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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.


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