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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Route 56 Streetscape
Route 56 Streetscape
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Project Overview:
At their August 2, 2010, regular meeting, the City Council accepted the recommendations of the Route 56 Streetscape Workgroup and the Finance Committee of the Whole and authorized staff to work with the City’s Route 56 Streetscape Improvement Consultant, HDG, to prepare and submit an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant funding application for the following Route 56 streetscape enhancements:
  1. Street lighting improvements at the Batavia Road intersection.
  2. Pedestrian lighting improvements.
  3. City entrance and wayfinding sign improvements.
  4. Specialized pavement upgrades at the Pedestrian/bike crossing and corner treatments at the Batavia Road intersection.
  5. Landscape improvements.
The following City’s ITEP grant application was submitted to IDOT on August 30, 2010. On October 29, 2010, the State announced ITEP awards, which included $994,220 allocated for Warrenville IL Route 56 Streetscape Project. The press release and the list of project from IDOT can be viewed here

Application
Detailed Cost Estimate
Enhancement Items Exhibit
Location Map
Exhibits
Letters of Support
Public Involvement
Resolution
Local Assurance
Subarea Plan 

Route 56 Streetscape Work Group:

In order for the City to make informed decisions on what enhanced streetscape improvements it would work with IDOT to implement in conjunction with the construction of the proposed Route 56 expansion project, the City Council established the Route 56 Streetscape Work Group in July of 2009. The Work Group is made up of representatives from the City Council, Plan Commission, Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Environmental Commission, America in Bloom and City staff.

With the approval of the City Council, the Work Group has enlisted the services of Hitchcock Design Group, a landscape architectural consulting firm from Naperville, to help them complete their assignment and coordinate with IDOT on streetscape improvement related issues.

The Route 56 Streetscape Work Group Basic Priority (Phase I) Recommendations to the City Council were presented to and unanimously approved by the City Council at their March 15, 2010, meeting. A copy of the presentation can be viewed/downloaded here.

Project Status (last updated December 16, 2016):  
The City's consultant, HDG, is currently preparing Phase II preliminary plans for submission to IDOT. We are anticipating a May/June 2017 IDOT Construction Letting.