Illinois 47—US Route 14 to Charles Road
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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

Public Hearing Held on June 7, 2018

The Illinois Department of Transportation held an open house public hearing concerning the improvement of IL 47 (US 14 - Charles Rd), in the City of Woodstock, McHenry County. The hearing was held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center, 222 E. Church Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098. The purpose of the hearing was to present and obtain public input on the preferred alternative and the Environmental Assessment. A Public Forum took place at 6 p.m., where the public was invited to make a statement to a court reporter. Public hearing materials can be viewed online.

Corridor Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting #7

The CAG met in October of 2017 to review the Preferred Alternative and impacts and to view the process and schedule for the remainder of the project. The Meeting Summary, Roll Plots and full Presentation are available for review.