Rand Road Closed in Des Plaines, More Road Closures

List of road closures in Des Plaines on Thursday.

Rand Road was closed from Graceland Avenue to Des Plaines River Road in Des Plaines due to flooding on Thursday afternoon.

Here’s a list of road closures in Des Plaines, updated at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 18:

  • Eastbound Northwest Highway from Broadway to Western
  • Oakton Street between River Road and Lee Street
  • Big Bend Drive Closed
  • 2000 Block Fargo Ave Closed
  • Golf Road between River Road and East River Road Closed
  • Lee Street between River Road and Elk Blvd Closed
  • River Road between Golf Road and Perry Street Closed
  • River Road between Miner Street & Touhy Ave Closed
  • Central Road between East River Road & River Road Closed
  • Eastbound Rand Road from Golf – Closed
  • Algonquin Road between River Road & Lee Street Closed
  • Maple from Oakton to Riverview Closed
  • Busse Hwy at Miner Street Closed
  • Elk Blvd from Lee to Rand Closed
  • Ballard Road from Rand Road to East River Road Closed
  • Rand Road from Golf Road to Dempster Street Closed
  • Northbound River Road at Central Closed


A map of road closures is posted on the City of Des Plaines website.

Here’s a map of other road closures due to flooding in the Chicago area.



  • Des Plaines Flooding in Pictures
  • Acting Mayor Walsten Declares State of Emergency
  • Rainfall Totals in Chicago Suburbs


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Patricia Sullivan Snyder April 19, 2013 at 02:08 PM
It was a challenge to figure out how to get home but I so appreciate the Police, fire, public works, emergency management and others keeping us safe.
Nicole April 19, 2013 at 06:51 PM
I love how the police have put up all these barricades at the sites of the road closures but yet people some how feel the need to go through them, thinking they'll be able to get through, as if they ll drive through the water with no problems and when I see your car stuck in 5 ft of water or more, I'll be laughing!
CATHY April 21, 2013 at 04:41 AM
Quiet1 April 25, 2013 at 04:30 PM
I really appreciate Mark Walsten and the Patch for keeping us informed about the road closures. It has really helped me get to work and back everyday. I will not complain, because my irritating commute pales in comparison to what a lot of residents are facing with flooding issues. My heart goes out to them.
Rick April 25, 2013 at 04:33 PM
This news flash is from LAST WEEK Thursday. Come on folks, I want to trust Patch as my local news source.


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