Highway Planning
The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) is the agency which approves all transportation projects in the region which are using at least some federal funds on the projects. As part of this process, DSATS staff works with the engineering staffs of all the member organizations to ensure all highway projects are listed on the DSATS Highway Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Illinois State TIP, along with ensuring all projects conform to all Federal regulations.

Member Organizations

Member Point of Contact
Job Title
Phone Number
Email Website
City of DeKalb
Tim Holdeman
Public Works
815-748-2332 Email
City of Sycamore
Mark Bushnell City Engineer


Email City of Sycamore Engineering
County of DeKalb
Nathan Schwartz
County Engineer
815-756-9513 Email

Not Available

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) - District 3
Ryan Lindenmier
Cost & Est.
815-434-8568 Email

Not Available

Northern Illinois University

John Heckmann

Assc. VP for Facilities

815-753=2900 Email

Not Available

Town of Cortland
Noah Carmichael
Town Engineer
815-562-9087 Email Cortland Zoning and Building