Route 53 Extension

Tollway Board Gives Green Light to Next Phase of Study for IL Rt. 53/120

The Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the IL Route 53/120 project. The move follows four years of diligent work by a broad group of government, business and environmental leaders in Lake County to advance the project, which had previously been stalled for decades. An EIS includes a detailed study of alignment alternatives, environmental impacts, financial feasibility and a “no build” scenario. The EIS process will also include a robust public information and engagement program with multiple meetings and opportunities for public input. Visit for more information.