Kane County Realignment of Plank Road Aerial 2
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Kane County Realignment of Plank Road Drainage Construction
Kane County Realignment of Plank Road
Kane County Realignment of Plank Road Aerial
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More Than 150 Years in the Making
Plank Road Realignment
While the public often sees road construction as a nuisance, and any outlay of taxpayer dollars as potentially wasteful, good community relations can positively change those perceptions significantly. This was the case in the Village of Burlington where Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) engaged stakeholders and earned their buy-in on a roadway project that greatly improved safety, capacity, operations and drainage, while limiting impacts to those along its corridor.
CMT was selected by the Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) to provide Phase I and II engineering services for the realignment of Plank Road in Burlington, IL. Plank Road is a principle county arterial that connects the village to Sycamore to the west and Elgin to the east. Plank Road had an offset alignment of approximately 200 feet in downtown Burlington. This offset created two “T” intersections with poor traffic operations. The purpose of the project was to eliminate the offset alignment in order to improve safety, capacity and operations.
CMT prepared identified interim and ultimate projects for the corridor to address travel demand in staged implementation process. The realignment was achieved with an interim cross section to address current travel demand. The ultimate improvement was designed as an asymmetrical supplement to the interim improvements.