The State Highway Consensus Plan was developed in 2006 with input from local elected officials and the residents of Lake County. Everyone came together and reached consensus in support of a list of priority transportation projects to bring about meaningful congestion relief to the transportation system in Lake County.
Over the last 11 years, this plan has been viewed as a model for collaboration, success, and results across the state. The plan takes a regional approach and selected projects based on benefits to the overall system.
Traffic congestion is a top issue for Lake County residents. Implementing the Consensus Plan’s next 5 priorities could save as many as 1.3 million hours each year!
Traffic congestion leads to: • Time away from friends and family • Lost time in work productivity • Delays in getting goods and services to market These congestion delays cost an estimated $4 million annually in time lost and excess fuel consumption.
Illinois is facing a crisis point in transportation funding. Funding cuts, new state administrative fees, stagnant Motor Fuel Tax since 1990 – all this is negatively impacting Lake County. We need to advocate for a stable revenue source for transportation improvements and for continued progress on the State Highway Consensus Plan.