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RESOLUTION NO. 9-09 <br /> A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WEST <br /> BYPASS NORTH CONNECTION "ALTERNATE 203 — OPTION D" AS THE <br /> LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE <br /> WHEREAS, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) studied multiple <br /> options to facilitate the movement of traffic through the heavily congested area west of <br /> O'Hare Airport; and, <br /> WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village is home to 3,800 businesses employing over <br /> 100,000 people within the area under study by IDOT; and, <br /> WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village holds a significant investment in terms of <br /> businesses,jobs, property tax base, sales tax base, roadways, water mains, sewer <br /> infrastructure, and public safety activities within the study area; and; <br /> WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village has actively participated and is fully involved in <br /> meetings with IDOT and transportation consultants concerning alternatives to facilitate the <br /> flow of traffic; and, <br /> WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village has determined that one alternative is strongly <br /> preferred locally and that preference is to be conveyed to the State of Illinois Department <br /> of Transportation and United States Highway Department: <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Board of Trustees <br /> of the Village of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and DuPage, Illinois: <br /> Section 1: Locally Preferred Alternative: That Elk Grove Village hereby <br /> designates the WEST BYPASS NORTH CONNECTION "ALTERNATE 203 - Option D" <br /> PROPOSAL as its locally preferred alternative which places the planned West Bypass on <br /> the 300-foot corridor east of Elmhurst Road on existing O'Hare Airport property. This <br /> plan is preferred as it provides the following benefits: <br /> • Preserves the existing Busse Road corridor; <br /> • Provides the most economic benefits to the community and the region; <br /> • Preserves Elk Grove businesses and associated jobs; <br /> • Maintains the existing tax base that benefits Schools, Parks, and Library; <br /> • Provides for the long desired full interchange at Elmhurst Road and I-90; <br /> • Provides access along Thomdale Avenue that focuses traffic to major arterials and <br /> protects our secondary roads; <br /> • Was long-planned as the appropriate location for an expressway; and, <br /> • Significantly improves the flow of vehicular traffic in the region. <br />