US Route 30 (Lincoln
Highway) Reconstruction Project
From Williams Street to IL Route 43 (Harlem
US Route 30 is a principal east-west
Strategic Regional Arterial (SRA) and part of
the National Highway System (NHS). These routes
are intended to supplement the regions
expressways, Interstate systems and to connect
the regional transportation network.
The Phase I Engineering and Environmental Study for US Route 30 Williams Street to IL Route 43 was initiated in 1999 as part of the Illinois FIRST Program. The study included coordination with the Villages of New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort. The Public Hearing for the project was held on August 27, 2002 at Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox, IL. Design approval was received on October 16, 2003.
By having safer and wider roadways in the area, the transportation system will be upgraded thus encouraging commercial developments in the area and the start up of new businesses. Travel delays will be minimized and access to businesses will be enhanced, jobs will be created for construction and the newly developed businesses. Commercial deliveries to existing businesses will be improved and become more efficient, thus encouraging trade and economic prosperity.
The existing US Route 30 consists primarily
of 1-12ft. lane in each direction from Williams
Street to IL Route 43 with additional lanes and
auxiliary lanes located at traffic signals and
various intersections along US Route 30. The
existing average daily traffic volumes along US
Route 30 range from 15,000 to 16,000 vehicles.
The proposed improvement has been designed using state of the art highway standards to address the specific needs of the roadway user. Upon completion, reconstructed US Route 30 will increase capacity, improve travel times, reduce congestion and improve highway safety. The 20 year projected average daily traffic volumes for the year 2020 range from 24,000 to 27,000 vehicles per day.
The project has been divided into two segments for construction, from Williams Street to US Route 45 and from US Route 45 to Illinois Route 43 with a proposed start date of Spring 2011. The projects are currently projected for Fall 2012 completion (weather permitting).
- Provide 2- 12 ft. lanes in each
direction separated by a 22 ft. wide raised
curb median throughout the limits.
- Addition of a 12 ft. wide bi-directional turn lane utilized form Williams Street to the west entrance to Lincoln-Way High School.
- Noise wall installation at warranted
locations between Williams Street to U.S.
- Widening of the existing bridge over Hickory Creek to accommodate the proposed pavement widening.
- Construction of combination concrete curb and gutter with a new storm sewer drainage system and ditches to drain storm water.
- Construction of a 10 ft. wide bike path and/or 5 ft. sidewalk adjacent to the road on either side where requested by local agencies.
- Completion of the median construction at
the intersection of Wolf Road.
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New Traffic Signal
Installation and/or traffic signal Modernization
at the intersections of US Route 30 with:
- Marley Road
- Schoolhouse Road
- Vancina/Retail Drive
- Joliet Highway/West Circle (new signal-
- Ridgemore/Owens Rd. (new signal- Mokena)
- Elsner Road
- Locust Avenue (new signal- Frankfort)
- Pfieffer Road
- 80th Avenue (new signal- Frankfort)
- Hunter Woods Drive/Frankfort Square Drive (new signal- Frankfort)
- Illinois Route 43
The mainline reconstruction
work will take place under stage construction..
- Pre-stage: Installation of
temporary pavement and temporary traffic signals.
- Stage 1: Construction of the
westbound lanes of US Route 30 and
associated improvements. Traffic will be
maintained with one lane in each direction
on the existing pavement and temporary
pavement installed in the Pre-Stage.
- Stage 2: Construction of the
eastbound lanes of US 30 and associated
improvements. Traffic will be maintained
with one lane in each direction on the
future westbound lanes installed in Stage 1.
- Stage 3: Construction of the
median, turn lanes and miscellaneous items