Check Out Kane's Top Road Projects For 2017 and Beyond

Check Out Kane’s Top Road Projects For 2017 and Beyond

The Stearns Road at Randall Road intersection and the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor from Huntley Road to IL 62 are the two big projects on the 2017 to-do list for the Kane County Division of Transportation.

On April 11 (2017), the Kane County Board approved KDOT’s five-year Transportation Improvement Program that includes 43 projects for Fiscal Year 2017 at a combined cost of $97.7 million.

Here’s a list of those 43 projects, from Bliss to West County Line:

For a visual of these projects, scroll down to take a look at the map.

“A majority of the projects contained in the TIP address the county’s foremost commitment — to properly maintain the existing transportation system,” the report says.

The county also addresses the demand for new or improved transportation facilities, creating a balance between system expansion and maintenance. For that reason the TIP contains a combination of roadway projects that expand as well as preserve the existing system.

The TIP aims to support alternative modes of transportation and eliminate barriers to bicycling, walking and transit service.

Top 6 Projects of the Future

Kane County produces a five-year Transportation Improvement Program annually that outlines county capital improvements and coordinates the allocation of local, state and federal resources to those projects. It’s basically a multi-year planning tool KDOT updates annually.

The FY2017-FY2021 TIP is available on the budget and programming page of KDOT’s website. The TIP also includes the adopted FY2016-7 Transportation Budget, a summary of the types of improvements that are being programmed and when these improvements are estimated to start.

The current FY2017-2021 TIP is estimated to cost $366.8 million.

The six projects below are part of KDOT’s Multi-Year Program (MYP/2022) for new roadways or lanes. The projects are listed for future planning purposes and may ultimately move into the program as engineering, land acquisition and funding are in place.

Yellow denotes projects taking place in 2017.

Where Does Revenue Come From?

The division’s budget is not funded through the General Fund. KDOT’s sources of revenue are:

  • Transportation Sales Tax
  • Three property tax levies (County Highway, County Bridge, County Matching)
  • Two motor fuel tax funds (Motor Fuel Tax and Local Option Motor Fuel Tax)
  • Federal and State funds, impact fees, capital bonds
  • Previous year budget balances (contractual/project obligations)

Bridge Repairs Also on To-Do List

Another big part of the to-do list for KDOT during the next five years is bridge repair and replacement.

In fact, KDOT lists 23 bridge replacement/repair projects in its five-year plan. The list is show below.

More information on KDOT’s budget and programming can be found here.

Map and List of 2017 Improvements