Randall Road at Big Timber Road
Candi Thomas, P.E.
Direct Phone: (630) 406-7355
Virtual Public Meeting
February 25th, 2021 at 6:00 PM
The Kane County Division of Transportation has retained the professional engineering services of Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. to complete Phase I and Phase II Design Engineering Services for Intersection Improvements at Randall Road and Big Timber Road within the City of Elgin and unincorporated Kane County. The primary objective of this improvement is to identify and analyze operational, capacity and safety concerns of the intersection and develop a preferred alternative to address any feasible needs.
The Phase I study included a crash analysis of the intersection, analysis of existing and projected traffic demands, environmental studies (including a wetland delineation and a noise analysis study), and the development of a preferred concept for future implementation.
The cross section for this stretch of Randall Road will be widened from the existing 2-lanes in each direction, to 3-lanes in each direction. The existing northbound left turn lane will be striped to include dual left turn lanes. The footprint of the northbound left receiving lanes of Big Timber (west leg) will be improved by extending the through lane movements west before tapering down to one lane in each direction and the commercial driveway will be relocated west of the intersection. An eastbound free flow right turn lane will also be implemented on the west leg. Additionally, improvements will be included to improve the skew angle of the intersection to allow for greater sight lines with turning movements. All of these elements are expected to improve the capacity and safety of the intersection.
Pedestrian and bicycle accommodations are also being implemented as part of the intersection improvements. Sidewalks are proposed in the northwest, northeast and southeast quadrants of the intersection. Crosswalks will be provided on the north and east legs of the intersection.
This improvement will require land acquisition; however, no residential or commercial displacements are anticipated.
Phase I Design Approval was obtained on January 4th, 2023.
Phase II Design Engineering Services are currently underway and include the development of contract plans, land acquisition and permitting requirements for implementation of the intersection improvements. KDOT intends to submit applications, for consideration, to qualifying federal funding opportunities for further project implementation.
Construction is tentatively targeted for 2026, pending availability of funding and right-of-way acquisition.