The Village is conducting a preliminary engineering study to undertake a more detailed analysis of the transportation issues and identify potential solutions for the complex Rand Road/IL 83/Kensington Road intersection. This effort builds on the work already done as part of the recently completed Rand Road Corridor Plan. The study evaluates neighborhood cut-through traffic, access to the Randhurst Village, and other safety improvements in the vicinity of the major intersection. Public and stakeholder involvement will help to guide the process so the solutions address actual needs and are consistent with the desires of the community. An additional preliminary engineering study is also being conducted for the Rand/Central/Mount Prospect Road intersection, click to view.
- Village Board Presentation | December 10th, 2019
- Click here to view materials from the December 10th Village Board Meeting
Big thanks to everyone who joined us at the Public Open House on December 3rd. We enjoyed meeting with you and listening to your comments about this important – and challenging – intersection. Some key takeaways include issues related to congestion and wayfinding. We heard your ideas regarding opportunities for improved bike and pedestrian connectivity – as well as comments about improvements to the overall appearance of the intersection. The team will be gathering comments and working with the Village and stakeholders to develop preliminary concepts. Stay tuned!
What is a Phase 1 Study?
Prior Planning Study
Plan for Rand Road | Completed in February 2017 | View Final Corridor Plan
The Village of Mount Prospect’s Rand Road Corridor Plan will work to identify easier and quicker connections for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and commuters to and along Rand Road Corridor in the Village. This plan also will aim to enhance safety and identify commercial markets to support potential development. The project team includes the Village, IDOT, PACE, RTA, and a team of consultants, and is supported by a grant from the RTA.
The Rand Road Corridor has a strong commercial character. This major route through the Village serves many functions, including being the home to businesses that meet the commercial needs of both the community and region. To ensure the roadway continues to meet these needs, the study will address how Rand Road is used and how it can be improved, particularly at key intersections like Elmhurst Road and Central Road. The plan will focus on how and why residents and visitors travel through the corridor, and consider questions such as:
- Would more people walk if intersections were more pedestrian friendly?
- Could a safer feel along the corridor increase bicycle use?
- Would more people use Pace buses if signage and shelter were provided?