Welcome, we want your input!
This website has been created to provide project information and solicit public input for the reconstruction of Crawford Avenue from Oakton Street to Golf Road. We invite you to explore the webpage and provide your input.
Station 1: Project Overview
Crawford Avenue from Oakton Street to Golf Road is located within the Village of Skokie and is under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH) within the project limits. Therefore, this project is a joint effort between the two agencies. Click on the image below to open the full-size file in a new window.
The Phase I Engineering Study is the first step in the overall project development process and will examine transportation needs and solutions along Crawford Avenue from Oakton Street to Golf Road. The Phase I Study is anticipated to be completed in early 2022.
Once complete, the project will move into Phase II, which involves contract plan preparation and land acquisition (if any) and typically takes 18 to 24 months. Phase III is construction and is the final phase of the project development process. Phase I Engineering is being locally funded through an intergovernmental agreement with CCDOTH, and subsequent phases of project development are anticipated to be federally funded. On this basis, all applicable federal project development procedures will be followed with coordination through IDOT Bureau of Local Roads and Streets.
The objective of the Phase I Study is to evaluate various alternatives to meet the needs of all modes of roadway users and to identify a preferred solution. After the initial Virtual Public Information Meeting and analyses, the project team will continue to work with key stakeholders to identify alternatives for further evaluation. Some key project stakeholders include IDOT, FHWA & CCDOTH, North Shore Council of Mayors, Skokie Park District, School District 73.5 and property and business owners. This includes evaluation of the technical factors associated with the alternative(s) and their impacts on the community and environment. At the end of this process, a preferred alternative will be recommended for implementation. The Village and CCDOTH will consider all input, including stakeholder comments and technical analysis, as they make final decisions on a preferred alternative.
Station 2: Project Information
Crawford Avenue is two lanes in each direction with a landscaped median through most of the project limits and with exclusive left turn lanes at the five signalized intersections of Golf Road, Church Street, Dempster Street, Main Street and Oakton Street. The average daily traffic volume is approximately 11,500 vehicles per day, which allows flexibility for lane utilization. Given the developed nature of the area, a large increase in traffic volume is not expected. Although it is not striped, on-street parking is allowed in the outside lane.
A key to the project will be to define the required roadway width and use. There are sidewalks along both sides of Crawford Avenue throughout the study area with no designated bicycle accommodations. Completion of the Phase I Study travel performance and safety evaluations will lead to identification of roadway improvements and required or desired pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.
Station 3: Contact Us
We encourage comments throughout the course of the study. Comments can be submitted using the online form below.
To request hard copies of project information or to ask project-specific questions, please contact:
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Attn: Emily Anderson, Project Manager
9575 West Higgins Road, Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018
Telephone: (847) 823-0500
Fax: (847) 823-0520