Frequently Asked Questions
The Illinois Route 62 Phase I study area is located in the Village of Barrington Hills in Cook and Kane Counties, Illinois. The study limits are along Illinois Route 62 from Illinois Route 25 (west) to Illinois Route 68 (east). It also includes minor improvements at various intersections along Illinois Route 62. Other nearby municipalities that could be affected by this improvement are the Villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville, Barrington and South Barrington.
This study will analyze the roadway alternatives necessary to address safety concerns and accommodate existing and projected year 2040 travel demands.
The Illinois Department of Transportation acts as the lead agency for this project. Representatives from Cook County, Kane County, Village of Barrington Hills, and the Forest Preserve of Cook County have been invited to take part in the stakeholder involvement process.
A stakeholder is anyone who could be affected by the project and has a stake in its outcome. This includes IDOT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), property owners, business owners, State and local officials, special interest groups including environmental, historic, cultural and economic resources, and motorists who utilize the facility.
The current engineering efforts are targeted to receive design approval in early 2026. The Phase II engineering and Phase III construction are contingent upon plan readiness, land acquisition, and funding availability through future annual legislative appropriations.