Rand Road/Route 83/ Kensington Road Improvements

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Project Information

Important News

- Public Open House, 12/03/2018.


 -Public Open House

Monday, December 3, 2018

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Center Room

Village Hall

50 South Emerson Street




Matt Lawrie P.E.

Project Manager

Mount Prospect Public Works




The Village Board of Trustees has awarded a contract to Patrick Engineering Inc. of Lisle, IL to study the three closely spaced intersections involving Rand Road, Illinois Route 83, and Kensington Road as well as the nearby Rand Road corridor.  The intersections form a triangle that experiences operational issues on a daily basis.  Long delays to get through the intersection is a common complaint from motorists.  As a result, nearby local streets experience cut through traffic on a daily basis.  Timing adjustments and small road improvements have been made over the years with minor improvement to traffic.  The Village of Mount Prospect is committed to developing a plan that will provide significant enhancements to the transportation system that will benefit motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, nearby businesses, and our residents.  The study will not only consider improvements to the intersections and roadways but also improvements to sidewalk & bike paths, driveways to businesses, lighting, and drainage.

The Village’s consultant is currently collecting data and at the early stages of developing various alternative designs.  We also want your input.  A questionnaire is available on this webpage to provide us your comments.  Your input will assist us during the design phase of this important project.  The Village will also host an Open House to give the community an opportunity to provide input.  Feel free to stop by anytime between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, December 3rd in the Community Center Room at Village Hall.  It will be an opportunity to interact with the consultant and Village staff, and provide us your input.

The study will follow federal project development procedures in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation.  It is expected to be completed with a preferred design by the end of 2019.  The Village will then look for federal and state grant opportunities to fund both engineering plan development and construction.  A timetable has not yet been established for these phases of the project.


The Village Board of Trustees accepted the Rand Road Corridor Plan in February 2017.  This comprehensive plan considers land use, zoning, urban design, marketing characteristics, and transportation elements of the corridor.  The Rand/IL83/Kensington Intersection Study is a primary implementation strategy of the Rand Road Corridor Plan.  For more information from our consultant on the corridor plan and this intersection study, please visit https://plan4randroad.com/.

Please complete the online questionnaire listed below to let us know how we can improve the intersection.  

Rand/Rt83/Kensington Road Intersection Questionnaire



Please visit this project web page and https://plan4randroad.com/ for updated information throughout the project.  Should you have additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 847/870-5640 or publicworksdept@mountprospect.org.