Thursday, August 23, 2012

Detailed Maps of Illiana Expressway B3 Corridor

Updated info presented at an August 2013 Meeting at the Will Township building:



Updated Maps of Illiana Corridor B3 (June 2013)


Here are the maps showing the proposed B3 route for the proposed Illiana Expressway.  Maps are from the Illiana Corridor Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement:


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Map of the proposed Illiana Expressway Corridor B3 route through Symerton and crossing Cedar Road

Map of the proposed Illiana Expressway Corridor B3 route as it connects with I-57 and goes south of Peotone

Map of the proposed Illiana Expressway Corridor B3 route as it travels south of Beecher

Map of the proposed Illiana Expressway Corridor B3 near the Illinois-Indiana State Line

Map of the proposed Illiana Expressway Corridor B3 route as it connects with I-65 in Indiana

Go HERE for an interactive map of the B3 Corridor.




Detailed Map of Illiana Corridor A3S2





























UPDATE 2: April 2013 Public Meetings on Tier Two of the Illiana Corridor Study


Here are the maps showing the proposed A3S2 route for the proposed Illiana Expressway.  Maps are from the Illiana Corridor Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement:
Proposed Illiana Expressway A3S2 corridor from I-65 in Indiana, north of Lowell, Indiana


Illiana Corridor A3S2 alignment south and east of Beecher, Illinois

Illiana Corridor A3S2 as it goes north of the proposed Peotone Airport



Illiana Corridor A3S2 as it travels south of Pauling Road

Proposed Illiana Corridor A3S2 as it travels south of Manhattan, Illinois 

Illiana Corridor A3S2 as it travels north of Elwood, Illinois and near Channahon, Illinois to connect with I-55






Tuesday, August 14, 2012

2012 Will County Fair

In the midst of one of the worst droughts in 50 years, the 2012 Will County Fair will celebrate rural life and agriculture Wednesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 26th in Peotone, Illinois.
Display of Fruits and Vegetables at the Will County Fair 
Dairy cattle at the Will County Fair

Goats at the Will County Fair

Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, August 22 "FAMILY DAY"
10:00 a.m.Fair Opens to Public - $4.00 Gate Admission Per Person, Children under 10 FREE
4:00 p.m.Carnival opens - All Rides $1.50 ea. or 16 for $20.00.
www.luehrs.com for coupons
5:30 p.m.5th annual Children's Ping Pong Ball Drop 5:30 pm FREE
Thursday, August 23 - "Senior Citizen's Day" and "Veterans Day"
8:00 a.m.Fair Opens to Public - Senior Citizens and Veterans $2.00 Gate Admission per Person (All Day and Evening)
$4.00 Gate Admission per Person, Children under 10 FREE
4:00 - 11:00 p.m."Ride-A-Thon Night" - Ride any ride as often as you like - $20.00 per person. www.luehrs.com for coupons
6:30 p.m.I.T.P.A. Tractor and Truck Pull -- Grandstand Admission $8.00 - Pit Passes inside track, Age 16 & Over - $10.00 per Person
Friday, August 24 - "Demolition Derby Day 1"
8:00 a.m.Fair Opens to Public - $4.00 Gate Admission per Person, Children under 10 Free
1:00 p.m.Carnival Opens www.luehrs.com for coupons
1-5 pm DOLLAR DAY
All Rides just a BUCK!
Rides continue at regular price after 5:00 pm
7:30 p.m.Nationwide Demolition Derby -- Grandstand Admission $9.00
Saturday, August 25 - "Democrat Day" "Demolition Derby Day 2"
8:00 a.m.Fair Opens to Public - $4.00 Gate Admission per Person, Children under 10, Free
12:00 noonCarnival Opens. www.luehrs.com for coupons
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.WVLI "The Valley" 95.1 SOCK HOP at the Entertainment Tent
5:30 p.m.Will County 4-H Livestock Auction held in the Livestock Show Ring
7:00 p.m.Nationwide Demo Derby Grandstand Admission $9.00
Sunday, August 26 - "Republican Day"
8:00 a.m.Fair Opens to Public - $4.00 Gate Admission per Person, Children under 10, Free
12:00 noonCarnival Opens. www.luehrs.com for coupons
1:30 p.m.BABY SHOW (for babies 6 - 36 months) Have to be pre-registered - Copy of Certified County Birth Certificate required. Entries close Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Rodeo
$8.00
3:00 p.m.3rd Annual Chili Cook-off
Pre-Registration Required (limited to the first 20 entries)
Start: at about 8:00 a.m..

Judging time will be at about 3:00 pm
8:00 p.m.Main Exhibit Building will close. Exhibitors should pick up entries from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.Release of Commercial Exhibits
Everyday - Fair closes at 12 midnight every evening. Commercial Exhibit Building closes at 10:30 pm
Beer Garden Entertainment
Thursday:  Black Cadillac
Friday, Saturday &; Sunday:  Gone Country
All Star Music Machine appearing nightly

The Will County Fair is located on Peotone-Wilmington Road between Route 50 and I-57.  Admission to the fair is 4 dollars and children under 10 are free.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Manhattan to Weigh in on Illiana Expressway


By Mary Baskerville
Carriage Stone Communications



MANHATTAN--The Manhattan Village Board is expected to vote on a resolution calling for construction of the Illiana Expressway during its regular village board meeting slated for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 7.

The draft resolution calls for construction of the B3 alternative, the more southerly of the two routes identified by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The draft resolution reports that truck traffic in the region is projected to increase by more than 200 percent by 2040.

The draft resolution says the more northerly A3S2 corridor “travels adjacent to the Village of Manhattan Town Center which would severely disrupt the commercial and compact residential development potential around our Metra Station.”
Map from the Illiana Corridor Draft Environmental Impact Statement showing the route of the preliminarily recommended A3S2 corridor through Manhattan Township

The draft resolution asks for interchanges to be added at Gougar and Cedar Roads.

The resolution concludes: “Now therefore be it resolved, that the Village of Manhattan supports the B-3 route and recommends for all of the above reasons, CMAP needs to add B3 to their 2040 Plan and that the Region should focus on the B3 route for construction of the Illiana Expressway.
The Village Board meeting will be held at the Manhattan Junior High School, 15606 West Smith Road, Manhattan. 

Mayor Bill Borgo discussed this upcoming vote at the Public Hearing on the Illiana Expressway held July 31, 2012 at Peotone High School:


More from the Illiana Meeting in Peotone