Dixon, IL – The Illinois Department of
Transportation announces that a public hearing will be held to
present the proposed project for a US 30 four-lane facility from
IL 136 east of Fulton to IL 40 in Rock Falls. The open house
format hearing will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2011, from
1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Morrison,
Illinois. The public will have an opportunity to comment on
the two proposed alternatives to be studied further as part of
the upcoming Final Environmental Impact Statement Study and
Phase I Design Report for the project.
IDOT personnel and representatives from their consultant team
will be present at the public hearing to answer questions and
receive comments about the proposed project. A court reporter
will be available to take oral testimony, and written comments
will also be accepted. Property acquisition and relocation
assistance information will be available. Exhibits and maps of
the proposals developed in the study will be available for
review during the meeting, as will copies of the Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
In order to facilitate the public involvement process, the DEIS
is available for review and comment at IDOT’s website,
http://www.dot.state.il.us/desenv/env.html, and at the
public libraries in the communities of Fulton, Morrison, Rock
Falls, and Sterling. The document discusses the alternatives
that were evaluated and the project’s potential impacts on the
natural and man-made environment in the study area.
IDOT encourages members of the community to review the DEIS and
send comments on the two proposed alternatives to Mr. Eric S.
Therkildsen, P.E., 819 Depot Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021. You may
also submit your comments using the project website,
http://www.dot.il.gov/US30/Index1.html, online comment form
or by calling the project hotline at 1-866-ROUTE30
(1-866-768-8330). All comments received by July 29, 2011 will be
included in the official hearing record.