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From Yorkville to Sugar Grove
A Context Sensitive Solutions Project


The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting a study for the improvement of IL Route 47 from Kennedy Road in Yorkville, to Cross Street in Sugar Grove. The purpose of the study is to identify roadway improvements that will accommodate projected increases in traffic in this rapidly growing area.

In addition to serving future traffic demands, this project will coordinate with other improvement projects along IL 47. For example, a project is currently underway for the widening of IL 47 to five lanes through downtown Yorkville. That five lane widening will be taken into consideration as we move forward with the Yorkville to Sugar Grove study.

The current study will be carried out following Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) policies adopted by the Illinois Department of Transportation. These CSS prolicies are intended to ensure that the proposed improvements are designed as to preserve or enhance the valued characteristics of the project area.

The involvement of the public is an important part of CSS projects. In the IL 47 study, two advisory groups will be formed. One of these, a Project Study Group, will include federal, state and regional transportation officials. The other a Community Advisory Group (CAG) will include community members, local transportation officials, and local service providers.

Other opportunities for public involvement will include public meetings, a public hearing, and other meetings with the study team as appropriate. More details about these opportunities will be posted on this website and announced in local newspapers.


March 2014 Update:
Engineering and environmental studies are underway to further develop and refine the preferred alternative following the March 14, 2012 public information meeting. Ongoing work includes intersection design studies, drainage studies, floodplain studies, development of bridge and culvert details, development of roadway alignments and preparation of preliminary plans.


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