Welcome to IL Route 53 (Rohlwing Road)
Reconstruction and Widening Website!
The Illinois Department of Transportation
(IDOT) plans to reconstruct and widen Illinois Route 53 (Rohlwing
Road) from Army Trail Road on the southern limits to the Elgin O’
Hare Expressway on the northern limits. Illinois Route 53 needs improvement due to high traffic
volumes, high crash rates, and increased accidents during the past
few years. IDOT will construct additional thru lanes and turning
lanes along the Illinois Route 53 corridor.
purpose of the $45.5 million dollar project is to enhance the flow
of traffic and reduce the potential for accidents. The goal of
Illinois Route 53 (Rohlwing Road) reconstruction is to provide a
safer ride for the motoring public. Motorists should expect delays
and use caution when workers are present. IDOT suggests using
alternate routes and public transportation.
||August 29, 2011
||December 23, 2013
This site has been created to facilitate
public input and provide information about the project and schedule.
We invite you to explore the site and provide your comments and
concerns regarding the project through our “Contact Us” section.
This site will be updated periodically as the
project progresses. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
wishes to thank you for your support and patience.
Illinois Route 53 Newsletter
|UPDATE – May 2012
Stage 1 construction continues along IL 53 from south of Army Trail Road to south of Lake Street, and on Army Trail Road east & west of IL 53.
Stage 1 configuration: traffic on temporary lanes on the west half of IL 53 with the work zone on the east half to reconstruct the northbound lanes, and traffic on temporary lanes on the north half of Army Trail Road with the work zone on the south half to reconstruct the eastbound lanes.
At this date, a schedule for completing IL 53 from south of Army Trail Road to south of Lake Street has not been determined.
At this date, a schedule for staging IL 53 from Lake Street to Elgin-O’Hare Expressway has not been determined.
Utility relocations continue at various locations from Lake Street to Elgin-O’Hare Expressway.
Project completion date has been revised to
December 23, 2013.
WORK ZONE SAFETY
Did you know work zone fatalities are down
29.6 percent compared to 2003? Aggressive law enforcement and
awareness campaigns and significant improvements to work zone safety
traffic control reduced Illinois work zone fatalities from 44 in
2003, including 5 workers, to provisionally 30 with 3 workers killed
So, Give ‘em a brake…slow down for their sake and yours!
IDOT appreciates your patience and
understanding as we work to improve the roadways in your community.
IDOT CONSTRUCTION ZONES
provides up to date information on all current active construction
contracts, including those funded through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, after contract execution.
IDOT DBE PROGRAM
If you are a small business and are
interested in work on road construction projects with IDOT,
click here for
information on IDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
If you have a specific project-related
question, please submit your question by visiting IDOT’s website
http://www.dot.il.gov/contact.html and complete the email form
to receive a prompt response.