IL Route 3 in Godfrey

At the intersections with West Delmar Avenue & Pierce Lane in Godfrey

Welcome to the official site for the IL Route 3 in Godfrey improvement project in Godfrey, Illinois. Here you will find the latest project updates, public involvement opportunities, and project data.

Project Description
This project involves improving the transportation and safety at the intersections of IL Route 3 with West Delmar Avenue and Pierce Lane in The Village of Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois, for a total project distance of approximately 0.3 miles. These two intersections on IL Route 3 are located approximately 1 mile west of IL Route 111 (Godfrey Road). These two intersections are considered for improvement based on the crash history, traffic volumes, and the existing intersection design.

If you have questions or comments about this project or public involvement for this project, please contact Matthew Meyer at (618) 346-3160 or by e-mail at matthew.meyer@illinois.gov. Or, you can mail:

Illinois Department of Transportation
Attn: Mr. Matthew Meyer
1102 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

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.

 

Scope of the Project
IL Route 3 will be improved at the intersections with West Delmar Avenue and Pierce Lane. The scope of the project will be determined during the public involvement process and the Phase I study. Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) will be utilized for the public involvement for this project. Please click on the “Public Participation” tab for more information on the CSS process.

Funding Status
The public involvement, preliminary engineering, and environmental study are funded. The final design, land acquisition, and construction for this project is included in the Governor’s FY 2015-2020 Proposed Multi Modal Transportation Improvement Program.

Crash History
These intersections have experienced 65 reported crashes from 2008 to 2012. A large number of these crashes involved rear end type of crashes – forty-two (42) were reported resulting in 14 injuries. Traffic delays, driver confusion, and drivers using local streets to avoid these intersections have been observed by the local public.

Project Development Process
Phase I is the preliminary engineering phase. During this phase, public involvement, data collection, and engineering and environmental analyses will be performed on the alternatives developed in order to select a preferred alternate. A project report is developed that documents this process. The land acquisition process will begin toward the end of this phase. This phase will take approximately 24 months. Phase II is where plans, specifications, and estimates will be prepared so that the project can be placed on a letting for construction by a contractor. The plans will be prepared in accordance with the approved Phase I project report. Negotiation with property owners for the purchase of any needed right of way and easements will occur during this phase. This phase can take approximately 12 months. Phase III is the actual construction of the project using the plans developed in Phase II. This phase can take approximately 12 to 36 months, depending on the type of improvement being constructed.

IL Route 3 in Godfrey Project Time Line

Project Timeline

PROJECT UPDATES

10/22/14 CAG Meeting – The Illinois Department of Transportation held the first Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village of Godfrey Village Hall.
Please click here for a summary of the first CAG meeting.

03/30/16 CAG Meeting – The Illinois Department of Transportation held the second Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village of Godfrey Village Hall.
Please click here (PDF) for a summary of the second CAG meeting.

Second CAG Meeting - Option Descriptions & Concept Drawings and Traffic Simulations:
All traffic simulations represent 2036 forecasted traffic conditions (20-year design) during the evening rush hour.
All traffic simulations play 4 times real speed (to observe traffic flow patterns in a shorter amount of time).

  • Option #1 – No Build - Please click here (PDF) for the Description & Concept Drawing.
    • Please click here for the Traffic Simulation.
    • Notes: The simulation shows that the existing congestion issues are increased by 2036, as the westbound queuing of vehicles results in traffic backups spilling back from one intersection to the other.
  • Option #2 – Minor Modifications - Please click here (PDF) for the Description & Concept Drawing.
    • Please click here for the Traffic Simulation.
    • Notes: The simulation shows this improvement reduces westbound traffic congestion and results in better traffic flow along West Delmar Avenue compared to Option #1, but does not alleviate all congestion from West Homer Adams Parkway.
  • Option #3 – Signals with Realignment - Please click here (PDF) for the Description & Concept Drawing.
    • Please click here for the Traffic Simulation.
    • Notes: A frontage road intersection at West Delmar Avenue is needed for Norwood Lane and Ridgedale Drive, which causes some delays for left-turning vehicles accessing West Delmar Avenue. The simulation shows this improvement reduces congestion issues present in Option #1.
  • Option #4 – Dual Roundabouts - Please click here (PDF) for the Description & Concept Drawing.
    • Please click here for the Traffic Simulation.
    • Notes: The simulation shows this improvement relieves congestion issues that are present in Option #1.

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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) will be utilized for the public involvement for this project

Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS)
An inclusive, responsive public involvement program is an essential part of this project. The public involvement program is being implemented using the principles of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS), and follows the policies and procedures for CSS as developed by IDOT. CSS is a collaborative approach that involves all stakeholders to develop a transportation facility that fits into its surroundings and preserves scenic, aesthetic, historic, and environmental resources while maintaining safety and mobility. For more information on CSS please visit: http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/transportation-management/context-sensitive-solutions/index

Community Advisory Group (CAG)
The CAG is an important part of the public involvement process and is made up of CAG members that represent a larger stakeholder group. A stakeholder is anyone or entity that could be affected by the project and has a stake in its outcome. Stakeholders include the public, property owners, business owners, state and local officials, federal and state resource & regulatory agencies, special interest groups, and motorists who utilize the facility. The CAG works with the Project Study Group (PSG) to convey input from the community, provide input on design alternatives, and convey the information shared at the CAG meetings to stakeholders.

Project Study Group (PSG)
The PSG is a group of professionals representing specific technical or scientific disciplines that informs the CAG of the environmental process, transportation planning guidelines, design guidelines, and the relationship between transportation issues (needs) and project alternatives. After CAG and public input, engineering analysis and environmental analysis, the PSG is responsible for making the final decisions for project development. The PSG for this project are made up of IDOT staff, its consultant on this project, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Public Meetings
At the beginning of the project and at various milestones during project development, public meetings will be held to provide information concerning the project development and to receive public input.

Public Involvement to date:
10/22/14 CAG Meeting – The Illinois Department of Transportation held the first Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village of Godfrey Village Hall. Please click here for a summary of the first CAG meeting.

03/30/16 CAG Meeting – The Illinois Department of Transportation held the second Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village of Godfrey Village Hall.
Please click here (PDF) for a summary of the second CAG meeting.  Please visit the “Updates” tab for links to Option Descriptions & Concept Drawings and Traffic Simulations that were displayed at the second CAG Meeting.

How can I find out about future public involvement activities?
Visit the project website and click on the “Updates” tab for notices

Look for announcements in the local newspaper

Watch for roadway message boards for announcements

Contact Matthew Meyer at (618) 346-3160 or by e-mail at matthew.meyer@illinois.gov

Get Involved
If you are interested in taking part in the public involvement for this project, or have any questions about the public involvement for this project, please contact Matthew Meyer at (618) 346-3160 or by e-mail at matthew.meyer@illinois.gov.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Did You Know?

  • This project involves approximately 0.3 miles of IL Route 3.

  • The intersections of IL Route 3 and West Delmar Avenue and Pierce Lane are being evaluated with this study.

  • The existing typical section for IL Route 3 within the project limits consist of two 11 ft. wide lanes with 4 ft. paved shoulders. Some sections of IL Route 3 have curb and gutter.

  • The posted speed limit on IL Route 3 throughout the project limits varies from 35 to 45 mph.

  • The area surrounding the project limits consists of residential and commercial properties as well as the Evangelical United Church/ School.

What improvements will be made?
At this early stage of project development, the study team has identified a problem statement. Alternatives to address the problem are currently being evaluated.

What type of intersection improvements will be made?
Both intersections within the project limits will be analyzed for improvement. The Scope of the Project will be determined during the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process and the Phase I study.

Will right of way or easements be required for this improvement?
The Scope of the Project will be determined during the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process and the Phase I study. Depending on the improvements that are proposed for this project, right of way or easements may be required. Right-of-way and easements, if required for this improvement, will be purchased during Phase II, beginning after the preliminary design has been approved.

MEDIA

If you have questions or comments about this project or public involvement for this project, please contact Matthew Meyer at (618) 346-3160 or by e-mail at matthew.meyer@illinois.gov.

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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