Weiland Road widening project set to begin next week

Nearly 150 people attended an informational open house Tuesday regarding the Weiland Road widening project.
            Representatives from the Lake County Division of Transportation, Baxter & Woodman, the project engineering firm, Lake County Rep. Adam Didech (D-20) and members of the village staff were on hand to answer questions and discuss the project, which is scheduled to start next week.
            The first phase will be the .92 mile stretch from Lake-Cook Road to Deerfield Parkway. During this phase, traffic will be on the existing pavement while new lanes are constructed. It is hoped that construction of the new lanes will be completed by the end of the year.
            Traffic will shift to the new lanes in early 2020 to facilitate construction of two additional lanes. The schedule calls for roadway construction to be completed in early summer of 2020.
     In addition to a wider roadway, the $12 million project will include sidewalks on both the east and west side of Weiland. The sidewalk on the west side will be “shared use” for both pedestrians and cyclists while the southbound lanes will feature a “cyclist friendly” shoulder.
            In addition to presentation materials about the Weiland Road project, village staff had information and renderings about the long-anticipated Lake-Cook Road widening project. Coordinated by the Cook County Highway Department, the 3.2-mile project is scheduled to be put out for bids by the end of this summer. If that happens, it’s possible that work could begin in the spring of 2020. It’s anticipated that traffic will be restricted to one lane on each direction. Full information about the project can be found here.

In Other News

Want to buy a dog, cat, bunny at a pet store?  Look elsewhere.
Even though there are no retail pet stores in Buffalo Grove, the Village Board has approved a ban on the retail sale of puppies, cats and rabbits.

Blood drive Friday
Residents can donate blood Friday at the Buffalo Grove Fire Department, 1051 Highland Grove Dr.

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