Why do we need it?
The ability of the region’s transportation network to accommodate both past and future population and employment growth is an important quality of life issue for those who live and work in northern Cook, eastern McHenry and Lake counties. While there have been decades of discussion and multiple studies about how best to address congestion, limited action has resulted in severe strain on the region’s transportation network. In fact, today about a quarter of the roadway network is congested during rush hours and by 2050, the total time added to travel due to congestion-related delays during rush and shoulder periods is expected to grow by more than 45 percent.
The Tri-County Access Study is a comprehensive, regional study and public discussion that will rely upon information, stakeholder involvement and public input to identify environmentally and fiscally responsible options to better meet transportation demands and in Cook, McHenry and Lake Counties.