TCC Meetings

April 14, 2015

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

The following topics were presented at the meeting:

  • A history of the project since its initiation.
  • The process by which a Preferred Alternative was selected.
  • An update on the status of environmental and design studies.
  • The next steps in the process.

April 13, 2012

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

  • An update was provided about the environmental coordination.
  • An update was provided regarding refinements to the Preferred Alternative.
  • The upcoming schedule was discussed.

May 4, 2011

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

  • An update was provided about the environmental coordination that has been occurring particularly in regard to Hine’s emerald dragonfly studies, special waste, noise, and archaeological studies.
  • An update was provided regarding changes that have been made to the Preferred Alternative based on coordination with local agencies and property owners.

May 19, 2009

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes  (PDF file)

  • An update on the status of the project was presented
  • A presentation was made regarding the NEPA/404 Merger Process and where Caton Farm / Bruce Road Project stands within that process.
  • The Will County Division of Transportation expressed the Need for promptly selecting a course of action for the project
  • The Caton Farm – Oak – Bruce – Middle Alignment was recommended as the Preferred Improvement Plan. See Exhibit

February 13, 2006

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

  • An update on the status of the project was presented to the Committee.
  • A presentation was made regarding the NEPA/404 Merger Process and where the Caton Farm/Bruce Road project stands within that process.
  • Environmental Concerns and coordination efforts in regard to those concerns were discussed.
  • A presentation of the full range of potential River Crossing Corridors and Roadway Approach Alignments was presented and recommendations were made as to which alternatives to carry forward tor further study
  • A presentation was made regarding the need for local agency leadership to preserve right-of-way for feasible alignment corridors.
  • The anticipated schedule for the remainder of the project was discussed including a time frame for conducting the next public information meeting.

March 16, 2005

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

  • An update on the status of the project was presented to the Committee.
  • A presentation was made regarding the Concurrent NEPA/Section 404 Merger Process and where the Caton Farm/Bruce Road project stands within that process.
  • A short presentation of the approved Purpose and Need Statement was made to the Committee.
    Environmental Issues facing the project which include potential endangered species impacts were presented and courses of action were discussed.
  • Recommendations were made by the consultant regarding which alignment options to be carried forward to the next Merger Process Concurrence Point.
  • A presentation was made regarding the need for local agency leadership to preserve right-of-way for feasible alignment options.

February 26, 2004

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

February 18, 2003

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

Will County Division of Transportation
16841 W. Laraway Road

A presentation of the Traffic Conditions Report was given. Note: this report has been superceded by the Traffic Conditions Report dated 02/06

  • The reports conclusions and recommendations were given.
  • The TCC voted to drop Option O (Des Plaines River Bridge Only), Option M (Cedar Road) and Option N (Briggs Street and U.S. Route 6).
  • Option G (Gougar Road), Option H (I-355 Frontage Road) and Option I (New Alignment between Gougar Road and Cedar Road) will be advanced for further detailed investigation.

September 30, 2002

TCC Meeting Summary
Official Meeting Minutes (PDF file)
Will County Division of Transportation
16841 W. Laraway Road, 9:30 a.m., September 30, 2002

The Village of Homer Glen, Homer Township and the Village of New Lennox are new additions to the TCC.
The consultants involved with this project updated the TCC members on recent activities associated with this project. A summary of the two public information meetings and the Intergovernmental Workshop was presented. The status of the traffic demand forecasting was also presented. It is expected to be completed in November, and presented to the TCC in December.

A discussion of inferior alignments was undertaken. It was decided that alignments B, J, K, and L would be removed from further study. It was also determined that a new alignment (N) would be added to the study. Alignment N consists of Bruce Road east to Briggs Street, Briggs Street south of U.S. Route 6, and then east on U.S. Route 6 to 159th Street.

An Exhibit was presented at the meeting that shows all of the improvement alternates that are currently under consideration.