and Public Comment Period
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPOSED U.S. ROUTE 20 FOUR-LANE
HIGHWAY CORRIDOR (GLACIER SHADOW PASS), EXTENDING FROM
IL 84 NORTHWEST OF GALENA IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY TO US
BUSINESS 20 NORTHWEST OF FREEPORT IN STEPHENSON COUNTY.
Two identical meetings were held, one in Freeport and
one in Galena. Maps and exhibits of the preferred
alternate as well as all the alternates considered were
presented. A slide show providing general information
and summarizing the status of the project was shown, as
was a video presentation of how such a new highway might
look after construction.
DATES AND LOCATIONS WERE:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2003
HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2003
GALENA CONVENTION CENTER
The hearings were held to present the
Department's planned improvements to US Route 20 between
Freeport and Galena, and to solicit public input.
Approximately 600 people attended the hearing, and many
comments were provided. Examples of several of the most
frequently asked questions, along with IDOT responses,
are provided here.
- Comment 1 (Concerns
about Emissions and noise from truck traffic)
- Comment 2 (Potential
- Comment 3 (Suggested
expansion of existing US 20)
- Comment 4 (Property