Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Proposed improvements to Weiland Road and Lake-Cook Road are still on the table as studies progress.
Improvements to Weiland and Lake-Cook roads will cost more than originally expected, an engineer told Buffalo Grove officials last week. In an update to Village Board members, Civiltech engineer Bob Andres said the Weiland Road expansion project is now estimated to cost $40 million, while Lake-Cook Road improvements are estimated at $54 million. Earlier estimates placed the costs at $32 million and $40 million, respectively. “Assuming this may be built within the next six to eight years, we’ve inflated the cost to cover any contingencies,” Andres said, noting that if construction began now, the estimates would likely be 15 to 20 percent less. The updated estimates also include a new lighting system for Weiland Road and temporary lighting …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Revised plan takes residents' input into consideration.
The initial study of Weiland, Prairie and Lake-Cook roads will take a little longer than expected, an engineer told Buffalo Grove officials Monday night, but progress continues to be made. Bob Andres updated village leaders on the road study, highlighting some recent changes that have been made to the proposed plan. “We have developed a plan that is much more sensitive to the needs of the residents,” said the Civiltech engineer, who added that it still addresses the community’s transportation needs. The current plan proposes: Environmental assessments are in progress. The Federal Highway Administration must review an environmental study and the design report before the next public hearing can take place, Andres said. The proposed plan …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Buffalo Grove officials agreed to spend more money to help move the projects forward.
Buffalo Grove officials signed off Monday on $467,000 in unexpected engineering costs associated with the widening of Weiland/Prairie and Lake-Cook roads. But, they added, the village will ultimately pay only a fraction of that amount. About half of the expense will be used to complete a study of Lake-Cook Road between Hastings Lane and Raupp Boulevard. The $241,000 will be fully reimbursed by the Cook County Highway Department, officials said. The remaining $226,000 will be used to complete the first study phase of the Weiland/Prairie corridor from Lake-Cook Road to Route 22. Lake County will reimburse the village for about 83 percent of the cost, leaving Buffalo Grove’s portion at $38,421, Public Works Director Greg Boysen said. Studies …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Officials shared traffic projections and recommendations for long-term improvements Thursday night.
Revisions to the Weiland/Prairie road expansion plan were presented Thursday night along with an engineering firm’s recommendation as to which improvement option will best serve the community in the coming years. Changes to the proposed roadwork include: After reviewing three options for accommodating traffic, Bob Andres, an engineer at Civiltech, which the village contracted for the road study, said the best solution is to construct a connecting road between Weiland and Prairie roads. Such a road would have a minimal impact on existing residences and businesses, he said. It would require the acquisition of two homes and one business and the purchase of 16 other parcels. The option is superior to widening Aptakisic Road to six lanes …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Village of Buffalo Grove wants to make Weiland and Prairie Roads into a four-lane highway. This enormous project will result in higher taxes, three years of construction, loss of homes and green space, more traffic, lower property values, hazardous school zones, and 10-foot noise walls that turn our quiet roads into ugly highway corridors. To date, Buffalo Grove elected officials have been silent on this massive project. Buffalo Grove residents who have an interest in our community and property values, should attend this week’s meeting, Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd. Here’s our chance to hear from Village representatives, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and the consultant …