About this project
Preliminary corridor design concept
In both the expressway and hybrid sections, direct access from private driveways onto Highway 55 would ultimately be closed.
- Four-lane expressway between the Crow River in Rockford and County Road 116 (Pinto Drive) in Medina. An expressway includes at-grade intersections with local roads, with signals where warranted by amount of traffic and safety considerations.
- Four-lane grade-separated "hybrid" facility between County Road 116 and I-494 in Plymouth. This concept represents a hybrid of a freeway that maintains good traffic flow by grade-separating Highway 55 from local roads at key intersections, and an expressway that respects the community context with creative design that minimizes right of way and fits well within existing development.
|Concept development||Late 2006 / Early 2007|
|Public information open house||Jan. 30, 2007|
|Preferred alternative decision||Spring 2007|
|Layout preparation and environmental analysis||Spring - Summer 2007|
|EA/EAW submitted for review and approval||Feb. 2008|
|Public release of EA/EAW and public hearing||April 2008|
|EIS need decision||Dec. 2008 / Jan. 2009|
|Right-of-way acquisition||Not currently programmed|
|Construction||Not currently programmed|