Stakeholder
Workshop 2

The second Stakeholder Workshop Meeting for the Illinois Route 47 (IL 47) Study was held on May 29, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting was attended by 17 stakeholders.

The workshop gained consensus on the Project Problem Statement:

“The goal of the proposed action is to provide an improved transportation system for IL Route 47 from Reed Road to US Route 14. Improvements to this route are needed to address vehicular and pedestrian safety, enhance traffic mobility and efficiency, and facilitate planned economic growth, while minimizing impacts to the environmental resources along the route.”

The workshop gained consensus on the Project Needs:

  • Safety
  • Mobility
  • Economic Development

The workshop gained consensus on the Project Purpose:

“The purpose of the proposed action is to provide an improved transportation system for IL Route 47 from Reed Road to US Route 14. Improvements to this route are needed to address vehicular and pedestrian safety, enhance traffic mobility and efficiency, and facilitate planned economic growth.”

A group exercise was lead by a moderator from AECOM. The purpose of the exercise was to obtain public input into possible solutions to the identified deficiencies. The exercise consisted of discussing how well project elements such as number of lanes, medians, edge treatments, and pedestrian/bicycle accommodations meet the project needs. The workshop obtained consensus on the following 4 project elements:

  • Number of Lanes – consensus was 4 lanes preferred.
  • Median Type – consensus was barrier median or wide grass median preferred.
  • Edge Treatment - consensus was paved shoulder with or without curb & gutter preferred.
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Accommodations - consensus was bicycle path preferred.

The elements will be used to develop conceptual alternatives.

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Group Exercise Ratings
Group Exercise Summary
Workshop 2 Presentation
Traffic & Crash Handout
Workshop 2 Summary

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