PRESS RELEASE

Libertyville Township Road District

Rockland Road Bridge Emergency Closure for Repair

 

Libertyville, IL, February 1, 2018 – The Rockland Road Bridge over the Des Plaines river will be closed at approximately 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 1st.  The reopen date is not yet determined.

Following a recent inspection, the existing steel truss system has been determined to have significant levels of deterioration that will require immediate action.  As a result, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has recommended that the bridge be closed immediately until emergency repair work is completed.

The closure of the bridge is occurring in order to ensure public safety.  During this period, signage will be provided for alternate detour routes.  Motorists will be direct to utilize IL Route 176 (E. Park Avenue) for crossing the Des Plaines river.

Please note, the effected portion of the steel truss is not integral to the structural stability of the bridge and is predominantly decorative.  Therefore, it is anticipated that the bridge will be reopened upon completion of the truss removal.

The bridge will be reconstructed as soon as possible.  The bridge reconstruction will be funded by Federal grants with local investment match funding from the Libertyville Township Road District and the Village of Libertyville.

The Road District appreciates your patience during this important repair.

 

 

OAK SPRING ROAD BRIDGE PHASE 1 STUDY:

 

CASEY ROAD PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS EXHIBITS LINK:

 

ROCKLAND ROAD PHASE 1 STUDY

November 16, 2016 Neighborhood Meeting

 

 

March 2, 2017 Public Information Meeting

The purpose of this meeting was to present the study process, present existing conditions, present the proposed improvement, present the project schedule, and gather input on the proposed improvement within the Village and Township jurisdictions (IL Route 21 to St. Mary's Road).

Meeting Summary/FAQ Sheet(pdf)

 

 PHOTOGRAPH OF FLAGGED STAKES DISPLAYING EXISTING AND PROPOSED DIMENSIONS(PDF)

 It has come to our attention that individuals along Rockland Road have chosen to place their own markings along the roadside, in ditches, and on trees, beyond the roadside stakes placed by Township Highway Department staff and Professional Engineers.  Any markings placed by those other than Township Highway Department representatives are not based on technical engineering analyses.  Therefore, the reliability and accuracy of any of the markings you may see along Rockland Road can no longer be guaranteed.

 

ROCKLAND ROAD PHASE 1 STUDY - SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

 ROCKLAND ROAD PHASE 2 and PHASE 3

ROCKLAND ROAD (DES PLAINES RIVER TO ST. MARY'S ROAD)  REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF INTEREST/QUALIFICATIONS/PROPOSALS - PHASE 11 ENGINEERING(PDF)

 Rockland Road RFQ Addendum

DESIGNATED TRUCK ROUTE SYSTEM/WEIGHT CONTROL

 

 

PERMIT FORMS:

Permits can be submitted either by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                                                                  fax 847.816.0861, or mail to 343 Merrill Court, Libertyville IL 60048.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Office of the Highway Commissioner

343 Merrill Court
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-362-3350
Fax: 847-816-0861

Highway Commissioner
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224-688-2663