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O’Hare Runway Rotation Plan Gets Green Light
In July 2016, the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had approved a six-month test of a Fly Quiet II Runway Rotation Plan to bring nighttime noise relief to residents living near O’Hare International Airport. The goal of the Fly Quiet II Runway Rotation Plan, developed by the ONCC in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Suburban O’Hare Commission and the Fair Allocation in Runways Coalition, was to achieve a more balanced distribution of overnight noise exposure for Chicago and suburban communities. The test, consisting of 12 weekly primary and secondary runway configurations rotating over 25 weeks, will be ending around Christmas. Once the test is complete, operations will revert to the pre-test period rotation in which runways are utilized as needed until the test program feedback can be compiled.
For each week, a primary runway operating configuration was designated with an alternate configuration designed to accommodate factors such as wind or construction if needed. Each of the 12 weekly runway designations consisted of either two runways (one arrival and one departure runway) or one mixed use runway used for both arrivals and departures. The rotation schedule along with a survey for residents to provide test program feedback can be found on www.flychicago.com/flyquiettest along with other pertinent information, such as the start and end time of Fly Quiet II and the average duration of time for each weekly period. At the end of the test program, feedback will be compiled and ONCC will provide a recommendation to the FAA as to whether or not the Interim Fly Quiet II rotation plan should be implemented beyond the six-month test period and until the closure of Runway 14R/32L. The FAA will make the final decision.
Airplane Noise Complaints
To file a complaint about airplane noise, please use this link provided by the O’Hare Noise Commission: Airplane Noise Complaints. It is important for people to submit information to document the numbers and types of issues to the Commission and the City of Chicago so that patterns can be identified and solutions be developed to address concerns.
Transportation and Engineering Division
The Transportation and Engineering Division covers a large array of tasks in the planning, design, review, construction, inspection and operation of public and private infrastructure in the Village.
One of the main responsibilities is retail, office and residential site plan review and private and public construction inspection. In addition, project design, inspection services and all project management are provided for Village projects such as the annual street project, sidewalk improvements, drainage improvements, crack sealing and other utility projects.
We also monitor the condition of facilities for vehicles and pedestrians, perform traffic safety and operational studies, coordinate with public transit agencies, and cooperate with state, county, and local jurisdictions on projects of mutual interest. Division members serve as part of an interdisciplinary team to plan, design, and operate public and private transportation facilities in a safe and efficient manner.
The Transportation & Engineering Division also provides services to residents such as drainage inspections, grading concerns, flood plain inquiries, traffic studies, signage and striping, and public transit inquiries.
Phone Number: (847) 252-5800
- Road Construction Specific Questions
- Bike and Pedestrian Specific Questions
- Canadian National Project Specific Questions
- Mike Hankey, Director of Transportation & Engineering
- Alan Wenderski, Village Engineer
- Marty Salerno, Street Rehabilitation Manager
- Shelley Walenga, Civil Engineer
- Joseph Weesner, Senior Transportation Engineer
*Please note: Information contained on linked pages is not produced, controlled or maintained by the Village of Hoffman Estates.