Illinois 47—US Route 14 to Charles Road

This website has been created to facilitate public input and provide facts about the Illinois 47 Phase I Study, process, and schedule. We invite you to explore the website and provide your comments and recommendations regarding the study through our Get Involved section.

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Public involvement is an interactive process that provides information to the public so they may make informed decisions and offer important input into the solutions that address the community's concerns. A public involvement program has been designed to encourage your participation throughout the study.

As the Illinois Route 47 Phase I Study progresses, we will periodically update this website to keep you informed of our progress.

Project Receives Environmental Approval
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has determined that the Illinois Department of Transportation’s proposed IL 47 (US 14 - Charles Rd) Improvement Project will have no significant impact on the human environment. The FHWA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and the errata to the EA. A FONSI is a brief document that concludes the process and documents the decision as to why an action will not have a significant impact on the environment. View the FONSI.

Environmental Assessment Available for Review
The Illinois Department of Transportation prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the improvement of IL 47 (US 14 - Charles Rd), in the City of Woodstock, McHenry County. The EA was presented at the public hearing on June 7, 2018. The EA describes the purpose and need of the proposed project, alternatives considered, the recommended preferred alternative, anticipated environmental impacts, project benefits, and potential mitigation measures. View the EA. View the errata to the EA