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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2011

Contact:
Jay Howell - 815/284-5351
FAX - 815/284-5486
TTD - 888/642-3457
www.dot.il.gov

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.
 

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