IDOT Projects and Information
The Illinois Department of Transportation publishes a multi-year transportation improvement plan. This is the blueprint for projects planned for the State highway system. Six plan years are typically included with the first or current year showing projects for which funds have been programmed.
The State's webpage for road construction and travel information can be used as a resource for everything from travel conditions to traffic counts to special programs. The website is shown below and can be accessed by clicking the link.
In addition, you can check these other state websites to find out more on other IDOT activities.
IDOT Highway Improvement Program - 6 year planning document of State routes
IDOT Roadway Information - Statewide construction project information with an interactive map
IDOT State Transportation Plan - presents planning approach used for identifying transportation needs
Construction Update Report for North Cook County (updated weekly)
Elgin O'Hare Expressway - construction continues on the new roadway being built east of IL 53 / I-290
IDOT Planned Work In / Near Hoffman Estates
The following IDOT projects are currently in various stages of development by the State:
Golf Road (IL 58) West of IL 59 - Bridge Work - click here
Lane closures have begun on the structure that carries Golf Road over Poplar Creek west of Route 59 in Hoffman Estates for a bridge repair project. The bridge over Poplar Creek will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic will be shifted to the outside of the bridge to allow for work to be completed on the center of the bridge. Turn lanes will be maintained from Golf Road to Route 59. Motorists should use Higgins Road as an alternate route. The project is expected to be completed this summer. Motorists can expect delays and should be extra cautious and allow more time for trips through this area.
Barrington Road Preliminary Engineering Study - Algonquin to Central
IDOT is conducting a Phase I engineering study of Barrington Road between Algonquin Road on the north and Central Road on the south. The basic scope is to remove the two lane section of road between Mundhank and Algonquin. Pavement widening, reconstruction, drainage, and related changes are being developed. Provisions for a sidepath on one side of Barrington Road between Algonquin Road and Central Road are also to be evaluated. If this path is completed, the Algonquin Road path would be linked to the path on Barrington Road south of Central Road being built with the Barrington Road full interchange project. The Phase I study is targeted for completion in 2017 with subsequent phases to follow when funding allows.
Golf Road / Barrington Road Preliminary Engineering
IDOT is in the early stages of collecting information for a Phase I engineering study to address capacity and safety issues at this intersection. Village staff is providing information in support of IDOT's work. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.