To the Editor:
During a discussion on the proposed Randall Road Project at the Feb. 4 County Board meeting, board member Anna May Miller said the Division of Transportation follows a CSS approach for their projects per policy and, although stakeholder involvement is important, ultimately the county and the DOT will be responsible for the decisions regarding any and all aspects of the project.
That leads me to assume the people who would pay for this project, the taxpayers, as well as those most nearly affected by it, Lake in the Hills and the businesses along that stretch of Randall Road, really matter very little to Miller, or the DOT for that matter.
With so many areas of county roads that desperately need work, why is there such a strong push to spend what would end up being more than $135 million of our tax dollars on this Randall Road project? The vast majority of us who live in this county never drive through that area, but we will most certainly be paying for it. Even when there was a small population increase in the county, there was no corresponding increase in traffic on this stretch of road.
Time to stop this misuse of our tax dollars. Stop the Randall Road project. Call your County Board members and tell them to stop.