Maywood held Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Proposed Improvements
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) initiated the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway Study in 2009 to identify ways to improve multimodal transportation throughout the corridor. Maywood is a...The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) initiated the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway Study in 2009 to identify ways to improve multimodal transportation throughout the corridor. Maywood is a key stakeholder in the I-290 corridor, and IDOT’s goal is to develop a plan that addresses both transportation needs and community concerns. The purpose of the Town Hall meeting was to present the work to date by the Maywood Advisory Working Group and IDOT, and provide additional input opportunities for the community.
At this open house meeting, attendees were able to view study exhibits and maps, as well as speak one-on-one with study team representatives. A formal presentation was provided followed by a moderated Q&A session.
Click on the following links to view the meeting materials: presentation, exhibits
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Maywood Held Advisory Working Group Meeting #3
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...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.
The third AWG meeting was held on April 21, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 South 5th Avenue. View the meeting presentation here and the exhibits here.
AWG MEETING #3 TOPICS:
• Present and discuss results
of alternatives analysis
• Initial drainage presentation
• Next steps
The AWG meetings are open to the public and include an opportunity for audience members to ask questions following the presentation and Working Group agenda items.
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.
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Oak Park Traffic and Interchange Simulation Videos
The following videos include traffic and interchange simulations along I-290 within the Village of Oak Park. These videos were presented at Oak Park Working Group meetings and Village Board...The following videos include traffic and interchange simulations along I-290 within the Village of Oak Park. These videos were presented at Oak Park Working Group meetings and Village Board meetings between spring 2015 and winter 2015.
These concepts are considered preliminary and subject to further evaluation and refinement as detailed design continues and additional stakeholder input is received. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding the concepts, we encourage you to submit them to the study team for consideration.
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Harlem Avenue North Traffic Simulation - PM
Harlem Avenue South Traffic Simulation - PM
Harlem Avenue Proposed Improvements Simulation
Harlem Avenue Eastbound Ramp Proposed Improvements
Harlem Avenue Eastbound Ramp to I-290 Proposed Improvements
Harlem Avenue Westbound Ramp - Proposed Improvements
Harlem Avenue Westbound Ramp to I-290 - Proposed Improvements
Harlem Avenue/Frontage Road Proposed Improvements
Austin Boulevard North Traffic Simulation - AM
Austin Boulevard South Traffic Simulation - AM
Austin Boulevard/I-290 Westbound off Ramp - Proposed Improvements
Austin Boulevard/I-290 Eastbound on Ramp - Proposed Improvements
Austin Boulevard Proposed Improvements Simulation
Central Avenue Eastbound Off Ramp - Proposed Improvements
Central Avenue Westbound Off Ramp - Proposed Improvements
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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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