Public Act 93-0545

HB3061 Enrolled                      LRB093 07817 LCB 08006 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.

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

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

    (605 ILCS 5/4-219 new)
    Sec. 4-219.  Context sensitivity.
    (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  they
    (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
    (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 transportation projects.
    (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 criteria.

Effective Date: 01/01/04