UPDATE: See The Randall Road at U.S. Route 20 Virtual Public Information Meeting Held Thursday, June 3
The Kane County Division of Transportation held a virtual public information meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, concerning the study of major improvements proposed for the Randall Road at U.S. 20 interchange.
If you were not able to join the first public meeting you can access the presentation here.
If you could not provide your responses to poll questions during the meeting, please click the below link to access the alternate, online version to submit your feedback. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential.
- Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/RandallRoadUS20PIM1
- Project Fact Sheet: Please click here to open a PDF of the project fact sheet.
Participants were able to join the live meeting via the online virtual platform, Zoom at tiny.cc/RandallRoadUS20PIM1 or via phone at 312-626-6799.
Starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, KDOT and the Randall Road at U.S. 20 study team will provide a live presentation and address comments and questions.
Questions and comments were submitted during the presentation via the Zoom chat function.
The public has the opportunity to submit questions and comments to the study team both before and after the meeting until Monday, June 14, 2021, by contacting Kristen Robinson, Randall Road at U.S. 20 Outreach Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-534-6400, Ext. 108.
KDOT and the Randall Road at U.S. 20 study team will address topics such as safety issues, traffic concerns, project timeline, existing conditions and needs as each relate to the study.
The presentation will be available for review on the county’s website before the virtual public information meeting at http://kdot.countyofkane.org.
A hard copy of meeting materials will also be available prior to the meeting from Tuesday, June 1, through Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Elgin City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120 and the KDOT government office, 41W011 Burlington Road, Building A, St. Charles, IL 60175.
The Randall Road at U.S. 20 interchange and adjacent roadway network have become increasingly traveled in recent years.
According to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) ON TO 2050 population projects, the Kane County population is expected to increase by 40% between 2020 and 2050, further increasing travel demands in the study area. The identification of a potential, new interchange configuration, in addition to operational and access improvements are needed to reduce congestion, improve mobility and enhance safety.
The study team is looking for your feedback on existing conditions, needed improvements, safety issues, the presented problem statement and the purpose and need as each relate to the study.
KDOT has selected the team of CDM Smith to complete a Feasibility Study on the Randall Road and U.S. 20 interchange and its surrounding intersections.
The grade-separated Randall Road interchange with U.S. Route 20 and its adjacent intersections serves a diverse range of travel demands and access. The existing configuration reflects prior design priority toward through-flow on U.S. 20, but Randall Road now has a greater demand for capacity and has become increasingly entangled in congestion as yearly traffic demand continues to climb.
Similarly, Larkin Avenue, built originally as a local road, now handles a much higher Average Daily Traffic (ADT), serving as the southern gateway to Elgin and the most direct hospital access for communities to the west and south.
As regional and local traffic patterns have evolved several geometric and operational design deficiencies at and adjacent to this interchange have become exacerbated.
KDOT recently completed construction of the Randall & Weld/US 20 project which disconnected local access to Weld Road and while this project has reduced delay along Randall through Elgin, the goal of this PEL Study at Randall Road and U.S. 20 is to explore a correction of geometrics, operations and safety which may require a partial or complete reconfiguration of the interchange.
This is the beginning of the process of addressing a long-term, wide-range geometric solution that solves congestion issues and reduces the overall demand on driver decision-making.
The key elements of this project are to address increased traffic volumes and access demand and competing jurisdictional interests within the compressed footprint.
The PEL Study will continue until the Summer of 2022. At that time, it is KDOT’s goal to have gained consensus with key stakeholders and developed feasible alternatives to bring this project into a Phase I Engineering Study with a shared vision of land use and road/bridge function.
This study hopes to address numerous issues and so a fair amount of time will be spent studying driver origin/destination data within the project limits.