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Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

Please tell Lake County how to improve U.S. Route 45

The Lake County Department of Transportation is looking at opportunities for expanding and re-aligning U.S. Route 45 near Millburn Road and McDonald Woods Forest Preserve.

You can check out the proposed plans at http://www.route45project.com

The plans have made some considerations for people who walk and bike. To voice your support for this project or add your own comments, you may attend the public hearing Thursday or submit comments through the website.

Public Hearing for U.S. Route 45 – IL 132 to IL 173 and Millburn Bypass
Thursday, March 21, 2013
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Millburn Middle School
640 Freedom Way
Lindenhurst, IL 60046

When submitting comments, please consider the following:

  • Thank Lake County DOT for designing this as a “complete streets” project with sidewalks or sidepaths along almost every road in the project area and adding pedestrian accommodations at traffic signals.
     
  • Encourage the Lake County DOT to create at-grade pedestrian crossings with refuge islands at all intersections, most importantly the crossing at Haven Lane.
     
  • Encourage the Lake County DOT to work with the Lake County Forest Preserve and Lindenhurst Park District to connect the near-by parks to the proposed sidewalk connections

With your support we can ensure major road projects like this one offer complete opportunities for safe walking and biking.