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 Now Complete and Operational
To improve safety, IDOT has modified 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 improvements were completed at the end of June, and are now fully operational.
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) completed resurfacing work on IL 59 from Higgins Road to Barrington Road.