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Illinois Route 83 Project 


Welcome to the Illinois Route 83 Reconstruction Website

This site will provide useful information throughout the reconstruction process, as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is committed to keeping you informed with up-to-date information on the IL Route 83 project.

Project Overview

IDOT has major improvements scheduled for over 4 miles on Illinois Route 83 from Petite Lake Road to the Wisconsin State Line. The project will relieve the severe congestion in northern Lake County on this stretch of roadway located in the communities of Lake Villa and Antioch. The improvements are scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2009 and be completed by Fall 2010.

Over 12,000 vehicles per day travel along Illinois Route 83. IDOT’s goal is to relieve traffic congestion while providing safe and cost effective transportation.

This project will consist of 4 phases:
Phase 1 Drainage System Improvement
Phase 2 Roadwork Improvement (pavement widening, resurfacing, intersection improvement)
Phase 3 Traffic Signal Improvement
Phase 4 Pavement Marking Application & Landscaping Improvement

* The letting date for Illinois Route 83 is scheduled for June 12, 2009.

Contractor Information

General Contractor: Lake County Grading Company, LLC
County: Lake
Municipalities: Antioch, Lake Villa
Cost: 13. 4 million dollars


UPDATE—August, 2011

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is scheduled to conclude construction in 1 to 2 weeks. The final details in construction for Illinois Route 83 will include landscaping and minor grading. IDOT appreciates your patience throughout the Illinois Route 83 construction.

UPDATE—November, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation continues to improve Illinois Route 83. IDOT has completed the widening process and resurfacing has begun. The resurfacing process is a two coat process. In addition, sewers have been installed while sidewalks continue to be completed along the project area. The asphalting process for homeowner driveways is in progress.

Project Photo Gallery

* Updated photos - Summer, 2010
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* Updated photos - Fall, 2010
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IDOT Construction Zones

IDOT's new website 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.

Other Project Links

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.

Illinois Travel Maps

Map of Project Area

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a specific project-related question that was not addressed in our FAQ section, you can submit your question by visiting IDOT’s website, and fill out the email form and you will receive a prompt response.

Please note this site is currently under construction and we appreciate your patience while we develop a site that will provide additional project details, photos, maps, and more. Check back periodically for website updates.  The Illinois Department of Transportation looks forward to your input and support throughout this project.

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