LEBANON -- The Illinois Department of
Transportation (IDOT) will hold a public informational meeting
in Lebanon, Illinois, on September 27 to discuss a realignment
of US Route 50 that would connect IL Route 4 located just
southeast of Lebanon and the existing US Route 40 near
Summerfield. The informational meeting will be held from 4 to 7
p.m. on Monday, September 27 at the Lebanon High School located
at 200 West Schuetz Street.
The realignment of US Route 50 (commonly
referred to as the Lebanon Bypass) was part of a study for US
Route 50 that was approved in the 1970’s. Portions of the study
have been constructed already. The purpose of this meeting is to
solicit input from the public if there is a need to go forward
with the construction of the Lebanon Bypass portion at this
Handouts and display boards will be available
for public review, as will information regarding engineering,
land acquisition, and environmental issues. Representatives from
IDOT and their consultant MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc.
will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.
The meeting will be an open house format; therefore, no formal
presentation will be made.
Interested persons may comment for the record in
writing (a comment form will be provided), or verbally using an
available tape recorder. Comments may also be mailed or faxed to
IDOT or e-mailed to
Matthew.Meyer@illinois.gov on or before September 27, 2010.
Telephone comments may also be made by calling Steve Coats of
MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. at (314) 209-5985.
The meeting site is accessible to disabled
individuals. If special accommodations are needed, arrangements
should be made with the IDOT District 8, 1102 Eastport Plaza
Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234-6198, attention Matt Meyer or by
calling (618) 346-3160. Persons who need a sign language
interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the
District Office three (3) days before the meeting so
arrangements can be made. Special needs or requests can be made
by FAX at (618) 346-3119; by teletypewriter (TTY) at (888)
642-3449; or by Voice Users (800) 526-0857.