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 1        AN ACT concerning transportation.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Highway  Code  is  amended  by
 5    adding Section 4-219 as follows:

 6        (605 ILCS 5/4-219 new)
 7        Sec. 4-219.  Context sensitivity.
 8        (a)  It  is  the intent of the General Assembly to ensure
 9    that Department of Transportation  projects  adequately  meet
10    the State's transportation needs, exist in harmony with their
11    surroundings,  and  add lasting value to the communities they
12    serve.
13        (b)  To  support  this  objective,  the   Department   of
14    Transportation  shall embrace principles of context sensitive
15    design and context sensitive solutions in  its  policies  and
16    procedures   for  the  planning,  design,  construction,  and
17    operation   of   its   projects   for    new    construction,
18    reconstruction, or major expansion of existing transportation
19    facilities.
20        (c)  A  hallmark  of context sensitive design and context
21    sensitive  solutions  principles  for   the   Department   of
22    Transportation  shall be early and ongoing collaboration with
23    affected citizens, elected officials,  interest  groups,  and
24    other stakeholders to ensure that the values and needs of the
25    affected  communities are identified and carefully considered
26    in the development of transportation projects.
27        (d)  Context  sensitive  design  and  context   sensitive
28    solutions   principles   shall  promote  the  exploration  of
29    innovative solutions, commensurate with  the  scope  of  each
30    project,  that  can  effectively  balance  safety,  mobility,
31    community, and environmental objectives in a manner that will
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 1    enhance  the relationship of the transportation facility with
 2    its setting.
 3        (e)  The Department shall report to the Governor and  the
 4    General  Assembly  no later than April 1, 2004 on its efforts
 5    to implement context sensitive design criteria.