Endangered Species Mitigation Needs Assessment

There is a lack of environmental planning and available tools in Illinois to identify costs associated with threatened and endangered species mitigation, leading to delays in construction projects. The aim of this project is to document the needs, gaps and inefficiencies in IDOT’s approach to mitigating impacts to endangered species through construction projects. Researchers will focus on identifying IDOT’s current process and construction program needs related to threatened and endangered species mitigation. They will analyze existing scientific data and literature in order to provide recommendations for improvement on evaluating impacts to threatened and endangered species and planning as well as developing cost estimates associated with mitigation. Developing more consistent policies and tools across IDOT districts and projects will allow the agency to better plan for environmental mitigation as well as streamline construction projects.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $36000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Schelsky, Wendy

    • Start Date: 20230516
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240215
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01881986
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-SP64
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 15 2023 11:20AM