The preliminary engineering and environmental (Phase I) study of the Burnham Grade Separation project will meet all coordination, environmental, public involvement, preliminary engineering, and other requirements in order to arrive at an alternative that meets the project’s purpose and need. The Phase I study is funded by the Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared Regional Fund administered by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). The Village of Burnham received toll development credits for the local match.
Phase I Study Process
The project team evaluates the existing conditions within the corridor to identify the infrastructure issues.
Purpose and Need
The Purpose and Need identifies the issues and concerns for the project and why the project is necessary. The Purpose and Need is used to guide the development of the project.
Develop and Analyze Alternatives
The project team identifies potential alternatives and develops criteria to evaluate the proposed designs.
Impacts & Benefits of
Upon the selection of recommended alternatives, the project team evaluates potential impacts and benefits of the proposed improvements.
Move forward to detailed design and construction.
Transportation Project Development Process
The Burnham Avenue Grade Separation project will follow IDOT’s project development process from planning to construction.
Preliminary engineering and environmental studies
Final design, preparation of construction contract documents, and right-of-way acquisition (if required)
National Environmental Policy Act
All work will be performed in accordance with applicable federal requirements, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To learn more about NEPA review process, please visit here.