The Kane County Division of Transportation has retained the professional services of Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. to complete a Phase I Engineering Study for Improvements along Randall Road at Hopps Road, within the City of Elgin, Village of South Elgin and Elgin Township. The purpose of this project is to provide route continuity and capacity improvements along Randall Road based on the projected substantial growth in traffic volumes for the year 2050, as well as additional safety enhancements at the intersection of Randall Road and Hopps Road. Based on projected traffic growth, capacity improvements are needed along Randall Road to add a 3rd lane in each direction, tying into existing six-lane sections at both the northern and southern project limits. In addition, a grade separation of the Canadian National Railroad (CNRR) is proposed to address congestion caused by the at-grade crossing with the Canadian National Railroad (CNRR) and to optimize safety at the CNRR crossing with the projected future traffic growth within the project corridor.
The Phase I Engineering Study evaluated three alternatives for the intersection of Randall Road and Hopps Road using travel performance, safety, footprint and cost measures. In addition, a grade separation alternatives evaluation was completed for both an underpass and overpass alternative, looking at constructability and cost measures.
The Preferred Alternative includes a realignment of Randall Road and Hopps Road to improve the intersection angle to 75-degrees and remove superelevation from the intersection, and a grade separation of Randall Road over the Canadian National Railroad. As part of this improvement, the project will also add a 3rd lane in each direction along Randall Road, with a new enclosed drainage system. A multi-use path will be constructed on the west side of Randall Road, closing an existing gap.
A Public Information Meeting was held on August 2, 2022. Feel free to contact the Project Manager with questions or comments:
Jennifer O'Connell, Chief of DesignOConnellJennifer@co.kane.il.us
The recording and all of the resources presented at the meeting can be found at the links below: