• Kane County Examines Traffic Flow on Randall Road at I-90


    The Kane County Division of Transportation is seeking your input on ways to improve traffic flow on Randall Road in the area of the I-90 interchange.

    Feasibility study area.

    KDOT this week announced the launch of the Randall Road/I-90 Feasibility Study, which will evaluate possible improvements to Randall Road between Big Timber Road on the south and IL Route 72 on the north — a well‐known area in the northern part of Kane County, where drivers experience extreme congestion, travel delays and traffic conflicts.

    “The study will identify high level or critical elements of engineering and impacts to stakeholders and the public,” KDOT officials said in a news release. “It also helps to determine if the project should move on to more advanced phases of project development such as detailed design and construction.”

    KDOT feasibility study will wrestle with big-picture and longrange issues.

    How will this corridor serve the future needs of our community? What will it look like? How will it operate? This study will provide an early look at potential improvements to Randall Road.

    KDOT will be looking at traffic volumes and patterns, safety and crash data, drainage requirements, the state of bridges and other structures, existing and planned utilities and, of course, cost.

    But KDOT officials also will examine social and community impacts and listen to stakeholder and community input.

    To do that, KDOT has retained the services of Burns McDonnell, an engineering consulting firm, to lead the feasibility study effort. The study will consider the existing road and access network, environmental concerns and utility placement to develop alternatives for consideration by the county, partners and the public.

    KDOT has developed a project website, Randallover90.com, where you can learn more about the study and get involved in the public participation process.

    The website allows you to register to receive updates and to provide feedback for the team to consider. The study phase is the beginning of the project. Data collection is under way and a first public meeting is anticipated in spring 2020.

    Meetings will continue during the duration of the feasibility study which is anticipated to wrap up in spring 2021. The study’s recommendations will help Kane County determine how to move forward, when to plan for potential design and construction and identify possible funding sources for the project.

    SOURCE: KDOT news release, RandallOver90.com