Rockland Road Bridge Replacement

The Village of Libertyville and the Libertyville Township Road District have initiated a preliminary engineering study for a potential reconstruction of the Rockland Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River in the Village of Libertyville and Libertyville Township.  

Public Meeting #1

Open-House Public Information Meetings were held over two evenings on October 20 and 21, 2020 at the Libertyville Civic Center.  The purpose of the meetings was to present the existing conditions and to solicit feedback on possible aesthetic treatments for the bridge that will be reconstructed.  Representatives from the Village of Libertyville, Libertyville Township Road District, and the project consultant team were present to discuss the project and answer any questions on an individual basis.  

Brochure (link)
Exhibits (link)
Comment Form (link

Comments were accepted on the range of aesthetic treatments through November 11, 2020.  A meeting summary, including a summary of comments received and responses to them, is provided here.

The resulting proposed aesthetic treatment was presented at the November 24, 2020 Village of Libertyville Streets Committee and Board meetings, and unanimously approved by the Village Board.

The recommended aesthetic improvement plan is shown here (link).  

Current Project Status
The Village and Township Road District are currently working with consultants to refine the engineering details of the bridge reconstruction plans.  This includes environmental, structural, and water resources analyses, coordination with jurisdictional agencies including the Lake County Forest Preserve District, and coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Bureau of Local Roads & Streets, and Bureau of Bridges and Structures.

Public Meeting #2
A second public information meeting will be held later in 2021 to present details of the proposed improvement, including the proposed aesthetic treatment.  In addition to providing the information here, via a legal ad in the Daily Herald, and via other means of announcement, residents and property owners along Rockland Road between IL Route 21 and St. Mary’s Road will receive a mailed invitation approximately two weeks ahead of the second meeting.