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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: 847-705-4477
May 22, 2003
TTY: 847-705-4710

Collinsville, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold a public informational meeting in the City of Grafton, Illinois, on June 5 to discuss the rehabilitation of Illinois Route 3.

The informational meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at the St. Patrick Church Hall, 11 N. Evans, in Grafton.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed rehabilitation of Illinois Route 3 in Jersey County and to receive public input on the proposal. The proposed improvements extend along Illinois Route 3 from east of Grafton Hills Road to west of the intersection of Illinois Route 3 and Illinois Route 109 for a total project length of 6 miles. The project will include widening and resurfacing of the roadway to provide wider lanes and shoulders along with drainage improvements.

Handouts and display boards will be available for public review, as will information regarding engineering, land acquisition, and environmental issues. Representatives from IDOT and the consultant Bucher, Willis, and Ratliff Corporation will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. The meeting will be an open house format, therefore, no formal presentation will be made.

Interested persons may comment for the record in writing (a comment form will be provided), or verbally using an available tape recorder. Comments may also be mailed or faxed to IDOT or e-mailed to Meyermc@dot.il.gov on or before June 15, 2003. Telephone comments may also be made by June 15, 2003, by calling Matt Meyer at (618) 346-3144 or Candace Sauermann at (618) 346-3161.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed, arrangements should be made with the IDOT District Engineer, 1102 Eastport Plaza Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234-6198. Persons who need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the District Office three (3) days before the meeting so arrangements can be made. Special needs or requests can be made by telephone at (618) 346-3155; by FAX at (618) 346-3119; or by Teletypewriter (TDD) at (618) 346-3396.

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