248th Avenue Improvement

Next Steps in Viewpoints Voting Process

Benefited residents who were unable to attend the Sept. 8 meeting will be receiving a follow-up packet that includes the official ballot. The ballot may be mailed, hand-delivered or scanned and emailed back to the City. It must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 23.

248th noise analysis 080422.jpgThe City has identified the need to improve the portion of 248th Avenue that runs from 95th Street to 103rd Street. The goal of this project is to create a better driving experience for motorists, as well as better recreational experiences for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The project scope will include installing a raised median, putting in left-turn lanes, installing curbs and gutters, as well as installing a new street lighting system. A pedestrian refuge island will be included in the Tall Grass Greenway Trail crossing. Gaps in the current bike path on the west side of 248th Avenue will be connected. Additionally, the City will install a new sidewalk on the east side of the roadway, from 95th Street to 103rd Street.

Timeline

Construction is expected to begin in 2026 and last for approximately 12 months.

Community Meetings

248th Avenue Project September 2020 Open House

Viewpoints Voting Held on Sept. 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently certified the noise wall analysis completed by the City’s consultant for the 248th Avenue improvement project between 95th Street and 103rd Street. The certified noise wall analysis shows the locations where the noise wall met all warrants, as well as those locations that did not qualify for a noise wall.

On Sept. 8, the City’s consultant shared a detailed presentation on highway traffic noise concepts and the results of the noise analysis, followed by a question-and-answer session. Attendees also were able to view the many exhibits on display, including information about predicted noise levels and a conceptual rendering of a potential noise wall. Approximately half of the 75 benefited residents who were invited to the meeting attended and cast their vote for or against a noise wall.

Benefited residents who were unable to attend the Sept. 8 meeting will be receiving a follow-up packet that includes the official ballot. The ballot may be mailed, hand-delivered or scanned and emailed back to the City. It must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 23.

After voting concludes, the consultant will finalize the noise wall recommendations based on the voting, complete the noise analysis report and seek phase I design approval from IDOT. City Council will then discuss the installation of noise walls at locations that did not qualify for a wall at a future meeting.

Click here to see if your property is a benefited address. Click here for frequently asked questions about the viewpoints voting process.

City Council Approves Project Alternative #2

On March 1, 2022, the City Council approved alternative #2 and recommended the City apply for federal funding for the project. 

Decisions about the scope and funding of project noise walls will be made in the coming months. Once a date has been set for City Council to discuss the noise wall, it will be shared on this webpage and through an eNews update.

Feb. 3, 2022 248th Avenue Improvement Project – Noise Assessment Presentation