Busse Road Improvement Study by Cook County

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In early 2017, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways began the process of a Phase I study of Busse Road between Golf and Central Roads. This portion of Busse Road is a County roadway. The Village is in contact with Cook County representatives and will continue to share information on this study as it becomes available.

Contact Information | Busse Road Improvement Study

Sanjay Joshi, P.E., Project Manager
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
Public feedback/comments may be emailed to:  Busse.Road@cookcountyil.gov

Update [March 2020]

Cook County recently received approval from the Illinois Department of Transportation on the Busse Road Phase I Study. The County is currently planning to begin the next phase, detailed design and land acquisition (Phase II), within the next year pending funding availability.

Update [November 2019]

Cook County is in the final stages of completing the Phase I study for the Busse Road Improvements project, which is expected to be approved in early 2020. Detailed design and land acquisition (Phase II) activities are expected to begin sometime in 2020, and will take approximately 18-24 months to complete.

Busse Road Study-Phase I Process Image March 2019

Update [May 2019]

Cook County has released a Spring 2019 Newsletter, which includes the proposed improvement design, overview, March 12 public hearing recap, next steps and FAQ's. 

Update [April 2019]

Cook County held the public hearing on March 12, 2019. For those that could not attend, the documents from Cook County's meeting are available below. 

Busse Road Study - Next Steps March 2019
Presentation from March 12 Public Hearing
Exhibit Boards from March 12 Public Hearing


Update [Feb 2019]

Cook County has announced an upcoming public hearing. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Public Hearing: 4pm-7pm
Village of Mount Prospect
Village Hall – Community Room
50 S. Emerson Street,  Mount Prospect

There will not be a formal presentation. Project staff will be available to answer any questions. Please attend anytime between 4-7 PM.

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways invites you to attend a Public Hearing for the Busse Road Phase I Study. This study is evaluating improvements along Busse Road, from Golf Road to Central Road, in Mount Prospect, Illinois. You are encouraged to attend the hearing to review the proposed improvement plan for the corridor and to provide your input.

Supporting Documents

Busse Road Aerial with Proposed Improvements | Feb 2019

Busse Road Public Hearing Handout | Feb 2019

Busse Road Existing and Proposed Design Exhibits | Feb 2019

Busse Road Project Limits 2017

Update [Jan 2018]

Cook County has released a Winter 2017 Newsletter, which provides details on the project's status. This newsletter also includes a summary of the feedback received at the public open house held on September 14th.

Due to feedback from the public, the project team has eliminated "Alternative 2". This option proposed to add a lane in each direction, and was included in the original concept drawings (link below).

Project Overview

The Busse Road Phase I Study will evaluate improving Busse Road from Golf Road to Central Road, a length of approximately 1.25 miles . The study will examine proposed improvements that may include geometric modifications and pavement rehabilitation. The study will also evaluate adding turn lanes at intersections and either adding one through lane in each direction or a center lane to accommodate turning vehicles. View concept drawings. The study includes an analysis of the existing roadway and intersection deficiencies, development of the proposed improvements based on stakeholders’ input, and an examination of the impacts that the proposed improvements will have on the community and the environment. View an aerial photo of existing conditions with right-of-way measurements.

Project Goals:

The goals of the Busse Road Phase I Study include the following:

  1. Improve safety
  2. Improve mobility and access
  3. Enhance pedestrian and bicycle accommodations
  4. Upgrade roadway features to meet current design standards
  5. Address existing roadway/drainage deficiencies

Document Archive

Busse Road Open House Flyer- September 14, 2017

Busse Road Study Fact Sheet - Distributed by Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways

Busse Road Open House Display Boards - September 14, 2017

Resident Position Statement Against Road Widening - Presented October 4, 2017

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