After final engineering and other details were finalized over the winter months the proposed site at Route 120 and Porter Drive is being cleared to make way for the Groot Waste Transfer Station. The expected completion date is late this year or early next year. It will take an agreement between County and the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for them to start operation before the approved June 1, 2016, date. In addition, there is still a lawsuit pending by the mobile home park at Rt. 120 and Fairfield that is awaiting a decision by the 2nd District Appellate Court. Both the waste transfer station and the already approved construction and demolition debris recycling center on the NW corner of Rt. 120 and Porter are expected to be up and running in 2016.
During the time that this has been in the works, the Village of Round Lake Park passed an ordinance that prohibits trucks from making a left turn from Porter onto Route 120. There will be turning lanes added to Route 120 but currently there are no plans to install a traffic signal.
If small waste trucks are coming from the east to dump their loads into larger trucks heading west towards Rockford, how will these small trucks return to their area if they cannot turn to go back east onto Rt. 120? That kind of boggles the mind, doesn’t it? Makes you wonder who dreamed that up and what they expect these smaller rigs to do to get back to their base of operation.
You can read some of the past articles regarding both the waste transfer station and the construction debris site HERE
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