Downtown Traffic and Parking Studies

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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 Transportation Study Addendum 2 | Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants - May 2019

Downtown Parking Study | KLOA | September 2018

Maple Street Public Parking Garage Concept - 11-07-2018

Mount Prospect Downtown Parking Study Presentation - 11-07-2018

Mount Prospect Transportation Presentation - 11-13-18

Maple Street Lofts Transportation and Parking Presentation 11-13-2018

List of Active Projects Related to Downtown Traffic and Parking

These projects are part of the recommendations included in the studies and/or recommendations in the Village's Strategic Plan.

Central Avenue Crosswalks Design Contract Approved

At the April 3, 2019 Village Board Meeting, the Village Board approved a proposal from Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. for 2019 Central Road Crosswalk Project Design and Construction Engineering in an amount not to exceed $83,764.  The crossings would be at the following locations: 

Central Road & Pine Street | Central Road is a four-lane arterial road that has an average daily traffic (ADT) of 17,700 vehicles in the segment that includes the Pine Street intersection per 2014 IDOT traffic counts. Pine Street is a local road with an ADT of less than 1,000 vehicles. The intersection is controlled with STOP signs on Pine Street and has crosswalks across the north and south legs only. The Village’s 2017 Central Road Pedestrian Crossing Study recommends a new crossing at this intersection. Design will include evaluating a refuge island and associated road work, pavement markings, signage, lighting, sidewalk ramps, and adjustments to existing infrastructure. Estimated construction cost for this work is $175,000.

 Central Road & Cathy Lane | Central Road is a four-lane arterial road that has an ADT of 21,300 vehicles in the segment that includes the Cathy Lane intersection per 2014 IDOT traffic counts. Cathy Lane is a local road with an ADT of less than 1,500 vehicles. The intersection is controlled with STOP signs on Cathy Lane and has crosswalks across the north, south and west legs. The existing crosswalk across Central Road has pedestrian push buttons to active flashing yellow beacons in advance of the crossing. The objective per the Village’s 2017 Central Road Pedestrian Crossing Study is to replace the crosswalk across Central Road including removing the yellow flashing beacons. Design will include evaluating a refuge island and associated road work, pavement markings, signage, lighting, sidewalk ramps, and adjustments to existing infrastructure. Estimated construction cost for this work is $125,000.

Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.  will design and complete construction engineering necessary to facilitate construction of the crosswalk improvements at these two intersections. All work will require review and approval from IDOT.

Downtown Pedestrian Crossing Signal Design Contract Approved

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.

Find more information on this topic through the Village's BoardDocs online agenda system.

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190117/how-mount-prospect-is-trying-to-make-it-easier-to-cross-downtown-streets

 

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