Maywood Town Hall Meeting #2
The Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG), which was formed in January of 2016, has been working closely with IDOT and the study team on the proposed improvements and transportation needs of the...The Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG), which was formed in January of 2016, has been working closely with IDOT and the study team on the proposed improvements and transportation needs of the region, as well as specific needs and concerns of Maywood residents and business owners. At the upcoming Town Hall Meeting, IDOT will summarize the findings and recommendations from the AWG process and discuss next steps. The meeting will also provide an additional opportunity to hear about the noise wall process and provide feedback to the project team.
Maywood Town Hall Meeting #2:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy
8601 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130
There will be an open house from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, where you can view study exhibits and maps, as well as speak with study team representatives. A formal presentation will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by a moderated Q&A session ending at 8:00 PM.
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Maywood Held Advisory Working Group Meeting #5
The fifth Maywood Advsiory Working Group Meeting was held on August 17, 2016 from 6-8 PM at the Maywood Multipurpose Building.
The Village of Maywood, in partnership with the Illinois Department of...The fifth Maywood Advsiory Working Group Meeting was held on August 17, 2016 from 6-8 PM at the Maywood Multipurpose Building.
The Village of Maywood, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation,hosted the fifth I-290 AWG meeting to continue discussions regarding proposed Eisenhower Expressway improvements. At AWG meeting #5, which was held on August 17, 2016, IDOT presented the Alternative 6 local circulation and the noise wall re-evaluation process.
View the meeting presentation here and the exhibits here.
- Preferred Alternative
- Noise Wall Study Update
- Next Steps
The AWG meetings are open to the public and there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions following the presentation and agenda items. For more information about the AWG, please contact the Maywood Village Manager's offica at 708-450-6303.
The AWG was created by the Village of Maywood, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), to address community concerns regarding the Eisenhower Expressway improvements related to community access, safety, and traffic flow.
For more information about the AWG, please contact the Maywood Village Manager’s office at 708-450-6303.
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To view the AWG Meeting #1 materials, click on the following link: presentation.
To view the AWG Meeting #2 materials, click on the following links: presentation, exhibits, and traffic simulation videos.
To view the AWG Meeting #3 materials, click on the following links: presentation and exhibits.
To view the AWG Meeting #4 materials, click on the following links: presentation and exhibits.
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Noise Wall Re-Vote in Process between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue
IDOT has re-issued noise wall ballots to residents and property owners located behind the proposed noise walls along I-290 between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue. The re-vote for noise walls in...IDOT has re-issued noise wall ballots to residents and property owners located behind the proposed noise walls along I-290 between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue. The re-vote for noise walls in this area is due to expressway design changes that occurred since the original vote last year. The design revisions were identified through the Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG) process that directly involved local residents, business owners, Village Staff, and elected officials. Six expressway access alternatives were identified and evaluated with respect to how well they address local and regional transportation needs. The selected preferred alternative will retain all existing ramp connections between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue.
Because of the design change since the original noise wall vote, IDOT was required to reevaluate the locations and performance of the noise walls, and issue a revote.
In mid-August, residents and owners of properties that were determined to be “benefitted” by a noise wall were mailed a ballot to vote in favor or against the wall. A property is considered to be benefitted if the proposed noise wall results in a perceptible reduction in noise level (five decibels or more). If more than half of the returned ballots are in favor of a wall, that wall will likely be constructed as part of the expressway reconstruction. A final decision on the installation of noise walls will be made upon completion of the project’s final design and the public involvement process prior to construction.
A map is available (here) that shows the locations of the proposed walls and the properties that were determined to be benefitted by the walls (highlighted in yellow). If you have any questions regarding the location your property or residence, why your property is or is not benefitted, or if you should have received a ballot and have not, please contact Mark Peterson at email@example.com or (847)-705-4569.
A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled on August 31st to provide information on the preferred alternative, noise wall locations and voting process, and to discuss next steps. This open house meeting will include an exhibit area where you can review the current plan and speak with IDOT representatives, a short presentation, and a formal question and answer session following the presentation.
About the Federal Noise Wall Process:
The noise wall evaluation and voting process is required by the Federal Highway Administration for an expressway reconstruction project. The decision to construct any proposed walls is made by the voters that benefit from the wall. Only property owners and renters with a noise decrease of at least 5 decibels are eligible to vote. A voter response rate of 33% is desired. If the response from the initial mailing is less than 33%, a second ballot will be mailed to the property owners and renters who did not vote in the first round.
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CTA Blue Line Vision Study Update
In 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) initiated the “Blue Line Vision Study,” in collaboration with the I-290 study, to identify the near- and long-term improvement goals for the...In 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) initiated the “Blue Line Vision Study,” in collaboration with the I-290 study, to identify the near- and long-term improvement goals for the Forest Park branch of the CTA Blue Line. CTA’s Vision Study evaluated infrastructure and service improvements throughout the corridor, and is coordinating these findings with the Eisenhower Expressway Study Team for incorporation into the overall I-290 corridor plan. In addition, IDOT is working with CTA and Pace on options for a cost-effective and efficient transit extension, such as express bus service to Mannheim Road.
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The Blue Line Vision Study started with an analysis of existing conditions and concluded that the tracks and stations are nearing the end of their useful life and need to be brought up to 21st century standards in terms of service, mobility and passenger facilities. The CTA has identified the following overall recommendations associated with a complete reconstruction and modernization for the Forest Park branch:
- Maintain existing station entrance locations
- Improve customer experience at stations
- Improve infrastructure and speed
- A new Forest Park terminal, yard and shop at Des Plaines Avenue
- Maintain existing service
- Work with IDOT on corridor improvements
The study was completed in 2014, but the CTA will continue to evaluate and coordinate funding options and project phasing with IDOT, and will formally present the results in conjunction with the I-290 Public Hearing in 2016.
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