GIS Assisting the Public during the Lake Cook Road Construction Project


Lake Cook Rd and Waukegan Rd, two of Deerfield’s busiest roads, will
be undergoing construction this year as part of the Lake Cook Road
Construction Project.* The Waukegan Rd portion of the project will
feature three stages of construction, with alternating lane closures and
changing traffic patterns. Likewise, the Lake Cook Rd portion of the
project will feature lane closures and changes to traffic patterns
during its four stages of construction.

Due to the high traffic volume and abundance of businesses along
these roads, the Lake Cook Road Construction Project will affect many
motorists and business owners alike. Thus, the Village has asked the GIS
(Geographic Information Systems) Department to create a series of maps
depicting not only the extent of construction, but also the lane
closures and temporary traffic patterns that will take effect throughout
each stage of construction. The creation of these maps through GIS
allows the public to have a better understanding of how they will be
impacted throughout the duration of the construction project.

*Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2013. At this time,
all phases of construction are proposals and subject to change.