This article outlines the findings of the Prairie Parkway Study conducted in Kendall County, Illinois. The study was necessitated by the rapid growth the county has experienced over the last 15 years, resulting in significant traffic congestion in an area dominated by rural roads and arterials. The first part of the study identified transportation performance, deficiencies, and regional needs. A second part, which is currently in progress, involves identifying and evaluating possible alternative routes. A third component will focus on detailed environmental and technical analyses of the routes, ultimately resulting in a route recommendation. In addition to transportation-related issues, the article describes other difficulties that high-growth communities must deal with, such as water supply, tax expenditures, postal boundaries, and planning for the number of new schools that the county must build. The article also stresses the need for planning for land use and regional improvements before development occurs so that rights-of-way are secure and transportation needs are coordinated with regional development.

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    • Page range: pp 26-31, 34
  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Broviak, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-8


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 7p
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  • Accession Number: 01005463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM