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.



Submit a comment in the public comment tab below.

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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed!

    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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