Randall Over 90 Update Sept 15
Randall Over 90 UpdateThe Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) has been coordinating with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during the Randall Over 90 study.
One new development from this coordination: All parties agree that the project can benefit from a transition from a feasibility study to a Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) strategy.
FHWA developed the PEL program to help transportation decision-makers:
- consider environmental, community, and economic goals early in the transportation planning process, and
- use the information, analysis, and products developed during planning to inform the environmental review process.
The goal of PEL is to develop a more seamless decision-making process that minimizes duplication of effort, promotes environmental stewardship, enhances community involvement and streamlines project delivery.
PEL provides a strong base of information for the environmental review process, making it easier to identify potential concerns early on and address them more effectively.
Making this PEL transition now could ultimately lower costs and shorten timelines for project development and environmental review.
PRELIMINARY ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT COMPLETED
KDOT recently completed a Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment (PESA) for the project. No evidence of any significant environmental conditions or concerns were found. Click here to review the PESA executive summary.
UPCOMING PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITIES
Make sure to watch your emails for details of our next
public meeting to be held virtually. It is tentatively scheduled for early 2021.
We will present a wide variety of potential improvement options/alternatives that have been developed and inspired by the project's Purpose and Need Statement. Your feedback will be important!
Our mailing address is:
The Kane County Division of Transportation
41W011 Burlington Road
St. Charles, IL 60175