Study Area

Study Area Map

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This Phase I Study area is located in Lake County extending approximately 7.3 miles from Russell Road (Wisconsin State Line) south to Sunset Avenue. The study area passes through four communities: Waukegan, Beach Park, Zion and Wadsworth. The area is experiencing rapid growth with much of the agricultural area slated for residential or commercial development.

The study area traverses Newport and Benton Townships in Illinois and involves seven communities and two counties: Gurnee, Waukegan, Beach Park, Zion, Wadsworth, Winthrop Harbor, and Lake County, IL; and Pleasant Prairie and Kenosha County, WI. The corridor is also located adjacent to Zion Park District and Lake County Forest Preserve.

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