IDOT Wolf Road Reconstruction Project

General Information

IDOT Letting March 6, 2020
Contractor Acura, Inc.
Project Manager: Glen Pennington, PE
Illinois Department of Transportation
Estimated Project Cost: $13,000,000.00
Work resumes March 22, 2021

Project Information


This Project Includes:
  • Total roadway and right of way reconstruction, including the replacement of the 2-lane asphalt road with a concrete 3-lane roadway. Existing drainage ditches will be replaced with underground storm water pipe. 
  • Modernization of 2 signals on Dundee Road and 1 signal on Wolf Road will be accomplished assisting emergency responses. These improvements include emergency vehicle preemption (EVP) devices on all signals, and permanent signal structures installed at Strong Street.
  • Repair of existing 5’ wide sidewalk and installation of additional sidewalk. 
  • The project will entail substantial construction activity including regrading within most of the existing right of way area, removal of all existing asphalt and roadway base material. Improvement of the roadway in an expedited way will require detouring southbound Wolf Road traffic, and incorporating a one-way traffic route northbound for approximately six (6) months due to the complicated nature of the project construction. After that 6 month period, a 2-way traffic pattern would resume for the balance of the project. Limited 2-way traffic would be allowed near major intersections during the 6 months. Southbound Wolf Road traffic during this period would be diverted with detour signage. 

Project Limits: Milwaukee Ave South to just North of Hintz Road

Project Schedule: 2020-2022

Project Updates:

4-23-21: As of Friday, May 14th access to westbound Strong Ave. from Wolf Rd. will be closed due to water main installation and construction. Access to Wolf Rd northbound from Strong Ave. on the west side of Wolf Rd. will also be closed. You can still access Wolf Rd. northbound from Strong Ave. on the east side of Wolf Rd. This closure is expected to last for 3 weeks. Mayer Ave. to the north will still remain open to provide access to the subdivision to the west. 

5-28-21: Delays in construction have pushed the water main work on Strong and Wolf Rd. until June 7th. This work is expected to last 2-3 weeks. Updates will be provided as the project moves forward.

IDOT Wolf Road Reconstruction Notice

PACE ROUTE 234 Wolf Road Detour Notice - Effective March 22, 2021


  1. Jon Tack

    Village Engineer
    Phone: 847-499-9059

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