Guidelines, Site Selection, and Design for Implementing Truck Parking/Rest Facilities in Chicago's South Suburbs

In this report, the research team identified policy and design objectives that can increase overnight truck parking in south suburban Chicago. To meet these objectives, the team used case studies to provide general design guidance for municipalities and prospective investors who are interested in implementing truck parking facilities. The research team also identified several capital improvement costs needed to implement overnight truck parking facilities with an emphasis on supporting South Suburban industries. The research team developed a brochure and ancillary electronic information that could help truckers safely and efficiently navigate south suburban freight corridors. This information can help make the south suburbs a choice destination to deliver/pickup as well as rest, refuel, and pass through, especially since it is 10-11 hours away from many major cities, such as Pittsburgh; Charleston, West Virginia; Memphis, and Sioux Falls.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  USA  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

      Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
      3201 South Dearborn Street
      Chicago, IL  USA  60616
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rohter, Laurence

      Beltemacchi, Peter

    • Start Date: 20081201
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24762

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01470233
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-51
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 19 2013 1:01AM