One of the Village's Strategic Planning Goals was to assess and improve downtown traffic circulation for both vehicles and pedestrians. The Village has also conducted a downtown parking study to assess existing public parking options, identify deficiencies and provide options for improvement.
These studies are based upon data collected by third party consultants that specialize in traffic and parking analysis. They use the data collected in the field, apply industry standard modeling and best practices to create reports.
Downtown Transportation Study | Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants - March 2018
Downtown Transportation Study Addendum | Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants - October 2018
Downtown Parking Study | KLOA | September 2018
Maple Street Public Parking Gagage Concept - 11-07-2018
Mount Prospect Downtown Parking Study Presentation - 11-07-2018
Mount Prospect Transportation Presentation - 11-13-18
List of Active Projects Related to Downtown Traffic and Parking
These projects are part of the recommendations included in the studies linked above.
Pedestrian Crossing Signal Design Contract Approved
UPDATE [January 22, 2019]
At the January 15, 2019 Village Board Meeting, the Village Board approved a proposal for pedestrian crossing signal design and construction engineering services in an amount not to exceed $79,430.
Three of the four intersections included in this design and construction engineering services contract are within Downtown:
- Northwest Highway @ Main Street
- Northwest Highway @ Emerson Street
- Main Street @ Prospect Avenue
These intersections are part of an interconnected traffic signal system under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). This system is also interconnected with the Union Pacific railroad gates at the Main Street (IL Route 83) and Emerson Street crossings. These intersections currently have pedestrian crossing signals. Currently, a single push button at each corner limits the efficiency of the traffic signal timing by putting a call to multiple crossings. The objective is to install two separate push buttons at each corner such that a call is for a single crossing.