HIGHLAND PARK – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has issued a lane closure permit for southbound U.S. Highway 41, in front of 2300 Skokie Valley Road (between Park Avenue and Half Day Road), for completion of work within the right-of-way. The lane closure permit runs from May 3 to May 24. Per IDOT lane closure requirements, the hours for the lane closure are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Intermittent lane closures will occur during this three-week period, so please be aware of this as you make your travel plans.
Additional updates will be provided as they are received.
Also, according to a press release from the City of Highland Park, the city’s 2016 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is underway with the majority of street, sidewalk, bridge, sewer, forestry and other infrastructure projects planned during the spring and summer months. To deliver timely information regarding construction projects, the city has set up an interactive map that provides detailed project information on its website.
All residents directly affected by capital projects will be notified via mail for any construction taking place on their street and in some cases, neighborhood. Other notifications are sent through the city’s communication tools such as the Highlander, website, electronic newsletter and social media.
CIP projects are prioritized, as part of the annual 5-year CIP budget, based on life safety, age of infrastructure, economies of scale, functional deficiencies, to reduce long-term expensive repairs, and public feedback.
To view projects scheduled for the 2016 season, please visit the City’s online Story Map at www.cityhpil.com/construction or contact Public Works at (847) 432-0807.
From the City of Highland Park
Editor’s note: This story was updated early May 3 to illustrate the section of U.S. 41 that aligns with 2300 Skokie Valley Road — between Park Avenue and Half Day Road in Highland Park.