Illinois Route 60 / Illinois Route 83 Study

The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting a project study in Lake County. The project study limits extend from IL Route 176, at the north, to the intersection of IL Route 60 (Townline Road) and IL Route 83. The proposed improvements are anticipated to address roadway and operational deficiencies, traffic safety, traffic congestion, and delays.

 

The Highway Development Process

Phase I - Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Studies

This phase involves the preparation of an engineering and environmental report which focuses on a geometric alternatives analysis and an environmental impact evaluation. Various alternatives are developed as part of this process. After all alternatives are evaluated and considered, they will be further refined to avoid and minimize impacts. If avoidance is not possible or feasible, mitigation measures will be identified. Subsequent to this evaluation, a preferred alternative will be selected and carried forward into the next design phase. We are currently in this stage of the Highway Development Process.

Phase II - Contract Plan Preparation and Land Acquisition

During this phase, detailed construction plans and specifications are developed, and the required right of way, as identified in Phase I, is acquired. This improvement 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.

Phase III - Construction

The proposed improvements are constructed, operated and maintained. This improvement 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.


Context Sensitive Solutions

CSS Process

This project is being developed using the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) approach. CSS is a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach that involves all stakeholders to develop a facility that fits into its surroundings and preserves cultural, scenic, aesthetic, historic and environmental resources while maintaining roadway safety and mobility. By utilizing the CSS approach, we are able to consider the unique framework, or context, of the IL 60/83 project as we develop a plan for its improvement.

The Role of Stakeholders

Project stakeholders include anyone potentially affected by, concerned with, or interested in the outcome of the proposed improvements being contemplated by IDOT. Stakeholders can include homeowners and business owners, as well as local counties, villages and park districts. Opportunity for communication with all project stakeholders is vital to the project's success, therefore once stakeholders are identified, we work closely with them to understand how the roadway changes may affect them now and in the future. We hold public information meetings and develop community advisory groups to be able to address the diverse needs and priorities of the affected communities.

The Definition of Consensus

Consensus is defined as a majority of the stakeholders in agreement, with the minority concurring that their input was appropriately considered. IDOT will attempt to achieve stakeholder consensus on project choices. While IDOT is ultimately responsible for the final project decisions, it makes those decisions by considering all of the information at its disposal.

The Definition of Context

Context is all elements related to the people and place where a project is located. This includes both visible elements such as environmental or historic resources and invisible elements such as community values, traditions, and/or expectations.

Information Center

CAG Meeting Documents

CAG Meeting #1 - July 13, 2009

CAG Meeting #2 - July 28, 2009

CAG Meeting #3 - August 11, 2009

CAG Meeting #4 - April 21, 2010

CAG Meeting #5 - April 28, 2010

CAG Meeting #6 - January 25, 2011

CAG Meeting #7 - June 18, 2013

CAG Meeting #8 - November 17, 2016

Public Meeting Documents

Initial Public Meeting - March 25, 2009

Second Public Meeting - October 22, 2013 Public Hearing - March 1, 2017

Community Advisory Group (CAG)

Roles

To provide input and advice to IDOT and its study team with the goal of building overall consensus as the project progresses.

  • To provide structured input and advice from the community at large.
  • To provide key information to the study team regarding local concerns, economics, business, safety, transportation, environment, land use, and other aspects from which potential issues may exist.
  • To ensure that information developed by the project team is distributed throughout the community.
  • To help ensure that the best alternative is identified.
  • To generate interest and knowledge among the general public about the IL Route 60/83 Study.

Responsibilities

Advisory Group members will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Attend each CAG meeting and participate in group discussion and activities.
  • Participate openly and honestly, while respecting the opinions of other group members.
  • Endorse the roles of the group, as outlined above.
  • Represent your respective organization, constituency, or broader community interests.
  • A commitment to achieving consensus.

Membership

It is important that the CAG be a representative cross section of stakeholder types and groups in the vicinity of the corridor. Membership typically includes volunteers from the following groups:

  • Local and County Government
  • Area Communities
  • Environmental Groups
  • Police and Fire Districts
  • School Districts
  • Business Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Transportation Related Organizations
  • Area Homeowners Associations
  • Bicycling Groups
  • Individual Residents
  • Others, as they are identified

These groups represent large numbers of people who will have a stake in the outcome of the study. Therefore, their representation is an important part of the study process and its ultimate outcome. We expect that the CAG will meet approximately eight times over the course of the Study.

CAG Meetings

  • CAG Meeting #1 - July 13, 2009
  • CAG Meeting #2 - July 28, 2009
  • CAG Meeting #3 - August 11, 2009
  • CAG Meeting #4 - April 21, 2010
  • CAG Meeting #5 - April 28, 2010
  • CAG Meeting #6 - January 25, 2011
  • CAG Meeting #7 - June 18, 2013
  • CAG Meeting #8 - November 17, 2016

Materials from the CAG meetings are available in the Information Center

Public Meetings

Public meetings are large-scale meetings held at key points of the study. They offer the public an opportunity to learn about the study, and to discuss and provide input on the presented information.

  • Public Information Meeting – March 25, 2009
  • Public Meeting 2 – October 22, 2013
  • Public Hearing – March 1, 2017

Materials from the public meetings are available in the Information Center

Contact Us

Contact us by US mail or phone:

Ms. Jessica Feliciano, P.E.
Project Manager
IDOT Bureau of Programming
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196
Phone (847) 705-4087

IDOT is currently at the early stages of Phase I for this project. As we make changes, this website will be updated accordingly.

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