Maywood Town Hall Meeting #2
The Town Hall meeting was held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. See the meeting materials here.
The Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG), which was formed in January of 2016, has been working closely...The Town Hall meeting was held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. See the meeting materials here.
The Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG), which was formed in January of 2016, has been working closely with IDOT and the study team on the proposed improvements and transportation needs of the region, as well as specific needs and concerns of Maywood residents and business owners. At the Town Hall Meeting, IDOT summarized the findings and recommendations from the AWG process and discussed next steps. The meeting also provided an additional opportunity to hear about the noise wall process and provide feedback to the project team.
Maywood Town Hall Meeting #2:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy
8601 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130
There meeting was an open house from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, where attendees viewed study exhibits and maps, as well as able to speak with study team representatives. A formal presentation was given at 7:00 PM, followed by a moderated Q&A session ending at 8:00 PM.
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Maywood Held Advisory Working Group Meeting #5
The fifth Maywood Advsiory Working Group Meeting was held on August 17, 2016 from 6-8 PM at the Maywood Multipurpose Building.
The Village of Maywood, in partnership with the Illinois Department of...The fifth Maywood Advsiory Working Group Meeting was held on August 17, 2016 from 6-8 PM at the Maywood Multipurpose Building.
The Village of Maywood, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation,hosted the fifth I-290 AWG meeting to continue discussions regarding proposed Eisenhower Expressway improvements. At AWG meeting #5, which was held on August 17, 2016, IDOT presented the Alternative 6 local circulation and the noise wall re-evaluation process.
View the meeting presentation here and the exhibits here.
- Preferred Alternative
- Noise Wall Study Update
- Next Steps
The AWG meetings are open to the public and there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions following the presentation and agenda items. For more information about the AWG, please contact the Maywood Village Manager's offica at 708-450-6303.
The AWG was created by the Village of Maywood, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), to address community concerns regarding the Eisenhower Expressway improvements related to community access, safety, and traffic flow.
For more information about the AWG, please contact the Maywood Village Manager’s office at 708-450-6303.
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To view the AWG Meeting #1 materials, click on the following link: presentation.
To view the AWG Meeting #2 materials, click on the following links: presentation, exhibits, and traffic simulation videos.
To view the AWG Meeting #3 materials, click on the following links: presentation and exhibits.
To view the AWG Meeting #4 materials, click on the following links: presentation and exhibits.
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Noise Wall Re-Vote in Process between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue
IDOT has re-issued noise wall ballots to residents and property owners located behind the proposed noise walls along I-290 between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue. The re-vote for noise walls in...IDOT has re-issued noise wall ballots to residents and property owners located behind the proposed noise walls along I-290 between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue. The re-vote for noise walls in this area is due to expressway design changes that occurred since the original vote last year. The design revisions were identified through the Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG) process that directly involved local residents, business owners, Village Staff, and elected officials. Six expressway access alternatives were identified and evaluated with respect to how well they address local and regional transportation needs. The selected preferred alternative will retain all existing ramp connections between 1st Avenue and 25th Avenue.
Because of the design change since the original noise wall vote, IDOT was required to reevaluate the locations and performance of the noise walls, and issue a revote.
In mid-August, residents and owners of properties that were determined to be “benefitted” by a noise wall were mailed a ballot to vote in favor or against the wall. A property is considered to be benefitted if the proposed noise wall results in a perceptible reduction in noise level (five decibels or more). If more than half of the returned ballots are in favor of a wall, that wall will likely be constructed as part of the expressway reconstruction. A final decision on the installation of noise walls will be made upon completion of the project’s final design and the public involvement process prior to construction.
A map is available (here) that shows the locations of the proposed walls and the properties that were determined to be benefitted by the walls (highlighted in yellow). If you have any questions regarding the location your property or residence, why your property is or is not benefitted, or if you should have received a ballot and have not, please contact Mark Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847)-705-4569.
A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled on August 31st to provide information on the preferred alternative, noise wall locations and voting process, and to discuss next steps. This open house meeting will include an exhibit area where you can review the current plan and speak with IDOT representatives, a short presentation, and a formal question and answer session following the presentation.
About the Federal Noise Wall Process:
The noise wall evaluation and voting process is required by the Federal Highway Administration for an expressway reconstruction project. The decision to construct any proposed walls is made by the voters that benefit from the wall. Only property owners and renters with a noise decrease of at least 5 decibels are eligible to vote. A voter response rate of 33% is desired. If the response from the initial mailing is less than 33%, a second ballot will be mailed to the property owners and renters who did not vote in the first round.
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Maywood Advisory Working Group Process Wrapping Up
Preferred plan keeps all ramps open
In January 2016, the Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG) was formed, and included local residents, business owners Maywood staff, and elected officials. ...Preferred plan keeps all ramps open
In January 2016, the Maywood Advisory Working Group (AWG) was formed, and included local residents, business owners Maywood staff, and elected officials. After eight months of discussion and analysis, a preferred plan for the section of I-290 between 25th Avenue and 1st Avenue has been identified.
The identified preferred alternative keeps all existing I-290 ramps open, and includes new interchanges at 25th Avenue and 1st Avenue. At 25th Avenue, the existing loop ramps will be removed to accommodate a new Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) that will have all ramps connecting directly at 25th Avenue. Similar to 25th Avenue, a SPUI will also be constructed at 1st Avenue. The SPUIs include dedicated dual left turn lanes and are operated by only one signal, which will drastically reduce signal wait times and vehicle stacking. To accommodate the improved interchange design at 1st Avenue, Harrison Street and Bataan Drive will not connect to 1st Avenue, which will reduce the amount of non-local, cut-through traffic currently using these streets to avoid expressway congestion.
Compared to the existing conditions, the performance benefits of the preferred alternative include:
-24% Reduction in travel time between the expressway and local residential and business areas
-74% reduction in signal wait times at 1st Avenue
-77% reduction in vehicle stacking along 1st Avenue
-5% reduction in traffic on local roads
Other local benefits include:
-Discourages “cut-though” or non-local frontage road traffic: 90% of existing trips using the frontage road connections at 1st Avenue are not local (link to exhibit)
-Bataan Drive and Harrison Street will be fully reconstructed Additional storm sewer pipe capacity will be added to provide additional flood protection opportunities for the Village of Maywood (link to exhibit 1, exhibit 2)
-Additional level green space areas will be provided between the frontage roads and the expressway (link to exhibit)
-All bridges crossing I-290 will be replaced with new bridges that have 12-foot wide sidewalks (link to exhibit)
-A new, protected/signalized IL Prairie Path crossing of 1st Avenue will be added (link to exhibit)
-New aesthetic opportunities are available along the frontage roads and cross-street bridges.
Additional information on the AWG process and findings can be found here.
Due to design changes required by the Preferred Alternative, a new noise wall analysis and voting process is required. Noise wall locations have been revised and reevaluated and the voting process re-initiated residents and property owners who are benefitted by the proposed noise walls.
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