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This website has been created to facilitate public input and provide facts about the Illinois Route 47 Study, process, and schedule. The study area is comprised of approximately 4.2 miles extending from Illinois Route 71 on the north to Caton Farm Road on the south, located within unincorporated Kendall County and the United City of Yorkville. We invite you to explore the website and provide your comments and recommendations regarding the study through our Get Involved section.

What’s New?

IDOT Holds Second Public Information Meeting

On March 14, 2013, IDOT held the second public information meeting for the Illinois Route 47 Study. The meeting was held in Yorkville at the Meadowhawk Lodge located in the Hoover Forest Preserve. The purpose of the meeting was to: present project information regarding the proposed reconstruction of IL 47, present possible project impacts, provide land acquisition and relocation assistance information, answer project questions, and solicit public feedback on the project. The meeting was an open house format conducted between 4:00 pm and 7 pm, and the 33 attendees had the opportunity to review exhibits, provide comments and meet with IDOT and study team representatives on a one-on-one basis. A total of three (3) written comments were received during the meeting, and the comment period extends through March 29, 2013 for the public meeting record.

Please visit the Information Center to see the comments received and a summary of this meeting.

Second Local Officials Meeting

On August 16, 2012, IDOT held the second meeting with local officials for the Illinois Route 47 Study. The meeting was held at the United City of Yorkville’s City Hall, and was attended by Yorkville officials and study team members. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a project update and to present and explain the conceptual preferred alternative to the local officials for review and comment. Additional topics discussed included: CMAP 2040 traffic projections, additional IDOT projects in the Yorkville area, traffic signals, the location of sidewalks and/or shared use paths, street lighting along the corridor, property access, and future development plans.

Second Project Study Group (PSG) Meeting – June 14, 2012

Second Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting

IDOT conducted the second Community Advisory Group Meeting to continue the Illinois Route 47 Study. The meeting was held on May 7, 2012 at the Yorkville Public Library. The purpose of the meeting was to: present a project overview and update; review the Community Context Audit responses; discuss the proposed Problem Statement and Purpose & Need; and solicit input on proposed project alternatives.

Please visit the Information Center to see the results and a summary of this meeting.

First Project Study Group (PSG) Meeting – October 26, 2011
 

First Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting

The first Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting for the Illinois Route 47 Study was held by IDOT on August 25, 2011 at the Yorkville Public Library. The purpose of the meeting was to: provide a project overview and schedule, explain the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process, identify preliminary issues and concerns, and outline the next project steps.

Please visit the Information Center to see the results and a summary of this meeting.

First Public Information Meeting to Kick-Off Project

On February 17, 2011, IDOT hosted the first public information meeting to kick off the Illinois Route 47 Study at the Yorkville Public Library. The purpose of the meeting was to: gather information about transportation issues and concerns in the study area from members of the community and users of the roadway; recruit Community Advisory Group (CAG) members, who will provide input on various project elements, needs and alternatives; identify possible improvements and solutions that may become part of project alternatives; and, locate important resources or features that should be considered as the study continues. The meeting was an open house format, and the 37 attendees had the opportunity to review exhibits, provide comments and meet with IDOT and study team representatives on a one-on-one basis. A total of six (6) comments were received during the comment period, indicating general support for the project, with questions regarding property access, traffic flow and drainage. Additionally, four (4) individuals indicated an interest in serving on the Community Advisory Group.

Please visit the Information Center to see the comments received and a summary of this meeting.

First Local Officials Meeting

The first Local Officials Meeting was held on August 3, 2010 at the United City of Yorkville’s City Hall. The meeting was attended by Yorkville and Kendall County officials, and the project study team. The purpose of the meeting was to present an overview of the Phase I study background and process, the proposed scope of work, and project issues. Local officials were given the opportunity to offer additional thoughts and comments. The following topics were discussed in more detail: potential new high school development; bike path/pedestrian connections; utilities; CSS/public involvement efforts; ComEd/Railroad Agreement regarding right-of-way usage; roadways under the jurisdiction of Kendall County; traffic signals; anticipated cross-section designs; and, funding.

It is anticipated that two additional Local Officials Meetings will take place over the course of the Illinois 47 Study.

Project Initiated

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has initiated the Illinois 47 Study. This study will examine transportation needs of and solutions for this corridor through an extensive public involvement process as part of the Department’s Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) policy. The study area is comprised of approximately 4.2 miles extending from Illinois Route 71 on the north to Caton Farm Road on the south, located within unincorporated Kendall County and the United City of Yorkville.

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