KDOT has selected the team of CDM Smith to complete a Feasibility Study on the Randall Road and US 20 interchange and its surrounding intersections.
The grade-separated Randall Road interchange with US Route 20 and its adjacent intersections serves a diverse range of travel demands and access. The existing configuration reflects prior design priority towards through-flow on US 20 (26,000 ADT), but Randall Road (48,000 ADT) clearly now has a greater demand for capacity and has become increasingly entangled in congestion as yearly traffic demand continues to climb. Similarly, Larkin Avenue (17,000 ADT), built originally as a local road, now handles a much higher 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 US 20 is to explore a correction of geometrics, operations and safety which may require a partial or complete reconfiguration of the interchange. It 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.
KDOT will hold a second virtual public information meeting concerning the proposed improvement concepts for the Randall Road at US 20 interchange on November 17. All those interested in learning about and providing feedback on the proposed improvements are invited to participate in the virtual meeting. Participants will be able to join the live meeting via the online virtual platform, Zoom at tinyurl.com/RandallUS20PM2 or via phone at 312-626-6799.
KDOT and the Randall Road at US 20 study team will host a live presentation at 6:00PM to provide project updates since the first virtual public meeting including purpose and need, draft project improvements and next steps. Public comments and questions will be accepted and addressed by KDOT and the study team during the meeting.
Public questions and comments can also be submitted both before and after the meeting until Wednesday, December 1, 2021, by contacting Kristen Robinson, Randall Road at US 20 Outreach Liaison, at email@example.com or 630-534-6400 ext. 108.
The presentation will be posted on this page and available for review before the virtual public information meeting. A hard copy of meeting materials will also be available for pick up prior to the meeting from Monday, November 15 – Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the following locations:
Persons with limited internet access and/or require special accommodations should submit requests to Kristen Robinson, Randall Road at US 20 Outreach Liaison, at 630-534-6400 ext. 108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance by Monday, November 1,
2021. Special accommodations for those joining online via Zoom will be available by request only.
If you are not able to join us at the second public meeting or experience technical difficulties when trying to provide your responses to poll questions, an online survey will be posted here for you to submit your input.