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MacArthur Blvd. Feasibility Study - Wabash Ave. to South Grand Ave.

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Springfield are conducting a Feasibility Study to investigate existing conditions on Macarthur Boulevard, from Wabash Avenue to South Grand Avenue.  

The storm sewer system is being studied to determine if there are any current drainage issues.  Bicycle accommodations, pedestrian / ADA accommodations and mass transit facilities are also being studied.

Note: Development of projects typically have three distinct phases. Phase I (or the project Planning 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 Feasibility Study currently underway takes place before Phase I.


MacArthur Boulevard between Wabash Avenue to South Grand Avenue is one of the major thoroughfares in Springfield, carrying an average of approximately 20,000 vehicles per day.  MacArthur Boulevard is a positive economic and social asset to the City of Springfield.  Recent development of MacArthur Boulevard south of Wabash Avenue and its potential future extension to Woodside Road, along with current and future development of Stanford and Wabash Avenues will only increase the use and importance of this corridor.  Recent development along the corridor will also provide an anchor for further commercial development in the future.

The goal of this Feasibility Study is to determine the general scope of improvements desired for this section of unmarked State Highway, and to determine a preliminary estimated cost for future improvement(s).


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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.


IDOT values your comments and questions. We provide responses to all questions and strive to do so in a timely manner.

You may contact us by U.S. mail or e-mail:

Jeffrey Myers, P.E.
Program Development Engineer
Illinois Department of Transportation
126 East Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62704-4792

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

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