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ELDAMAIN ROAD EXTENSION PROJECT

ELDAMAIN ROAD EXTENSION PROJECT

This road project in Kendall County, IL plans to extend Eldamain Road from U.S. 34 to Walker Road.  This new extension will be a roadway corridor across the Fox River, which will create a continuous north-south route across Kendall County.  With this new extension, Kendall County hopes to help alleviate congestion due to the explosive population growth that has occurred.

The estimated cost for this project is $59 million dollars. Roughly, 80 percent of the cost will be paid by the Illinois Department of Transportation.  In addition, Kendall County had a total of $5 million set aside for all the engineering, and land acquisition for the project.

MAP OF THE ELDAMAIN ROAD PROJECT

Eldamain Rd

ELDAMAIN ROAD EXTENSION PROJECT APPROVED BY KENDALL COUNTY BOARD

The Kendall County Board has finally made an agreement for the final engineering of the Eldamain Road extension project.  The Eldamain Road Project is multi-million-dollar project that would widen the highway between Yorkville and Plano to four lanes, which also includes the construction of a bridge over the Fox River.  The Board approved roughly $2.9 million for the construction of Phase II.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by the Eldamain Road Extension Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

ELDAMAIN ROAD PROJECT INCHES TOWARD FRUITION

Kendall County officials hope construction can begin in 2015 on a section of Eldamain Road that would become a key truck route.

The County Board Tuesday approved a supplemental engineering contract of not more than $30,000 with Hutchinson Engineering Inc., the company finishing up Phase II engineering for improvements on Eldamain between the Menards Distribution Center in Plano, north to Galena Road.

Fran Klaas, Highway Department director, said when this engineering is finished, the project should be ready to be bid, with construction planned for 2015.

“It shouldn’t take more than one construction season,” he said.

Eldamain Road is the boundary between Yorkville and Plano, and is seen eventually as a major north-south route through Kendall County. One of the first steps toward that is getting the improvement between Galena Road and Menards, to better serve trucks.

Board member Dan Koukol, Highway Committee chairman, said that section to Menards should lessen the number of trucks traveling on Route 47 through Yorkville.

Klaas said the full project is estimated to cost $7 million.

Also on Tuesday, the Kane-Kendall Council of Mayors approved a $2.5 million grant from the federal government to put toward the project.

“That will help a lot,” Klaas said.

But the real project that will turn Eldamain into a major thoroughfare is the bridge over the Fox River.

That still is a long ways off, but Kendall County has gotten permission from the state to do Phase II engineering in preparation for the bridge project. The county has been using what is known as the Quality Based Selection process to pick an engineer for that project. The selection process allows the county to solicit interest from engineers as a professional service, rather than bid it directly and take the lowest bidder.

The company chosen eventually will not only do Phase II engineering, but will serve as a consultant throughout the bridge process.

County officials started with proposals from 10 area consulting firms. Those 10 were narrowed to three firms which came in for interviews with a committee of County Board Chairman John Shaw, Koukol (as Highway Committee chairman), Klaas and Andy Myers, also of the Highway Department.

After the interviews, the three were ranked, with HR Green, a national consulting company with six offices in Illinois, including Aurora and Yorkville, ranked first. The county now will negotiate a contract with the company that would come back to the County Board for final approval.

The other two companies which made it to the final three were Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick, and Crawford, Murphy & Tilly.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by the Eldamain Road Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Sever Storey will be having a free, landowner seminar on this project on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the following location:

Sugar Grove Public Library

125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, IL

6:15-7:15 pm

ELDAMAIN ROAD PROJECT INCHES FORWARD

The Kendall County Highway Department will hold a public hearing on the extension of Eldamain Road, including a bridge over the Fox River.

One of the several choices for the lost Prarie Parkway money, Eldamain Road has long been considered a viable project for IDOT.

The hearing will focus on the phase one engineering for the road from Route 34 to Walker Road. That includes the proposed bridge and the approaches. The project is estimated to cost about $50 million, about $35 million for construction and about $15 million for widening the approaches.

The hearing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the highway department, 6780 Route 47 in Yorkville.

SEVER STOREY NOTE: Do not expect many answers to your questions at this public meeting. IDOT Public Meetings are known for being bare bones and in many respects, a dog and pony show. For the real answers to your questions, come to one of our seminars or give us a call at 1-888-318-3761.

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