Illinois 84 Colona

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has undertaken a study of IL Route 84 through the city of Colona from the Rock River to 0.2 miles north of US 6. This study will examine the transportation needs to serve both the local community and the region. The project proposes to reconstruct IL 84 from 7th Street to the BNSF tracks with patching and resurfacing west of 7th Street and south of the BNSF tracks. This project also proposes signalizing the intersection of IL 84 and Cleveland Road. The study includes a public involvement process with opportunities for stakeholder input and feedback. Construction is currently unfunded.

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.

This section will be updated as the project progresses.


The IL 84 project involves a study to reconstruct IL 84 through Colona. The existing pavement is approaching the end of its service life and no longer meets the transportation needs of the local community and the region. This project proposed to address these deficiencies by reconstructing IL 84 with a bi-direction left turn lane, increasing on street parking along Green Park Avenue and constructing a sidewalk and a multi-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians. To address traffic backups at Cleveland Road, this intersection will be signalized and the left turn lane will be lengthened.

IL 84 does not meet current separation polices between highways and frontage roads. To address this, 1st Avenue (from 7th Street to 4th Street) and 1st Street will be removed. IL 84 will then be realigned between E. 5th Avenue and Poppy Garden Road along the old 1st Street to allow Green Park Avenue, which will also be reconstructed, to remain.


A Phase I Project Report is being conducted to determine the environmental impacts of this project. The findings of this study will be posted here when it is completed.

Public Meetings

Public Informational Open House
Date: January 9, 2019
Time: 2-7PM
Location: Colona’s Scott Family Park
5775 Poppy Garden Road
Colona, IL 61241

Public Meeting/Hearing
Date: Summer 2020
Time: TBD
Location: TBD


As the IL 84 project in Colona progresses, we will update this website to ensure you are kept informed. The study team is interested in hearing your ideas and opinions! If you have questions or comments about the study, please fill out the electronic Questions/Comments Submittal Form.

Comments can also be submitted via mail to:

Region Two Engineer
Attn: Studies and Plans
Illinois Department of Transportation
819 Depot Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021-3500

This section will be updated as the project progresses.

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