Laraway Road Project

laraway road projectThe Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) is undertaking major improvements along the Laraway Road corridor from US Route 52 to Harlem Avenue.  This project is being split up into several phases.  Currently, only a portion of this project is funded by Will County’s multi-year highway improvement plan. The west section from Cedar Road to Calistoga Drive is targeted for construction in 2025 and the east end at LaGrange Road is targeted for construction in 2026, pending fund availability and project readiness. The WCDOT will continue working to secure the funds necessary to complete the remainder of these needed improvements.

Laraway Road (CH 74) is a county highway located in parts of Frankfort, New Lenox, and unincorporated Will County. The limits of this study are from the intersection of Cedar Road (CH 4) to LaGrange Road (US Route 45), which is approximately 4.5 miles long. Laraway Road is a two-lane road under the jurisdiction of the WCDOT.  The area surrounding Laraway Road is primarily agricultural fields and open space with existing residential subdivisions, commercial properties, and institutional (Hickory Creek Middle School) developments. The area is expected to continue to develop and with that it is anticipated that travel demands will only increase. The intent of the project is to address the capacity of the roadway to accommodate future traffic demands while ensuring a safe and efficient traffic flow.

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