a Phase I engineering study to address capacity and safety issues at this intersection. Village staff is providing information in support of IDOT's work. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.
IL 59 Pavement Patching - North Avenue to I-90
IDOT has started work on a concrete patching project on IL 59. The scope is expected to be similar to the project completed on Algonquin Road several years ago. In that work, sections of concrete were removed and precast panels were placed to make the repair. Lanes closures and traffic impacts are likely so please watch for IDOT message signs on the road.
IL 59 Resurfacing Project - Barrington Road to Higgins Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Illinois 59 between Barrington Road and Higgins Road, in Barrington, Barrington Hills and South Barrington, beginning in April 2017. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project on Illinois 59.
In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Illinois 59 from Barrington Road to just north of Higgins Road. Illinois 59 will be reduced to one lane with flaggers during construction activities. The closures will avoid off-peak traffic times when possible.
The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and patching. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017. 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.