Kankakee Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization, is the metropolitan planning organization for the Kankakee urbanized area. Federal legislation requires an MPO for all urbanized areas with a population over 50,000. This ensures decisions about the programming of federal highway funds are made at the local level.
Here are the results from the first survey that was conducted as part of the KATS 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan update.
Thank you to all those who participated in the first survey as part of the KATS 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Update. We hope the survey was short and simple only asking question, which asked respondents to rank the seven national goals of the FAST Act from most important to least important.
We received 152 completed responses. The national goal that was ranked as the most important was infrastructure condition, followed by safety in second and congestion reduction in third. The other national goals ranked in order of importance from fourth to seventh place were system reliability, reduced project delivery delays, freight movement and economic vitality, and environmental sustainability.
North Street Bridge Over I-57 is Open
July 11, 2019
The North Street Bridge project over I-57 is completed and open to traffic. The new bridge now accommodates 4-lanes of traffic, provides lighting, and also includes an eight-foot wide sidewalk on the north side of the bridge.