What is the Tri-County Access Project and why is it important?

Tri-County Access is a comprehensive study that will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement which will determine once and for all how to regionally address traffic congestion in Lake, Cook and McHenry counties. The region’s population has seen continued growth but the transportation network hasn’t kept up, creating congestion and gridlock. It doesn’t need to be that way – and the sooner we determine a course of action, the sooner we can improve the quality of life for residents, commuters and employers. The Tri-County Access Project will examine a wide range of alternatives, relying on engineering and environmental analyses as well as stakeholder involvement and public input to reach a decision on the best path forward.