Staff is seeking approval of the Highway TIP Amendment 3 for the addition of a project to clean and paint the structural steel on the IL-64 Bridge over the South Branch of the Kishwaukee River, 1.5.miles west of IL-23. No comments were received during the public comment period.
ACTION: Approve the DSATS SFY18-22 TIP Amendment 3.
IDOT has requested an Amendment be made to the DSATS TIP for the addition of a project to replace guardrail end sections at various locations in DeKalb and Kendall Counties. As some of the locations are within the DSATS boundaries, the project must be included on the DSATS TIP. As this is an addition to the TIP, staff will hold a 14-day public review period for this project. Final approval of the DSATS SFY18-22 TIP Amendment 4 will be sought at the March 2018 DSATS meetings.
IDOT has requested Barber Green Road widening project from IL-23 to Peace Road be moved to Advanced Construction (AC) status as IDOT considers specific apportionment or state contract ceiling insufficient to meet project specifications at this time. On 2-2-2018 staff received an additional request to place the Rich Road HMA overlay project in AC status also. Advanced Construction requests are performed by staff and only brought to the DSATS Committees as an informational item. No further action is required.
Advance Construction (AC) is a cash flow management tool that allows IDOT to begin projects with State funds and later convert these projects to Federal assistance. Advance Construction allows IDOT to request and receive approval to construct Federal-aid projects in advance of the apportionment of authorized Federal-aid funds
The DSATS intern has developed new schedule maps for the VAC Blue, Green, and Kishwaukee lines. Staff looks to present these schedules to the DSATS committees prior to providing them to the public. The bus routes will be available for publishing for anyone who wishes some copies. A full printing will be held off until new proposed routes schedules are finalized.