Milan Beltway Extension (FAU 5822)
Airport Road to Blackhawk Road/John Deere Expressway
Final Environmental Impact Statement
The Milan Beltway will provide a connection between the
developing area south of the Rock River and the urbanized
area north of the river, all in Rock Island County.
The project is carefully integrated with the John Deere
Expressway which serves a rapidly growing commercial and
personal service corridor north of the river. The
project substantially reduces the need to widen Blackhawk
Road through the historically rich Black Hawk State Historic
Site. The proposed interconnection of the Beltway with
Airport Road south of the Rock River is a critical element
of this project. The interconnection will relieve
traffic volumes on Airport Road which is currently
experiencing capacity problems.
Primary environmental impacts of the proposed action are
expected to be: displacement of five residences and
eleven businesses, permanent loss of 9.0 hectares
(22.3.acres) of wetlands, removal of 6.6 hectares (16.2
acres) of forested areas, and filling of 10.8 hectares (26.7
acres) of the Rock River floodplain. Approximately
47.1 hectares (116.5 acres) of land will be converted to
right of way. An additional 29.3 hectares (72.3 acres)
will be acquired for wetland mitigation. This proposed
action attempts to address public concerns related to ice
jam flooding and to reduce traffic through the Black Hawk
State Historic Site.
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Final EIS (May, 2003)
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