For nearly as long as there has been a Village of Long Grove, it has opposed the construction of an Illinois Route 53 northern extension. It has done so because such a project would do enormous damage to the environment, economy, and quality of life of our entire village without providing any real or lasting benefits.
The Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council has approved its final report recommending the Illinois Tollway move forward with an Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor project in Lake County. The group includes local elected officials, transportation and planning agencies and a diverse group of environmental, civic, business and labor representatives. The report will be presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in June.
Co-chaired by David Stolman, Lake County Board Chair, and George Ranney, President and CEO of Metropolis Strategies, the Advisory Council’s work has focused on answering three primary questions: Is there consensus to move forward? What are the scope, configuration and design elements of a new roadway? And, how should the project be financed?
For information on the Tollway Authority IL 53 Extension Blue Ribbon Committee Report please click here. Please see links below for additional maps:
Aptakisic Road Widening Public Info Meeting
The Lake County Division of Transportation is developing plans to widen Aptakisic Road from IL Rt 83 to Buffalo Grove Rd and will be holding a Public Information Meeting on Wednesday, November 28th at Twin Groves School (2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove Illinois) between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment(s). Questions should be directed to the Lake County Division of Transportation (847-377-7400) and/or the Long Grove Village Hall (847-634-9440). Please click here for more information (PDF).
Old McHenry Road & Robert Parker Coffin Road Downtown Intersection Improvements
The Lake County Department Of Transportation (LCDOT) has been planning various improvements to the portion of Old McHenry Road between Kildeer School and The Long Grove Fire Protection District for many years. Click here for more information.