Village of Oswego

Wolfs Crossing Road

Morton, IL

Located in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, the Village of Oswego sought to improve the safety, multi-modal connectivity and mobility of this high potential development corridor by developing a long-range plan to widen Wolfs Crossing Road to five lanes. The Village tasked Benesch to perform a study that identified the best alternatives to make their Vision a reality. Benesch presented numerous staged improvement alternatives for the corridor’s nine intersections that included four roundabouts and five signalized intersections. Additional improvement elements included a sidewalk, bicycle path, landscaped median island and street lighting. Because the project area involved extensive drainage challenges and a 3,700-acre watershed that drained into the corridor, more than six detention ponds were proposed. Benesch also led multiple grant applications to help the Village secure funding to make their corridor improvements a reality.

Project highlights

  • Traffic and transportation analyses
  • Bicycle and pedestrian studies
  • Roadway and intersection evaluation
  • Grant funding assistance