McLean Boulevard Improvements
The two-lane, 7,000-foot-long stretch of McLean Boulevard between Spring Street and Stearns Road does not have the capacity to safely accommodate the 14,000 vehicles that use it each day. Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. (HLR) provided Phase I preliminary engineering and is currently providing Phase II design engineering for the reconstruction and widening of McLean Boulevard to improve safety and mobility.
Working with the Village of South Elgin, HLR is designing following improvements and upgrades:
- Widening from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway
- New curb and gutter
- New multi-use path added on the east side from Spring Street to North Lancaster and on the west side from North Lancaster Circle to Sterns Road. This path will provide the missing gap in a region-wide path network.
- New traffic signals at North Lancaster Circle
- Sound wall on the east side of McLean Boulevard
Construction is expected to start in spring 2022. The road is currently owned and managed by IDOT – upon completion, the road will be transferred to the Village of South Elgin.
Village of South Elgin
McLean Boulevard between Spring Street and Sterns Road