CMAP seeks public input on Laraway Road plans

Study underway on improvements for Joliet railroad crossing

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will continue to take public comment for its Laraway Road Planning and Environmental Linkages Study until April 30, the city of Joliet said in a news release.

The study is exploring Union Pacific Railroad crossing improvements at Laraway Road bridge as well as other capacity and safety improvements.

“Residents, businesses, and roadway users are encouraged to learn more about this study and provide their input regarding the proposed improvements along Laraway Road,” the release said.

A self-guided virtual Public Input Opportunity is open to April 30.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting will be held via Zoom from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 14. The online meeting will provide opportunities to view presentations, share input, and ask questions of team members.

To register for the Virtual Public Information Meeting and view materials for the self-guided Public Input Opportunity, visit the Engage with CMAP website (

The public can also submit comments and questions about the Laraway Road PEL Study by emailing Tom Murtha, CMAP’s Project Manager, at or by calling him at 312-386-8649.

More information about the study is available from the news release posted on the city of Joliet website,

Bob Okon

Bob Okon covers local government for The Herald-News