Contact Info:

Mr. Steve Coffinbargar
Assistant Director
Project Implementation
coffinbargarsteve@co.kane.il.us

Kane County Division of Transportation
41W011 Burlington Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
Ph: 630-584-1170
Fax: 630-584-5265
Direct: 630-406-7170

Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor

The Longmeadow Parkway Fox River Bridge Corridor is a proposed four-lane Fox River Bridge crossing and four-lane arterial roadway corridor with a median, approximately 5.6 miles in length, to alleviate traffic congestion in northern Kane County. The proposed road passes through portions of the Villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of Kane County. The western terminus is at Huntley Road west of Randall Road, approximately 1,300 feet northwest of the Huntley/Boyer intersection. From Huntley Road to the Fox River, the corridor primarily traverses mostly undeveloped properties or new subdivisions; these subdivisions were developed with a dedicated right-of-way to accommodate the proposed corridor. After crossing the river, the corridor parallels existing Bolz Road, to the eastern project terminus at Illinois Route 62.

The project was earmarked $4 million in federal funds for right-of-way acquisition and engineering in the Federal SAFETEA-LU Transportation Bill in August, 2005. The preliminary construction cost estimate is $97 million.

Longmeadow Parkway over the Fox River Flyover Video

Longmeadow Parkway Flyover Video:

As part of the final design of the proposed Longmeadow Parkway over the Fox River bridge and approaches, the engineering team, led by Crawford Murphy and Tilly, assisted by Invision, developed a video to visualize a portion of the corridor. The video begins with a view of the south side of the Fox River bridge, moves to the proposed mixed use path overpass within the Brunner Family Forest Preserve, tracks in an easterly direction to the intersection of Longmeadow Parkway and the Bolz Road connector, then turns around heading in a westerly direction back over the bridge and finishing back at the Brunner Family Forest Preserve proposed mixed use path overpass.

Current Status

  • Phase I Engineering - County Board approved an amended Phase I Engineering agreement on November 8, 2011 for the work necessary to complete the Phase I Engineering for the corridor (including toll elements). Phase I Design Approval was obtained on December 4, 2013. Clearing the way for Phase II engineering.
  • Phase II Engineering - In July 2013 the County Board approved engineering agreements with four separate engineering firms to prepare contract documents and obtain environmental permits in preparation for bid opening in late 2015.
  • Land Acquisition - County Board approved an amended Right-of-Way funding agreement which provides over $9 million for land acquisition. Land acquisition continues throughout the corridor until this funding is exhausted.

Longmeadow Parkway Task Force

The proposed Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor is envisioned as a regional roadway stretching from Huntley Road to Illinois Route 62 with a new bridge over the Fox River. The project received $4 million in the Federal Transportation Bill (SAFETEA-LU), however with a preliminary construction cost estimate of $97 million, many project elements remain unfunded. With limited options to address the funding shortfall, eleven local governments in the Upper Fox Valley region passed resolutions requesting that Kane County consider funding the bridge through a user fee (toll funding). Based upon this request, the Kane County Board agreed to establish a Longmeadow Parkway Toll Bridge Task Force. The 16-member Task Force was charged with coordinating the required activities needed before the County Board can make an informed decision on the toll facility request.

The Task Force oversaw the completion of the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor Traffic Projections and Financial Feasibility Study and on June 23, 2010 passed a resolution requesting the County Board support and move forward with the construction of the toll bridge across the Fox River on the Longmeadow Parkway Corridor.

Meeting Agendas

June 23, 2010
January 15, 2009
August 14, 2008
November 15, 2007
October 25, 2007
 

Approved Meeting Minutes

June 23, 2010 (Draft Minutes - Pending Approval)
January 15, 2009
August 14, 2008
November 15, 2007
October 25, 2007

Other Documents

Value Engineering Summary - July 2014
Longmeadow Parkway Corridor Pamphlet - July 2014
Presentation from March 13, 2013 Engineering Info Meeting
Longmeadow Parkway County Board Resolution (August 2010)
Toll Bridge Task Force Resolution (June 2010)
June 2010 Presentation to Task Force
Longmeadow Parkway Status Report (June 2010)
FHWA Determination - No Supplemental EIS Required (Nov 2009)
Technical Memorandum to FHWA for Longmeadow Parkway (Nov 2009)
Longmeadow Parkway Traffic Projections and Financial Feasibility Study - Final Report of Findings
Public Hearing Informational Brochure
Longmeadow Parkway Public Hearing Presentation of March 26, 2009
January 2009 Presentation to Task Force
August 2008 Progress Report
July 2008 Progress Report
June 2008 Progress Report
07-25-07 Presentation to the Kane County COW