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February 4, 2014



Lake County DOT Prepares for Another Round of Winter Weather


When winter weather strikes, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has more than just plows and salt to clear the roads. There is an entire "Snow Command" behind the scenes utilizing technology and years of research to make the operation as efficient and safe as possible. LCDOT plows roughly 800 lane miles of road, split into 25 routes. Lake County's 25 routes only cover county roads (identified by the 5-sided blue and gold route markers). State routes are plowed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, and municipal and township roads are handled by the individual cities or townships.  Learn More    


Lake County Uses Alternative to Salt for Icy Roadways  
In recent years, Lake County has seen an increase in chloride levels in streams, lakes, and ponds due to road salt run-off.  Salt isn't biodegradable so it stays in our environment and can be toxic to aquatic life. In this video, learn how Lake County is using environmentally friendly liquid alternatives. Watch now 


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Whether it's snowing, or before you start your commute, check for live, local traffic information. You can view a map of road conditions and events, including crashes, stalls, debris, and other roadway incidents, and see camera images of major intersections across Lake County. You can also sign up for customized email alerts, or listen to 1620 AM radio . PASSAGE: 847-377-7000

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