Meetings & Information

You may stop by the Open House anytime between 5 – 7 p.m.

The DeKalb County Highway Department invites you to attend a public meeting (open house format) regarding the planning for the potential realignment of Plank Road (County Highway 15) between IL 23 and Lukens Road in the City of Sycamore and unincorporated Sycamore Township.

Public Information Meeting #1 | Thursday, May 18, 2023
DeKalb County Legislative Center
in the Gathertorium
200 N. Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

  • At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn about the study process
  • Review preliminary information and data
  • Identify opportunities for future public involvement
  • Provide input on transportation issues and concerns
  • Propose improvements for future study

If a reasonable accommodation is needed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Nathan Schwartz (815) 756-9513. Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the TTY/TDD number (800) 526-0844 or 711; TTY users (Spanish) (800) 501-0864 or 711; and for Telebraille dial (877) 526-6670 at least five (5) days prior to the meeting.

Background and History

Project Limits

Plank Road is primarily a rural east–west county highway, functionally classified as a minor arterial, that traverses approximately 16.5 miles from IL 23 (Main Street in the City of Sycamore) to United States Highway 20 (US 20) in the City of Elgin.  The route generally connects the DeKalb-Sycamore metropolitan area to the western suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area.  The route is primarily rural in nature except for a suburban area near Illinois Route 23 (IL 23) and an urban area in the rural community of the Village of Burlington, approximately halfway between the cities of Sycamore and Elgin.  The route traverses both DeKalb County and Kane County.  From IL 23 to County Line Road, the route is approximately 4.9 miles in length.  Kane County has ongoing safety studies for portions of Plank Road east of the County Line. More information can be found on their Division of Transportation website here:

The approved logical termini of the project starts approximately 1700′ west of Lindgren/North Grove Road to 1000′ east of Lukens Road for a length of approximately 3 miles. Within the study limits, the existing adjacent land use is suburban from the west of Lindgren/North Grove and rural from Lindgren Road to the eastern study limits. Most of the route study limits are within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Sycamore.


Future (Costs and Funding)

More information to come.

Future (Land Acquisition)

More information to come.


Opportunities and Schedule


Engineer Nathan Schwartz, PE
DeKalb County Engineer

Address: 1826 Barber Greene Road DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815.756.9513