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(605 ILCS 5/4-219)
(a) It is the intent of the General Assembly to ensure that Department of
Transportation projects adequately meet the State's transportation needs, exist
in harmony with their surroundings, and add lasting value to the communities
(b) To support this objective, the Department of Transportation shall
embrace principles of context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions
in its policies and procedures for the planning, design, construction, and
operation of its projects for new construction, reconstruction, or major
expansion of existing transportation facilities.
(c) A hallmark of context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions
principles for the Department of Transportation shall be early and ongoing
collaboration with affected citizens, elected officials, interest groups, and
other stakeholders to ensure that the values and needs of the affected
communities are identified and carefully considered in the development of
(d) Context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions principles
shall promote the exploration of innovative solutions, commensurate with the
scope of each project, that can effectively balance safety, mobility,
community, and environmental objectives in a manner that will enhance the
relationship of the transportation facility with its setting.
(e) The Department shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly no
later than April 1, 2004 on its efforts to implement context sensitive design
(Source: P.A. 93-545, eff. 1-1-04.)