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OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC HEARING MEETING
FOR
ILLINOIS 351/71 (COLUMBIA STREET) FROM WALNUT STREET IN OGLESBY SOUTHWARD TO THE ILLINOIS 251 JUNCTION

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
4 PM TO 7 PM

TO BE HELD AT THE OGLESBY CITY HALL (NO FORMAL PRESENTATION)

 

THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DISTRICT 3 OFFICE IN OTTAWA, WILL CONDUCT AN OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC HEARING MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO ILLINOIS 351/71 (COLUMBIA STREET) LOCATED WITHIN AND SOUTH OF THE CITY OF OGLESBY. THE LIMITS OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT ARE FROM THE INTERSECTION OF ILLINOIS 351/71 AND WALNUT STREET IN OGLESBY EXTENDING SOUTHERLY 1.9 MILES TO THE JUNCTION OF ILLINOIS 351/71 AND 251 LOCATED SOUTH OF THE CITY

AT THE NORTH END OF THE PROJECT, EXISTING TURNING RADII AT THE ILLINOIS  351/71 ( COLUMBIA AVENUE ) AND WALNUT STREET INTERSECTION WILL BE INCREASED TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE TRUCK TURNING MOVEMENTS. EXCLUSIVE LEFT TURN LANES WILL BE ADDED ON ALL FOUR APPROACHES, PLUS THE ADDITION OF A RIGHT TURN LANE ON THE WEST LEG OF WALNUT STREET . TRAFFIC SIGNALS WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED AT THE INTERSECTION. NEW CURB AND GUTTER WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AT THE INTERSECTION EXTENDING SOUTHWARD TO SECOND STREET

FROM SECOND STREET SOUTH TO DEERFIELD STREET , A 4 FOOT WIDE BITUMINOUS ROADSIDE SHOULDERS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED. FROM DEERFIELD STREET SOUTHWARD TO THE ILLINOIS 251 JUNCTION, COMBINATION 1.5 FOOT BITUMINOUS/2.5 FOOT AGGREGATE SHOULDERS WILL BE PROVIDED. TURNING RADIUS IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE MADE AT THE ROUTES 351/71 AND 251 JUNCTION. A BOX CULVERT LOCATED 0.40 MILES NORTH OF THE ROUTE 251 INTERSECTION WILL BE REPLACED, REQUIRING THE CLOSURE OF ROUTE 351 TO THROUGH TRAFFIC FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH. VARIABLE MILLING AND RESURFACING APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED TO IMPROVE THE PAVEMENT SURFACE. DITCHES AND CULVERTS WILL BE UPGRADED THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT. OVER 30 PARCELS OF ADDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY WILL BE REQUIRED.

IDOT PERSONNEL WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS CITIZENS MAY HAVE ABOUT THE PROJECT. RELATED EXHIBITS, MAPS, AND PLANS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW. THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL PRESENTATION.

DISABLED PERSONS PLANNING TO ATTEND THIS MEETING, WHO ARE IN NEED OF SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR OTHER SIMILAR ASSISTANCE, SHOULD NOTIFY MR. TED FULTZ. WRITE TO THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, 700 EAST NORRIS DRIVE , OTTAWA , ILLINOIS 61350 (FAX 815/434-8553) OR TELEPHONE 815/434-8469 (TDD NUMBER 815/434-6164) SO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS CAN BE MADE.

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