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Rt. 45 By-Pass Project

US Rte 45 Millburn Bypass

U.S. Route 45 (IL 132 to IL 173 and Millburn Bypass) Frequently Asked Questions

Rt. 45 Limits:

  • South: At the Country Place Intersection
  • North: Existing Rt. 45 north of Independence Boulevard

Grass Lake Road/ Millburn Road Limits:

  • East: Existing Rt. 45 at Milburn Road intersection
  • West: Existing Tunnel under Grass Lake Road

Lead Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

  • The project is composed of a new roadway (US Route 45 Bypass) from Country Place on the south to 1,500 feet north of Independence Boulevard.
  • Relocated US Route 45 will be a four-lane roadway with curb and gutter and barrier median.
  • Grass Lake Road will be widened and re-aligned to tie into Milburn Road at existing US Route 45.
  • New sidewalks and multi-use path will in installed as part of the project.
  • A new signalized intersection will be formed with re-aligned US Route 45 and re-aligned Grass Lake Road.
  • The traffic signals at the intersections of existing US Route 45 with Milburn Road and Grass Lake Road will be removed and replaced with stop signs.


  • The Lake County Division of Transportation is funding (100% of the ¼ cent sales tax to transportation) this long awaited IDOT project.
  • Village of Lindenhurst is participating in the cost for a portion of the new sidewalks and multi-use paths.

Bid Opening: Bids were received and opened on April 27, 2018. Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc. was awarded the bid at $15,577,444.23.

Construction Update – As of late August 2018 North Shore Gas, Commonwealth Edison, AT&T, and Comcast have substantially completed relocation of their facilities. Berger Construction is now clearing and grading the new roadway, installing new drainage culverts and storm sewers. Most of the construction is outside of existing roadways with minimal impacts to the motoring public.

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2019

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