The City will be installing an 8 foot wide multi-use path along the east side of Brainard Avenue from Joliet Road to 55th Street.  The scope of work consists of earth excavation; installation of an aggregate base course and hot mix asphalt; storm sewer and drainage improvements; pavement markings; signage; traffic signal modifications and parkway restoration.

IDOT is the lead agency on this project.  The City was awarded an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) with the City of Countryside funding $235,550.00 for the project and the remaining $946,200.00 being paid for using federal funding through the ITEP grant.  The total cost of the project is $1,182,750.00.

Work will begin around August 2018 and the majority of the path will be operational by the end of 2018.  The City held a Public Information meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 regarding the proposed path.

To view the presentation, please click HERE.



The Illinois Tollway is offering an opportunity for you to improve your future travel on the Central Tri-State (I-294) by completing a quick 5-minute survey about your travel habits along the Central Tri-State corridor.  This information will help the Tollway in their efforts to reconstruct I-294 from 95th Street to Balmoral Avenue.

Please click SURVEY.  All entries must be received by July 14, 2017.



The Village of LaGrange is tentatively planning to start this project on Monday, April 17, 2017.

This project is a cooperative effort between the Village of LaGrange, IDOT, and Opus to improve traffic and pedestrian safety at this intersection.

Please click HERE for more details regarding this project.



The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated the I-55 Managed Lane Study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate options for improving traffic flow by adding an additional managed lane in each direction along the I-55 corridor (between I-355 and I-90/94). Representatives from the IDOT met with the Mayor and City staff to discuss the results of their study and the recommendations that will be presenting to the public at three upcoming forums.

The current recommendation includes an express lane in each direction which will require a toll. These additional lanes will make use of the existing inside median. The traffic noise analysis which was completed in February includes proposed noise walls in Countryside (click on the I-55 chart below).  All property owners within the blue shaded area will be receiving a letter from IDOT requesting them to vote on the installation of the noise wall. Please be sure to vote. IDOT requires a minimum response rate of 33% and a minimum of 50% of those responding to vote in favor of the noise barrier to proceed.

General information:

Noise wall voting process:

Noise Analysis Results:
Upcoming Public Forums

I-55 Chart



CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions and ramp closures are necessary for a bridge reconstruction project along Illinois 171 and the Interstate 55 interchange, in Summit, Lyons and McCook, beginning, weather permitting, the week of March 21. The project will reconstruct the bridges along northbound Illinois 171 from 47th Street to 55th Street as well as the interchange with Interstate 55.

In order to complete the work, traffic on Illinois 171 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, beginning March 24. Traffic will shift onto the newly constructed southbound lanes on Illinois 171. There will be occasional, overnight closures on Interstate 55 near Illinois 171 and permanent shoulder closures on I-55 at IL 171.

Beginning March 28, all ramps on northbound IL 171 will be closed to traffic in order to reconstruct the interchange. Detours will be posted for the following permanent ramp closures:

  • Northbound I-55 to Northbound IL 171
  • Southbound I-55 to Northbound IL 171
  • Northbound IL 171 to Northbound I-55
  • Northbound IL 171 to Southbound I-55
  • Northbound IL 171 to Joliet Road

All lanes and ramps will reopen when the project is completed in Fall 2016, weather permitting.

The scope of the project includes the rehabilitation and widening of eight bridges along northbound Illinois 171 between 47th Street and 55th Street. It also will include bridge replacement of northbound Illinois 171 over Interstate 55. In addition, the improvements will feature ramp modification, wall repairs, asphalt resurfacing, pavement markings, landscaping, and replacements of signs, roadway lighting, high mast light towers and drainage structures.

Motorists can expect delays and should seek alternate routes. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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