IL-47 Improvement Study (Yorkville to Sugar Grove)

The Illinois Department of Transportation has completed a study for the improvement of IL Route 47 from Kennedy Road in Yorkville, to Cross Street in Sugar Grove. The purpose of the study is to identify roadway improvements that will accommodate projected increases in traffic in this rapidly growing area.

The initial phase of the design (Phase I) has been completed for the project. Phase II detailed design will be performed independently for the northern and southern sections of the project. Design of the section from Kennedy Road to Galena Road will be handled by IDOT's District 3 office in Ottawa and Design of the section from Galena Road to Cross Street will be handled by the District 1 office in Schaumburg. Information for the District 3 section will continue to be posted here and a link to the District 1 project website will be added when it becomes available.

Update (10/9/2018)

Updated exhibits are posted under the Resource tab to show the more major changes that were made based on public hearing comments.  Please note that these exhibits don't show all changes and particularly don't show those that focus on one specific property.

Note: IDOT projects typically have three distinct phases. Phase I (or the project Study) consists of developing the project scope, environmental studies and preliminary design of a project. Phase II (Design) consists of refining the design to develop contract plans and land acquisition. Phase III (Construction) consists of the actual construction of the project.

 

Community Advisory Group

A Community Advisory Group (CAG) was formed for the project and met 6 times during the course of the study. The group consisted of representatives from local and county government, area communities, agricultural interests, environmental groups, business organizations, bicycling interests, and interested citizens.

The purpose of the CAG was to ensure that the opinions of the broader community were shared with the IDOT project team as well as distributing and discussing project information throughout the community. The group helped to identify and evaluate potential improvements and to generate interest and provide information to the general public about the project.

CAG meeting agendas, exhibits, and minutes are available under the resources tab.

Your comments and questions are important to us and are reviewed by IDOT’s study team. We provide responses to all questions and strive to do so in a timely manner.

If you have comments, questions or suggestions or would like to be placed on our mailing list, you may email the Study Team or by methods shown below.

If you prefer, you may contact us by US mail, phone, or fax:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Attn: David S. Alexander, P.E.
700 East Norris Drive
Ottawa, IL 61350-1628
Phone (815) 434-8468
Fax (815) 434-8951

The following study documents are available for viewing or downloading:

October 9, 2018  Updated Exhibits 

IDOT Highway Traffic Noise Video Series

May 30, 2018 Public Hearing

Hearing Summary
Comment Sheet

Notice
Handout
Aerial Exhibit North
Aerial Exhibit Middle
Aerial Exhibit South
Crash Data
Floodplain and Floodways
Key Impacts
Project Purpose
Traffic Data

March 7, 2016 Community Advisory Group Meeting (CAG)

Meeting Summary
Agenda
Aerial Exhibit North
Aerial Exhibit Middle
Aerial Exhibit South

March 14, 2012 Public Meeting

Revised Meeting Summary
Notice
Brochure
Video Presentation
Location Map
Purpose and Need
Crash Data
Schedule
Speed Limit/Traffic Data
RobRoy Creek Floodplain map
Comparative Evaluation Matrix
Typical Section Alternative A
Alternative A South
Alternative A Middle
Alternative A North
Typical Section Alternative B
Alternative B South
Alternative B Middle
Alternative B North
Typical Section Alternative C
Alternative C South
Alternative C Middle
Alternative C North
Alternative D South
Alternative D Middle
Alternative D North

January 10, 2012 Community Advisory Group Meeting

Agenda
Meeting Summary

September 13, 2011 Community Advisory Group Meeting

Agenda
Meeting Summary

Stakeholder Involvement Plan April, 2011

Download

April 14, 2011 Community Advisory Group Meeting

Agenda
Meeting Summary


Results of Community Context Audit

January 27, 2011 Community Advisory Group Meeting

Agenda
Meeting Summary

November 3, 2010 Public Meeting

Notice
Brochure
Crash Data
Comment Sheet
Location Map
Purpose and Need
Schedule
Aerial exhibit south
Aerial exhibit middle
Aerial exhibit north
Typical sections
CAG roles and responsibilities

IDOT has completed Phase I for this project. Phase II will start shortly. This site will be updated periodically as the project progresses. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) wishes to thank you for your support and patience.

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