Grassroots Call for Safety
Illinois Route 29 Expressway Extension
Extensive meetings with area farmers concerned about potential flooding impacts resulted in the implementation of innovative right-of-way and drainage solutions for the project. In determining the alignment for the expanded highway, we were careful to preserve native Illinois prairie grass growing along the roadway, while limiting the amount of prime farmland that would need to be acquired. The design also included a bike path that runs along an abandoned railway that parallels the highway.
The final section of the project was completed in early 2017.