Common-sense approach for the Millburn Bypass

The Lake County Department of Transportation (LCDOT) has decided to move IL Route 45 west from its current location at Grass Lake Road to directly next to 1 sub-division, thru another sub-division, with over 200 homes and families. As if this isn't bad enough, the chosen bypass will cut directly through the southeast end of McDonald Woods Forest Preserve… as you can see in this flyover video:


The LCDOT presented alternate plans to the community to get feedback and by an overwhelming majority, most felt moving Route 45 east would be the best decision as this would run it thru corn fields and open land. Instead the project is relocating Route 45 west of it’s current location. Our goal now is to now work with our elected officials and municipalities to make sure our concerns between Country Place to the south and Independence Blvd to the north are addressed.

  • Noise Abatement/Visual Degradation of the affected areas
  • Implementation of the safest traffic control measures at all intersections
  • Reducing the speed limit between  to a safer 35 MPH (or less) instead of the proposed 45 MPH


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