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November 6, 2007


Brian Williamsen 217-558-0517
Mike Claffey (IDOT) 312-814-3957


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold five public meetings on the long-term State Transportation Plan, starting November 13th.  The current plan was revised in December 2005.  To comply with state law, an updated plan is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2007.  Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn about the State Transportation Plan, and ask questions at each public meeting.

Dates, times and locations of the public meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


3:00-5:00 PM

John A. Logan College

Workforce Development Building, Room H-126

Parking Lot B

700 Logan College Road

Carterville, Illinois 62918

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


9:00-11:00 AM

Illinois Department of Transportation

Regional Governor’s Conference Room

1102 Eastport Plaza Drive

Collinsville, Illinois 62234

Thursday, November 15, 2007


9:00-11:00 AM

Illinois Department of Transportation

Harry R. Hanley Building


2300 S. Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, Illinois 62764

Thursday, November 15, 2007


3:00-5:00 PM

Bloomington Airport

Conference Room

3210 CIRA Drive

Bloomington, Illinois 61704

Friday, November 16, 2007


9:00-11:00 AM

Illinois Department of Transportation

2nd Floor

300 W. Adams

Chicago, Illinois 60606


“Transportation planning is an ongoing process and as existing plans and programs are implemented, new needs and priorities evolve,” said IDOT Secretary Milton R. Sees.  “We encourage members of the public to participate in these plan review meetings.”

The Illinois Department of Transportation assesses the needs of its systems and the traveling public to determine the best way to invest transportation funds.  The State Transportation Plan provides a policy framework for the development of IDOT’s programs.  The policies developed in the plan are intended to guide IDOT in developing solutions to meet growing mobility needs of residents and workers, support the state economy, preserve the environment, and enhance the quality of life in a safe, secure and cost-effective manner.

In July 2007, the department submitted special reports amending its plan.  Since then, IDOT has worked on further refining the plan by developing a plan summary, updating special reports, and establishing an action plan for public involvement.

Citizens will be able to view a presentation and talk with IDOT representatives at each of the public meetings.  If you are not able to attend, please visit to learn more, and to share your comments.  The comment period ends December 17, 2007.

All five of the public meetings sites are accessible to persons with disabilities.  If special accommodations or interpreters are needed, please contact IDOT at 217-782-6332.

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