Throughout the study process, there will be a number of
ways to participate. You may follow the progress of the
project by attending PWG meetings, checking the website, and
receiving newsletters. The public meeting was held in March
26, 2013 to gather public input and share project
information. Study newsletters will be sent to those that
wish to be added to the study’s mailing list by filling out
the form to the right.
A public hearing is planned for late fall 2013 to announce
the preliminary preferred alternative and to gather
additional input from the public.
A public meeting was held at the start of the study to offer
opportunities for interested parties to provide input into
community context, transportation issues, the project
problem statement, and the development of possible
solutions. The location and time of the public meeting was
advertised in brochures as well as in local newspapers to
invite all community members to attend. Throughout the
study, this website and other multimedia and interactive
opportunities to provide input and receive information will
be made available.
Project Study Group
The project study group is comprised of representatives from
the Illinois Department of Transportation
Project Working Group
A Project Working Group (PWG) was formed to assist the IDOT
Project Study Group (PSG) with defining the study’s context,
determining the study’s Purpose and Need and developing
alternatives. The PWG consists of stakeholders with
expertise or interest in transportation, land use, the
environment, or economic development in the study area.
Members of the PWG provide input on the study, attend PWG
meetings, and collaborate with the PSG.
Stakeholder Involvement Plan
Stakeholder involvement is critical to the success of this
project. A Stakeholder Involvement Plan (SIP) was developed
to provide a guide for implementing a meaningful public
involvement plan for the study and a framework for engaging
The Stakeholder Involvement Plan (SIP) includes:
- A detailed inventory of stakeholders
- The roles and responsibilities of participants in
the public involvement process
- A description of opportunities for stakeholder
- A tentative schedule of public involvement
activities planned throughout the study
Stakeholder Involvement Plan.