Illinois Transportation Secretary Announces Public Meetings in Preparation of Future Road Program
Early Input Needed for Planning and Development of Upcoming Multi-Year Transportation Program
OTTAWA, IL –Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Gary
Hannig today announced that the Illinois Department of
Transportation (IDOT) will seek early input into the development
of its upcoming Multi-Year Road Program for Highway Improvements
for Fiscal Years 2012-2017 by hosting 20 informational and
feedback sessions in communities throughout the state.
The public meeting for the Kankakee Urbanized Area will be
held on September 7, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the
Kankakee City Library (4th floor conference room), 201 W.
Merchant Street, Kankakee to give residents and businesses
in the area a chance to better understand and weigh in on
project priorities over the next five to seven years.
“With a robust construction season in full swing, we want to get
an early start on our plans for our upcoming road program,” said
Secretary Hannig. “It is important to us that we hear from the
public about the projects that are important to their
The proposed Multi-Year Program (MYP) is based on conservative
estimates of local, federal and state funding, including funding
from Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital program,
enacted in 2009. The Multi-Year Program for the current FY
2011-2016 totals about $12.84 billion and focuses on maintenance
of the current road system.
The public meeting will be conducted on an informal basis and no
formal presentation is planned. IDOT staff will be present to
answer any questions related to the state highway program,
planning and project development process.
The public will have an opportunity to comment on the
development of the proposed MYP, existing programming
procedures, and other information. The meeting also will provide
information to prospective contractors about programs in place
to assist small business enterprises, including businesses owned
and operated by minorities and women, and other programs
undertaken by IDOT.
Comment sheets will be provided for those in attendance who wish
to provide a written statement. Comments received at this
meeting or sent to District 3 Office by close of business on
November 1, 2010, will be included in the meeting record. The
same material will be available for review and inspection at the
District 3 Office at 700 East Norris Drive in Ottawa, Illinois,
61350 after the mentioned meeting dates.
These meetings will be accessible to individuals with
disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact
Tom Magolan at 815-434-8472. Persons planning to attend who will
need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations
should notify the Department through its TTY/TTD number at
800-526-0844 at least five days prior to the meeting.