The Public Information Meeting will be held June 1, 2021 at 7:00pm. See below for more details.
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Welcome to Gougar Road Study

The Public Information Meeting will be held June 1, 2021 at 7:00pm. More details below.

Project Description

Gougar Road (CH 52) is a county highway located in parts of Joliet, New Lenox, and unincorporated Will County. The limits of the study are from the intersection of Laraway Road (CH 74) to Francis Road (CH 64), which is approximately 3.3 miles long. Gougar Road is a two-lane road under the jurisdiction of Will County Division of Transportation.

The area surrounding Gougar Road is primarily agricultural fields with existing residential, commercial, and industrial developments. At the north end of the project, Gougar Road is adjacent to the Barber and Oberwortmann Horticulture Center, Birdhaven Greenhouse and Conservatory, Woodruff Golf Course, and Higenbotham Woods, which are under the jurisdiction of the Joliet Park District. Gougar Road also intersects the Old Plank Trail, which is under the jurisdiction of the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Trinity School is located on Gougar Road just south of Francis Road. Lincoln Way West High School is located on Gougar Road at Spencer Road. Providence Catholic High School is located on US Route 30 approximately 1000 feet east of Gougar Road. Cherry Hill Business Park is located along Gougar Road and is bounded by I-80 to the north, Spencer Road to the south, Cherry Hill Road to the west, and Gougar Road to the east.

The area is expected to continue to develop and with that it is anticipated that travel demands will only increase. The intent of the project is to investigate and address the capacity of the roadway to accommodate future traffic demands while ensuring a safe and efficient traffic flow.

Project Schedule

We are currently in the first of 3 project phases. Phase I consists of developing and evaluating alternatives to best meet the project goals, environmental studies, and preliminary design of an improvement. During this phase we will be holding multiple online engagement periods in addition to a Public Hearing that will allow us to hear from you.

The Will County Department of Transportation cordially invites you to attend a Public Information Meeting where project background and purpose, proposed improvement and impacts, and the project schedule will be presented. The Public Information Meeting will be followed by an Open Forum for comments and question.

Opportunity to provide comments will be given during the open forum and following the meeting through a comment form on this website. All project materials presented at the Public Information Meeting will be available for viewing during the 30-day comment period on the project website. Physical copies of all meeting materials as well as a physical comment form will be available at the Will County office. We look forward to hearing from you!

Public Involvement

Public Engagement Period 1 September 2020
Review Materials
Public Information Meeting June 1, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Comment Period June 1-30, 2021
Public Hearing Summer 2021 *

* Anticipated dates. Check back for updated information.

Public Information Meeting

To register for the Public Information Meeting, click the button below and complete the form. Registration ends May 31st. Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent providing you with the link to access the meeting at the time above.

We look forward to having you join us!

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