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Sauk Village Corridor Study

The Village of Sauk Village and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are partnering on a corridor study project focused on the transit-served portions of the Village. This webpage will host details about the project including timeline, steering committee members, public events, and important documents.

About the project

The goal for the Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue Corridor Study is to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to transit service and improve transportation safety for all road users along key segments of Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue. In addition, the study will evaluate proposed posted stops for Pace Route 358, which will be converted to posted stop service in the future. Currently, this route operates as a “flag stop” route, meaning that riders may board or get off the bus at any location along the route.

The project’s study area is a three-mile-long corridor that generally follows Pace Route 358 and includes a ½ mile buffer area on all sides of the corridor. The Sauk Trail segment runs east-west and is roughly two miles in length, and the Torrence Avenue segment runs north-south, roughly one mile in length. Although the two roadways have different roadway designs, traffic volumes, and pedestrian infrastructure, the project’s goals are the same for both roadways.

Project Study Area

The Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue Corridor Study is guided by a planning process that will:

  • Directly engage community members and stakeholders to understand the community’s priorities for the corridor by convening a project Steering Committee and hosting public outreach events;
  • Support economic development and access to opportunities by allowing easier pedestrian, bicycle, and transit connections to the commercial, educational, recreational, and institutional destinations along the corridor;
  • Encourage additional riders on Pace Route 358 and increased transfer connections to the Pace Chicago Heights Transportation Center, the South Shore Line Hegewisch Station, and other Pace routes in the area;
  • Culminate in a community-supported plan that includes clear and actionable steps toward a safer Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue for all road users, especially pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders.

The Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue Corridor Study project is supported by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)’s Community Planning Program. For more information about the Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue Corridor Study, email:


The timeline below describes key project milestones and anticipated dates.

DateProject Milestone
MarchExisting Conditions Report Issued
April 1First Round of Public Outreach
JulyRecommendations Developed
AugustSecond Round of Public Outreach
DecemberCorridor Improvement Plan Issued

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Steering Committee

To ensure stakeholder involvement in the development of the plan, the project team has established a project Steering Committee, whose members are listed below.

Leticia JohnsonBloom Township
Glynnis KeeneBloom Trail High School
Benet HallerCook County Department of Transportation and Highways
Joseph RiosIllinois Department of Transportation
Francine AndersonSauk Village
David FieldsSauk Village
Michelle FieldsSauk Village
Emmett FraserSauk Village
Carolyn FraserSauk Village
Kevin StitcherSauk Village
Beth Zupon

Sauk Village

Apostle RoyalSauk Village
Leslie RauerSouth Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Joseph ZagoneVillage of Steger

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