Laraway Road at Union Pacific Railroad Crossing

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Survey Executive Summary

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 will identify a range of solutions to address traffic congestion at Laraway Road. These alternatives may include a grade separation, such as a highway bridge over the railroad, or other options. The alternatives will then be screened for criteria such as cost, safety, congestion, and pollution benefits to arrive at a short list of screened alternatives to carry forward for further study, if an alternative to existing conditions is recommended and if funds are available.

CMAP, as the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, is 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.





Survey Executive Summary

Draft Survey Responses Report

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 will identify a range of solutions to address traffic congestion at Laraway Road. These alternatives may include a grade separation, such as a highway bridge over the railroad, or other options. The alternatives will then be screened for criteria such as cost, safety, congestion, and pollution benefits to arrive at a short list of screened alternatives to carry forward for further study, if an alternative to existing conditions is recommended and if funds are available.

CMAP, as the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, is 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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    Laraway Road (Brandon Road to IL Route 53) PEL Study

    Please take a few minutes to take the following survey on your experience at the Laraway Road at-grade railroad crossing and the highway section from Brandon Road to IL Route 53.  We look forward to your feedback. 

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