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To help you understand more of the design process, we listed and defined common terms, phrases, and acronyms.  For some items, you may see a "(Learn More)" link.  Clicking on these links will open a separate browser window to a website relating to the item.
 
We tried to be all inclusive, however if you heard something in a meeting or somewhere else on this site you don't understand, please Contact Us and we will add it to our list.
 
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A

ADT - Average Daily Traffic

 
 

B

BCR - Bridge Condition Report
 
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C

CBD - Central Business District
CHARRETTE - An Urban Design and Planning Process (External Reference)
CMAP - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
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D

DHV - Design Hour Volume

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E

EA - Environmental Assessment

EIS - Environmental Impact Statement


F

FAP - Federal-Aid-Project; Federal-Aid-Primary (Route)
FHWA - Federal Highway Authority

FRA - Federal Railroad Administration

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H

HMA - Hot-Mix Asphalt

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I

IDNR - Illinois Department of Natural Resources  (Learn More)
IDOT - Illinois Department of Transportation



L

LOS - Level of Service


M

MCDOT - McHenry County Division of Transportation
MCCD - McHenry County Conservation District  (Learn More)


N

NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act  (Learn More)

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P

PDP - Proposed Drainage Plan

PDR - Project Development Report

 
R

ROW - Right-of-Way

 
S


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T

T&E - Threatened and Endangered Species (Learn More)
TAG - Technical Advisory Group
 

V

V/C - Volume to Capacity
 
 
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