Project costs will be developed as part of this study. This improvement is partially funded in IDOT’s FY 2016-2021 Proposed Highway Improvement Program and requires additional local cost participation to advance beyond Phase I.
Financial participation for locally initiated interchange construction/reconstruction projects along Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (Tollway) facilities is determined based on the Tollway’s Interchange and Roadway Cost Sharing Policy dated October 2012. In accordance with this policy “the applicant must provide not less than 50% of the project cost”. The local agency is considered the applicant. For locally initiated Tollway interchange projects that involve state-owned highways, the Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) has traditionally provided one-half of the local project cost for payable items along the state-owned facility. The Department’s current level of financial participation is based on a portion of the cost for all preconstruction and construction activities (including construction engineering) identified for the preferred alternative as contained the Village of Sugar Grove’s feasibility study. This amount was the estimated project cost at the time the State’s financial commitment was requested by the Village of Sugar Grove and Kane County. At the request of the Village and County, and with concurrence from the Federal Highway Administration, the Village and County were granted approval to utilize a portion of the Federal SAFETEA-LU National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Project funding administered through the Department and previously identified for the development of the Prairie Parkway project. This current level of state financial participation is included in the Department’s past and current Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Programs. Any additional state financial participation based on detailed engineering studies and updated cost estimates is not included in the Department’s Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program at this time. Any additional state financial participation required to fulfill the Department’s traditional participation in these types of projects will be considered for inclusion in future Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Programs among similar improvement types throughout the region.