Weiland Road- Prairie Road / Lake Cook Road Phase 2 Design Project - September 2016 - Update
The Lake County Division of Transportation and the Cook County Highway Department are completing the Phase 2 Design for the improvements for Weiland Road and Prairie Road from Lake Cook Road to IL Route 22 in Lake County and for Lake Cook Road from Buffalo Grove Road to Hastings Drive in Cook County. The Phase 2 Design includes the engineering design of both projects and any property acquisition that is needed for the projects. The Village will continue to work closely with both counties and will help coordinate any design related issues. The Cook County Highway Department has projected the Lake Cook Road widening project to start in 2018 and be completed in 2019. The Lake County Department of Transportation has currently planned the first phase of the Weiland Road Widening from Lake Cook Road to Deerfield Parkway to begin in 2018. Please contact the Lake County DOT for additional questions for Weiland Road.
The Environmental Assessment for the Weiland Road/Lake Cook Road Phase I Study has been signed by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). A copy of that report is available here. This signifies that these two agencies agree that the purpose and need for the project has been clearly identified and the impacts from the alternatives including the Preferred Alternative have been evaluated with all of the appropriate agencies. This approval allows for the document to be released to the public for comment with a public hearing. At the public hearing the Preferred Alternative will be presented for public comments.
Full public notice including legal notices, mailings, and brochures for the public meeting will now begin.
After the public hearing the comments will be sent to the FHWA with the anticipation that they will issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) indicating that the Preferred Alternative will not have a significant effect on the environment which will indicate completion of the Phase I Engineering environmental studies.
On April 14, 2011, the village conducted a neighborhood meeting from 7 - 9 p.m. at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd, Buffalo Grove. The neighborhood meeting was specifically focused on the Weiland Road and Prairie Road portions of the study area. The objectives of the meeting were; a review of comments received from the December 15, 2010 Public Information Meeting, to present plans for additional traffic and pedestrian studies, gather input on the locations and times of greatest pedestrian activity, review the need for and features of highway noise mitigation measures, a review of the process for deciding whether and where to include noise mitigation, and to seek public input and comments.
On December 15, 2010, a public information meeting was held from 6 - 8 p.m. at Aptakisic Jr. High School, 1231 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove. The public information meeting presented proposed improvement alternatives, the project schedule, and other project information. Links are provided below to all 12/15/2010 meeting exhibits which were displayed at the meeting; and a summary of the meeting and all public input submitted at or following the meeting (received through the end of the Year - December 31, 2010).
Frequently Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions that have been received during and following the December 15th, 2010 public information meeting are available here.
Weiland Road / Lake Cook Road Phase I Study, December 15 2010 Public Information Meeting Exhibits
Summary of Public Information Meeting including copies of all submitted public input Notice of the December 15, 2010 public information meeting was published in the November 29th and December 11th editions of the Daily Herald newspaper. A notice was also posted on the Village of Buffalo Grove website. In addition, approximately 900 written notices were mailed or hand delivered to residents and business owners located along the project area on December 1st.
The public information meeting for this project was attended by 77 people. Public Meeting attendees were asked to sign in when they arrived and were given a project brochure and a comment form. The meeting was held in an open house format with Village of Buffalo Grove staff, Cook County staff and consultant staff available to answer questions. Exhibits were on display depicting the existing conditions, proposed improvement plans and three Weiland Road extension alternates (related to extending Weiland Road. from Illinois Route 83 to Buffalo Grove Road). The exhibits also highlighted existing and proposed traffic data, crash data, noise analysis and general project timeline. Seventeen comments were recorded by the court reporter, 15 written comments were received at the meeting and 70 written comments were received after the meeting. The following is a summary of topics raised as a result of the Public Information Meeting.
Your Comments are Important to Us
Additional written comments and opinions may be e-mailed or mailed to the address below in order to become part of the official project records and will be reviewed as the study progresses.
Any questions or comments regarding the study should be directed to: Darren T. Monico, P.E.
Village of Buffalo Grove
51 Raupp Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089