McDOT Finds Way to Drive Traffic to Long-Range Plan Web Site

McDot long range transportation plan logo 5-13Last week, the McHenry County Department of Transportation announced a public hearing June 5th on its long-range plan, plus a web page where people who can’t or won’t attend the hearing could vote online.

Today, Transportation Planner Scott Hennings released the following update:

2040 Transportation Plan Monday Morning Update!

Last week, we asked you to rank several highway, transit, and bike/ped projects on how they meet the goals and objectives of the plan.

The task was easy- simply choose a County Board district and give each project listed a ranking of 1-5 stars, with 1 star being a low priority and 5 stars being a very high priority.

As of this morning, the project with the most votes and comments is the North Algonquin Fox River Crossing with 56 votes and an average ranking of 3.9 stars. The highest ranked and lowest ranked projects (as of this morning) by district are listed below.

Highest Ranked Projects by District

  • District 1: Implement “Complete Streets” Areas in District 1 (4 stars, 27 votes) and Trail along Randall Road (4 stars, 34 votes)
  • District 2: Implement “Complete Streets” Areas in District 2 (4.8 stars, 13 votes)
  • District 3: Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line Upgrades District 3 (4.5 stars, 18 votes)
  • District 4: Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line Upgrades District 4 (5 stars, 10 votes)
  • District 5: Metra Milwaukee District West Line Extension to Huntley, Union and Marengo (4.5 stars, 10 votes)
  • District 6: Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line Upgrades District 6 (4.7 stars, 14 votes)

Lowest Ranked Project by District

  • District 1: Randall Road Improvements (2.9 stars, 32 votes)
  • District 2: Randall Road Improvements (2.6 stars, 13 votes)
  • District 3: Trail from McHenry to Lakemoor (3 stars, 16 votes)
  • District 4: Richmond Bypass (2.7stars, 10 votes)
  • District 5: Huntley Area Dial-a-Ride (3 stars, 9 votes)
  • District 6: Algonquin Road Extension and Railroad Grade-Separation to Coyne Station Road and Brier Hill Road (1.4 stars, 10 votes)

If you haven’t visited the website yet, make time this week to tell us what you think. We ask that all input be received by June 18th, 2013, at which time the results will be shared with the Transportation Committee of the County Board. Look for updated ranking results in next week’s Monday Morning Update.

There will be a presentation on the 2040 Transportation Plan at this week’s Transportation Committee meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5th at 8:10 a.m. at the McHenry County Division of Transportation (16111 Nelson Road, Woodstock, IL 60098).


McDOT Finds Way to Drive Traffic to Long-Range Plan Web Site — 1 Comment

  1. Huntley: you need to vote on the two proposals which affect us!

    Many of you read this site.

    Please access the transportation site and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

    We need alternate transportation choices other than driving everywhere.

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