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US 30 Environmental Impact Statement and Phase I Design Report

Understanding Context Sensitive Solutions

Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is an interdisciplinary approach that seeks effective, multi-modal transportation solutions by working with stakeholders to develop, build and maintain cost effective transportation facilities which fit into the project’s surroundings or its “context”. While this definition may seem complicated, the most important facet to the public should be that IDOT will work with the community as a whole to develop a solution to the congestion and safety problems currently associated with US 30.

The CSS efforts will be led by the Project Study Group (PSG). The group members consist of multidisciplinary individuals from IDOT, the Federal Highway Administration and other resource agencies that will serve as a clearinghouse for which community issues and concerns are presented and addressed as the project moves forward.

Additionally, two advisory groups have been formed to aid the PSG efforts which are the Community Advisory Group and Technical Advisory Group. Members of both advisory groups will serve as interest groups responsible for assisting the PSG with identifying key community issues that pose a potential impact, developing a problem statement and disseminating information to their interest groups.

For more information on IDOT Context Sensitive Solutions guidelines, please visit their website,


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