For Immediate Release
February 14, 2002
EARLY PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT RESULTS IN OVER 1,000 PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON THE PRAIRIE PARKWAY CORRIDOR PROTECTION PROGRAM
-- The Illinois Department of Transportation has received more
than 1,000 questions and comments from the public regarding the
Prairie Parkway Corridor Protection proposal.
IDOT requested public input on the project during a series of
public informational meetings in Kane and Kendall Counties. The
deadline for receiving the public comments was February 10,
The Ottawa district office will evaluate the nearly 1,000
questions and comments and will prepare a recommendation for
Illinois Transportation Secretary Kirk Brown. He will release
his findings in 45 to 60 days.
The Prairie Parkway Corridor Protection is advance planning
for future transportation improvements along a 34 mile stretch
from I-80 to I-88. No specific center line for a road has been
established and no funding for construction has been identified.
The process the department is engaging in right now is part of
the Illinois Department of Transportation's early public
involvement program. The program gives citizens a first hand
look at future transportation needs. The process also allows for
public input as the department works with communities to address
the transportation needs.