Interstate 80 Phase I Study Underway;
Public Meeting Scheduled
Schaumburg, IL- The Illinois Department of
Transportation (IDOT) is initiating the Interstate 80
Preliminary Engineering and Environmental (Phase I) Study. The
study will take a comprehensive look at the current and future
transportation needs of the corridor and includes an extensive
public involvement process. The I-80 study area extends
approximately 16 miles from Ridge Road on the west to U.S. Route
30 on the east, is located within Kendall, Grundy, and Will
Counties, and passes through the communities of Minooka,
Channahon, Shorewood, Rockdale, Joliet, and New Lenox.
The public meeting, conducted in an open house format, will be
held at the following time and location:
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Victorian Ballroom at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
15 S. Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433
The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on the
transportation issues and needs of the project. Interested
persons may visit anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. IDOT
will provide information regarding study schedule, federal
review process and public involvement opportunities. Attendees
will have the opportunity to watch a PowerPoint presentation,
review exhibits, provide comments, and meet with IDOT and study
team representatives on a one-on-one basis.
“We are looking forward to beginning the process to identify and
address the needs of this important regional section of a
significant link in the nation’s interstate system”, said IDOT
Regional Engineer Diane O’Keefe.
*This meeting will be accessible to handicapped individuals.
Anyone needing specific assistance should contact Carrie Hansen
at (630) 510-3944. Persons planning to attend who will need a
sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should
notify the TTY/TTD number (800) 526-0844/or 711; TTY users
(Spanish) (800) 501-0864/or 711; and for Telebraille dial (877)
526-6670 at least five days prior to the meeting.