A public hearing will be held Oct. 2 regarding the environmental assessment for the Weiland Road/Lake Cook Road Phase I study.
The environment assessment has been signed by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This signifies that these two agencies agree that the purpose and need for the project has been clearly identified and the impacts from the alternatives have been evaluated with all of the appropriate agencies, according to the village's website.
The proposed project includes widening of Weiland Road and Lake-Cook Road, construction of a new connector roadway between Weiland Road and Prairie Road, and the realignment of Short Aptakisic Road on the south end of the project to alleviate congestion in the area. It would require the acquisition of seven residential properties and one commercial property, according to a legal notice from Civiltech Engineering.
The public hearing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2 in Aptakisic Junior High School’s multipurpose room.
A copy of the environmental assessment report will be made available for inspection at the public hearing and at the Buffalo Grove Public Works office as well as on the village’s website 15 days prior to the meeting. Right-of-way acquisition and relocation assistance information will be available at the meeting.
After the public hearing, the comments will be sent to the FHWA with the anticipation that the agency will determine that the preferred alternative will not have a significant effect on the environment. The first phase of the engineering environmental studies will then be complete.