Burlington Road at Bolcum Road
Project Manager: Jennifer O'Connell, P.E.
The Kane County Division of Transportation has retained the professional engineering services of Burns & McDonnell to study the intersection of Burlington Road and Bolcum Road in the Village of Campton Hills. This work includes a review of crash history of the intersection, analysis of existing and projected traffic demands, and the development of a preferred concept for future improvements.
The purpose of intersection improvements at Burlington Road and Bolcum Road in Campton Hills is to improve the capacity and safety of the existing intersection and the need for this project is driven by increasing traffic volumes, which have led to queues on Bolcum Road reaching unacceptable levels during peak periods. These queues impel impatient drivers to perform risky turning movements, which is a temporary cause of existing crashes. A signal warrant analysis in 2014 demonstrated that improvements to this intersection are prudent and appropriate at this time.
Burns & McDonnell created and evaluated four different design alternatives to consider including a traffic signal, a modern roundabout, an unconventional geometric project and a no-build alternative. After consideration of many factors including: safety, capacity and cost, the preferred design improvement is a modern roundabout with an 130’ inscribed circle diameter (ICD). This design choice also complements future development plans in the Village of Campton Hills.
This design requires no land purchase and will be constructed under traffic (no detour) during the summer of 2020. Intersection lighting will be installed as required by roundabout design.
Pedestrian accommodations are in development and will be included.