As of December 3, 2019, all lanes are open to traffic on Rockland Road as construction has ended for the winter season.
Construction on Rockland Road between Milwaukee Ave. (IL Route 21) to St. Mary’s Road is underway. Work will be completed in two phases. The project will not include the section at the bridge over the Des Plaines River.
The segment of Rockland Road between Milwaukee Avenue to the
bridge is under the Village’s jurisdiction. The segment between the bridge
and St. Mary’s Road is under the jurisdiction of the Libertyville Township
Highway Department. The proposed roadway reconstruction work will be
completed in separate construction contracts, one for each segment.
For the Village’s segment (Milwaukee Avenue to the bridge), construction is underway with underground utility improvements, which will include new storm sewers, water main replacements, sanitary sewer relocations and private utility work. Construction has shut down for the winter and two-way traffic is temporarily restored.
It is anticipated that the roadway pavement reconstruction work for both segments will be completed in 2020. In order to complete the pavement reconstruction traffic will be shifted to one-way eastbound. Westbound traffic will be detoured via IL Route 176. Replacement of the bridge carrying Rockland Road over the Des Plaines River will be part of a future project. It is anticipated that the replacement of the bridge will occur no sooner than 2022.