10-12-2015: ***REMINDER - Roberts Road is closed and River Road will remain closed. Please follow the posted detour route.***
10-8-2015: ***REMINDER - Roberts Road will be closing this Monday, October 12th and River Road will remain closed. Please follow the detour route.***
The contractor is currently doing prep work for paving. Friday, October 9th, crews will be paving on the north side of Roberts Road; Saturday, October 10th, the contractor will be working on pavement grinding at the east and west end of Roberts Road.
Please watch for flaggers and trucks coming in and out of the jobsite. Please use caution when driving through the construction zone. Expect heavy delays during the morning and afternoon rush. Watch for workers and trucks entering and leaving the construction zone. Watch for standing water on pavement during heavy rain storms. Please visit the Gallery to view the latest photos!
9-29-2015: Roberts Road is going to close to thru traffic (between Darrell Road and IL 59) beginning Monday, October 12th for approximately 20 days; River Road will also remain closed. The new roundabout will be constructed during the closure; when the intersection reopens, motorists will be driving through the new roundabout. During the closure, please follow the posted detour route; click here to view the detour.
Before the closure goes into effect, you will see the contractor placing concrete curb, constructing sidewalk, installing light pole foundations and paving Stage 2 areas on the north side of Roberts Road.
Thank you again for your patience and do not hesitate to contact us with questions. The new intersection is almost here! For more information on roundabouts or to view the River-Roberts Roundabout Navigation brochure, click here.
The River Road at Roberts Road intersection improvement project is located in the Village of Lake Barrington within Lake County. The interior lane of the roundabout will be 11 feet wide and the outer lane will be 18 feet. The interior circle will have mountable curb and gutter to allow truck movements to utilize the 10 foot truck apron to be installed on the interior. The interior landscaped island of the roundabout will be a 27 foot radial circle. A decorative retaining wall will be constructed along the north side of the roundabout.
The project extends approximately 1000 feet east and west along Roberts Road and an additional 800 feet south along River Road. A proposed path on the south side of Roberts Road will be constructed as part of this project. The path will begin at the property line of the Lake County Forest Preserve District in the southwest and extend to the intersection where it will cross to the north and to the east of the roundabout to provide connectivity to the Fox River Forest Preserve which is separated by Roberts Road. A six foot sidewalk will be constructed along the north edge of the roundabout to provide connectivity for the Twin Ponds subdivision located off of Oak Hills Road to the northeast. This sidewalk will continue to the east along Roberts Road and connect to Twin Ponds Road. All pedestrian accommodations will be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This project is led by the Lake County Division of Transportation with funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program as administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
Partnering agencies for the project also include the Lake County Forest Preserve District and the Village of Lake Barrington.
Click here to view the River-Roberts construction brochure
This progress meter tracks the overall progress of the reconstruction:
Please use caution in the construction zone. Be aware of work zone speed reductions, workers and equipment. Handheld phone use while driving is illegal in Illinois. Thank you for your patience during construction!