Weiland Road - Lake Cook Road to IL Route 22, Lake Cook Road - Buffalo Grove Road to Hastings Lane

Village of Buffalo Grove | Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways

This project consists of the widening and reconstruction of over three miles of Weiland Road and over one mile of Lake Cook Road in the Villages of Buffalo Grove and Wheeling. The improvement will include two through lanes in each direction on Weiland Road and three through lanes in each direction on Lake Cook Road, separated by a center median to allow for left turn channelization at intersections. This project also includes the construction of a new roadway on a new alignment that will link up Weiland Road directly with Prairie Road. Short Aptakisic Road will also be realigned between Buffalo Grove Road and IL Route 83 to improve safety and operation and provide a route that can better accommodate traffic movements between Buffalo Grove Road and both Weiland Road and Lake Cook Road. In addition, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations will be provided.

The proposed improvements include the widening in-kind of the single span rolled beam bridge that carries Buffalo Grove Road over Buffalo Creek, and the replacement of the triple cell box culvert that carries short Aptakisic Road over Buffalo Creek with a 3-span slab bridge. Structural engineering tasks include the preparation of Bridge Condition Reports,Type, Size and Location plans, and detailed design plans for both structures.

The proposed improvements include numerous drainage features within the project area including new storm sewers and new detention basins. Civiltech utilized StormCAD and PondPak to develop an Existing and Proposed Drainage Plan that satisfies the proposed improvement needs and meets the requirements of the various agencies including the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highway, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

An Environmental Assessment and a Combined Design Report were prepared for this project. Due to highway noise impacts in the project corridor, an extensive public outreach program was conducted to educate and obtain input from affected property owners regarding implementation of noise walls.
Although the Phase I and Phase II Engineering is being funded locally, Civiltech has assisted the Village of Buffalo Grove and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways in securing CMAQ and STP Federal funding for construction.



Scope of Services

  • Roadway and Highway Design
  • Traffic Signal Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Preparation of Contract Plans, Specifications and Estimates
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Combined Design Report
  • Intersection Design Studies
  • Highway Noise Analysis
  • Air Quality Analysis
  • Location Drainage Studies
  • Context Sensitive Solutions Process
  • Public Information Meetings
  • Bridge Condition Report
  • Type, Size and Location Plans