Laraway Road at Union Pacific Railroad Crossing

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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is working together with the City of Joliet and other stakeholders to study potential improvements at the Laraway Road at-grade crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad and the accompanying highway section from Brandon Road to IL Route 53 in the City of Joliet.

Using technical information and public engagement, the study identified a range of solutions to address delay, safety, and freight network reliability. The alternatives include grade separations and other options. We are seeking public input regarding the project Purpose and Need and the Alternatives to Carry Forward for further study. For a quick overview, download the Laraway Road Project Brochure!


Public input opportunities: we want to hear from you!


The public input meeting was held on April 14 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST

Please see a recording of the meeting here.



View the online presentations in the forum tab below, then participate in the discussion.



Print, fill out, and mail the survey included in the Project Brochure.



The public comment period has closed. We thank everyone for their feedback. Please reach out to CMAP project staff Tom Murtha at tmurtha@cmap.illinois.gov or Michelle Agunloye at magunloye@cmap.illinois.gov for questions. You may also call Tom at 312-386-8649.



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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is working together with the City of Joliet and other stakeholders to study potential improvements at the Laraway Road at-grade crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad and the accompanying highway section from Brandon Road to IL Route 53 in the City of Joliet.

Using technical information and public engagement, the study identified a range of solutions to address delay, safety, and freight network reliability. The alternatives include grade separations and other options. We are seeking public input regarding the project Purpose and Need and the Alternatives to Carry Forward for further study. For a quick overview, download the Laraway Road Project Brochure!


Public input opportunities: we want to hear from you!


The public input meeting was held on April 14 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST

Please see a recording of the meeting here.



View the online presentations in the forum tab below, then participate in the discussion.



Print, fill out, and mail the survey included in the Project Brochure.



The public comment period has closed. We thank everyone for their feedback. Please reach out to CMAP project staff Tom Murtha at tmurtha@cmap.illinois.gov or Michelle Agunloye at magunloye@cmap.illinois.gov for questions. You may also call Tom at 312-386-8649.



Submit a comment in the public comment tab below.

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  • Station 1: Introduction

    6 months ago
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    This station provides an introduction to the Laraway Road project and examines the importance of undergoing the study.  


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  • Station 2: PEL Study Process

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    This station provides an overview of the Planning and Environmnetal Linkages (PEL) Study and the benefits of undergoing this process. 


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  • Station 3: Project Needs and Public Input

    6 months ago
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    This station provides a summary of the project's purpose and need as well as the first phase of public involvement on this project.


    Please share your comments on Station 3, the Purose and Need, and consider the following questions:


    Does the Purpose and Need statement capture your understanding of the issues on Laraway Road from Brandon Road to Illinois Route 53? (yes/no and please explain)



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  • Station 4: Alternatives Considered

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    This station provides an overiew of the alternatives being considered.


    Please share your comments on Station 4, Alternatives, and consider the following questions:


    Does the recommended Alternative to Be Carried Forward for future studies address the Purpose and Need for the project? (yes/no and please explain)


    Are there any important issues or potential solutions that the study team needs to consider more carefully in this stage of the alternatives development and evaluation process?


    Are there other issues that project engineers and the City of Joliet will need to study more closely if the City decides to proceed to project engineering and construction?


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  • Station 5: Details on Alternatives Considered

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    This station provides a detailed desctiption on the alternative designs being considered for the project. 


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  • CMAP and the City of Joliet

    6 months ago
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    CMAP, as the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, is sponsoring the Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study through the federal coordination process and is providing the funding necessary to support this planning initiative. CMAP is working in coordination with the City of Joliet, the jurisdiction agency for Laraway Road. Through this PEL Study, the Purpose and Need and the results of the alternatives screening can be carried forward into the engineering phase, saving time and effort during that phase of project development. This PEL Study is also developing an early, planning-level cost estimate and an initial funding strategy, both of which can help the City decide whether the project should move forward.

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