Protect the Rt. 53/120 corridor and transform it into a non-motorized corridor with protected natural resources, an intact ecosystem and a corridor trail.
The over 50-year-old Route 53/120 corridor is a de facto intact open space corridor with highly valuable wetlands and ecosystems. Over the years, the corridor has been built up and zoning has been approved to put residential communities, schools, playgrounds and a hospital directly adjacent to the tollway corridor.
Our goal, now that we have stopped the Rt. 53/120, is to decommission and protect the corridor so the good people of Lake County can move forward with modern, efficient and achievable plans to relieve congestion. We would like to see the extremely valuable and sensitive ecosystems and wetlands protected, keep the corridor non-motorized, create a corridor trail and possibly include outdoor amenities such as parks and community gardens for the corridor village residents to enjoy. Ultimately, we will protect as much of the corridor as possible and connect it to the Liberty Prairie Reserve, Volo Bog and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge as an urban greenway.