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Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Prairie Parkway Study
Grundy, Kendall, and Kane Counties, Illinois

FHWA-IL-EIS-06-02-D

   
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List of Tables Found On Page In Chapter
Table S-1. Summary of Key Environmental Impacts xi Summary
Table 1-1. Study Area Population and Employment Estimates 1-4 1.0
Table 1-2. Study Area Vehicle Trips 1-7 1.0
Table 1-3. Study Area and Regional Daily Vehicle Hours of Travel (VHT) and Vehicle Miles of Travel (VHT) 1-12 1.0
Table 1-4. Daily Study Area Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) 1-14 1.0
Table 1-5. Jobs to Population Ratio 1-15 1.0
Table 1-6. Accessibility to Regional Jobs from the Study Area 1-17 1.0
Table 1-7. Study Area High Crash Sections and Spots (2001-2003) 1-18 1.0
Table 1-8. Regional Annual Crashes 1-21 1.0
Table 2-1. Population Trends 2-4 2.0
Table 2-2. Total Study Area Household and Employment Trends 2-5 2.0
Table 2-3. Racial and Ethnic Characteristics 2-5 2.0
Table 2-4. Family Income Characteristics 2-6 2.0
Table 2-5. Elderly and Age Characteristics 2-6 2.0
Table 2-6. Housing Growth 2-7 2.0
Table 2-7. Housing Value and Ownership (2000) 2-7 2.0
Table 2-8. Full and Part Time Employees in Grundy, Kendall, and Kane Counties and Illinois 2-8 2.0
Table 2-9. Employment by Industry for Grundy, Kendall, and Kane Counties 2-9 2.0
Table 2-10. Largest Employers in Grundy, Kendall, and Kane Counties 2-10 2.0
Table 2-11. Tax Districts and Rates within the Project Corridors 2-12 2.0
Table 2-12. Public Facilities in the Three Counties 2-15 2.0
Table 2-13. Public Facilities within One Mile of the Project Corridors 2-18 2.0
Table 2-14. Environmental Protection and Land Use Control Laws 2-30 2.0
Table 2-15. Farm Characteristics for Grundy, Kendall, and Kane Counties 2-35 2.0
Table 2-16. Prime Farmlands 2-36 2.0
Table 2-17. National and Illinois Ambient Air Quality Standards 2-44 2.0
Table 2-18. Geologic Units in the Study Area 2-49 2.0
Table 2-19. Stone Quarries and Mineral Producers 2-50 2.0
Table 2-20. Acres of Vegetative Cover Types in the Project Corridors 2-55 2.0
Table 2-21. Forest Stand Characteristics 2-58 2.0
Table 2-22. Prairie Characteristics in the Project Corridors 2-62 2.0
Table 2-23. Federally-Listed Threatened and Endangered Species 2-65 2.0
Table 2-24. State-Listed Threatened and Endangered Species 2-68 2.0
Table 2-25. Physical Characteristics of Streams within the Prairie Parkway Corridors 2-75 2.0
Table 2-26. Biological Characteristics of Streams within the Prairie Parkway Corridors 2-77 2.0
Table 2-27. 2005 Average Water Quality Concentrations within the Prairie Parkway Corridors 2-78 2.0
Table 2-28. Use Support and Classification of Streams within the Prairie Parkway Corridors 2-79 2.0
Table 2-29. Wetlands and their Characteristics in the Project Corridors 2-92 2.0
Table 2-30. Wetland Type by Plant Communities and Acreage 2-97 2.0
Table 2-31. Landscape Regions, Units and Suburban Districts 2-105 2.0
Table 3-1. Study Area Transportation Improvement Plan Projects 3-3 3.0
Table 3-2. Stand-Alone Alternatives' 2030 Travel Benefits 3-19 3.0
Table 3-3. Combination Alternatives' 2030 Travel Benefits 3-24 3.0
Table 3-4. Locational Evaluation Ratings 3-28 3.0
Table 3-5. Regional Mobility in 2030 3-34 3.0
Table 3-6. Average Daily Traffic and Level-of-Service on Freeway Component in 2030 3-35 3.0
Table 3-7. Average Daily Traffic and Level-of-Service on IL-47 Widening Component in 2030 3-35 3.0
Table 3-8. Changes in Local System Deficiencies in 2030 3-37 3.0
Table 3-9. Improvement in Access to Regional Jobs in 2030 3-38 3.0
Table 3-10. 2030 Regional Crash Projections 3-38 3.0
Table 3-11. Existing Crash Data at Proposed Interchange Locations along Alternative B2 with IL-47 Widening 3-39 3.0
Table 3-12. Existing Crash Data at Proposed Interchange Locations along Alternative B5 with IL-47 Widening 3-39 3.0
Table 3-13. Alternative B2 Freeway—Interchanges 3-40 3.0
Table 3-14. Alternative B2 Freeway—Major and Minor Stream Crossing Characteristics 3-42 3.0
Table 3-15. IL-47 Improvement—Major and Minor Stream Crossing Characteristics 3-44 3.0
Table 3-16. Alternative B5 Freeway—Interchanges 3-45 3.0
Table 3-17. Alternative B5 Freeway—Major and Minor Stream Crossing Characteristics 3-47 3.0
Table 3-18. Cost and Right-of-Way Required 3-48 3.0
Table 4-1. Relocations 4-2 4.0
Table 4-2. Construction-Related Employment (number of employees) 4-7 4.0
Table 4-3. Tax Revenue Impacts 4-7 4.0
Table 4-4. Farm Operation Impacts 4-11 4.0
Table 4-5. Agricultural Soils Impacts 4-16 4.0
Table 4-6. Affected Soil by Soil Class in Acres 4-16 4.0
Table 4-7. FHWA Noise Abatement Criteria— Hourly A-Weighted Sound Level in Decibels (dBA) 4-32 4.0
Table 4-8. Noise Impact* Modeling Results 4-34 4.0
Table 4-9. Noise Impacts by Alternative 4-36 4.0
Table 4-10. Evaluated Noise Abatement 4-38 4.0
Table 4-11. Affected Hydric Soil 4-41 4.0
Table 4-12. Existing Cover Types Affected 4-45 4.0
Table 4-13. Proposed Cover Types within Affected Area 4-46 4.0
Table 4-14. Forest Stand Impacts 4-46 4.0
Table 4-15. Stream Crossings by Freeway and IL-47 Widening 4-60 4.0
Table 4-16. Bridge Crossings by Freeway and IL-47 Widening 4-61 4.0
Table 4-17. Floodplain Impact 4-69 4.0
Table 4-18. Wetlands Affected and their Characteristics 4-74 4.0
Table 4-19. IWPA Wetland Mitigation Requirements 4-80 4.0
Table 4-20. Special Waste Site Involvement by Alternative 4-81 4.0
Table 4-21. Visual Resource Impact Summary 4-85 4.0
Table 4-22. Population Trends, 1950 to 2000 4-101 4.0
Table 4-23. Trends in Farming for Grundy, Kendall, and Kane Counties 4-103 4.0
Table 4-24. Historic Natural Resource Trends 4-104 4.0
Table 4-25. Water Quality Conditions for Aquatic Life Support— Lower Fox River Basin 4-106 4.0
Table 4-26. Population Change with the Detailed Build Alternatives 4-111 4.0
Table 4-27. Employment Change with the Detailed Build Alternatives 4-112 4.0
Table 4-28. Infiltration Facility Locations 4-130 4.0
Table 4-29. Wet Detention Basin Locations 4-132 4.0
Table 7-1. Technical Advisory Group Meetings 7-5 7.0
Table 7-2. Corridor Planning Group Meetings 7-6 7.0
Table 7-3. Local, State, and Federal Agency Coordination Meetings 7-7 7.0
Table 7-4. Elected Officials Meetings 7-10 7.0
Table 7-5. Interest Group Meetings 7-11 7.0
Table 7-6. Public Information Meetings/Workshops 7-12 7.0
       
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