The Illinois Department of Transportation welcomes you to the official website for the Illinois Route 71 Study in Kendall County. The Department has initiated a preliminary engineering study of Illinois Route 71 from just west of the IL Route 47 intersection in Yorkville to about 1/3 of a mile south of Orchard/Minkler Road in Oswego. The purpose of the project study is to determine needed improvements for the roadway. This website contains a description of the project, general information regarding upcoming public information, and news updates as the project progresses. We encourage your feedback and participation in this study. If you would like to join the mailing list or to leave a comment, please contact the Department by emailing
Duane Lukkari, PE.
The Illinois Department of Transportation began the Phase I portion of
Illinois Route 71 project in December 2009. The Study Team has collected
survey, traffic, crash, pedestrian and bicycle data and used this
information along with input from the public to identify needs for the
project. Each project need was then addressed individually by the Study
Team and then incorporated as needed into the design for the Preferred
On November 29, 2011, the Illinois Department of Transportation
conducted the third Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting regarding the
proposed improvement of IL 71 at the Yorkville Public Library in
Yorkville, IL. Minutes of CAG Meeting #3 are available for viewing on
the Documents & Links page. The Preferred Alternative was presented to
the CAG for receiving their input prior to the Public Hearing tentatively scheduled for Spring/Summer, 2013.
IDOT personnel were on hand to address questions and receive comments from the CAG members.