Route 41 Pavement Buckling Traffic Hazard In Highland Park

There are many types of road hazards that can cause a significant threat to safe travel.  On this site, various types of road hazards have been discussed in posts found under the “Traffic Safety” category.  In many cases serious accidents and injuries have occurred due to traffic hazards.  One reason that accidents are likely to happen is that in many cases traffic hazards can suddenly and unexpectedly happen, and as such they can be difficult for drivers to react to.

There was an unexpected pavement buckling that occurred on Route 41 on Tuesday (May 1, 2018) in Highland Park.  The pavement buckling road hazard occurred in the southbound lanes between Clavey Road and Lake Cook Road.  The left lane buckled, and the rise in the pavement was said to be about 2+ feet tall.  It is unclear if any car accident or injuries occurred because of the buckling, which suddenly happened early in the afternoon.

Weather had changed recently, with a large increase in temperatures.

An excerpt regarding the incident, as seen in the May 1, 2018 Highland Park News article titled “Lane closed on Route 41 in Highland Park after road buckles…“:

The left lane of southbound Route 41 north of Lake Cook Road has been closed after a buckle emerged, according to an alert from the city of Highland Park.

The alert cited “changing weather conditions” as the cause.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pavement incident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Highland Park Patch article titled “Lanes Closed As Route 41 Buckles North Of Lake Cook Road.”


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