Frequently Asked Questions

Who is leading the study?

The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) is leading the study.

How is the study funded?

The study is funded through the State of Illinois Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds.

What is a PEL?

Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) is a collaborative approach that links transportation planning to the environmental review process while considering environmental, community, and economic goals early in the process. To learn more, click here. 

What is the study area?

The study area is approximately 20 square miles and includes the Will County municipalities Crete, Monee, University Park, and parts of Frankfort, Park Forest, Steger, and Sauk Village. The study borders the Cook County municipalities of Richton Park and South Chicago Heights. 

How can I get involved?

There are many opportunities to get involved and provide input. Your comments and participation are essential to the development of the study. Visit the Stakeholder Involvement Page to learn more.