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RESOLUTION NO. 23-74 <br />URGING ILLINOIS ROUTE 83 IMPROVEMENT <br />BY STATE OF ILLINOIS <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village is a member <br />of the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference, and <br />WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation of the State <br />of Illinois, acting under the authority conferred on it by <br />Section 8-101 of the Illinois Highway Code has on March 17, <br />1965 designated Federal Aid -Route 102 ($.B.I. Rte. 54 - <br />I11. Rte. 83) from St. Charles Road and extending in a <br />southerly direction for a distance of approximately 12.85 <br />miles to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway grade <br />separation structure, and <br />WHEREAS, Illinois Route 83 was declared a freeway and <br />is governed under Illinois Freeway Law which is described <br />in Chapter 121, Article 8, Paragraph 201-1 of the Road & <br />Bridge Law of Illinois, and <br />WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation of the State <br />of Illinois did prepare a report entitled "Illinois Rte 83 <br />Economic Study" dated November 1971, and <br />WHEREAS, the Mobility Study Unit of said Department, <br />conducted a public meeting on April 18, 1972 with <br />representatives of DuPage County municipalities along Rte 83 <br />to review its findings prior to any action being taken, and <br />WHEREAS the Department of Transportation of the State <br />of Illinois did request from the corporate authorities of <br />DuPage County municipalities endorsement of one of the three <br />alternative plans for Rte. 83 which would provide for its <br />development as either an arterial highway, a freeway, or an <br />expressway, and <br />WHEREAS, said municipalities did submit the comments and <br />recommendations to the Department of Transportation of the <br />State of Illinois in June of 1972, and <br />WHEREAS, Illinois Rte. 83 as it extends through DuPage <br />County is an extremely important, necessary and vital north/ <br />south arterial highway, and <br />NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Board of Trustees <br />of the Village of Elk Grove Village DuPage and Cook <br />Counties, Illinois, that the Department of Transportation of <br />the State of Illinois activate the improvement of Rte. 83 <br />from Interstate 55 to a high priority project, and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the President and Board of Trustees <br />of the Village of Elk Grove Village DuPage and Cook <br />Counties, Illinois, that the Department of Transportation of <br />the State of Illinois proceed with the improvement of Rte. 83 <br />from Interstate 90 to Interstate 55 without unnecessary <br />further delay. <br />