The third Stakeholder Involvement Group (SIG) meeting was held in January, 2018 at Riverwoods Village Hall. The meeting presentation, handouts, and displayed exhibits are available at The key information displayed at the meeting included an Alternative Development Summary Exhibit and Typical Sections and Comparative Evaluation.

The presentation focused on the range of alternatives development and evaluation for the east section of the project from the Des Plaines River to (and including) the Saunders/ Riverwoods Road intersection. The alternative evaluation for process resulted in one alternative clearly distinguishing itself from the others, a 3-Lane Roadway Section with Curb & Gutter (Alternative 3), and has been identified as the preliminary preferred alternative for the east section of the project that will be advanced for more detailed design and evaluation. As compared to the other alternatives that were developed and evaluated, Alternative 3 has:

  • Best overall transportation improvement
  • Smallest footprint (i.e. proposed right-of-way
  • Comparable mobility (i.e. turning onto and off Deerfield Road)
  • Greatest predicted crash reduction
  • Lowest environmental and private property impacts
  • One of the lowest cost alternatives

The project team is still in the alternative development and evaluation process for the west section of the project from (and including) the Milwaukee Avenue intersection to the Des Plaines River. Coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation is ongoing and a preliminary preferred alternative is anticipated to be identified in spring 2018.

Once an alternative is selected for the west section of the project, detailed design of the preliminary preferred alternative will occur for the entire corridor. Further stakeholder coordination will occur in spring 2018. SIG Meeting #4 and the second Public Information Meeting are anticipated in summer 2018 to present the detailed design of the preliminary preferred alternative.

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The project team always welcomes your feedback; comments can be submitted anytime through the project website or e-mailed directly to DeerfieldRoadCorridorComment@

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