Rollins Road Gateway Update – Oct 2013

Well, earth-moving has been well underway for about a month now, with much of the demolition completed. If you haven’t been through the intersection lately, the PNC Bank in the SE corner is gone, as well as the 2-unit strip in the NE which held Payless Shoes.

BTW, because there are some folks who never got to see the project plans, or misunderstood the renderings of the finished project (as shown below):
this project is NOT building a railroad overpass over Rollins Road! Both Rt. 83 AND Rollins Road will be lowered in the vicinity of the intersection, and Rollins Road will go UNDER the railroad tracks!

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The official Rollins Road Gateway Project website has, once it got going, stayed fairly current. Especially helpful is the look at planned work for each up-coming week. You can subscribe to be notified by email when there are updates:


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The lead contractor for this project, F.H. Paschen, installed two web-connected cameras with which to monitor construction progress; the cameras update every 30 minutes. A increasingly-useful elapsed-time function from each vantage point provides an interesting way of looking at the progress of construction.


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Gene Carey of Round Lake Area News (RLAN) has undertaken the challenge to provide ongoing updates of the Rollins Road gateway contruction and progress. Based on what we’ve seen so far, he and his staff are doing a tremendous job in providing near-daily updates, most with video. The RLAN website has a new page entitled “Rollins Road Gateway Updates“, which is a great way to find out the latest doings, from a resident’s perspective.


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If you are on Facebook, note that RLAN has started a companion page titled “Rollins Road Gateway Updates“. “Like” that Page to stay updated if you live on Facebook:


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With all that coverage, we won’t go into too much detail about the Project itself, but we’ll certainly look at the impact it has on the community and the local economy… especially as it nears completion and starts funneling vehicles through Round Lake Beach at capacity once again!

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1 Response to Rollins Road Gateway Update – Oct 2013

  1. Gene Carey says:

    Thanks for the plug! I just came across this posting. Things should really get interesting when they start digging down 20 feet under the railroad. By then traffic will be cruising over the temporary Route 83 bridge (expected Nov 17th) and sailing on by using the Rollins Road bypass stretch of pavement (expected Nov 25th)

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