The Moving South Cook County: Truck Routing and Communities Study is being conducted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways. The goal of the study is to improve truck routing and infrastructure and address community concerns and safety issues in the two study areas, North of I-80 and South of I-80. For more information on the goals, anticipated outcomes and purpose of the project, click here. Designated truck routes can lead to strategic investments and better access to railyards and other major freight-generating facilities while promoting economic development and safety in communities. Appropriately designated truck routes will also support livability and quality of life across south suburban communities.
This study looks to improve truck routing and infrastructure, and address community concerns and safety issues in the two study areas, North of I-80 and South of I-80.
This study will be a collaborative effort with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Cook County, and suburban municipalities to optimize truck routing and lessen the harmful effects of truck traffic on local areas. There are relatively few designated truck routes in both study areas, North of I-80 and South of I-80, particularly continuous east/west routes.
STUDY AREA COMMUNITIES
It is critical to identify the values, needs, and priorities of the stakeholders who are the most involved in these communities. To best reach the stakeholders, the study will provide various opportunities to be involved in the process by learning about the study and sharing their input.