IDOT Announces Public Meetings to Help Plan Future Road Programs
Early Input Needed for Planning and Development of Upcoming Multi-Year Transportation Program
OTTAWA – Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L.
Schneider 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 2013-2018 through informational and feedback
sessions to be held in communities throughout the state.
The public meeting for the IDOT District 3 area which includes
Bureau, DeKalb, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, Kendall,
LaSalle, and Livingston counties, will be held on Tuesday July
26, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Grundy County
Administration Center (Board Room) at 1320 Union Street in
Morris 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 road construction moving full speed ahead, IDOT is
proactively planning for the next multi-year road program to be
announced in Spring 2012,” said Acting Secretary Schneider.
“Public input is a vital and extremely beneficial component of
the Multi-Year Program for Highway Improvements, and our hope is
that all interested residents and businesses will participate.”
The proposed Multi-Year Program (MYP) is based on current
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
2012-2017 totals about $11.5 billion and focuses on maintenance
and improvement of the existing state road system.
The public meeting will be conducted informally, with no formal
presentation 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
Comment sheets will be provided for those in attendance who wish
to provide a written statement. Comments received at this
meeting or sent to the District 3 Office by November 1, 2011,
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, Ottawa, Illinois 61350, after the
mentioned meeting dates.
These meetings will be accessible to individuals with handicaps.
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.