The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is conducting a Preliminary Engineering and Environmental (Phase I) Study for the purpose of improving the existing traffic circle for conversion into a modern roundabout. The intersection of Illinois Route 58 at Wolf Road is located in the City of Des Plaines, Cook County.
This existing traffic circle has five legs under stop sign control and are under the jurisdiction and maintenance of IDOT:
All five legs accommodate PACE bus routes and are truck routes. Within the project limits, the existing traffic circle is surrounded by residential housing, churches, schools, parks, and businesses. METRA has a nearby train stop (Cumberland Station); however, it is not within the proposed project limits. Other existing features at the intersection include sidewalks on all legs except along the northbound side of the southwest leg of Golf Road.
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.
The proposed scope of work for this project is to convert the existing traffic circle into a modern roundabout. In evaluating the conversion of this traffic circle to a modern roundabout, IDOT proposes the following scope of work while improving the safety and mobility of the intersection:
The construction of the proposed improvement is expected to be built in stages, and will last 1 to 2 construction seasons. In order to expedite construction, detours of State Street and Broadway will be needed through various stages of construction. When State Street is closed, Broadway Street will be utilized to access U.S. Route 14 and conversely; when Broadway Street is closed for construction, State Street will be utilized to access U.S. Route 14. Access to driveways and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. These detours are expected to be in place for approximately 2 to 4 weeks at a time dependent on weather, utilities and construction site conditions. In order to build this improvement IDOT will require the acquisition of approximately 0.141 acres of temporary construction easements for the reconstruction of driveways, sidewalk removal & replacement, and drainage improvements. There will be no significant environmental impacts as part of this construction process and acquisitions.
Phase I (we are here)
This improvement is included in the Department’s FY 2014-2019 Proposed Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program. Our current engineering efforts are targeted to enable a contract letting in the middle portion of our current multi-year program contingent upon plan readiness, land acquisition, and funding availability through our future annual legislative appropriations.
As the Illinois Route 58 Golf Road at Wolf Road project study progresses, IDOT will periodically update this website to assure that the motorists of Illinois are kept informed of project developments, public involvement opportunities, and construction related activities.
As the Illinois Route 58 Golf Road at Wolf Road Project Study progresses, IDOT will periodically update this website to assure that the motorists of Illinois are kept informed of project developments, public involvement opportunities, and construction related activities. This website has been set up to provide residents, business owners and travelers with the information they need to know with what is happening at Illinois Route 58 Golf Road at Wolf Road. If this site has not answered all of your questions, please email us at DOT.IL58atWolfRAB@illinois.gov
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Please continue to visit the Illinois Route 58 Golf Road at Wolf Road Project Study website for periodic updates throughout the course of the Illinois Route 58 Golf Road at Wolf Road project.
The Illinois Department of Transportation looks forward to your continued input and support.
December 11, 2013 Public Meeting, DesPlaines
Before and After Driving Simulations:
IDOT is currently at the early stages of Phase I for this project. 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.