1. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville
The Illinois Department of Transportation's plan to widen Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21) extends through 2013. During construction, access to the Independence Grove Dog Exercise Area may be limited at times, and for a portion of the year, it will be temporarily closed. The new road will include a dedicated left turn lane into the Dog Area. View updates.
2. Fairfield Rd and Route 176, Wauconda
Lakewood and the Dog Exercise Area are benefitting from a major Lake County Division of Transportation road improvement project. Work will extend into 2014. View project updates.
During construction, access to Lakewood, the Lake County Discovery Museum, the Dog Exercise Area and all adjacent trails will remain open though minor interruptions may occur. Be alert to signage that may direct to alternative preserve entrances. View project map.