Illinois Route 131 - Green Bay Road Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) is currently conducting a preliminary engineering and environmental study (Phase I) for the improvement of Illinois Route 131 from Russell Road to Sunset Avenue in Lake County. Funding for design and construction is not currently included in the Department's FY 2018-2023 Proposed Highway Improvement Program. However, this project will be included in our priorities for future funding consideration among similar improvement needs throughout the region. The general scope of work for this improvement is anticipated to consist of roadway widening and reconstruction to provide two lanes in each direction separated by a median, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, and intersection and drainage improvements.

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.

 

Public Hearing – November 16, 2017

A public hearing was held on November 16, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Beach Park Middle School in the Village of Beach Park to obtain public input on the preferred alternative and Environmental Assessment. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Summary

Summary | PDF | 1.73 MB

Presentation and Handouts

Presentation | PDF | 5.95 MB

Postcard | PDF | 217 KB

Newspaper Ad - English | PDF | 205 KB

Newspaper Ad - Spanish | PDF | 103 KB

Newsletter - Issue 6 | PDF | 2.90 MB

Exhibits

Aerial Exhibit | PDF | 41.3 MB

Preferred Alternative | PDF | 9.60 MB

Exhibits | PDF | 11.1 MB

Environmental Assessment

Public Viewing Locations | PDF | 110 KB

Environmental Assessment Document | PDF | 17.0 MB

Appendix A | PDF | 16.7 MB

Appendix B | PDF | 6.33 MB

Appendix C - Cover | PDF | 46.5 KB

Appendix C - Air Quality Analyses | PDF | 1.10 MB

Appendix C - USDA-NCRS Farmland Coordination (April 2017) | PDF | 13.9 MB

Appendix C - USDA Letter and Form AD 1006 (July 2014) | PDF | 288 KB

Appendix C - NEPA-404 Merger Meeting (June 2010) | PDF | 538 KB

Appendix C - NEPA-404 Merger Meeting (September 2010) | PDF | 407 KB

Appendix C - USACE NEPA-404 Merger Coordination (October 2010) | PDF | 84.1 KB

Appendix C - NEPA-404 Merger Coordination (February 2011) | PDF | 39.4 KB

Appendix C - USACE NEPA-404 Merger Concurrence (February 2011) | PDF | 42.9 KB

Appendix C - NEPA-404 Merger Meeting Documentation (June 2011) | PDF | 375 KB

Appendix C - USACE Coordination Meeting (November 2015) | PDF | 196 KB

Appendix C - NEPA-404 Merger Meeting Documentation (September 2016) | PDF | 252 KB

Appendix C - USACE Coordination Meeting (January 2017) | PDF | 8.89 MB

Appendix C - USACE NEPA-404 Merger Concurrence (March 2017) | PDF | 166 KB

Appendix C - Noise Analysis Technical Report (September 2017) | PDF | 9.48 MB

Appendix C - Tree Survey Technical Memo (January 2009) | PDF | 4.37 MB

Appendix C - Tree and Plant Community Survey Technical Memo (June 2011) | PDF | 3.38 MB

Appendix C - Stakeholder Involvement Plan | PDF | 718 KB

Appendix C - Project Newsletters | PDF | 9.53 MB

Appendix C - CPG-TAG Meetings - Summaries and Materials | PDF | 120 MB

Appendix C - Public Meeting - Summaries and Materials | PDF | 105 MB

Appendix C - Hispanic Outreach Summary | PDF | 101 KB

Appendix C - Zion Park District Correspondence to Shepherd's Crook Golf Course (May 2012) | PDF | 3.23 MB

Appendix C - Lake County Forest Park District Coordination Meeting (June 2012, April 2015) | PDF | 0.97 MB

Appendix C - Waukegan Park District Section 4(f) at Waukegan Sports Park (September 2017) | PDF | 9.96 MB

Appendix C - Botanical Survey Report (August 2014) | PDF | 2.21 MB

Appendix C - Project Coordination Briefing (October 2009) | PDF | 200 KB

Appendix C - Waukegan Port District Correspondence (May 2010) | PDF | 54.3 KB

Appendix C - Airport TAC Meeting (June 2010) | PDF | 36.8 KB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (March 2011) | PDF | 186 KB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (September 2011) | PDF | 189 KB

Appendix C - LCFPD Coordination Meeting (June 2012) | PDF | 128 KB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (July 2012) | PDF | 197 KB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (August 2012) | PDF | 48.9 KB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (December 2012) | PDF | 191 KB

Appendix C - Waukegan Port District Letter (March 2013) | PDF | 81.7 KB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (October 2014) | PDF | 1.39 MB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (May 2015) | PDF | 1.55 MB

Appendix C - Airport Coordination Meeting (September 2015) | PDF | 3.18 MB

Appendix C - FAA Joint-Lead Agency Request (October 2015) | PDF | 54.4 KB

Appendix C - Wetland Survey Report (October 2009) | PDF | 2.82 MB

Appendix C - Addition to Wetland Survey Report (July 2010) | PDF | 2.45 MB

Appendix C - Wetland Delineation Report (July 2013) | PDF | 11.6 MB

Public Meetings

Public Meeting #1:

A public meeting was held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Beach Park Middle School in the Village of Beach Park to obtain public input on the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 1.58 MB 

Exhibits

Exhibits | PDF | 1.61 MB

Aerial Exhibit | PDF | 3.99 MB

Photos | PDF | 14.7 MB

Public Meeting #2:

A public meeting was held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Beach Park Middle School in the Village of Beach Park to obtain public input on the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Summary

Summary | PDF | 132 KB

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 1.87 MB

Exhibits

Exhibits | PDF | 8.44 MB

Photos | PDF | 181 KB

Public Meeting #3:

A public meeting was held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Beach Park Middle School in the Village of Beach Park to obtain public input on the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Summary

Summary | PDF | 99.2 KB

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 2.28 MB

Exhibits

Exhibits | PDF | 25.1 MB

Photos | PDF | 181 KB

Public Meeting #4:

A public meeting was held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Beach Park Middle School in the Village of Beach Park to obtain public input on the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 2.16 MB

Exhibits

Exhibits | PDF | 6.02 MB

Photos | PDF | 2.62 MB

Alternative Evaluation Handout | PDF | 354 KB

Refined Alternative E1

This design features two through lanes in each direction, 10-foot paved shoulders on the outside edge of the roadway, and open drainage system for the entire length of the project. From Sunset Avenue to Illinois Route 173, a 13-foot flush two-way left-turn lane median would be used. From Illinois Route 173 to Russell Road, a 22-foot barrier median would be used. This represents a combination of Preliminary Alternatives A1 and B1.

Alternative E1 – Sheet 1 | PDF | 14.1 MB

Alternative E1 – Sheet 2 | PDF | 6.90 MB

Alternative E1 – Sheet 3 | PDF | 4.62 MB

Refined Alternative E2

This design features two through lanes in each direction, curb and gutter on the outer edge of the roadway, and storm sewer throughout the entire length of the project. From Sunset Avenue to Wadsworth Road a 13-foot flush two-way left-turn lane median would be used. From Wadsworth Road to Russell Road, a 22-foot barrier median would be used. This represents a combination of Preliminary Alternatives A2 and B2.

Alternative E2 – Sheet 1 | PDF | 14.2 MB

Alternative E2 – Sheet 2 | PDF | 6.92 MB

Alternative E2 – Sheet 3 | PDF | 4.64 MB

Corridor Planning Group & Technical Advisory Group (CPG-TAG) Meetings

CPG-TAG #1:

A CPG-TAG meeting was held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Zion-Benton Public Library in the City of Zion to obtain feedback on design elements of the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Summary

Summary | PDF | 6.44 MB

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 6.70 MB 

Exhibits

Photos| PDF | 1.31 MB

CPG-TAG #2:

A CPG-TAG meeting was held on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Zion-Benton Public Library in the City of Zion to obtain feedback on design elements of the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

 Summary

 Summary | PDF | 1.86 MB

Workshop Summary with Averages | PDF | 305 KB 

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 778 KB 

Exhibits

Photos | PDF | 2.64 MB

CPG-TAG #3:

A CPG-TAG meeting was held on Monday, April 26, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Zion-Benton Public Library in the City of Zion to obtain feedback on design elements of the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Summary

Summary | PDF | 80.1 KB

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 1.76 MB

Exhibits

Photos | PDF | 1.00 MB

CPG-TAG #4:

A CPG-TAG meeting was held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Zion-Benton Public Library in the City of Zion to obtain feedback on design elements of the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Summary

Summary | PDF | 100 KB

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 3.69 MB

CPG-TAG #5:

A CPG-TAG meeting was held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Zion-Benton Public Library in the City of Zion to obtain feedback on design elements of the project. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Summary

Summary | PDF | 280 KB

Presentation

Presentation | PDF | 4.80 MB

Other Materials

Initial Alternatives:

Aerial A1 – Sheet 1 | PDF | 23.3 MB

Aerial A1 – Sheet 2 | PDF | 27.1 MB

Aerial A1 – Sheet 3 | PDF | 26.0 MB

Aerial B1 – Sheet 1 | PDF | 21.5 MB

Aerial B1 – Sheet 2 | PDF | 30.6 MB

Aerial B1 – Sheet 3 | PDF | 28.3 MB

Typical Section A1 | PDF | 698 KB

Typical Section A2 | PDF | 793 KB

Typical Section B1 | PDF | 903 KB

Typical Section B2 | PDF | 821 KB

Existing Conditions | PDF | 3.50 MB

Newsletters:

Fall 2008 | PDF | 2.55 MB

Fall 2009 | PDF | 586 KB

Spring 2010 | PDF | 1.30 MB

Winter 2011 | PDF | 1.80 MB

Summer 2014 | PDF | 4.16 MB

FHWA Access Management Brochure | PDF | 2.02 MB

Press Releases:

October 2008 | PDF | 22.7 KB

December 2009 | PDF | 18.0 KB

May 2010 | PDF | 73.4 KB

March 2011 | PDF | 57.5 KB

Reports:

Problem Statement | PDF | 66.9 KB

Purpose and Need | PDF | 494 KB

Community Involvement:

Working Group – Rules of Engagement | PDF | 680 KB

If you have any questions or need information, please contact Lori Brown, Project Manager, at (847) 705-4477 or by email at Lori.S.Brown@illinois.gov

This section will be updated as the project progresses

This section will be updated as the project progresses

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