Randall Road at Big Timber Road
Project Manager: Candi Thomas, P.E.
The Kane County Division of Transportation has retained the professional engineering services of Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. to complete a Phase I Engineering Study 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 will include 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 footprint of the northbound left receiving lanes (west leg) will be improved to allow for capacity of dual northbound lefts at the intersection. Additionally, alternatives are being considered to increase 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 looked at for the intersection.
It is likely that this improvement will require some land acquisition; however, no residential or commercial displacements are anticipated.
The Phase I study will continue into 2021 and will be submitted for consideration to qualifying federal funding opportunities for further project implementation.