Road Conditions and Closures in Lake County on Lake County PASSAGE


Widespread flooding in Lake County still exists after heavy rain fell from about 10:00 p.m. Tuesday July 11, 2017 until 3:15 a.m. Wednesday July 12, 2017. Travel is expected to be difficult Monday morning, July 17, 2017, and the Lake County Department of Transportation warns that major delays and traffic problems are expected.

Even though flooding has receding in some locations, many major east-west roads are still closed, and more recently IL-60 and IL-120 have been added to the closure list.

IL-60 from IL 21 to St. Mary’s Road
IL-120 from IL-21 to River Road

Sunday night July 16, 2017, the following major roads were closed due to flooding [Note: The roads listed below are the major roads that are closed; there are several other less traveled roads closed that are not listed.]:

US-41 from IL-21 to Delany Road
IL-60 from IL 21 to St. Mary’s Road
IL-120 from IL-21 to River Road
IL-132 from IL-21 to O’Plaine Road
IL-173 from US-41 to Kilbourne Road
Grand Avenue from Rollins Road to IL-59
Nippersink Road from Fairfield Road to Wilson Road
Oak Spring Road from Appley Avenue to St. Mary’s Road
O’Plaine Road from Washington Street to IL-132

Many roadways are also closed near the Des Plaines River and Fox River/Chain O’Lakes

Officials expect that the amount of traffic that will be using IL-22, IL-137, IL-176, Wadsworth Road, Deerfield Road and Washington Street will far exceed capacity of those roadways.

See also …

Lake County Map of the full road closures with traffic, Lake County Passage:

Lake County Passage official Twitter with road updates…

For convenience and easy-to-remember web address. has the following two pages with direct links to the official sources …

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Aerial photography of the flooding in Gurnee, IL. Video taken on July 14, 2017.

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