Even after demise, opinions split on Prairie Parkway
Some see a missed opportunity, others applaud preservation of farmland
The proposed Prairie Parkway is a no go and some local officials feel this is a "missed opportunity" for Grundy County.
The 37-mile highway was supposed to connect Interstate 88 to Interstate 80 through Kane, Grundy and Kendall counties. Part of the proposal included widening a 12-mile portion of Illinois 47 to four lanes.
Last week, the Federal Highway Administration withdrew its approval of the Prairie Parkway, after it did not receive a "high funding priority in the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's 'Go to 2040''' land-use and transportation plan, according to published reports.
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