Curtis Road Corridor Study

Curtis Road Corridor Study logoThe Curtis Road Corridor Study has concluded. 

This website will be removed by January 2018.

The final document (linked below) will remain publicly accessible on the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission website.

Final Document: Curtis Road Corridor Study


The Curtis Road Corridor Study includes 4.6 miles of Curtis Road from Dunlap Avenue/US 45 to High Cross Road/IL 130.The goal of this study is to identify infrastructure that facilitates mobility within and between the surrounding jurisdictions as well as supports and protects the disparate surrounding land uses, including the University of Illinois agricultural research and educational fields known as the South Farms.

There are several different jurisdictions included in the study area so we have established a broad-based steering committee for the project that includes representatives from the following agencies:  the Illinois Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, University of Illinois, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, City of Champaign, Urbana Township, Champaign Township, Champaign County, and C-U MTD.

In addition to the steering committee, an environmental working group was established for the project that includes experts from the Illinois State Geological Survey, IDOT District 5, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District, and the University of Illinois.

 

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Questions/Comments?

CONTACT:
Ashlee McLaughlin, amclaughlin@ccrpc.org
Transportation Planner
Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study, cuuats.org
Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, ccrpc.org
1776 E. Washington St, Urbana, IL 61801


Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting at the Philo Road Church of Christ in Urbana on September 21, 2017!

25 people were in attendance to provide feedback on the draft document and the preferred future scenario for the corridor.

Meeting Agenda:
Welcome – Food + Information Boards + Surveys
Presentation – Staff provided an overview of the corridor study and a summary of the preferred future scenario.


Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting at the Philo Road Church of Christ in Urbana on May 16, 2017!

Almost 50 people were in attendance to learn more about the corridor study and to provide input on the “preferred” scenario for the future.

Meeting Agenda:
Welcome – Food + Information Boards + Surveys
Presentation – Staff provided an overview of the corridor study, a summary of the evaluation of the future scenarios developed by the public at the February 18 meeting, and a summary of the “preferred” scenario based on that evaluation.


Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting at the Philo Road Church of Christ in Urbana on February 18, 2017!

Over 50 people were in attendance to learn more about the corridor study and to provide input on their priorities for the future of the corridor.

Meeting Agenda:
Welcome – Food + Information Boards + Surveys
Presentation – Staff provided an overview of the corridor study including the existing conditions, public input received at the October public meeting, and corridor problem and opportunity statements
Curtis Road Project Prioritization Activity – Meeting attendees worked in groups to determine which improvement projects, if any, would address the corridor’s identified problems and opportunities


Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting at the Philo Road Church of Christ in Urbana on October 13, 2016!

Over 80 people were in attendance to learn more about the corridor study and to provide input on the current strengths and weaknesses of the corridor and their vision for the future of the corridor.

Agenda:
Presentation – Staff provided an overview of the corridor study and a summary of the existing conditions
Public Input Activities – Staff facilitated two mapping activities to gather strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in the corridor from meeting attendees and document how meeting attendees use Curtis Road


General Timeline and Overview of Curtis Road Corridor Study Planning Process:

 


 

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This study is being carried out with a $300,000 Lead Adopter Incentive Award from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission/Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study were selected for this award in order to use FHWA’s PlanWorks decision guide for corridor planning to carry out the Curtis Road Corridor Study from July 2016-December 2017.