Illinois Route 31 Study

The Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) is currently conducting a preliminary engineering and environmental study (Phase I) for the improvement of IL 31 from IL 176 to IL 120 in McHenry County. Funding for Phase II engineering is included in the Department’s FY 2018-2023 Proposed Highway Improvement Program. The remaining elements of the 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.

 

Project Update - January 2018
Your comments from the public hearing have become part of the official public hearing record. As many comments concerned similar issues, this newsletter has been prepared to address your concerns as well as provide you with an overview of topics.  Please see the following links for the items referenced in the newsletter.

Updated Traffic Noise Analysis (May 2017)

Preservation and Replacement of Trees Policy

Cross Access FAQs

Cross Access Easement Agreement Example

Public Hearing – February 8, 2017
A public hearing was held on February 8, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the McHenry County College Shah Center in the City of McHenry to obtain public input on the preferred alternative and Environmental Assessment.  The following materials were presented at the meeting:

Presentation and Handouts

Brochure

Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (Video)(Windows Media Player required)

Cross Access FAQs

Cross Access Easement Agreement Example

Exhibits

Project Location Map

IDOT Project Development

Phase I Study Process

Project Purpose & Need

Crash Data

Proposed Typical Sections

Preferred Alternative Benefits

Access Management

Drainage and Water Quality

Environmental Impacts & Mitigation

Cross Access Locations

Land Acquisition

We Want to Hear From You

Existing and Projected Traffic Volumes and Level of Service

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 1

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 2

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 3

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 4

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 5

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 6

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 7

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 8

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 9

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 10

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 11

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 12

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 13

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 14

Preferred Alternative Aerial - Sheet 15

Environmental Assessment

Environmental Assessment

Exhibit 1 - Location Map

Exhibit 2 - Local Jurisdiction Map

Exhibit 3 - Wetland Impact Exhibits

Exhibit 4 - Environmental Resource Map

Exhibit 5 - Best Management Practices

Coordination

Appendix A - Social and Economic Resources

Appendix B - Farmland Impacts

Appendix C - Traffic Noise Analysis

Appendix D - Biological Surveys

Appendix E - Stream Data

Appendix F - Wetland Delineations

Appendix G - NEPA 404 Merger Meeting Materials

Appendix H - Stormwater Performance

Appendix I - Purpose and Need Updates

Appendix J - Traffic Level of Service Map

ARCHIVES

Public Meetings

Public Meeting #1

Summary Document | PDF | 93KB
Attendance Roster | PDF | 3MB
Comment Form/Context Audit Forms/EmailComments Received | PDF | 10MB
Public Meeting Newspaper Ad | PDF | 50KB

Brochures & Handouts

Project Brochure | PDF | 3MB
Comment Form | PDF | 785KB
Context Audit Form | PDF | 785KB
Community Advisory Group Membership Request Form | PDF | 785KB
Community Advisory Group Ground Rules | PDF | 1MB

Displayed Exhibits

Welcome | PDF | 760KB
Project Location | PDF | 2MB
Phase I Study Schedule | PDF | 1MB
What is Context Sensitive Solutions? | PDF | 806KB
Existing Typical Sections| PDF | 850KB
2009 Existing 2040 No-Action Average Daily Traffic and Traffic Level of Service Comparison | PDF | 2MB
Environmental Resources and Existing Conditions | PDF | 825KB
2009/2040 Traffic Volumes and Level of Service | PDF | 723KB
2006-2008 Roadway Crashes | PDF | 1MB
Land Use and Zoning | PDF | 585KB
Draft Stakeholder Involvement Plan | PDF | 11MB

Presentations

Public Meeting #1 Presentation | PDF | 21MB
Public Meeting #1 Presentation Video | WMV | 28MB
NOTE: Windows Media Player required to play video.

Public Meeting #2

Summary Document | PDF | 69KB
Public Meeting Newspaper Ad | PDF | 64KB
Public Meeting Invitation Postcard | PDF | 788KB
Attendance Roster | PDF | 507KB
Comment Forms Received | PDF | 2MB

Brochures & Handouts

Project Brochure | PDF | 5MB
Comment Form | PDF | 1MB

Displayed Exhibits

Welcome | PDF | 876KB
Project Location Map (Small) | PDF | 1MB
Project Purpose and Need | PDF | 724KB
Phase I Study Process & CAG Milestones | PDF | 721KB
Phase I Study Schedule | PDF | 845KB
Existing Typical Sections | PDF | 850KB
Proposed Typical Section - South Section | PDF | 3MB
Proposed Typical Section - South Section (Alternative Option) | PDF | 2MB
Proposed Typical Section - North Section | PDF | 2MB
2006-2009 Roadway Crashes | PDF | 4MB
2009/2040 Traffic Volumes and Level of Service | PDF | 4MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 1 | PDF | 4MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 2 | PDF | 4MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 3 | PDF | 5MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 4 | PDF | 5MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 5 | PDF | 5MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 6 | PDF | 5MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 7 | PDF | 4MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 8 | PDF | 4MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 9 | PDF | 4MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - South Section - Sheet 10 | PDF | 5MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - North Section - Sheet 1 | PDF | 5MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - North Section - Sheet 2 | PDF | 7MB
Roadway Alternatives Aerial - North Section - Sheet 3 | PDF | 7MB

Presentations

Public Meeting #2 Presentation | PDF | 10MB
Public Meeting #2 Presentation Video | WMV | 86MB
NOTE: Windows Media Player required to play video.

Community Advisory Group Meetings

Meeting #5: Nov 20, 2014, McHenry County Shah Center

Meeting Summary

CAG Meeting 5 Summary 11-20-2014 | PDF | 1.5MB

Brochures & Handouts

Meeting Agenda | PDF | 73KB
CAG Binder Handouts | PDF | 1.1MB

Displayed Exhibits

Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 1 | PDF | 1.4MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 2 | PDF | 1.1MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 3 | PDF | 1.7MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 4 | PDF | 1.7MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 5 | PDF | 1.4MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 6 | PDF | 1.5MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 7 | PDF | 1.3MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 8 | PDF | 1.3MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 9 | PDF | 1.4MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 10 | PDF | 1.9MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 11 | PDF | 1.4MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 12 | PDF | 1.6MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 13 | PDF | 1.4MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 14 | PDF | 1.7MB
Preferred Alternative Plan Aerial- South Section- Sheet 15 | PDF | 1.0MB
Environmental Resource Map - Sheet 1 | PDF | 1.0MB
Environmental Resource Map - Sheet 2 | PDF | 1.2MB
Environmental Resource Map - Sheet 3 | PDF | 3.3MB
Environmental Resource Map - Sheet 4 | PDF | 3.1MB
Environmental Resource Map - Sheet 5 | PDF | 1.1MB
Environmental Resource Map - Sheet 6 | PDF | 1.1MB

Presentations

CAG Meeting #5 Presentation | PDF | 6.7MB

Other Documents

Traffic Noise Considerations-Undeveloped Lands (Dec_2014) | PDF | 5MB

Meeting #4: May 22, 2012, McHenry County Shah Center

Meeting Summary

Summary Document | PDF |

Brochures & Handouts

Meeting Agenda | PDF | 72KB
CAG Binder Handouts | PDF | 3MB

Displayed Exhibits

The same exhibits from CAG Meeting #2 were available at this meeting, with the addition of the following new exhibits or materials:

Project Schedule | PDF | 5MB
Proposed Alternative Typical Sections Options 1, 2 and 3| PDF | 3MB
RoadwayPlanAerial-NorthSectionOption1-Sheet2| PDF | 3MB
RoadwayPlanAerial-NorthSectionOption2-Sheet2 | PDF | 2MB
RoadwayPlanAerial-NorthSectionOption3-Sheet2 | PDF | 1MB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption1-Sheet1 | PDF | 2MB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption1-Sheet2 | PDF | 2MB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption1-Sheet3 | PDF | 228KB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption1-Sheet4 | PDF | 228KB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption2-Sheet1 | PDF | 228KB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption2-Sheet2 | PDF | 228KB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption2-Sheet3 | PDF | 228KB
RoadwayPlanAerial-SouthSectionOption2-Sheet4 | PDF | 228KB

Presentations

CAG Meeting #4 Presentation | PDF | 5MB

Meeting #3: November 3, 2011, McHenry County Shah Center

Meeting Summary

Summary Document | PDF | 13MB

Brochures & Handouts

Meeting Agenda | PDF | 73KB
CAG Binder Handouts | PDF | 7MB

Displayed Exhibits

The same exhibits from CAG Meeting #2 were available at this meeting, with the addition of the following new exhibits or materials:

Workshop Regional Map Sheet 1 | PDF | 5MB
Workshop Regional Map Sheet 2 | PDF | 8MB
Workshop Roadway Plan Aerial Sheet 1 | PDF | 3MB
Workshop Roadway Plan Aerial Sheet 2 | PDF | 2MB
Workshop Roadway Plan Aerial Sheet 3 | PDF | 1MB
Workshop Roadway Plan Aerial Sheet 4 | PDF | 2MB
Workshop Roadway Plan Aerial Sheet 5 | PDF | 2MB
Workshop Roadway Plan Aerial Sheet 6 | PDF | 2MB
Workshop Transparencies | PDF | 228KB

Presentations

CAG Meeting #3 Presentation | PDF | 2MB

Meeting #2: September 22, 2011, McHenry County Shah Center

Meeting Summary

Summary Document | PDF | 6MB

Brochures & Handouts

Meeting Agenda | PDF | 73KB
CAG Binder Handouts | PDF | 10MB

Displayed Exhibits

Project Location Map | PDF | 1MB
Land Use and Zoning | PDF | 585KB
Existing Typical Sections | PDF | 850KB
2009 Existing 2040 No-Action Average Daily Traffic and Traffic Level of Service Comparison | PDF | 3MB
Environmental Resources and Existing Conditions | PDF | 27MB
2006-2008 Roadway Crashes | PDF | 21MB
2009 & 2040 Traffic Volumes and Level of Service | PDF | 22MB

Presentations

CAG Meeting #2 Presentation | PDF | 9MB

Meeting #1: September 1, 2011, McHenry County Shah Center

Meeting Summary

Summary Document | PDF | 3MB
Attendance Roster | PDF | 808KB

Brochures & Handouts

Meeting Agenda | PDF | 73KB
CAG Binder | PDF | 12MB

Displayed Exhibits

Project Location Map | PDF | 2MB
Phase I Study Schedule | PDF | 858KB
Existing Typical Sections | PDF | 850KB
2009 Existing 2040 No-Action Average Daily Traffic and Traffic Level of Service Comparison | PDF | 3MB
Environmental Resources and Existing Conditions | PDF | 825KB
2006-2008 Roadway Crashes | PDF | 1MB
Project Development Flowchart | PDF | 861KB
Workshop Flip Chart Sheets to Complete | PDF | 54KB

Presentations

CAG Meeting #1 Presentation | PDF | 8MB

If you have any questions or need information, please contact Scott Czaplicki, Project Manager, at (847) 705-4678 or by e-mail at scott.czaplicki@illinois.gov.

This section will be updated as the project progresses.

This section will be updated as the project progresses.

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