Monday, April 30, 2012

Illiana Corridor Team Adds A3S2 Route as a Preliminarily Recommended Route

According to the Illiana Corridor Planning Team Website, the Planning Team is preliminarily recommending two more corridors in addition to the B3 corridor which passes near Wilmington, Illinois.   The two new corridors were added for further study after many comments by the public after the B3 was recommended as the preferred corridor.

The A3S2 route starts at Indiana's I-65 and continues west North of Lowell and South of Lake Dalecarlia.  A3S2 then heads North of Beecher and heads north of the proposed "South Suburban Airport" which is shown the by Illiana Corridor Planning Team.   A3S2 then crosses Route 50 south of Monee, Illinois before heading west paralleling south of Pauling Road before turning NorthWest again after Route 52.  A3S2 then crosses Hoff and Gougar Roads.  A3S2 then heads NorthWest again crossing Elwood-Manhattan Road, Route 53, Brandon Road and passes south of the Joliet CenterPoint Intermodal and north of the Elwood CenterPoint Intermodal and north of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. A3S2 then crosses the Kankakee River and connects with I-55.

The two new corridors--A3S2 and and B4 can be viewed on the interactive map below:

View Recommended Corridors A3S2, B3, B4 Interactive Map in a larger map

The Illiana Corridor Planning Team has published several documents on their study of the Illiana Corridor.  They have published a Technical Memorandum which includes information on the different corridors and an Illinois Department of Transportation Document entitled, "A Landowners Guide to Land Acquisition and Eminent Domain," among others.

Landowners in the path of the preliminarily recommended corridors have received mailings stating their land is the the corridors and will be entered by study team members for further study.

To submit a comment to the Illiana Planning Team, go here.  The Planning Team will also hold a public meeting in the summer of 2012.

Video from an Illiana meeting in Wilmington:

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