Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission

Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission SSCRPC provides professional expertise and objective analysis for local communities to assess opport

The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC) serves as the joint planning body for the City of Springfield and Sangamon County. Along with this on-going responsibility, the Planning Commission staff works with many other public and semi-public agencies throughout the area to promote orderly growth and redevelopment, conducting numerous research studies and planning projects each year.

07/17/2023
Check this out! The City of Springfield is proposing a "road diet" for MLK Drive from Clear Lake Avenue to South Grand A...
07/10/2023

Check this out! The City of Springfield is proposing a "road diet" for MLK Drive from Clear Lake Avenue to South Grand Avenue.

There will be a public meeting Wednesday on the proposed 'road diet' on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Clear Lake to South Grand.

04/05/2023
Just a friendly reminder!
04/03/2023

Just a friendly reminder!

03/20/2023

LOOKING AHEAD: A temporary closure of Madison and Jefferson Streets from 9th Street to 11th Street will begin on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. The closures of Madison and Jefferson are necessary for the construction of new railroad bridges at these locations and will re-open the summer of 2024. Both 9th and 11th Streets will remain open.

Traffic control devices, signage, and dynamic message boards will be deployed to guide motorists safely around the closures. Pavement marking modifications, traffic signal changes, and traffic signal timing adjustments will be made to help facilitate the detour traffic. Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel around the closures. A detour map routing traffic north to Carpenter Street is attached. All motorists are urged to be patient, reduce speed, and exercise caution as traffic patterns and travel times will be affected. Through traffic will not be allowed, but access will be maintained to all properties within the closures.

This work is necessary as the City of Springfield continues to advance the Springfield Rail Improvements Project to improve safety and reduce congestion in our City.

About the Springfield Rail Improvements Project:
The Springfield Rail Improvements Project is a multi-phased initiative primarily funded by the Federal Railroad Administration, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The project is being designed and managed by Hanson Professional Services Inc. for the City of Springfield and Sangamon County. For more information about the project and these road closures, visit www.springfieldrailroad.com.

Here is the agenda for the Monday, February 27, 2023. it is the final meeting for the Natural Hazards Mitigation Task Fo...
02/24/2023

Here is the agenda for the Monday, February 27, 2023. it is the final meeting for the Natural Hazards Mitigation Task Force. It is a public meeting.
https://co.sangamon.il.us/Portals/0/Departments/Regional%20Planning%20Commission/Docs/Special-Projects-Programs/Agenda_22723.pdf

01/25/2023

Click here to view the agenda for the Thursday, January 26, 2023, Natural Hazards Mitigation Task Force meeting.

Interesting developments on MacArthur Boulevard. Take a look!
11/21/2022

Interesting developments on MacArthur Boulevard. Take a look!

While patching and resurfacing work was done on the road last spring, full work isn't scheduled to begin until 2025.

11/10/2022

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is hosting an open house public information meeting for the Phase I preliminary engineering and environmental study to improve MacArthur Boulevard from Wabash/Stanford Avenue to South Grand Avenue in Springfield.

Thursday, November 17, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Franklin Middle School, 1200 Outer Park Drive

The purpose of the meeting is to present the Alternatives evaluated and the recommended preferred Alternative and gather feedback. The meeting will be held in an open house format so residents can stop by anytime between 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. There is no formal presentation. For more information, visit the project website - https://idot.illinois.gov/projects/Sangamon-county--MacArthur-Blvd.

For those attending the open house, please enter through the west driveway for parking in the rear of the school. Enter the school in the front at the new cafeteria.

Greyhound is moving into the SMTD Transfer Center. Here's what we know:
10/31/2022

Greyhound is moving into the SMTD Transfer Center. Here's what we know:

Greyhound will be moving from its longtime hub on Dirksen Parkway to join SMTD at the downtown transit hub.

Check out this neat concept happening in one of our neighboring communities!
09/08/2022

Check out this neat concept happening in one of our neighboring communities!

Mt. Pulaski grows new ideas in local food

It's that time again!
08/10/2022

It's that time again!

Traffic will be restored to regular patterns after the fair's conclusion Aug. 22.

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, was interviewed by WAND News regarding the proposed Springfield Ward maps. Take ...
07/14/2022

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, was interviewed by WAND News regarding the proposed Springfield Ward maps. Take a look!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - You may be in a new ward soon.

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, was at the Springfield City Council meeting yesterday to present the proposed Wa...
07/13/2022

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, was at the Springfield City Council meeting yesterday to present the proposed Ward maps created by SSCRP staff. Check it out!

The Springfield City Council will move towards a final vote on a new ward map next Tuesday, as currently slated on the agenda.

07/12/2022
Here's an in depth update on the transportation hub. Take a look!
07/08/2022

Here's an in depth update on the transportation hub. Take a look!

Transportation hub, expansion to county complex start to take shape

Here's some information about road closures for work on the high speed rail. Check it out!
07/08/2022

Here's some information about road closures for work on the high speed rail. Check it out!

Roadwork is a part of life in Springfield during the warmer months.

The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) has prepared the Draft Fiscal Years 2023 - 2026 Transportation Improvem...
07/07/2022

The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) has prepared the Draft Fiscal Years 2023 - 2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a four-year program of road, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, and mass transit projects.https://co.sangamon.il.us/Portals/0/Departments/Regional%20Planning%20Commission/Docs/Transportation/Plans/TIP/Current%20TIP/Draft%20TIP%20FY%202023-2026.pdf

Cool story. Check it out!
07/06/2022

Cool story. Check it out!

Bicycle Doctor owner Robert LaBonte joins Community Voices to update a growing trend in cycling, electric bikes. He also discusses the Springfield bike path network.

The SSCRPC staff has been at it again! Check out the 2020 Census Data story map developed for Sangamon County and its co...
06/22/2022

The SSCRPC staff has been at it again! Check out the 2020 Census Data story map developed for Sangamon County and its communities. Click here to explore.

Explore 2020 Census data for Sangamon County.

https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-land-conservation-program-reopens-to-landowners-in-68-countiesGreat inform...
06/15/2022

https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-land-conservation-program-reopens-to-landowners-in-68-counties

Great information about the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Check it out!

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural landowners with property prone to flooding and nutrient runoff will have the opportunity to enroll in Illinois’ reopened land conservation program, now available in 68 counties. The Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) will reopen for enro...

https://newschannel20.com/news/local/smtd-providing-cheaper-rides-to-levitt-amp-concertsSMTD providing less expensive ri...
05/20/2022

https://newschannel20.com/news/local/smtd-providing-cheaper-rides-to-levitt-amp-concerts

SMTD providing less expensive rides to Levitt AMP concerts. Check it out!

If you're wanting to catch any of the Levitt AMP concerts in Springfield this summer and don't want to drive, you're in luck. Sangamon Mass Transit District (SMTD) is offering discounted rates for rides to the performances. “SMTD is excited to provide public transportation from many areas of o...

Check out some of the reactions to the newly drawn City Ward maps.
05/11/2022

Check out some of the reactions to the newly drawn City Ward maps.

Springfield City Council members get their first blush with new ward maps ahead of the 2023 consolidated election.

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, will be addressing Springfield City Council to present Ward map drafts that our ...
05/10/2022

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, will be addressing Springfield City Council to present Ward map drafts that our staff has been working on. Check it out!

Springfield City Council members will get a look at new ward maps less than a year before the consolidated election.

https://co.sangamon.il.us/Portals/0/Departments/Regional%20Planning%20Commission/Images/Transportation/CYC%202022%20Word...
05/05/2022

https://co.sangamon.il.us/Portals/0/Departments/Regional%20Planning%20Commission/Images/Transportation/CYC%202022%20Word%20Doc%20for%20website.pdf

The Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan survey is now live. The survey will be available...
05/04/2022

The Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan survey is now live. The survey will be available from now until the morning of Monday, June 6, 2022.

https://co.sangamon.il.us/Portals/0/Departments/Regional%20Planning%20Commission/Docs/Transportation/News/bike%20count%2...
05/02/2022

https://co.sangamon.il.us/Portals/0/Departments/Regional%20Planning%20Commission/Docs/Transportation/News/bike%20count%20info.pdf

The second Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update Task Force will be held Thursday,...
04/22/2022

The second Sangamon County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update Task Force will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5:30pm in the County Board Chambers, 2nd Floor - 200 S. 9th Street, Springfield. Click here for more info!

The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC) has been awarded a Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant in the amount of $46,211 from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).

Some of the cities and villages in Sangamon County have been awarded grant money from The Illinois Department of Transpo...
04/21/2022

Some of the cities and villages in Sangamon County have been awarded grant money from The Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the Safe Routes to School program. Check it out!

Local projects focused on the health and safety of children while getting to school are getting a financial boost. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced $12. 3 million in grants will be given to the 57 projects selected as part of the Safe Routes to School program.

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, recently addressed the Springfield District 186 School Board to present new sub ...
04/05/2022

SSCRPC Executive Director, Molly Berns, recently addressed the Springfield District 186 School Board to present new sub district maps. Check it out!

Blue Cross Blue Shield is out of the picture as School District 186's health care provider and Cigna is in, pending official school board vote.

The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission will coordinate an update to the Sangamon County Multi-juri...
03/18/2022

The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission will coordinate an update to the Sangamon County Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. An updated plan helps the county and its cities and villages better prepare for natural hazards. A Task Force of representatives from the cities and villages, community organizations, county and state agencies, and the public will guide the planning process.
https://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/m-r/regional-planning-commission/natural-hazards-mitigation-plan

The staff of the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission was retained to reapportion Springfield Public...
03/09/2022

The staff of the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission was retained to reapportion Springfield Public School District 186 sub-districts based on the 2020 Census. Visit our website to review the two proposed school board sub-district maps. www.SSCRPC.com

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200 S 9th Street, Ste 212
Springfield, IL
62701

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Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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