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.
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
|This project will consist of 4 phases:
||Drainage System Improvement
||Roadwork Improvement (pavement widening, resurfacing, intersection
||Traffic Signal Improvement
||Pavement Marking Application & Landscaping
* The letting date for Illinois Route 83 is
scheduled for June 12, 2009.
General Contractor: Lake County Grading Company, LLC
Municipalities: Antioch, Lake Villa
Cost: 13. 4 million dollars
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.
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
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
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
http://www.dot.il.gov/contact.html, 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.