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
DIXON - Illinois 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 East Dubuque area will be held on
Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the
East Dubuque City Hall at 185 Wisconsin Avenue in East Dubuque
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
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 IDOT District 2 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 IDOT District 2 Office at 819 Depot Avenue,
Dixon, IL 61021, after the mentioned meeting dates.
These meetings will be accessible to individuals with
disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact
Jay Howell at 815/284.5351. 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
888/642.3456 at least five days prior to the meeting.