Randall Road at IL Route 72 (Higgins Rd)
Project Manager: Candi Thomas, P.E.
The Kane County Division of Transportation has retained the professional engineering services of BLA, Inc. to complete a Phase I Engineering Study for Intersection Improvements at Randall Road and IL Route 72 (Higgins Road) within the Village of West Dundee, the Village of Sleepy Hollow, 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, to improve capacity and safety at the existing intersection. The need for this improvement is driven by increasing traffic queues which have reached unacceptable levels of service during peak periods.
Pedestrian and bicycle accommodations are also being looked at as part of the intersection improvements.
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.
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