A northern extension of Illinois Route 53 and related improvements along the Illinois Route 120 corridor has been talked about for decades. What makes you think anything will happen this time?

Various traffic relief projects have been talked about for a long time, but nothing has materialized. As a result, our population has grown while our roads and infrastructure have remained stagnant, leading to extreme traffic congestion. This study will examine a reasonable range of alternatives (which will be developed with input from stakeholders) – from new transportation strategies to no construction – and be critical in determining the best approach for our residents, communities and environment.