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Village to Host Open House for Downtown Traffic Study

Glen Ellyn, IL – The Village of Glen Ellyn invites residents to attend a public meeting/open house to discuss the Central Business District (CBD) Traffic Study on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The event will be held in the Wiedner Auditorium (Gymnasium) on the 2nd floor of the Glen Ellyn Civic Center and will run from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

The meeting will kick-off with a short presentation by the consultant and then will continue with opportunities for more direct interactions with a member of the project team in an open house format. A form will be available to attendees for the submittal of written comments.

In 2009 the Village of Glen Ellyn concluded and approved a Downtown Strategic Plan (DSP), culminating a two-year process involving extensive planning and community input measures. The DSP identifies several objectives, strategies and measures to achieve the goal of an attractive and economically viable downtown. Improved traffic circulation is among several objectives established in the DSP. The conversion of one-way streets to two-way travel has perceived benefits relative to ease of downtown access and mobility, but the impacts of such a change need to be analyzed. Another DSP objective is to improve the sufficiency and convenience of the downtown parking supply.

The Village engaged KLOA to assess traffic patterns and parking in the CBD to determine the impacts of changing existing one-way streets to two-way and implementing other features recommended in the DSP. The consultant conducted field studies, performed analyses and developed a report on their findings. The report is now in Revised Draft Form and is available for review on the Glen Ellyn website at www.glenellyn.org – look under Latest News.

Please plan to stop by for at least a short while on Leap Day to review the CBD Traffic Study with us and to provide your comments. Questions prior to the meeting should be directed to Professional Engineer Bob Minix at 630-469-6756 or bobm@glenellyn.org.

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